The GM master-trained technicians at Randy Reed Buick GMC relieve engines of old, sludgy oils and pour in up to 5 quarts of clean liquid, which rushes inside to grease the palms of the various moving parts. Technicians also install a fresh filter, lube the chassis, and rotate the tires to afford even tread wear. During a multipoint inspection, professional inspectors take a peek at steering and suspension, belts and hoses, and fluid levels, and then follow the checkup with a refreshing exterior car wash, which instills the car with the confidence to flash its brights and flutter its wiper blades. The entire service lasts about one hour, or roughly as long as it takes for 60 minutes to pass.
Since 2004, Kwik Kar Lube & Tune has thrived as a locally owned, family-operated mechanical service and repair shop. Specializing in basic maintenance such as tire rotation, oil changes, brake service, and electrical-system repair, the staff of certified technicians and consultants keeps the business in Kansas City with no franchise affiliation.
After putting himself through school by fixing up cars and motorcycles, founder and chief technician Wes decided to capitalize on his well-honed mechanical skill by starting his own auto-repair operation built on the sturdy foundation of trustworthy, one-on-one customer service. Through detailed, thorough treatment of each car in their care and Thanksgiving–scented air fresheners, the friendly technicians help to make customers feel as if they are part of a family. The professional crew services domestic and foreign vehicles alike with regular oil changes, tune-ups, and brake services, as well as extensive computer diagnostics and engine repair. The knowledgeable wrench-wielders insure all repair work with a lifetime warranty on parts when available, 24 months of labor warranty, and live 24/7 customer service.
The trill of an air wrench. The falsetto song of a squeegee against glass. The sounds of a stock-car repair pit drift from JC's Speedy Lube, where crews work to focus that same level of efficiency on vehicles returning to the road. Along with expeditious oil changes, mechanics perform light mechanical work and employ Genisys scanners to diagnose future problems. Visitors wait for their steel steeds to return to them, passing the time in a waiting area with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and steaming cups of Keurig coffee. JC's Speedy Lube also collects an ever-changing stable of used cars, which wow prospective owners with low mileage numbers and past owners who never drove them very far back in time.
Family owned and operated since 1954, A&A Royal Auto Trim stocks a garage full of deft mechanics and technicians who accessorize, clean, and upholster vehicles. Window tinters with more than 10 years of experience apply UV ray–deflecting film to portholes, and experienced detailers revive upholstery, upgrade electronics, and scrub auto bodies from inside a full-service shop. A&A Royal Auto Trim offers its services to all vehicular makes and models including classic cars, custom builds, and family-band tour buses.
Cobalt-blue key chains emblazoned with Johnson County Automotive's logo swivel on countertop racks in the cozy reception area, emulating the spinning wheels and whirring belts on the bustling auto-shop floor. Amid hydraulic lifts, arsenals of tools, and three decades worth of greased memories, a team of ASE-certified mechanics goes to work, rebuilding battered carburetors, grooming engines, changing oil, and replacing the alarm clock hanging next to the Garfield hanging in the back window. While mechanics pore over cars, drivers take off in complimentary loaner cars until their rides are ready. Johnson County Automotive upholds its work with a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty, and doles out car-care tips on its newsy blog.