Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
The technicians at American Tire and Brake prepare cars for the cold season with high-grade oil changes, adjustments, and safety inspections. During the oil change, mechanics drain depleted fluids from the car and replace them with up to 5 quarts of semi-synthetic oil, which maximizes engine life by monitoring its stress levels and massaging weary pipelines. After installing a clean filter, the mechanics reposition tires to even out tread wear. The winterization package prepares vehicles for seasonal sustainability with a wheel balance, which calibrates the concrete kissers for smooth and straight driving. Technicians tend to the antifreeze, test the battery to prevent breakdowns, and embark on a 29-point check. During the inspection, the perceptive staffers cast trained glances at essential components to make sure nothing is damaged or being held together by malleable string cheese.
With 26 years of automotive service behind them, the techs at C&J Automotive, Inc. are equipped to handle any domestic or foreign car, truck, or SUV that limps into their shop. The team tackles all sorts of automotive issues?from oil changes and emissions inspections to small- and large-scale repairs for brakes, engine, suspensions, and the hoarse throats of overworked GPS navigators. But they don't just care for cars; the facility?which is ASE-certified and a NAPA AutoCare Center?also features free Wi-Fi and a shuttle for customers with places to be.
The ASE-certified staff at Plymouth Auto & Tire Center is totally capable of performing costly repairs—but they'd prefer not to. They'd rather spend their time educating customers on how to properly maintain their vehicle in order to avoid expensive breakdowns all-together. Armed with 40 years of experience, the techs
conduct regular inspections and oil changes to keep engines running smoothly and check for potential problems such as a malfunction in the car's electrical system or a leak in its dashboard milk dispenser. Brake repairs, coolant flushing, and muffler repairs, all also fall within the crew's expertise, and they can also swap out worn tires with name brand replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, and BF Goodrich.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
For more than a quarter-century, Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars has been keeping rides cruising smoothly with maintenance services and fresh brand-name tires. An online tire-size finder lets drivers peruse available rubbery soles based on tire size or their vehicles' year, make, and model; customers can also search for brands such as BFGoodrich, Cooper, Michelin, and Yokohama. Ailing cars can roll into the shop and let experienced technicians diagnose and treat their issues, from loose belts and hoses to squeaky brakes or wheels that become clumsily misaligned when cute convertibles whiz by. Sears Auto Center-Old Forge Motor Cars is open seven days a week and also harbors used vehicles available for purchase.