Having opened nearly 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open in the early morning, in the early evening, and on Saturday.
For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care's ASE–certified technicians bolster and maintain automobiles of most makes and models with 5W-30 oils. During the 30- to 40-minute service, deft mechanics drain dirty oils from the bottom of the car, funnel in up to 5 quarts of new 5W-30 standard oil, and install a clean filter to make rides run more smoothly than a curling stone gently gliding over a well-oiled seal. Once dry car parts have been adequately slickened, eagle-eyed mechanics examine the car's perimeter during a multipoint inspection, throwing glances toward essential operations to quell safety concerns, confirm optimal performance, and make sure engines think before revving. Precision's customer-waiting area allows drivers to relax their pedal-pressing toes while professional techs service their cars.
Discount Tire’s professional technicians install and service a vast trove of tires and wheels to keep wagons rolling safely. Experienced, trained mechanics manage an inventory replete with tires by brand names such as Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone ($60–$100/tire for most vehicles) and a huge range of wheels ($50–$100/wheel for most vehicles). Proud owners of newly outfitted buggies receive advice on how to improve their rubber-road marriages or ability to do donuts on the lawns of rival librarians. Along with recommendations on products and services, tire installations include new valve stems, road-hazard protection, and lifetime rotations.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
BumperDoc's shop managers oversee an experienced team of specialists who make it their mission to restore bruised and weathered autos to fine fettle. Bumper repair and dent removal address the damage from small fender benders; full-scale body repair helps vehicles recover after serious accidents or attacks by jilted horses. BumperDoc also treats cars to window tinting, detailing, and paint touchups. To prove their ability to the entire Internet, BumperDoc's staff has filled an online gallery with photos of their car-beautifying efforts.
The technicians at Import Auto Service use their fluency in the intricacies of European and Asian automobiles to keep them running smoothly. German and Japanese roadsters roll in for all manner of upkeep, as mechanics ascertain answers to a "Check Engine" light, patch oil leaks, or re-wire cooling and heating systems. The staff also expedites the regularly scheduled maintenance appointments required every 30,000 miles, that is, every 30 pro basketball players laid end to end.