The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which helps promote 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 helps prevent 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) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube's 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.
The first Tuffy Auto Service Center touched down in Detroit in 1970. The shop flourished, and today it has extensions in 15 states. Its ASE-certified technicians tend to all manner of repairs and maintenance services, from basic tire rotations and oil changes to more complex tasks, such as getting all the gummy bears out of the cassette deck. Between visits, car owners can consult Tuffy's list of car-care tips, which includes advice on how to stay on top of seasonal musts and how to keep an ear out for early signs of trouble.
John Searcy started his battery business out of the back of his truck in spring 1950. He opened an official storefront in 1952, naming it Interstate Battery System after the new network of interstate highways that was under construction across the country. Over the next 60 years, his company expanded to all 50 states, as well as Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Each Interstate All Battery Center location—as well as the company's online database—houses an extensive selection of batteries for cars, electronics, household items, and computers. They also collect power sources for security systems, medical equipment, and other niche devices. Many of their batteries come with a 45-day satisfaction warranty, though it doesn’t cover batteries stolen by siblings to power their Game Boys.
Indy Ink and Toner stocks premium-quality ink cartridges from brands such as Canon, Dell, and HP that are compatible with printers of all persuasions. The ink emporium also maintains a fleet of top-brand laser toners, and offers ink refills to extend cartridges’ life expectancy and reduce their environmental impact. After sending newly purchased or refilled cartridges out into the world, the shop helps guests experiencing any difficulty with a slew of troubleshooting tips on the FAQ page. There, cartridge-owners and extraterrestrials who are bad at researching for an upcoming invasion can learn how to clean print heads or get sharper quality from their printers.
The service facility at Quick Lane is specifically designed to satisfy the needs of faltering autos and get them back on the road as quickly as possible. Whether you're manning a 1954 Buick Skylark or trekking the states in a brand-name bratwurst mobile, the certified technicians will crack open up to five quarts of semi-synthetic oil before changing the filter to prevent the onset of engine emphysema. Next, the medical mechanic will top off all additional fluids to ensure a properly hydrated hatchback, followed by a multi-point vehicle inspection that ensures all moving parts and flux capacitors are all in prime operating order.
At Indy Auto Spa, cars aren’t the only ones who get pampered. While autos are in the shop, patrons recline in Italian leather seats, sip complimentary coffee and bottled water, and enjoy free WiFi on loaner iPads. Meanwhile, cars receive detailing services that were ranked number one by The Indy A List voters in 2010 and 2011. At their two locations, technicians revamp cars inside and out, but also tint windows, design and install vehicle graphics, and cover cars in protective paint finishes that keep bugs from burrowing into their caramel centers.