The car was invented to get commuters directly from point A to point B, which made life easier but destroyed the once-thriving tourism industry of Point C. Visit all points on the map with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get an auto-upkeep package (a $74.92 total value, including shop supplies and environmental fees) at Auto Centric. The package includes the following:
- An oil and filter change (a $29.95 value)
- Wiper-blade replacement for two standard front windshield wipers (a $25.97 value)
- A brake inspection (a $19 value)<p>
Auto Centric, a AAA-approved and Bosch-authorized shop, staffs ASE-certified technicians who keep automobiles starting and stopping smoothly, no matter their make or model. During the oil and filter change, mechanics will extract the old oil and filter and fill vehicles’ innards with up to 5 quarts of standard automobile blood, then inspect fluid levels and lube the steering, chassis, and door hinges. The car experts also examine the brakes—ensuring metal human transporters can stop on a dime to avoid hitting an innocent quarter—and rotate the tires if necessary. With a new set of wiper blades, patrons can enjoy greater visibility while driving through rain, snow, sleet, hail, or post offices. The entire service takes about two hours; drivers who’d like to stick around can lounge in the waiting area or frolic with the free WiFi.
5355 Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525