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.
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.
Harris Custom Mobile Detail’s ambulatory auto-menders haul their fully equipped and self-powered mobile units to customers' homes or offices to decontaminate vehicles with biodegradable cleaning products. During each car treatment, techs scrupulously wash, rinse, and purge the car's accrued exterior filth before sniffing out interior dust and the remains of recently molted bumpers with a vacuum. Complete details extend the wash as techs pepper the postcleansed car-shell with layers of glossy hand wax, then head inward to clean out door panels, tidy up dusty vents, sanitize sticky cup holders, and wipe down the dash. After clarifying the windows, techs shampoo out squalor from the seats and carpets and condition the leather to rediscovered showroom sparkle. Before leaving, techs tuck carpets into a quilt of fabric guard to protect them from being attacked by jealous throw rugs.