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.
Having opened over 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.
Gettel Nissan's certified technicians restore vehicles to vital versions of their new-car selves with thorough automotive treatments. An oil change leaves steely steeds moving as smoothly as a lounge singer on rollerblades. Tires are rotated to spread daily wear and tear to pristine sheets of road-ready rubber, and a wiper-blade change prepares windshields for fall storms. Gettel Nissan's relaxing atmosphere allows patrons to kick back as they wait for the one-hour treatment to be completed. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while catching snippets of news and sports on the flat-panel TV or using its reflection to ward off surprise ennui attacks.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube 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, and transmission 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.
At Underground autostyling inc., talented technicians customize cars, trucks, SUVs, and even boats with high-tech sound systems, satellite navigation, and sleek ceramic window tinting. Techs use high-quality Viper film to prevent infrared heat and UV radiation from damaging upholstery, and their back-up cameras make it easier to test the theory that gas mileage improves when driving in reverse. Underground's crew also affixes iPads to radio consoles, allowing easy access to directions and music, and rigs cars with remote-start systems that let you get the interior good and air-conditioned with the press of a smartphone button.
Since opening their first auto shop back in 1972, the staff and crew of University Tires Plus have worked closely with customers to outfit their vehicles with quality tires from the likes of Bridgestone and Goodyear. Now, with more than 500 stores spanning 23 states, they also service brakes, accomplish tune-ups, and fix heating and cooling systems. Battery problems and damage caused by potholes or driving through thumbtack stores don't befuddle them, either, with much of their work and tire sales backed by warranties.