Before the advent of automotive specialists, preparing cars for winter weather required spending an entire autumn knitting very large sweaters. Cast aside car cardigans and weatherize wisely with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a winter car-care package at Tuffy Auto Service Centers in Boardman (a $70.98 value).
At Tuffy Auto Service Centers, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and fortify them against burdensome winter elements. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old, sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of Valvoline 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding through icy commutes and early-morning figure-skating lessons. Following an antifreeze test, a technician makes sure the crucial battery, starting, and charging mechanisms won't leave drivers stranded in the cold. Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades, grown locally by organic-blade farmers, supplants worn-out window-rubbers, and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection. Reservations are required, so call ahead to schedule appointments.