Proper car maintenance will help a vehicle live longer, just as proper muscle maintenance will help you save a car from drowning. Be a hero with today's Groupon: for $40, you get $100 worth of tires and automobile maintenance at Treads & Care in Baton Rouge or Gonzales.
Since 1971, Treads & Care's staff of certified technicians have extended the life of steel chariots with oil changes, brake repair, alignments, and diagnostic checks, and have stocked shelves with tires from major brands, such as Goodyear, Michelin, and Firestone. Customers can dock their chariots on a bay at either of their two locations for a five-quart oil change and receive a full checkup of the vehicle's fluids, belts, air filter, and tire pressure ($39.99+, price varies depending on type of oil). Afterward, technicians slap a sticker on car windows reminding drivers of the date of their next recommended oil change, ensuring they don't forget and end up riding their dog to work. A thorough computer diagnostic test ($99.75+) alerts owners of any problems with a vehicle's transmission, gas tank, or self-esteem, and wheel alignments keep cars from inadvertently head-butting roadside businesses. Customers can rifle through a selection of tires ($94.99+), including off-road tires, smooth highway tires, or Conestoga wagon wheels. A talented tire technician installs the customer's choice of wheels, and those who purchase four new tires receive one or more complimentary oil changes.
Service times vary depending on the vehicle type and condition, and waiting car owners can indulge in free coffee and soft drinks in the Treads & Care waiting room, flipping through the channels of the television to find that every station is playing The Love Bug.