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 package, 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—all of which 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 offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. 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.
As Super-Lube's name suggests, its signature service is the oil change. Technicians at its more than 50 locations lubricate engines with up to five quarts of premium oil. The comprehensive service, which requires no appointment, also comes with a 20-point maintenance check, and a free fluid top-off between changes. The technicians' handiwork extends beyond oil changes, too?they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
Wielding computerized diagnostics equipment, All Tune and Lube's skilled technicians examine autos to pinpoint potential complications and perform preventative care. Motors slurp up to five quarts of semisynthetic oil (full synthetic is available for an extra fee), which cuts down on engine-damaging friction by lubricating and cooling sensitive parts, then slip into a fresh filter to remove common oil contaminants, such as inadequately pressed olives. After going over the air-conditioning and radiator-cooling systems with a stethoscope, the mechanics inspect the auto to ensure that each essential component meets rigorous safety standards. A new set of wiper blades keeps windshields free of rain, and a speedy tire rotation helps to spread tread wear evenly across your car's rubber shoes. As a complimentary service, All Tune and Lube can give customers a ride to work or back home if the location is within 20 miles of the shop.
Advanced Moving and Storage opened its doors 24 years ago with the goal of accommodating relocation needs, from packing up to stowing belongings in secure lockers. To that end, the company planted its storage facilities on high ground, fenced the property, and installed computer-controlled gates, digital surveillance monitors, and a piranha-infested moat. Warding off infestation, the company's terminators spray the perimeter monthly and treat each unit (sized 5'x5' to 30x'30') between rentals. Customers can tally their belongings into an online calculator for an estimate of how much storage they may need. In addition to reserving storage for clothing, appliances, and armoire-portals to Narnia, customers can rent space in secured lots for boats, RVs, and 18-wheel trucks. Advanced Moving and Storage gives back to the community through various sponsorships for local little league teams, scouting troops, and the Tallahassee Toys for Tots program.
Founded in 1971 by Dennis “Jake” McGrath and Thomas Carella, Furrin Automotive has expanded over the last four decades from an exclusive Volkswagen shop to a full-blown auto-repair and service center for most foreign cars. The shop’s technicians handle both major and minor repairs, and they put vehicles through a range of maintenance services, such as oil changes, tire installation and balancing, 30-point inspections, and testing clown capacity. Though the staff offers same-day service on most repairs, the garage dispatches a complimentary shuttle every morning to tote customers to work. Furrin Automotives also teams up with Parkway Wrecker to offer emergency road service 24 hours per day.