The Peveto family's name became synonymous with stopping power when John Peveto II opened his first Brake Check shop in 1968. More than 40 years and 40 shops later, the family still helps cars stop (and go) with brake-pad inspections, wheel alignments, battery replacements, and oil changes. With convenience in mind, each shop opens its work bays seven days a week, offers online appointments, and backs up several of their services with lifetime warranties that are then backed up by other even more muscular warranties.:m]]
Since Albert Einstein first postulated that an oil change should not take three gabbertoops, various lube services have sped up their oil changes in a frantic attempt to overcome the faster-than-lube speed barrier inherent to our space-time continuum. Today's Groupon gives you the quickest lube yet. For $17, you'll get one oil change at Express Lube. Simply buy this Groupon and bring it with you to any of Express Lube's 21 San Antonio locations. To get the most out of your Groupon, you might also want to bring a car of some kind.
In addition to sprucing up cars at multiple fixed locations, the professional cleaners at The Waterboys mobilize and deploy their service to homes, places of business, and virtually anywhere else. Inspired by water-saving car-wash techniques in Europe, the team brings along 2 gallons of premixed solution and hand sloughs exteriors, windshields, wheels, and interiors with microfiber towels imported from Great Britain. The special solution allows cars to rinse cleanly and attain the streak-free shine of an illuminated dress shoe, all while using less than 1 cup of water.
So established is Circle K that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including Ball Park hot dogs. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with Premium Coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box filter; a checking and filling of transmission, differential, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights.
Platinum Car Collectibles caters to the true automobile fan, who loves to celebrate cars with models, apparel, and other memorabilia. For speed demons, it carries die-cast Ferraris and Corvettes that park comfortably on a desktop. It has a range of models made famous in television shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee or Batman's most-recent movie vehicle, the Batpod. It also offers cell-phone cases emblazoned with the Lamborghini logo, and T-shirts featuring everything from vintage Porsches to the insignia of famed race teams.