Yellow hydraulics lift cars overhead in We Fix It's shop, where uniformed mechanics tune-up and repair cars of all kinds. After tending to underbody parts such as universal joints and suspensions, cars come back down to the ground so staffers can pop the hood in order to change the oil and feed field mice to serpentine belts. We Fix It's services also include exterior spruce-ups, such as custom wheels, power-window repair, and suspension lowering.
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.
As part of the Cottman Transmission Center's service philosophy, each transmission service begins with a road test, a TransCheck 21 Plus exam, and a close inspection of the transmission plan?all performed with the hope that the transmission can be repaired without a costly reconditioning. This attention to detail and commitment to integrity flows through all of Cottman's services like oil through an engine. Technicians reject repairs that would make automobiles "superficially drivable", committing to the safety of its customers in each and every service.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.