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.
Since opening in 2012, All Tune and Lube has been owned and operated by Mano Pazhouhesh. Along with his team of ASE-certified mechanics, Mano performs regular automotive maintenance and cures all manner of vehicular maladies. On-time inspections and oil changes keep engines running smoothly, and tire rotations ensure even wear for maximum safety and fuel efficiency. The shop's technicians are also versed in complicated repairs to the engine, transmission, and other important systems.
Jay’s Tire & Wheel Repair is a family-owned business that’s been providing cars with new and used tires for more than 10 years. Though the shop specializes in wheel repair and tire sales, its technicians offer a host of other restorative services, including painting and resurfacing, corrosion repair, and oil changes.
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 helps promote 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 helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s 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.
Most great things have humble beginnings, and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic is no exception. In its 31-year history it grew to more than 170 locations across 10 states. Within these auto havens, ASE-certified vehicle-maintenance professionals slake engine thirsts with their signature 10-minute express full-service oil change and a menu of other automotive procedures. Techs swap out old oil for shiny, new oil and a new filter, followed by a thorough inspection of the engine and inner workings that ensures cars can run for miles and won’t fail during drag races through mall parking lots. Their service centers also perform general maintenance such as brake and AC service, and more advanced services such as radiator maintenance and computer diagnostics.
Inside Larry Johnson's Buckhead Auto Center, vehicles lounge in service bays while ASE-certified and specialty technicians work to foster trouble-free driving. Husband-and-wife team Larry and Bernadette Johnson oversee the staff, which includes Chrysler and luxury-import specialists, as they welcome all makes and models with sturdy wrenches, bottles of motor oil, and a promise that nearby tow trucks will be on their best behavior. The technicians perform oil changes, engine work, and transmission services as well as windshield and dent repair; further cosmetic upgrades may be found in the detail shop, where cars can visit when they need to shake off road filth and slip into a glossy coat of Meguiar's detailing products.