Unlike a baby, a car won't cry or call child services if you don't take care of it, but, like a carefully tended baby, a well-maintained car won't disappoint you in its teenage years. Safeguard your car's felicitous future with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a standard oil change, tire rotation, and wiper-blade replacement at Honest-1 Auto Care in Roswell (a $51.44 value).
An Environmentally Sustainable Actions–certified auto-repair shop, Honest-1 Auto Care employs a team of seasoned car crusaders to rescue roadsters from engine failure and boost vehicular performance. During the standard oil change (a $19.95 value), mechanics drain sullied fluids, add up to five quarts of fresh, semi-synthetic 5W30 or 5W20 oil, and replace filthy filters to replenish engine-juice reservoirs. Getting a regular oil change minimizes auto wear and tear, keeping motors from working harder than necessary and replacing old oil that doesn’t lubricate vital engine components such as the pistons, shafts, and internal-combustion pancreas. For an additional fee, upgrades are available to high-mileage oil, full synthetic oil, or cartridge-type oil filters. A tire rotation (a $14.99 value) sends wheels do-si-doing around the frame as an auto technician shifts each rubber sphere, mimicking the tire manufacturer's recommended rotation patterns or favorite planetary orbit. Meanwhile, worn-out wipers between 16 and 28 inches head to the big blue junkyard in the sky as mechanics outfit front windshields with two new glass-moppers (a $16.50 value). Rear-window blade replacements and special beam blades are also available for an additional cost.
While cars enjoy a luxurious 45- to 60-minute spa experience, customers can wait for their horseless carriages in the cozy, family-friendly lobby area, replete with leather chairs, large-screen TVs, free gourmet coffee and cold beverages, and children's games more benign than typical toddler escapades such as power spit-ups and carjacking.