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.
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. These technicians learn their care-care talents during stints in Jiffy Lube University, the company's exhaustive training program. During their training, technicians engage with computer-based learning, apply knowledge during on-the-job-training, and pass frequent skills tests to master the art of engine maintenance. Upon graduation, technicians also take the Jiffy Lube Pledge, vowing to service their customers' cars with the same care they would normally reserve for their own vehicles. This extensive curriculum and commitment to customer service is part of what earned the program accolades as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Training Provider.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s experts perform air conditioning, air filtration, cooling system, electrical, windshield services, and many more. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services and only complete those services after it has been approved by the owner.
The ASE-certified technicians at Merlin 200,000 Mile Shop encourage cars to run smoothly for as long as possible with services designed to push autos past 100,000 miles of high-performance travel. They service rides with oil changes and cover brake, muffler, and tire services with Merlin's 200,000-mile warranty, which was first found written on a dipstick a king had pulled from a magic stone. Their Drive to 200,000 program even details a comprehensive service plan to get cars to that odometer milestone with regular mandatory and recommended maintenance plans. Though the technicians perform same-day services, they will happily shuttle clients to their home or workplace until they are ready to pick up their autos.
Motorists can take a break from their driver's seats and decompress on the leather massage chair in Clark's Car Care's customer lounge while ASE-certified technicians reboot and repair their rides with mechanical acumen. The business, which has kept autos revving at peak performance levels for 12 years, welcomes domestic and Japanese vehicles into its garage with the skills and tools necessary to swap oils, perform scheduled maintenance, and remind jaded brake pads of their importance. In addition to keeping its customers happy with free drinks and popcorn, and a 36-month, 36,000-mile warranty, Clark's also spreads goodwill through contributions to local and national organizations such as the Naperville Public Library and the American Cancer Society.
Car-X Auto Service stirs wagons out of winter's hibernation with an array of alleviating automotive services. Pour your car a refreshing 5-quart glass of oil change ($19.99, with synthetic or semi-synthetic oils available at an additional charge), revolve your ride's rubbers with a tire rotation ($16), and switch blades with windshield-wiper replacements ($18 for wiper blades up to 24 inches). Keep your car cool for the family's annual summer vacation to the Gobi with an air-conditioning check ($49.95), a battery and charging-system check, and a full-vehicle courtesy inspection, included at no charge.
Discount Tire’s professional technicians install and service a vast trove of tires and wheels to keep wagons rolling safely. Experienced, trained mechanics manage an inventory replete with tires by brand names such as Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone ($60–$100/tire for most vehicles) and a huge range of wheels ($50–$100/wheel for most vehicles). Proud owners of newly outfitted buggies receive advice on how to improve their rubber-road marriages or ability to do donuts on the lawns of rival librarians. Along with recommendations on products and services, tire installations include new valve stems, road-hazard protection, and lifetime rotations.