SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service first opened its doors more than 30 years ago, right around the time when corner gas stations began trading their garage bays for the wide aisles and refrigerators of a mini mart. With automotive service stations in decline, the first location in Metairie, Louisiana, stepped in to take care of car owners with simple lube jobs and general tune-ups. SpeeDee expanded to offer a full range of services including working on brakes, power steering, and transmissions, among other things. Locally owned franchises now service roadsters in 20 states, supplying drivers with ASE?certified technicians who pamper vehicles with 17-point oil changes and immunizations against rusty nails.
Technicians at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care maintain inter-auto harmony with lubricating oil changes and safety inspections. During the 15- to 20-minute service, mechanics empty washed-up oils and DMV cheat sheets hidden in engines, and replace them with up to five quarts of slickening sauce, capping off the service by installing a new filter. Rubbery soles privy to the tire rotation slip out of their disks and trade places to lay the foundation for even tread wear, and Rain-X treatments glaze car window panes to keep them clear while driving through inclement weather and meatball fights. Mechanics then peruse the car's perimeter during a safety check, testing essential parts for safe, optimal driving conditions.
Sims Tire & Auto Center lengthens automotive life spans with regular maintenance and preventative-care services. With each oil change, service professionals replace up to 5 quarts of standard oil, using the specified grade, weight, and flavor for each vehicle. In addition to ensuring that automotive innerworkings run smoothly, the piston pediatricians replace oil filters to prevent clogs and increase engine efficiency. Sims Tire & Auto Center's professionals also employ computerized testing tools to identify improper alignment, which can lead to poor gas mileage and traction and stress on other components. The 300-point test provides drivers with a detailed analysis on wheel alignment, as well as follow-up steps and information on alternatives to automotive orthodontia.
Attention 2 Detail’s licensed and insured technicians travel to clients’ homes and offices, washing and detailing vehicles on their home turf. Since traditional hand washes waste up to 100 gallons of water and often devolve into tragic hose fights, the staff cleans cars without water. They shine rims and wheels with environmentally friendly, biodegradable products, and vacuum sullied floor mats as they shield leather and upholstery from spills with protective conditioning.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
Happy Car Express Wash revives dingy roadsters with three-minute, high-pressure baths in automatic car-wash bays. Under the guidance of helpful attendants, customers steer vehicles into wide washing stations for a Hip & Happy bath complete with triple-foam polish, underbody scrub, and a stylish up-do. As customers sit in the dry comfort of their car, jets of pressurized water target caked-on grime on the car exterior, and a glaze of tire shine brings out each road donut's glossy midnight sheen and helps prevent cracking, fading, and hardening of the treaded rubber. After a windy pass under turbo dryers, autos can cruise over to one of 12 complimentary DIY vacuuming stations to cleanse interiors of crumbs before they spontaneously generate back into cognizant PB&Js.