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.
The Wave Carwash grants sullied autos 24/7 access to their facility for mighty but gentle washing procedures. The self-serve bays empower visitors to liberate their cars from muck and gunk with a number of grime-fighting weapons ($2.25 for four minutes). The presoak loosens dirt, bugs, and construction horses that cars collect over time, and a spot-free rinse blasts away any lasting debris. For a polished shine, car owners can swaddle their vehicles in high-pressure wax and a tri-gloss solution that applies a coat of glossy renewal. With touchless automatic options that range from express ($4) to ultimate ($9), horse-less carriages whinny as robotic nozzles pamper their exteriors until they reach the chosen level of cleanliness. The soft-touch premium package treats automobiles with extra delicacy and includes a two-step hot-foam bath, soft-touch scrub, and vortex dry ($5–$10). To help maintain Mother Nature's receding hairline, The Wave also uses an environmentally friendly sand-filtration process.
Technicians at R&T Performance—a recipient of the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence—bolster four-wheeled friends with precision vehicle service. During each oil change, technicians drizzle mucked oil from the car, unfasten the contaminated filter, and safely dispose of them before they attempt to win the engine back with a hastily composed love song. Up to 5 quarts of conventional oil slither through the car, slickening metallic components, and a clean filter takes its place next to the motor. Once sufficient oils have been integrated, mechanics administer a nine-point safety inspection, snooping from the cooling system to the tires and seven destinations in between. Techs gauge rubber for proper air pressure, inspect the suspension, and make sure brakes haven't lost confidence from reading the Kelley Blue Book.
The expert mechanics at Ultimate Automotive Repair's ASE-certified facility channel their experience into helping woebegone engines find their road-ready selves. Parched cars can wheeze their way into the glistening white and red auto-surgery center for up to an hour of piston pampering. Besides the lubricant replacement, four-wheeled chariots face a gauntlet of basic parts tests that force them to stay up late the night before, memorizing Shakespearean monologues.
Xpress Lube's Ultimate wash provides a comprehensive cleaning experience for all street schooners. After you've entrusted your motor to Xpress's primpery, a foaming soap cascade and rinse will whisk away grime while tire cleaning treatments sweep wheel wells of debris. Each Ultimate wash concludes with a series of defensive measures for your earth rover, as a combination of clear-coat and Rain-X surface protectants shield paint jobs from the sun's lascivious advances to preserve quality and cut down on unsightly auto tan lines.
The ASE-licensed vehicle virtuosos at Preferred Auto Care specialize in keeping Hondas, Acuras, Toyotas, Suburus, and Lexuses running smoothly and safely. In an oil change, technicians swap aging motor sludge for freshly squeezed gear juice so that auto innards remain happy and healthy, and a new oil filter steps up to replace its spent precursor. Workers then rotate tires in order to ensure even wear and tear, thus extending their longevity and enhancing performance. Before returning rides to the open road, meticulous mechanics thoroughly inspect horseless carriages' every nook and cranny, deploying their trained eyes to ferret out potential trouble areas and families of raccoons living under the hood.