From Our Editors
During the oil change, an experienced technician removes the worn-out filter and purges old motor oil, then replaces them with a fresh filter and up to five quarts of standard vehicular blood. The full engine inspection includes a thorough diagnosis of all your auto's mechanical components from its gears to its belts to its throat dangly. Owners of the newly rejuvenated motor carriage receive a computerized evaluation that details existing issues and points out potential future complications. The entire service package, including the oil change and inspection, takes about 45 minutes—long enough to lounge in the waiting room, peruse a few magazines, sip a cup of complimentary coffee, or twiddle the thumbs of a fellow waitee.