The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil-change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with Saran wrap.
Bradley Auto Wash expertly coaxes grime away from cars, turning dirty transporters into shiny motorized chariots. During the Platinum wash, a set of electronic eyes sizes up autos, measuring length, height, and level of filth with robotic precision and calculating the proper amount of soap, wax, and tranquilizer needed to subdue and clean cars. A soft-cloth system then safely cleans vehicular exteriors before stationary fans blow water away at 3,600 RPM. A triple-foam polish ensures that cars glisten like a greased-up bodybuilder, and an undercarriage wash and rust inhibitor blast away winter's clingy salt and head off corrosion. To help cars repel mud, rain, and malevolent fog sprites, Bradley Auto Wash applies a clear-coat protector before giving wheels their own pampering?including a hubcap polish, tire shine, and whitewall cleaning?leaving cars perfectly groomed and ready to impress neighbors and strike shame into the hearts of carjackers.
Soiled cars enter Soft Touch Auto Wash & Detail Center and emerge cleansed of unsightly grime after a thorough once-over by the center's technicians. During each hand wash, staffers employ elbow grease and torrents of soap and water to wash away gunk from the exterior. They then comb through interiors with a vacuum in search of debris before wiping smudges and film from inner windows and dashboards. Every wash also includes a towel dry that leaves cars glowing, rewarding them for every time they didn't run away from home when parked overnight in the driveway.
Inside the fully-automated facilities at Pepin's Auto Wash, machines lave vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With today's deal, customers can select either the touchless wash, which uses high-pressure jets of water to cleanse vehicles, or the soft-touch wash, which banishes dirt with polishing brushes. In either case, a soapy undercarriage wash launders caked-on mud from the car's hard-to-reach belly, and a heated or tepid presoak loosens the grip of gluey sap deposits and toy cars clinging to the exterior out of admiration. Spurts of triple-foam polish restore the automobile's youthful luster, evoking the car's memories of carefree joy-riding and playing hooky from driver's ed. Two rinses eliminate all evidence of lather, and a translucent smear of double-bond Teflon shields outer surfaces from sticky particles of dust and grime.
As a kid, Wayne Haddad would clean any vehicle he could get his hands on, whether it was his mother’s car, the neighborhood kids’ go-karts and mini bikes, or the Corvettes his older brother loved to work on. It's hardly surprising, then, that he opened Haddad Auto Detail, a company he’s helmed for more than 35 years. Over the years, Wayne has maintained a loyal clientele with his thoughtful car care advice.
Haddad Auto Detail's technicians recommend quarterly visits as a way to maintain a vehicle’s longevity by clearing away the acidic bugs that cling to bumpers in summer and the road salt that eats away at paint in winter. To complement these regular visits, Wayne’s team performs an extensive array of services, specializing in hand waxing and machine buffing to remove scratches. They also administer interior shampooing, particularly accident clean-up services that target stubborn stains on cloth seats from spilled food, carsickness, and pets. Mobile services provide on-location work, freeing drivers to stay at home, at the office, or inside the trunk while having their vehicles cleaned.
The tunnel at Splash Car Wash and Detail Center is painted with a mural of crashing waves and drifting bubbles. From inside wafts the sibilant sound of water against metal. Products from Simoniz coat soft cloths during robotic rubdowns, and outside the passage, technicians wield towels to thoroughly wipe away water-spots. They also draw on an armory of clay bars, leather conditioner, carpet shampoo, and dust to fill in the spots where people have written “wash me.”