For more than 20 years, the certified technicians at DEKRA Emission Check have done one thing and done it well: superfast Georgia-state vehicle-emissions inspections. Although most patrons choose to stay in the car and alphabetize their eight-track collection during the typically five-minute inspection, many of the growing list of almost 30 Atlanta-area locations feature an indoor lounge for auto owners to kick back in. If a vehicle?s emissions exceed the regulated limit, the team advises drivers of their options and performs a free retest at a later date.
Since its creation in 1925, DEKRA Emission Check?s umbrella company, DEKRA, has grown to include more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries. In addition to having performed more than three million vehicle inspections in the United States, the larger business offers services such as expert appraisals, industrial product testing and certifications, and management-system certifications.
The technicians at Xtreme Detailing and Auto Spa outstrip automated car washes with detailing and wash services performed by hand. They eschew bucket water in favor of spray-foam guns that coat cars entirely, loosening dirt, debris, and shrink-rayed children still clinging to exteriors, before polishing paint without leaving behind swirls or oxidation. Besides washes and more in-depth detailing measures—such as clay bar treatments and carpet shampoos—the crew also restores headlights by resurfacing lenses to remove damaged areas. While their rides receive interior and exterior makeovers, guests can relax in Xtreme's waiting area , which comes equipped with free WiFi, a television, and a children's play area.
At Luxury Wash, the first thing cars will catch in their headlamps is a hand outstretched and ready as the detailer waits, prepared to lather cars up with gobs of soap. Proudly sporting a letter of commendation from President Obama, Bentley Brandon used to be one of those detailers when he started working at the wash at age 12, sudsing up cars himself until he climbed through the ranks of management to become the current owner. Today, most of the wash’s cleaning, waxing, and detailing services are still done by hand. With painstaking precision, the staff of detailers performs interior and exterior deep cleans—protecting paints with stage-one and stage-two protective waxes, flushing out upholstery stains with shampoo, and cleaning engines with painstaking meticulousness. The company also dispatches its technicians and cleaning products to clean cars on location, whether vehicles are resting in their driveway or marching in a picket line in protest of dwindling parking-space dimensions.
Speedemissions' technicians are actively rooting for all cars to pass and are invested in administering tests with integrity. Founded in 2001, they employ their 14 years of experience in vehicle emission testing at more than a dozen locations in the Atlanta area alone.
Atlanta Towing can make a drive feel like you have a pit crew nearby. Though their technicians may not help you win races, they will make sure you reach your destination with 24-hour roadside assistance. If a tire blows out, batteries fizzle, or keys get locked inside, they arrive ready to get car owners out of a jam. For cars that require more attention, they can get autos to the nearest shop with flatbed and standard towing services.
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.