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 $15.50, you get a standard oil change plus a 42-point inspection at Polar Bear Auto Care (a $36.45 value).
Entrust road-weary wagons to the talented techs at Polar Bear Auto Care, who'll swap out dingy oil and filters and then inspect vehicles to ensure street-worthiness. After dismissing polluted oil and its cocktail of contaminants, mechanics infuse vehicular veins with up to five quarts of fresh 5W-20, 5W-30, or 10W-30 motor oil and then switch out clogged filters for fresh sedan sieves (cartridge filters cost an additional $2 to install). After the oil and conventional filter change, eagle-eyed artisans inspect autos at 42 critical points, checking fluid levels, belts, hoses, drive trains, brakes, and filters. Mechanics will then ensure that air conditioners work, tires are properly inflated, and lights emit glows visible to humans and capable of rendering deer immobile.
Polar Bear Auto Care
In Polar Bear Auto Care's warehouse-size shop, ASE-certified techs slip under hoods to fix or install air-conditioning and heating systems. Those systems are nearly identical to the factory units, as many of the systems they install are made by the same manufacturers. On their walls hang hundreds of parts, with more stored onsite, including new heater cores as well as compressor mounts for car models from the years 1965 to 1999. This lets them work on all kinds of vehicles, from brand-new cars and tractors to RVs and vintage UFOs. They back up their services with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty, which extends to electrical repairs as well as the maintenance of steering, exhaust, and brake systems.