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 $75 you get a series of up to four oil changes and visual inspections at Organic Mechanic (up to a $287.84 total value).
Named best repair shop in Western North Carolina each of the past five years by Mountain Xpress, Organic Mechanic earns acclaim by repairing vehicles of all makes and models while recycling sensitive materials and performing other green shop practices. Today's deal gets motorists up to four oil changes and visual inspections, which can be redeemed for multiple vehicles or used to keep one buggy in tip-top shape for up to a year, depending on driving habits and the size of the car's bladder. With each oil change at the Organic Mechanic, drivers take part in a recycling loop that helps protect the environment. After ASE-certified technicians drain dirty oil, they ship the used lubricant out to be re-refined. Mechanics drain oil filters of residual oil, shred them, and recycle them as bedding material for newborn scooters. Technicians then outfit vehicles with a new oil filter and up to six quarts of re-purified oil.
During each one-hour check-up, technicians help ensure roadworthiness by inspecting more than a dozen vehicular functions. Car czars look over each auto's electrical systems, hoses, belts, and transmission. A tire-pressure test verifies wheel health, while an examination of brake condition ensures that vehicles are safe for driving on roads that don’t dead-end in a mound of marshmallows. Mechanics also double-check the state of the car’s steering and suspension as well as its cooling system, exhaust, and running quality.