What You'll Get
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Ready your ride for the impending holiday road trips and holiday demolition derbies with today’s Groupon: $20 gets you a conventional oil change at Midwest Performance Cars (a $50 value). Your Groupon includes five quarts of Castrol conventional oil (you pay the difference for more than five quarts).
The gentle mechanics at Midwest Performance Cars are highly trained and knowledgeable masters of car care. Many of them even have cars of their own, and they keep their skills fresh via intensive audio-book study. Friendly and honest, they'll answer any questions you have regarding their collective dissertations on the performance-enhancing potential of regular oil changes. They'll perform oil and filter service and a visual check of the engine air filter, brake fluid, power-steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, and coolant/antifreeze levels, and explain your manufacturer's guidelines for fluid and filter replacement.
Unlike library books, cars protest by not working when you don’t adhere to their due dates, many going as far as to purposefully drive you to the wrong Steak and Shake, when they know full well you like the one with the arcade. To keep your vehicle in top shape, you should get your car’s oil changed every 3,000 miles or six months, or after every seemingly coincidental encounter with that mysterious goat. Though we all may delay a bit in getting this necessary service for our beloved steel combustion-chariots, this deal is the perfect opportunity to deal with one of the nagging chores you’ve been meaning to get around to for ages, so you can move on to organizing your record collection according to levels of blasphemy. Get this deal to take advantage of the requisite service at a discounted rate and to stop postponing the inevitable.
Yelpers give Midwest Performance Cars Inc. 4.5 stars:
- Quality, fair & honest, fast, respectful, friendly service. A rarity in this industry. FYI--if you need to wait for your car repair or oil change, there's a nice lounge right next door... – Laura S.
- ...these guys won't cut corners, and I appreciate them using the good synthetics that are hard to get other shops to use. – Richard S.
- It takes a special car repair shop to make a woman feel like she is getting treated fairly. – Kari J.
Drives of Thunder
Doug Smugman barreled down the speedway of the Winnetka Indoor MotorDome, leaving his enemies in a cloud of spiteful dustsmoke. Smugman was the best, and he knew it, garnering prized cereal spokesmanships as well as a roomful of gleaming trophy cups, out of which he often consumed the sponsor cereals he was freely given. Life was a beautiful blur, and no amount of comeuppance could ever stop his undeserved drive into Superstar History.
Suddenly, and without warning, the unforeseen occurred. Doug’s car began making a sputtering noise. The smoke coming from his exhaust was no longer a beautiful, ashen tabby-gray, but a thick plume of black-cat black—the color of bad luck. He mashed the brake and thrust the car into stoppage gear, lurching to the pit-stop pit like a three-legged alligator.
“What’s wrong with my car?” cried out the pride-wounded car champ. The crew shook their heads shruggily. No one seemed to know.
Then, over the din of auto-racing and uncertainty, hobbled a wise, old mechanic. No one remained in the crew who could recall his real name, but they called him Toothpick, for his unusual habit of always chewing on a piece of fan belt.
“When was the last time you changed the oil?” asked Toothpick. Doug Smugman looked up from his driver’s side window with squished-up teary eyes.
“Why would I change my oil?” he pleaded. “I keep winning with it!” Toothpick shook his head, as Smugman peeled out, using his last ounce of momentum to briefly propel his car across the track and then accidentally into the lobby, where he coasted to a stop, toppling the promotional folding table of a local wireless provider.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 3, 2010. Amount paid never expires. By appointment only. If car requires extra services or more than 5 quarts of oil, difference must be paid by customer. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.