Car Care Packages by Thrifty Auto Repair (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

ASE Certified Techs maintain engines with routine oil changes and keep cars running safely with inspections and computerized wheel alignment

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Valid for up to 5 quarts of oil and a standard filter. Extra fee for oversize vehicles. Not valid until 24 hours after purchase. Additional fee for extra oil or specialty filter. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $19 for one conventional oil change, lube, filter, and maintenance check ($51 value)
  • $59 for one full synthetic oil change, lube, filter, and maintenance check ($89 value)
  • $59 for one computerized four wheel alignment and steering and suspension check ($89 value)

Maintenance Check includes inspection of the following:

  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Wiper blades
  • Power steering fluid
  • Headlights and taillights
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Battery
  • Antifreeze
  • Tire pressure
  • Air filter
  • Belts and hoses

Horsepower: An Estimate of Engines’ Energy

A fine-tuned engine performs at peak capacity, running smoothly and generating more horsepower. Read on to learn more about horsepower and what it means to work.

An engine that packs a lot of horsepower is an engine that is ready to work. The 18th-century engineer James Watt coined the term to help sell steam engines to mills and mining operations. Watt estimated that an average horse, per minute, could perform 33,000 foot-pounds of work—meaning it could pull 330 pounds a total distance of 100 feet. It was just a rough estimate, but Watt’s calculation has endured as an official unit for measuring engines’ work.

The Benefits of Horsepower

The Model T only had 20 horsepower, but modern cars have left Henry Ford’s creation in the dust. Popular cars, like the Camry or CR-V, house engines that provide 150+ horsepower, an ample amount for running errands and towing kids’ wagons behind them. High-performance luxury cars, meanwhile, boast more than 700 horsepower for more powerful acceleration, and trucks that need to carry heavy loads often fall within the 300–400 range.

Bonus Points

  • The unit could have just as easily been _pony_power, since Watt originally calculated that an average mine pony could do 22,000 foot-pounds of work. To arrive at horsepower, he simply increased that number by half.
  • Watt’s work on work was so influential that a fundamental unit of modern science bears his name.
  • Incidentally, the electrical equivalent of one horsepower is 746 watts, or roughly the same energy it takes to totally shred a Van Halen guitar solo.

Customer Reviews

quick service for a oil and filter change highly recommended
Natosha C. · July 21, 2017
Very good service and affordable price!
Seong R. · February 1, 2017
fast and friendly. will be back.
Jessica A. · December 28, 2016

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