Pistons and shafts overheat and seize up unless protected by a slick, shiny coating of oil, just like classical Greco-Roman wrestlers. Keep your engine parts from throttling each other with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two engine-reviving oil changes and a full-body health check from NAPA AutoCare of Pioneer Valley (a $99.95 value). Choose one of the following locations:
- Brothers Car-N-Truck, 202 Union St. in Westfield.
- Frank's Auto Service, 528 N. Main St. in East Longmeadow.
- Gurney's Service Station, 510 Allen St. in Springfield.
- Lyndale Garage, 87 Warehouse St. in Springfield.
- Porth's Precision Automotive, 8 Washington Ave. Ext. in Agawam.
The AutoCare Centers of Pioneer Valley keep Springfield-area cars running like new under the steadfast direction of the National Automotive Parts Association. Two oil changes (a $35 value each) and a comprehensive health check (a $29.95 value) keep car-throat tickles from turning into driving pneumonias, which can leave drivers stranded with a breathless engine or feverish fuel injection. Evil, sludgy buildup is slain by the liquid sword of fresh oil, preserving the all-important engine and its status as most expensive car part; a follow-up oil change keeps the peace.
With a health check, the 'mobile medics screen the vehicle's vital stats in 13 thorough steps—checking the motor oil, power steering, transmission, and brake fluids, gear lube, cabin air filter, belts, and hoses, and testing the antifreeze and coolant, fuel injection, battery, wiper blades, exterior lights, and hoses. Upon completion, test results are displayed in an easy-to-read booklet, informing car parents what types of repairs their autobabies might need.