Express Tune technicians extend automotive longevity, drawing on ACE certification to tweak performance and bolster vehicular safety. The mechanics keep motor oil on hand to keep engines from accumulating damaging buildup and lift hoods to service engines and belts. In the bustling shop, a clattering chorus of tools drifts from beneath undercarriages as techs improve brake function and inspect tires. As state-certified emissions specialists, the mechanics test automotive output to make sure no car is polluting the airways with above-legal levels of toxins, and they inspect used cars for potential malfunctions or Kick Me signs taped to the bumper.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
You don't need a stopwatch to know that Jiffy Lube's services are fast, but if you had one, the Signature Service Oil Change would clock in at the 20-minute mark. And you'd be getting more than just an oil change. Jiffy Lube technicians also top off fluids, inflate tires, inspect key components, and diagnose issues before they happen?all in less time than it takes to replace a shattered windshield with Saran-Wrap.
This blend of speed, quality, and preventative maintenance is at the core of Jiffy Lube's mission to maximize a vehicle's lifespan and keep it out of the repair shop. More than 20,000 of its technicians have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). These experts can perform many of the manufacturer-recommended services offered at dealerships, including air-filtration and electrical services?only without the need for appointments or long wait times. An impressive feat, considering that Jiffy Lube serves roughly 24 million customers each year.
In 1970, Bucky's first started tending Seattle-area cars in 1970 with a simple promise?to do jobs right the first time. Their reputation for tackling a wide array of preventive maintenance and repair services spread, and nowadays, their team of expert technicians spans 16 locations from Seattle to Tacoma. In each location, their staff swaps out oil and filters, fixes mufflers, and installs new brake pads backed by lifetime guarantees.
The ASE-certified technicians at Valley Automotive can never really graduate from school. Every staff member undergoes a mandatory 50 hours of training each year, learning about all the advancements and quirks of fresh vehicle models so that they can better receive them for treatment. Their services encompass basic procedures—oil changes, wheel alignment, and maintenance inspections—as well as more complex electric and automotive repairs. Flushes for brake fluid, transmission fluid, and cooling systems de-gunk their patients' many pipes, and prepurchase exams inform guests of malfunctions before they buy rings for new rides.
In the interest of convenience, the shop provides a shuttle service and loaner cars for clients whose buggies need extended stays. Its website also compiles frequently asked questions and guidelines for prolonged automobile life. Guideline suggestions include reducing the weight in your vehicle by unloading the trunk, cleaning mud from the undercarriage, and refusing to pick up even the loneliest-looking boulders. These tips speak to the trust-based approach of employees, who, in addition to enjoying 4x4 jaunts and customizing their own cars, prioritize professionalism over quick fixes.
Mark Wagner has been working under the hood of international automobiles since 1972. After securing a master's degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, Wagner ferried both his family and his familiarity with foreign cars to America, where, today, he teams up with the ASE-certified techs in his repair shop. The factory-trained mechanics dole out everything from tune-ups to engine, brake, and transmission repairs. And all of their work is backed by a 15-month, 15,000-mile warranty that prevents cars from worrying about waking up and seeing their name in the classified pages.