Knollwood Tire Center's friendly mechanics have to holster a vast set of skills in their metaphorical tool belts. That's because they're expected to do it all, from routine oil changes and tire rotation to diagnosing electrical problems and repairing diesel engines. Installing and repairing tires is their calling card. With a deep stock of major brands on hand—including Michelin, Goodyear, and Yokohama—techs can meet the varied needs of both discerning customers and children demanding a specific brand of tire swing.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
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.
After the untimely passing of Flip's Wesco Tire & Wheel Auto Center's founder Philip “Flip” Smith in 2008, Flip's son Shawn and daughter Kristin decided to use their lifelong industry experience and keep their father's legacy alive. To this day, customers stop by the center for vehicle supplies that range from automotive services to new tires—each of which comes with complimentary 5,000-mile rotations, wheel balancing, and flat repairs. During all services and installations, the experienced technicians administer a complete inspection designed to uncover operational and safety issues, such as leaky undercarriages and missing windshields. While clients wait for their rides to be fully refined, they can surf the web with the center's free WiFi.
At Fashion Square Car Wash, winner of the Los Angeles Daily News Best Car Wash from 2010-2013, staff members dedicate themselves to more than just beautifying vehicles inside and out. With every wash, they make a small donation to the customer?s choice of charity, such as The American Cancer Society or City of Hope. As customers avoid the heat in the wash?s shaded waiting area or liquid-nitrogen-chilled gift shop, the technicians set about scrubbing exteriors until they gleam and vacuuming interiors until they?re spotless. Premium washes also include such first-class extras as Blue Coral polishes, Rain-X window treatments, and Black Magic tire dressings. Oil changes incorporate a 22-point inspection.