What can you do with ten minutes? Boil an egg? Watch one-third of a sitcom? If you're one of the technicians at Express Oil Change and Service Center?, your answer is a lot more impressive: complete an oil change. During their famous 10-minute express service, technicians swap in up to five quarts of fresh motor oil, install a new filter, and complete a 20-point inspection to make sure the rest of the car is running well. Their expertise doesn't end there; within their well-stocked service bays, technicians complete repairs on systems ranging from brakes to air conditioning.
Serra Toyota's staff has spent the last two decades selling and servicing roadsters of all makes and models. Away from the showroom of new and used rides, six factory-trained technicians stand ready to expedite all repairs and services, from a simple oil change and wiper-blade replacement to a full transmission overhaul. Customers enjoy a 12-month warranty on all parts and labor, along with creature comforts such as complimentary breakfast and lunch and a waiting lounge with two flat-screen TVs. Perks such as Free Manicure Mondays and complimentary pickup and drop-off services accommodate drivers who wish to wait onsite or at home as technicians perform a simple brake check, or use their full inventory of rotors, calipers, and pads to build a bumper-clinging robot that slices down approaching Yield signs.
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.
Although they don’t wear white lab coats and stethoscopes, the technicians at Acme Muffler LLC are experts at diagnosing maladies. For more than a quarter of a century, the professionals have welcomed cars and trucks into their intimate garage, where they run diagnostics tests to determine if the vehicle needs repairs or is faking to get a day off from school. In addition to pinpointing and remedying the problems plaguing a muffler, exhaust system, breaks, or air conditioner, the operation also provides basic maintenance services, including oil changes and new tires, to help healthy vehicles stay as fit as possible.
The ASE-certified techs at RC Motors mend and maintain all makes and models with services ranging from standard oil changes and windshield installations to transmission and engine repairs, as well as full detailing to keep cars looking new.
Serra Mazda may primarily deal in selling cars, but that doesn't prevent its technicians from pampering vehicles and owners in need of a tune-up. While crews busy themselves swapping wiper blades and rotating tires, manicurists park themselves in the lobby every Tuesday to hand out free nail treatments. At lunchtime, owners can enjoy a meal, compliments of the staff, as cars look on jealously, licking their radiators for a taste of a sandwich dipped in motor oil. For long-term overhauls, the dealer offers shuttle service to and from work, carting people to their place of business while their workday chariots are otherwise indisposed.