The window specialists at Simply Cool bless cars with a new layer of cool in the form of SunTek automotive tinting film. In addition to carrying a lifetime manufacturer's warranty, the sleek tinting provides protection from interior fading and reduces the farmers' tan on dashboard bobble heads. No matter the windows covered, each treatment concludes with a proprietary topcoat that is scratch and crack resistant and carries a high-gloss finish. Simply Cool also deals in SunTek Architectural film for the home and business. By blocking up to 99% of harmful UV rays and significantly reducing heat, clients can expect a decrease in heating costs, and an increase in slightly bummed out gas-company employees.
At Diamond Glass, trained and certified technicians restore and replace auto glass with safety-tested parts and adhesives that meet or exceed manufacturer's standards. During 15-minute rock-chip-repair services, specialists infuse cracks in glass with special translucent adhesives instead of well-chewed bubble gum. The windshield technicians also travel to homes and offices to perform mobile windshield replacements. On the road or in the shop, the Diamond Glass team backs its services with warranties and helps to keep cars healthy with additional services such as safety and emissions tests.
In business for more than 60 years, Little Garage revives exhausted cars and encourages them to continue pursuing the great American drive. The shop’s professional mechanics will first perform an oil change, with up to 5 quarts of fresh conventional oil and a new filter replacing each car's befouled fluids. They’ll also use their bunker-piercing vision to check all fluid levels, and lube up the chassis to make it easier to slip past trucks on narrow roads. A comprehensive state emission test and safety inspection follows, in which lights, brakes, belts, hoses, and landing gear are accounted for, ensuring that four-wheeled rovers are certified street legal for upcoming drag races and trips to the hammock store. To encourage wear and tear to distribute themselves evenly across tire surfaces, the Little Garage team will also rotate all four tires.
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.
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.
The car-care professionals at the state-licensed Emission Time—formerly known as Performance Emission and Inspection—dole out state inspections and fresh DMV stickers for all passenger vehicles in around 20 minutes. Once customers schedule their appointment online and squeal up to the shop, technicians check the exhaust and slap on the state's seal of approval if the car is free of noxious fumes, hazardous toxins, and generic colognes. The friendly staffers can also renew registrations and issue new DMV stickers, allowing drivers to avoid the lines at the DMV.