What You'll Get
Your car relies on you to maintain it regularly and not to gun it across any rivers, even if there are free Thickburgers on the opposite bank. Keep your vehicular promises with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an oil change and maintenance package at Import Performance, with locations in Durham, Raleigh, and Wilmington (an $80 value).
The specialists at Import Performance bring more than 20 years' experience to the garage, repairing most makes of European and Asian autos, including Volkswagen, BMW, and Subaru. During the 30- to 45-minute maintenance package, techs drain spent lubricant from engines before replacing them with up to 5 quarts of clean oil and a tow-truck vaccine. Techs fit motors with fresh air filters to protect their engines from contaminants, and inspect fluid reservoirs to make sure radiator, power steering, and brake fluids meet proper levels. Next, the auto docs slicken dry doors, hinges, and locks, and check wiper-blade swipeability. The package concludes with a 27-point inspection, during which the specialists scrutinize the car's working components to ensure they haven't gone on strike.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must use first oil change by 8/1/12, package expires 1 year from first service. Appointment required. Additional charge for synthetic oil required. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Import Performance
Though they may be a long way from their country of origin, European- and Asian-made vehicles feel at home at Import Performance thanks to friendly technicians who service their nuanced systems and equip them with original parts. The team's 20 years of experience and specialization in foreign brands such as Audi, Subaru, and BMW becomes evident as they pop hoods and crawl beneath undercarriages to service brakes and engines and sing to transmissions in their native tongue. Although the company performs repairs, their number-one goal is to thwart problems before they occur through maintenance services that preempt mechanical failures and save drivers money on costly fixes.