A Rocky Mountain horizon peaks over the roof of Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge's glass-walled showroom as glimmering rows of new and preowned autos file neatly into the spaces of an expansive lot. Tucked inside the service department, mechanics outfit cars with everything from OEM auto parts to sips of oil and fresh new filters. Convenient Saturday hours also allow hurried businesspeople to avoid stressing out in between going to work and taking shark-taming classes.
During a five-quart synthetic-blend oil change, Matson's mechanics, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, will replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college. To help new oil adjust to its new job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. The mechanics move from heart to sole, rotating the tires to promote even wear, reliable performance, and an extended lifetime that can be spent running over tubes of mayonnaise.
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, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
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.
With a zest for clean combustion, the mechanical motor managers at Henry Clay Motors tidy up engines and exhaust pipes with their standard oil changes. Every car requires periodic oil swaps after racking up miles, years, or lip prints from hatchback kissing booths, and three oil changes will prevent your auto from developing a hacking cough for a year or longer. Otherwise, spot-check spotty roadsters with a single service. Worn-out crude goes safely to eternal rest in the fluid graveyard as technicians top off jalopy gullets with up to 5 quarts of fresh standard oil. The new lube keeps car hearts healthy—smoothing out under-hood friction, cleaning up vehicle emissions, and extending engine life without the need for expensive voodoo spark plugs. Henry Clay also keeps cylinders spotless with replacement oil filters, giving your engine's doormen a shift change while keeping out unwanted interlopers such as debris, contaminants, and drunken New Year's Eve revelers trying to use the bathroom. The value of today's Groupon includes labor and waste disposal. Synthetic oil is offered for an additional charge.