At 38 stations located throughout four states, MrSticker's technicians specialize exclusively in EPA-mandated auto services including emissions testing and safety inspections. Adhering to the Clean Air Act of 1970, they inspect and test cars, vans, SUVs, and pickups, assuring all vehicles are capable of safely treading the nation's network of roads safely without polluting or getting birds loopy with their fumes.
Auto Fix Unlimited’s four facilities staff ASE-certified technicians who offer oil changes, maintenance services, and repairs to keep cars running at peak performance. In addition, they also provide towing services and diagnostics, as well as state inspections. Loaner cars are available to customers if they need a ride while their cars are being serviced.
The ASE-certified mechanics at Auto Service Express, in business for more than 30 years, extend jalopies' lives through 30- to 45-minute standard oil changes and 21-point inspections to check for maintenance issues. Experienced auto techs exchange worn, debris-bunged oil with up to five quarts of premium Kendall motor lube and replace dingy oil filters with unsoiled filters or pantyhose. Techs then inspect the belts, hoses, and air filter, and lubricate the chassis. Car owners may opt to add a comprehensive 21-point inspection for a 60- to 90-minute safety check that includes the installation of brand-new wipers to sweep away rain and determined hitchhikers from the front windshield.
Husband-and-wife team David and Denise Skorka opened The Auto Doc more than 15 years ago with the goal of providing maintenance and repair services in a family-friendly atmosphere that values respect and integrity. The staff of the Houston Chronicle agrees: they named it the area's ultimate repair shop in 2003, and added that David "takes the time to explain the problems with your ride" and "will candidly tell you when something can be ignored—at least for a while."
The vintage-style gas-station signs on the building's exterior speak to the Skorkas’ old-fashioned, customer-first philosophy. They offer patrons free shuttle services and a convenient night drop-off option for people who are unavailable during business hours, or cars who are finally ready for their first slumber party. Denise and her daughter Katie also run a quaint coffee shop and boutique next door called Bungalow, where, according to The Loop Scoop, car owners can nosh on pastries and locally roasted java. Though the ambience and company mission harken back to an earlier time, the repair shop's technology is decidedly modern: ASE-certified technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment and top-of-the-line parts to keep vehicles in prime condition.
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, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. 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.
Import and domestic vehicles stand poised on the lots of Nexar Auto Repair, where an ASE-certified staff of technicians bolsters rides with Pennzoil lubricants, official state inspections, and myriad repairs. Pre-owned cars from BMW, Mercedes, and Chevrolet receive extensive quality-control inspections before awaiting the opportunity to show off their road prowess and encyclopedic knowledge of the Industrial Revolution to new owners. In-house technicians also nurture visiting vehicles by swapping damaged oil for clean lube, balancing and rotating tires, and checking vitals with computer diagnostics. Additionally, the facility doles out official Texas state inspections with quick in-and-out automated systems that authorize healthy autos to legally flex their muscles on the open road.