Motorists can treat their hacking and wheezing motorcar to a trio of oil changes at eOilChange.com's participating auto shops. During each 30-minute service, skilled technicians replace used motor oil with up to 6 quarts of standard engine juice and install a new oil filter to ensure vehicles' veins pump clean, contaminant-free oil. Most autos are welcome, save trucks that weigh more than one ton, and all three services must be performed on the same vehicle. Drivers have 365 days to use all three oil changes at a single location, which means cars won't need to suck fresh oil from vulnerable pump jacks for at least a year.
Dependable Car Care's crew of ASE-certified technicians invites roadsters to partake of a smorgasbord of preventative and maintenance services. The mechanics kick off the oil change by ruthlessly evicting used-up motor juice and soothing engines with a new filter and up to 5 quarts of 10W-30 lube, which prevents cars from desperately pilfering expensive bottles of olive oil and keeps pistons pumping smoothly. Synthetic oil is available, although customers must pay an extra fee for the luxury of watching it cascade into their engine. After topping off all fluids and adjusting the tire pressure to ensure even tread wear and a safer commute, the technicians complete the 45-minute service with a courtesy vehicle inspection, proving that the car in question is actually a car and not two horses in disguise.
Continuing in the legacy of 40 years of car-friendly service, Paradise Chevrolet's team of vehicle revampers shines up rides inside and out. Staffers hand-scrub vehicles, ridding bodies of grime before shining up paint jobs with a hearty coat of wax. A cleansing steam clean then scours engines with hot, gaseous water to melt away dirty deposits. Technicians finish off the three-hour buggy cleaning by sprucing-up interiors and sudsing-up carpets, leaving cars feeling fresh and ready to drive through mud.
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.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Convenience is key at Xpress Lube Service Center, whose three locations offer drive-through oil changes that require no appointment. Each location is staffed with trained technicians who replace old oil with regular, synthetic, or specialty high-mileage or green motor oil. Other automotive services include engine flushes, fuel-injection servicing, and transmission services.