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 quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
From more than 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.
Cobalt-blue key chains emblazoned with Johnson County Automotive's logo swivel on countertop racks in the cozy reception area, emulating the spinning wheels and whirring belts on the bustling auto-shop floor. Amid hydraulic lifts, arsenals of tools, and three decades worth of greased memories, a team of ASE-certified mechanics goes to work, rebuilding battered carburetors, grooming engines, changing oil, and replacing the alarm clock hanging next to the Garfield hanging in the back window. While mechanics pore over cars, drivers take off in complimentary loaner cars until their rides are ready. Johnson County Automotive upholds its work with a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty, and doles out car-care tips on its newsy blog.
While an expert staff leads customers through an inventory of new and pre-owned Hyundais outside, Shawnee Mission Hyundai's service department hones in on parts and appearances. Hyundai-certified technicians wield factory-approved tools as they change oil and filters, replace batteries and brake pads, and tackle other auto maintenance and repairs. The shop also lavishes cars with hand washes and detailing packages that target surface imperfections with clay bars and protect exteriors with paint sealant. Drivers can await their rides in one of two lounges stocked with flat-screen televisions, magazines, free WiFi, and complimentary coffee. A play area keeps children from assessing the Blue Book value on their Matchbox cars.
What started as a single gas station and garage in 1963 has since expanded into an eight-location tire-and-repair shop, adept at handling all things automotive. Burnett Automotive welcomes drivers across Johnson County and Manhattan to stop in for preventative maintenance services, including brake inspections and fluid flushes. A routine oil change include a thorough inspection of the battery and fluid levels, and an examination of the trunk for any hitchhiking spare tires. Beyond service jobs, Burnett Automotive also outfits rides with brand-new tires and equips drivers with a bevy of tire information, including maintenance and safety.
A framed picture of the Route 66 sign hangs near the front desk of Dr. Dent?an homage, perhaps, to road trips across middle America. Though such treks can help make travelers worldly and wise, they can leave cars with dents and dings. Dr. Dent?s repair experts erase the bumps and scratches that happen on the road to self-discovery?or simply to the grocery store?to let the discoveries themselves shine through, and they?ve been doing so for more than 20 years.
Instead of affixing heart-shaped band-aids to scrapes and hail wounds, the crew uses several makeover methods to furbish car complexions. During paintless dent repairs, they return the surface to its ideal shape using a nonabrasive metal tool. In addition to improving the car's appearance, this technique preserves the original panels and factory paint. The technicians also use glue pulling?a new technique that involves adhesive tabs, slide hammers, and skilled force?to reshape dented metal. They can also fix chipped paint in-house, layering a clear coat of enamel atop a color-matched base coat.