A family-operated business for more than 35 years, Sun Automotive populates its AAA-approved shops with ASE-certified master technicians who keep cars in proper driving order. During an oil change, vehicles eagerly slurp up a five-quart smoothie of fresh, conventional oil and try on a brand-new filter for size. The technicians also lube up the chassis and top off transmission fluid, radiator coolant, and windshield wiper-fluid before replacing windshield wipers and rotating the tires, which encourages even wear and tear and ensures that tires can live a long, fulfilling life until they retire in a junkyard. In addition, Sun Automotive's staff will examine cars during a 59-point inspection, diagnosing any potential problems and interpreting autos' most troubling dreams. Drivers also receive a free car-wash coupon, which they may redeem at Coburg Road Car Wash or Elite Car Bath.
Pit Stop U.S.A.'s friendly technicians share decades of automotive experience to safely and efficiently spruce up engines during 10-15 minute oil changes. Five quarts of fresh Pennzoil lubricant grace car bellies to flow through brand new filters and keep pistons pumping smoothly. Techs recycle the used oil and filter, helping them avoid landfills and finally earning conservationism merit badges, then check and top off important fluids, such as transmission, brake, and power steering solutions. A quick inspection assesses air filtration in the cabin, strength of serpentine belts, and light operation to ensure safe driving at night. Following services, car owners roll through drive-in bays that scrub car skins, spacious enough to accommodate RVs, oversized trucks, and Weinermobiles.
A fixture in the automotive industry since 1980, Clarke's Discount Inc.’s efficiency-boosting services and repairs helped earn the shop certifications from the Department of Energy and the Department of Environmental Quality. Inside each service bay, ASE-certified technicians swap in factory quality parts backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty. No matter the repair, Monday–Saturday hours do their best to accommodate busy schedules, while an early-bird and night-owl drop box cares for those who can't meet shop hours. Recognizing that some drivers prefer to fix things themselves, Clark's Discount Inc. also stocks a fully supplied repair shop flush with fluids, tools, and taped readings of the Kelley Blue Book.
Downtown Automotive Center's ASE-certified technicians diagnose and repair every sort of car system—be it airbags, environmental controls, or engines. As masters in their field, they have the confidence to back all of their repairs with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty. They also perform tasks of simple maintenance, swapping out old oil for new and winterizing vehicles to resist the effects of frost or plowing through snowmen who refuse to leave the crosswalk. For extensive repairs, they provide clients with shuttle service to home or work while they patch up vehicles.
Since 1985, a local Eugene family has helmed one of Jiffy Lube's 2,000 service centers, where cars come to receive a range of maintenance services by a fleet of ASE-certified technicians. From inspecting and replacing stale batteries to refreshing cooling systems with a new ice tray, the Jiffy Lube team sustains vehicles from bumper to bumper. They also offer an exhaustive signature oil change, complete with fresh filters, a thorough inspection, and interior vacuuming.
Ricki Mackin boasts a drag-racing career that began in 2001. He built his first racecar three years later and eventually won road races and circle-track showdowns. Today, he puts this expertise to use as CEO and founder of Mackin Street Customs & RV's, where he and his team customize and detail boats and automobiles and soup up and service everything from racecars to RVs.