Since Albert Einstein first postulated that an oil change should not take three gabbertoops, various lube services have sped up their oil changes in a frantic attempt to overcome the faster-than-lube speed barrier inherent to our space-time continuum. Today's Groupon gives you the quickest lube yet. For $16, you'll get one oil change at Express Lube. Simply buy this Groupon and bring it with you to any of Express Lube's 22 San Antonio locations. To get the most out of your Groupon, you might also want to bring a car of some kind. Express Lube also features a $4 off coupon on their website (which cannot be combined with this offer), but your Groupon will get you more than half off the cost of an oil change even when using the discounted value. You may also upgrade to synthetic oil if you'd like or extra oil if needed; 5 quarts of standard oil is included.
To accurately reflect the speed of Express Lube's oil changes, here is a description of the service: Old oil out, new oil in. Plus you get a bevy of other services, including an oil filter change, air filter check, power steering fluid check and fill, belts and hoses check, chassis lubrication, and electronic battery test. You will also get a coupon for a car wash and/or interior vacuum for select locations (see the sidebar for details). One location will rock your car in a rocking chair and sing to it, if it has a bad dream.
Like regulating your body's bloodflow or wearing pants, changing your engine oil is one of those vital, but easy-to-forget tasks. Buy a few Groupons as gifts for your forgetful friends and they'll repay the favor by never saying anything bad about you when you're performing stand-up comedy for an HBO special.
National Oil & Lube News named Express Lube's father-and-son management team 2009 Operators of the Year:
- Their business acumen, their dedication to the industry and its trade group, their commitment to community and to helping those around them, and their dedication to customer service have made Express Lube one of the fastest-growing fast lube businesses in the country, and improved the industry’s image in one of the nation’s biggest markets. – Tammy Williams