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.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
The yellow garages at A & A Auto Glass Discounters & Body Shop offer refuge to busted auto glass in need of repair. Certified technicians fix cracks and install new panes of glass, even traveling swiftly to customer locations to fix up windshields, truck-bed glass, and vents with free mobile service. To cut down on customer wait times, A & A harvests ripe windows from its huge inventory of auto glass and can also refurbish roadsters with bodywork and paint services. To prove its technicians’ mettle, A & A backs all glasswork with a lifetime warranty against water and air leakage, provided customers keep their original sales receipt, preferably in a time capsule buried beneath the local high school.
Originally run out of one pickup truck, Houston Auto Glass & Windshield Replacement has spent nearly two decades growing a fleet of mobile technicians big enough to serve customers throughout Dallas and Houston. The techs swap out windshields lacerated with cracks and replace them with shiny new units, allowing drivers to easily see when the road ahead is actually their neighbor's swimming pool. Urethane adhesives and quality sealant join a steadfast warranty to keep new panes in place. The glass gurus also repair rock chips and tackle other services such as painting and body repair.
The automotive technicians at Mr. Auto Mechanic are ASE certified to service vehicles of all makes and models. Their services include inspection, repair, and maintenance, with procedures that range from oil changes and brake adjustments to axle repair, engine diagnostics, and security-system installation. Truly passionate about maintaining quality in the motoring industry, Mr. Auto Mechanic even provides complimentary car-care tips on its website.
All Tune and Lube is an ASE-certified facility that offers maintenance and repairs. The technicians draw from experience and mechanical know-how to perform transmission services, engine tune-ups, and diagnostics. They also offer preventative and maintenance services such as oil changes and inspections. All Tune and Lube’s staff is even qualified to handle hybrid vehicles. Besides repairs and maintenance, the techs can also perform window tinting for cars that can’t handle sunlight until they’ve drunk two cups of black coffee.