NASA scientists invented the automobile in 1988 to defray the high fuel costs of flying the space shuttle to the grocery store every week. Take care of your space-age transport with today's Groupon: for $40, you get an oil change (a $35 value), a tire rotation (a $10 value), an emission test (a $30 value), and a safety inspection (a $17 value) at Little Garage (a $92 total value).
In business for more than 60 years, Little Garage revives exhausted cars and encourages them to continue pursuing the great American drive. The shop’s professional mechanics will first perform an oil change, with up to 5 quarts of fresh conventional oil and a new filter replacing each car's befouled fluids. They’ll also use their bunker-piercing vision to check all fluid levels, and lube up the chassis to make it easier to slip past trucks on narrow roads. A comprehensive state emission test and safety inspection follows, in which lights, brakes, belts, hoses, and landing gear are accounted for, ensuring that four-wheeled rovers are certified street legal for upcoming drag races and trips to the hammock store. To encourage wear and tear to distribute themselves evenly across tire surfaces, the Little Garage team will also rotate all four tires.
Like making microwave popcorn, the entire car-revitalization process takes between 45 minutes and one hour. For an additional $5, plus state fees, the shop will provide an on-the-spot vehicle-registration renewal, eliminating the need for DMV visits, which tend to eat up time, happiness, and the leftover chili that was being saved for lunch.