The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote 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 helps prevent 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) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Husband-and-wife duo David and Heather Murphy have made a loving, multi-species family out of their five dogs and three children. The Murphys also encourage dogs to network with other dogs at their doggie daycamp, Texas Doghouse. Home to social, group-style dog daycare, the daycamp helps dogs bond through unstructured playtime and games of no-rules Marco Polo in the wading pools. Human attendants oversee the proceedings, doling out food and filtered water and administering necessary meds.
Dogs can stay at the doggie daycamp overnight, too, following their day of daycare with a night in a cozy bunk. Outside of boarding and daycare, the daycamp’s veteran trainer, Sammi Jo Stohler, can also teach pups how to cohabit with humans or how to avoid snakes.
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]]
At 38 stations located throughout four states, MrSticker's technicians specialize exclusively in EPA-mandated auto services including emissions testing and safety inspections. Adhering to the Clean Air Act of 1970, they inspect and test cars, vans, SUVs, and pickups, assuring all vehicles are capable of safely treading the nation's network of roads safely without polluting or getting birds loopy with their fumes.
The staff of Red Tub Car Wash dislikes robots. With dystopian technology-filled futures in mind, they manually clean the nooks and crannies of vehicles. They wield air freshener, Wheel Brite, tire dressing, and hand mitts, grinning as gleaming rides roll away from the massive enclosed bay. In the waiting area, patrons use free WiFi to check work emails and post reviews of popular street signs.
Using the fresh lavender grown on their own ranch, Craig and Dana Stewart share the aroma therapeutic benefits of their favorite scent with a line of lavender-infused household products. Each handmade bar of soap, jar of culinary rub, and soy candle boasts a generous helping of lavender oil or the raw herb itself, allowing the calming aroma to permeate homes.