Just Emissions’ nationwide facilities exclusively specialize in two things: vehicle-emissions tests and safety inspections. By focusing their efforts on these two EPA-mandated services, the company has developed a testing process for cars, vans, SUVs, rolling droids, and pickup trucks that is both thorough and speedy. The company’s hyper-specialization has also given birth to other consumer conveniences, including immediate post-test registration renewal at its Utah locations and onsite testing.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Elite Emissions offers state-certified emissions testing, automotive services, and even cars for sale. The State of Utah safety and emissions tests take 15 minutes or less, making it convenient and easy to get your car road-legal without having to wait in long lines or drive only on sidewalks where the sheriff can't get you. Technicians are also on hand for services such as oil changes, tune-ups, and repairs for brakes and other components. On top of all that, they also make things official with registration renewals and car sale paperwork.
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.
With more than 250 locations spread throughout the US, Latin America, and China, Grease Monkey is a recognized and respected name in the automotive service industry. The reasons for its success boil down to quick and knowledgeable service conducted by technicians who value each car's longevity above all else. The marquee service is the full oil change—no appointments are needed for the quick, yet extensive service, which includes a complete review of the car's needs in accordance with its owner's manual and astrological charts. But the technicians offer a variety of other services that are likewise dedicated to keeping cars healthy and at peak performance, including emissions tests and transmission, brake, and battery work.
In Utah, motorists must regularly test their vehicles' emissions, a process that the ASE-certified car experts at State Radiator & Automotive of Utah make easy. They check over vehicles' inner workings to ensure they don't emit excess pollutants and contribute to smog, fulfilling the DMV's requirements for registration. Of course, cars can have more issues than problems with emissions and intolerance of loud chewers, and to that end the techs also fix mufflers and specialize in servicing heating and cooling systems.