By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2008
Rod Hurley oversees operations of the new Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center located immediately behind Bob Hurley Ford at I-44 & the Arkansas River in Tulsa.
The new Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center opened its doors in mid-August. The center is located in a separate building immediately behind Bob Hurley Ford’s service department at I-44 and the Arkansas River. Although Quick Lanes are found only at Ford dealerships, the centers are privately owned and operated. Rod Hurley, fixed operations director for Bob Hurley Ford, will also be in charge of the new Quick Lane facility.
The Quick Lane should help dispel the myth that it is impossible to get good, fast, competitively priced services for your car or truck at a car dealership. The thought of driving to an automobile dealership for a quick oil change or to buy tires may never have entered your mind. The staff of the new Quick Lane located at Bob Hurley Ford is convinced that they can forever destroy this myth and become the first place customers will think of for future automotive service, tires, batteries and related auto products.
According to Hurley, “Our new Quick Lane Tire & Automotive Center is convenient, has evening and weekend hours to accommodate our customers, and no appointment is necessary to have your car or truck serviced.” Additionally, the services they offer are performed by factory-trained technicians specializing in expert quick service for all makes and models of vehicles. And the best part: It’s all done while you wait. “In fact,” adds Hurley, “if we don’t get your oil changed in 30 minutes or less, it’s free.” (The 30-minute oil change excludes diesels, but is offered on most makes and models of cars and light trucks.)
The facility has a very comfortable, stress-free waiting area, and personnel are professional and friendly. One of the Quick Lane specialties is an in-depth vehicle check-up report that helps customers easily monitor their vehicle’s maintenance needs. And, as with any of the Quick Lane services, you do not need to make an appointment for this service. Just drive in anytime.
Additional products and services include tire and brake work, batteries, lube, oil and filters, belts and hoses, air conditioning systems, wiper blades, lamps and bulbs, alternators and electrical services, alignments, transmissions, suspension and steering, and cooling system maintenance.
Quick Lane wants to be your center for tires and tire services. When you visit, your tires will be inspected for proper inflation and wear. They also do tire rotations, mounting and balancing, and they carry most major tire brands including Michelin, Goodyear, Uniroyal, Continental and BF Goodrich. Rod Hurley says that they guarantee they will beat your best price on any “apple-to-apple” tire comparison on these major brands, plus others.
In short, Quick Lane provides the services your car or truck needs most, and factory-trained experts perform the work. Best of all, you’ll never have to make an appointment again to get the work performed. It’s all done while you wait, even on evenings and weekends. And, you don’t have to be driving a Ford vehicle to get services performed. They work on just about any make or model and use only quality Motorcraft parts.
Proper vehicle maintenance doesn't just help extend the life of your vehicle – it can help relieve a bit of the financial pressure we’re all feeling from high gas prices. Many of the key services Quick Lane’s factory-trained service technicians perform could actually help boost your mpg and fuel economy.
“Give us a try,” says Hurley. “We believe you’ll agree that life is better in the Quick Lane.”
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.