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.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
Fort Worth Tire & Service, Inc.'s automotive podiatrists fit cars, trucks, and SUVs with new shoes crafted by brand-name manufacturers including Bridgestone, Yokohoma, Michelin, and BFGoodrich. After scheduling an appointment over the phone or with intricate smoke signals, customers roll their rides into the shop, pick out new tire sets ($400–$2,000), and let experienced technicians install ($60) the rubbery soles. Fort Worth Tire & Service, Inc.'s website offers a tire fitment guide patrons may use to pinpoint compatible tires ($100–$600/tire) based on their vehicle's year, make, model, and zodiac sign. Customers can also use this Groupon toward a new set of wheels ($500–$2,000).
Mac Churchill and his cheery staff have a reason to be happy: they met or exceeded the standards for the Dealership of Distinction Award bestowed by Acura in 2010, the eighth time they've earned this achievement. From the showroom to the parking lot the dealership is dotted with glistening new Acura SUVs, sedans, and sporty coupes that can fit any driver. There's also a cache of used vehicles of all makes and models and plenty of certified preowned cars that come equipped with low mileage and a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty to safeguard against any brushes with engine trouble or possessed shopping carts. In the event of a mishap, the parts and service department handles repairs and services ranging from basic tune-ups to body and glass work.
For more than 20 years, Gil Hernandez and his team of ASE-certified technicians have been keeping cars in pristine condition without the need for body fillers or paint. They can make smaller, scratchless imperfections disappear, swiftly combating damage caused by minor collisions, major hail, and minor collisions with trucks full of hail. For all-over care, the team also offers detailing services designed to restore a car's factory-born brilliance.
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 dual locations of Randall’s Automotive Service keep autos in good condition with maintenance and repair services. Its skillful team can complete an oil change in about 20 minutes, allowing drivers to spend their newfound free time rigging up a set of fuzzy dice.