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 $19, you get “The Works” oil change at Dick Masheter Ford (a $39.95 value).
The well-trained mechanics at Dick Masheter Ford’s Quick Lane Discount Tire and Auto Center have been cosseting cars with expert service for more than 30 years. During an oil change, technicians decant up to five quarts of synthetic-blend Motorcraft oil into thirsty engines to protect moving parts against oxidization and relieve pistons' laryngitis. After mechanics rotate the vehicle’s tires to ensure even wear and tear, a 31-point inspection checks brakes, tests batteries, and sends fan belts down a runway to verify they're still in style. The procedure, which can take an hour or more, helps autos continue to run smoothly, like a jogger dipped in butter.