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, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.
O.C.D. Professional Auto Detailing uses biodegradable cleaning solutions to make every car look like it just rolled out of the showroom. From wash services such as The Perfectionist, which includes polishes and protectants, to complete details, which tackle dirt on the inside and outside of the car, its goal is to remove cosmetic blemishes and give cars a like-new shine. In addition to detailing packages, its techs also offer auto carpet cleaning, Armor-All treatments, and headlight restoration.
Grease Monkey's maintenance and wash services keep cars roaming the asphalt jungle in style. Taking only a few minutes, the King Kong premium wash first presoaks the road-hugger before a power wash removes splattered bugs, grime, and clingy imaginary friends from the exterior. A mighty blast of soapy suds tickles the undercarriage clean, and a tri-foam treatment protects the auto from UV rays. Applications of LustraShield and rust inhibitor block vehicular blemishes, and three-step tire dressings scrub and shine car paws. Because vehicles, like reversible three-piece suits, should have insides and outsides that match, an included vacuuming degunks the auto's interiors.
With more than 250 locations spread throughout the US, Latin America, and China, Grease Monkey is a recognized and respected name in the automotive service industry. The reasons for its success boil down to quick and knowledgeable service conducted by technicians who value each car's longevity above all else. The marquee service is the full oil change—no appointments are needed for the quick, yet extensive service, which includes a complete review of the car's needs in accordance with its owner's manual and astrological charts. But the technicians offer a variety of other services that are likewise dedicated to keeping cars healthy and at peak performance, including emissions tests and transmission, brake, and battery work.
Paul Lankford Buick GMC stocks a pavement-based armada of new and preowned vehicles maintained by a crew of GM-certified technicians. Customers weave through a well-waxed landscape of new Buick Enclaves and GMC Yukons to Paul Lankford's factory-trained technicians, who install GM parts and can expedite a tune-up, tighten loose brakes, or match autos with the appropriate replacement tires.
After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.