The technicians at Beexpress Auto Master are known for two qualities: expertise and quickness. The former is largely responsible for the latter, as the techs draw on their knowledge to swiftly diagnose problems and propose the most efficient way to get cars running at peak performance. Whether they're changing oil or replacing a busted belt or hose, they never take safety lightly; routine inspections ensure that brakes are secure and the GPS navigator's voice isn't too hoarse.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Signature service: Tires, lube, oil, filter, brakes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Goodyear, Monroe, Napa, Carquest, Michelin, Continental
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
Kissimmee Go-Karts gets adrenaline flowing with its exhilarating go-kart track, game-crammed arcade, and gator pen. Speed-seeking individuals aged 11 and older can tackle the go-kart track solo or hop inside a double kart with a buddy for quick revolutions around the mile-long track. Riders who are at least 16 years old and have a valid driver's license can climb into an Indy kart, the faster and more powerful older brother of the park's regular rides. The speedway's two conjoined figure eights include high-velocity straightaways, bridges, and tricky curves. After zipping around the track, the facility's arcade tempts gamers with more than 50 machines, some of which dispense prizes when tickled. In addition, Kissimmee Go-Karts’ watery oasis is home to real, live alligators, which provide gator lovers with an up-close look at Florida's most famous reptiles.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with the standard brake service including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.