At The Detailer, owners Matt and Brandi Snedden draw on more than 24 years of auto-industry experience to meet drivers’ cosmetic car needs. Performing a comprehensive menu of detailing services, the specialized technicians take care to hand wash paint and use chamois to delicately dry droplets like a concerned pet owner catching its lizard’s tears. The expert staff includes two paint-and-body specialists who handle aesthetic requests such as paint correction and restoration, as well as an audio/video technician who installs high-tech upgrades, including GPS navigation and remote car starters. All of Detailer's services are available on location, or techs will travel to homes or offices with the shop’s mobile unit in tow, allowing customers to easily fit maintenance-and-upkeep measures into their schedules.
Servicing autos for more than 35 years, Hesselbein Tire caters to cars with a seasoned team of ASE– and TIA–certified mechanics. The full-service automotive shop overseas a sprawling stockpile of more than 150,000 name-brand tires from the likes of Bridgestone and Firestone and handles the round rubber souls of all types of vehicles, from passenger vehicles and heavy trucks to lawn and garden vehicles, golf carts, and ATVs. Engine experts cater to all corners of the car with an extensive array of services including computerized alignments, battery service, transmission maintenance, and brake service. Hesselbein's staff pumps passageways full of Pennzoil during standard oil-change services and inspects overactive air conditioners that continually attract families of small Yetis.
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, battery maintenance, 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.
What began as Tulsa native Ted Robertson's humble downtown garage in 1962 has earned its place as a local automotive institution, where ASE-certified mechanics ensure long engine life with expert maintenance, repair, and tire services at all 11 Robertson Tire locations. Members of the Robertson family still proudly oversee the business, celebrating a half-century in operation, three generations of family ownership, and a mantel dangerously overflowing with awards. Tires from renowned brands such as BFGoodrich and Hankook—as well as fuel-efficient models from Michelin and Goodyear—cap car axles with firm traction and computer-balanced fits, and flushes, repairs, oil changes, and inspections keep engines purring. In addition to repairing cars, trucks, and utility vehicles, the community-minded staff supports local and national charities such as Operation Smile and reduces carbon tire treads with eco-friendly products and tires.
Tinting specialists, graphic artists, and detailers have joined forces under Superior Tint and Graphics' roof with a single vision: to make cars cooler. They infuse rides with mystique using ceramic window-tinting film, which reduces interior heat, blocks UV rays, protects dashes and upholstery, and conceals Go-Gurt stashes. The team works directly with customers while developing custom graphics⎯such as lettering, signs, banners, and wraps⎯and further reinforces cars' self-esteem by offering detailing services and the addition of accessories such as remote-start systems and trailer hitches.
For more than three decades, Clear Water Car Wash has empowered patrons with the choice of automatic or self-serve washes with full access to cleaning products and eco-friendly services. After cars go through the gauntlet of dirt defeaters, drivers augment outer shines with self-serve options including car-care vending machines and free dual-motor vacuums. The staff at Clear Water balances their care for all things auto with equal aid to humans, granting local fundraising groups access to the self-serve bays for car washes or lemonade stands powered by high pressure hoses.