Since 1996, Shell Rapid Lube and AutoSpa's team of technicians have been giving vehicles expedited oil changes at their ever-expanding network of service shops. This extensive experience has translated to a quick turnaround time for the team's oil changes, which, in a span of about 20 minutes, fill cars with fresh lube, exchange their filters, double-check 18 of their vital points, and quiz their knowledge of General Motors trivia. The shops' car-wash tunnel runs vehicles through a gauntlet of brushes, soap, and water jets.
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At Youngsville Auto Care, Raleigh native and ASE-certified master mechanic Mike Aliff provides comprehensive care, referencing 33 years of experience with imported and domestic vehicles and several years as a weekend mechanic on NewsRadio 680 WPTF. At A.S.A.P. Tuning, Mike's son Les continues the rich family tradition with EFI tuning, chassis repair, and turbo installation. Both locations enhance engines with emerging technologies and services, from supercharging systems with turbo setups to boosting performance with quality NAPA parts that won't act up or run away to join the stock-car circuit.:m]]
Oil changes and tune-ups performed by staff at CLAS, Inc. have fostered trouble-free driving for more than 20 years, garnering the shop an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence. During the oil change, mechanics drain mischievous fluids, replace them with up to 5 quarts of semi-synthetic oil, and listen to the tires reminisce about their childhood as a rubber tree. The two-hour car-care package continues the pampering as technicians reposition tires for equalized tread wear and stabilize the auto's swagger with a four-wheel alignment. Techs then check the tires and suspension to ensure a ride smoother than Barry White’s meticulously maintained driveway.
Yellow hydraulics lift cars overhead in We Fix It's shop, where uniformed mechanics tune-up and repair cars of all kinds. After tending to underbody parts such as universal joints and suspensions, cars come back down to the ground so staffers can pop the hood in order to change the oil and feed field mice to serpentine belts. We Fix It's services also include exterior spruce-ups, such as custom wheels, power-window repair, and suspension lowering.
Nearly three decades have rolled by since Pro Tire Service opened for business. In that time, technology has advanced and cars have gotten smarter—but so have the shop's ASE-certified technicians. The automotive services they offer range from basic maintenance to heavy-duty stuff such as engine overhauls, transmission rebuilds, and journeys into the uncharted territory of on-board computers. Because the DOT now requires all cars to be shod, the technicians fit four-wheelers for tires from BFGoodrich, Michelin, and Uniroyal. And because it's no longer considered humane to turn old batteries into chew toys for teething T-1000s, they recycle them instead. The majority of what Pro Tire Service's people do is backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty, a result of their affiliation with Tech-Net Professional Auto Service.