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 $45, you get $100 worth of tires and automobile maintenance at Treads & Care in Gonzales and on Coursey Blvd in Baton Rouge.
Since 1971, Treads & Care's staff of certified technicians has extended the life of steel chariots with oil changes, brake repair, alignments, diagnostic checks, and new tires from major brands including Goodyear, Michelin, and Firestone. Customers can dock their chariots on a bay at either of their two locations for a 5-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 and car’s wedding anniversary. 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 treads and smooth highway slicks. 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.
Waiting car owners can pass mid-service minutes in Treads & Care waiting room, sipping free coffee and soft drinks or flipping through television channels only to find that every station is playing The Love Bug.