At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. 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 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie?s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")?grown locally by organic-blade farmers?supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.
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 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, battery, and transmission services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
For the last 15 years, vehicles have been cruising out of Regal Tire & Auto's garage freshly lubed, retooled, and outfitted for the long haul with reliable parts and brand-name tires. Whether they're feeding engines a revitalizing funnel's-worth of Valvoline and Mobil 1 motor oil or repairing brakes and rotors so they can stop on a dime without tussling President Roosevelt's hair, the technicians call upon their automotive knowledge and experience to give vehicles the strength and means to stretch their odometers. They also repair windshields that have been fractured or cracked and equip cars with new tires from industry heavyweights such as BFGoodrich, Firestone, and Michelin.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
At Calypso Car Wash and Fast Lube, technicians tend to vehicles with a wide range of services including hand washes, custom detailing, and oil changes. Fourteen-point safety checks insure cars are running smoothly, and many services include a complimentary fluid top-off.
John Meyer inherited his love of cars from his father, Bill, who started repairing cars in a Pittsburgh service station in 1955. Today, in his Cape Coral shop, the younger Meyer and his team of mechanics care for cars of all kinds during tune-ups, safety checks, tire services, and other routine-maintenance procedures. The shop relies on top manufacturers, such as Michelin, Firestone, and Dunlop, to perform all of its services.