Like an Olympic sprinter with his head stuck in a stairway banister, vehicle engines desperately need lubrication if they’re going to run properly. Oil up with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get an oil-change package at Meineke Car Care Center in Poway (up to a $69.95 total value). The package includes:
- A Preferred oil change (a $29.95 value).
- A pair of new wiper blades (a $30 value).
- A battery check (a $10 value).
- Four months of Preferred roadside assistance.
Meineke Car Care Center’s technicians prolong engine performance with a slew of top-tier services. During the oil-change service, which typically runs less than an hour, techs cajole sludgy fluids from the car, refill motors with up to 5 quarts of clean semi-synthetic oil, install a new filter, and check their hair in hubcap reflections. They’ll then ensure tread wear is dispersed evenly by performing a tire rotation before topping off dwindled fluids, examining the brakes for safety, and replacing weather-beaten rain-swatters with a new pair of KlearVu all-season wipers. Finally, techs test batteries on their voltage, power, and knowledge of Nikola Tesla’s theories to ensure cars have enough juice to consistently start up without a hitch.
Meineke’s four-month roadside-assistance program—activated upon oil change—covers motorists throughout the United States and Canada, dispatching 24-hour tow trucks up to 5 miles away to bail out stranded commuters (extended distances require upcharge). Mechanics will mosey out to the car’s location at all hours to perform tire changes, jumpstarts, and serenades of “Little Deuce Coupe.” They can also deliver emergency gasoline and oil to marooned drivers (customers pay for cost of supplies).
Though Meineke Car Care Center sometimes features discounted prices online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.