The factory-trained technicians at Federico Chrysler Dodge Jeep bolster automotive innards with infusions of up to 5 quarts of fresh motor oil. During the 40- to 45-minute oil change, mechanics confiscate dirty oil from the car and gift the engine with fresh lubricant, which protects it from marauding dirt, internal friction, and threats of a strike from the pistons. Techs reposition treads during a tire rotation and equip the car with a new set of wiper blades to combat dive-bombing precipitation.
Four Flags Motors is an AAA-approved facility that staffs factory-trained technicians to assuage ailing automobiles or provide preventative care. Extend a steed's longevity with a 5-quart oil change, along with a new filter to keep out dirt, grime, and suggestive comments from the roadways below. Tire rotations keep vehicles balanced without gymnastics training, and new premium wiper blades efficiently deflect tearful outbursts from weeping skies. In about an hour, Four Flag Motors' auto specialists lube all fittings on steering linkage, joints, and shafts while also checking fluid levels. Battery and tire-pressure checks ensure that each car keeps kinetically rolling amid the positive and negative space of the streets.
Ziebart's auto aficionados dispel grit and grime with their exclusive brand of products and specialized equipment. Beginning with a hand wash, washer-persons lovingly scrub exteriors, eliminating road residue. Asserting their dominance over technology, attentive technicians compel machines to polish paintjobs, restoring luster to chromatic coverings and buffing light scratches. Motorcar magicians then cast a sparkling spell on chrome, trim, tires, wheels, and glass. The two-hour buggy bath concludes with an application of a Ziebart- seasonal protective paint coating, which defends shine from the constant attacks of UV rays and the jeering taunts of envious starlight.
The trained technicians at Access Automotive foster four-wheel transportation with a garageful of maintenance and repair services. The team helps reinforce vehicular vigor by performing oil changes, alignments, and fuel- and air-induction cleanings. They also diagnose automotive ailments before problems escalate and impact a car's performance, lifespan, or likelihood of costarring in a bikini-calendar photo shoot.
So established is Circle K Midwest that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
The presenters at the 2011 Hoodie Awards couldn’t hide their shock when, for the fourth year in a row, Showroom Shine Express Detailing took home the prize for Best Detail Shop, exclaiming, “They defend it every year!” The award was no surprise to the shop’s lengthy list of regulars, a loyal group that includes professional athletes, tons of locals, and the annual Ferrari calendar’s racy centerfold car. The staff sends rides from its lot to gleam in the sunshine, or it deploys its mobile detailing team to you. The meticulous detailing packages cover cars and SUVs from bottom to top as the team members scrub tires, shampoo carpets, wipe consoles, and wash and wax exteriors. They can also tint windows, repair windshields, and clear out foggy headlights.