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.
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.
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.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
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.