Mechanics souped up the earliest horseless carriages by filling them with premium oats and lovingly grooming their spoilers. Spur your steed toward the horizon with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a full-service Pennzoil oil change and filter at Alpine Pennzoil in Comstock Park (a $35.99 value) and an exterior Works wash at Waterworks Auto Wash in Grand Rapids (a $12 value; a $47.99 total value).
The seasoned technicians at Alpine Pennzoil keep pistons churning with the shop's eponymous oil brand and cleanse carriages in partnership with Waterworks Auto Wash. During the approximately 10-minute full-service oil change, technicians outfit weary rides with a new Pennzoil oil filter and up to 5 quarts of conventional motor oil matched to vehicles' viscosity requirements. Technicians also inspect and top off reservoirs containing fluids for components including the windshield wipers, cooling system, power-steering system, milk tank, and transmission. Waterworks Auto Wash’s five-minute Works wash leads sullied autos down a 110-foot exterior tunnel that buffets carriages with wheel cleaner, tire shine, triple foam, and an undercarriage rinse. Before exiting the sanitizing cavern, cars accent newly cleaned façades with a Magic Bond surface protectant, high-pressure rinse, and fresh set of barrettes.
Pennzoil’s rich raceway heritage spans decades, from its first appearance in the early 1930s lubricating the engine of Indy 500 driver Russell Snowberger to its recent use in 2013 Pure Michigan 400–winner Joey Logano's Pennzoil car. Whether on the track in the Sprint Cup Series or in a garage in the suburbs, car owners who lube their rides with Pennzoil motor oil benefit from a more than 100-year lineage that dates back to one of John D. Rockefeller's original companies. The velvety substance contains trademarked Hyper Cleansing Technology and Active Cleansing Agents, which help to purify the engine's components and ward off damage caused by gasoline byproducts such as soot, carbon, varnish, and sulfuric and nitric acid.