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The ASE-certified technicians at Ponte's Auto Care, a Napa AutoCare Center, bolster the performance of foreign and domestic buggies with clean oil and eagle-eyed examinations. During the 45-minute service, mechanics drain dirty oil from the car, replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 10W-30 oil, and install a filter to protect the engine from ego-crushing Blue Book values. After tires have been rotated, motor medics give the car an extensive health checkup, stopping to analyze fluid levels, interrogate the battery, check wiper blades, glance at belts, and ogle hoses. Techs also perform a 27-point visual inspection and present drivers with a printed report that records the results of the inspection along with the car's horoscope.