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 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?all of which 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 offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. 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.
The skilled techs behind A-1 Tint Pros draw on more than 20 years of experience as they laminate panes of glass with window films and back their work with a lifetime warranty. Their trained and certified automotive tint installers apply each sheet of window film in one piece, bringing it all the way to the top edge to avoid unsightly gaps. They give residential and commercial windows the same meticulous treatment while preventing dirt and air bubbles from creeping into their work and obstructing views. A-1 Tint Pros also offers security films that physically bond both film and glass to the window frame. This prevents windows from shattering when assaulted by strong winds, intruders, and the crescendos of ?Bohemian Rhapsody.?
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.
Dorta Auto Repair specializes in repairs and preventive maintenance. This ASE-certified shop tends to a number of automotive issues, including brakes, engines, and batteries. It offers free WiFi for waiting customers and a free shuttle for those who need rides while their vehicles are being serviced.
For more than two decades, the staff of Atkins Auto & Collision Center has worked on cars, and projects, of all sizes. Services range from oil changes, safety analyses, and tune-ups, to collision repair and vehicle customization.
Nearly three decades have rolled by since Pro Tire Service opened for business. In that time, technology has advanced and cars have gotten smarter—but so have the shop's ASE-certified technicians. The automotive services they offer range from basic maintenance to heavy-duty stuff such as engine overhauls, transmission rebuilds, and journeys into the uncharted territory of on-board computers. Because the DOT now requires all cars to be shod, the technicians fit four-wheelers for tires from BFGoodrich, Michelin, and Uniroyal. And because it's no longer considered humane to turn old batteries into chew toys for teething T-1000s, they recycle them instead. The majority of what Pro Tire Service's people do is backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty, a result of their affiliation with Tech-Net Professional Auto Service.