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.
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
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.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
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.