Bill Graham began selling tires in 1951 and started building an empire shortly after. Now owned and operated by his sons, Graham Tire boasts 26 locations, two retreading plants, and more than 400 employees across four states. Each location's ASE-certified technicians keep vehicles operating at peak efficiency by performing preventative maintenance, engine diagnostics, and meticulous repairs for everything from transmissions to suspension systems with their suspenders tangled. The company also upholds its reputation as one of the largest independently owned tire dealerships by routinely outfitting vehicles with treads by various name-brand producers, including Goodyear, Dunlop, and Hankook.
At The Gas Stop's more than 20 locations across Minnesota and South Dakota, customers can pull into automated car-wash bays, where their cars receive beautifying polishes and foam baths. Gas pumps stand by to replenish tanks, and an indoor deli sates customer appetites for everything from coffee and ice cream to taquitos and salads. The Gas Stop supports good causes throughout its communities, such as the Land O' Lakes Save Five for Schools program, which helps increase school budgets while bringing high-fives back into the K–12 curriculum.
The Wave Auto Wash relies on an industry-standard automatic machine to do the dirty work of cleaning vehicles from every angle. An undercarriage water stream blasts the bellies of cars, removing mud and grime, and the system’s Power Blaster technology expertly eradicates bugs and dust from the car's grill. Precisely placed spouts then spray autos with a choice of a clear coat, spot-free rinse, foam brush, or Tri Gloss solution. Lastly, high-powered blowers eliminate all water droplets, including those hiding between the locks.
Vehicle owners can also take advantage of the shop's self-service stations, each of which comes outfitted with individual washing bays, blowers, and three-motor vacuums that effectively remove crumbs, dirt, and dusty skeletons wedged beneath the seats.
Association Motor Club Marketing has been providing assistance to drivers on the road for 50 years and counting. The AMCM dispatch team connects about 15 million members a year with an array of emergency services. A network of pros will show up and fix a flat tire, make sure there are no snakes curled up in the wheel well, bring some extra fuel, jump-start a dead battery, or get you into your car when you've locked yourself out. The club's memberships aren't only useful in a pinch, however—they also include travel perks such as a trip-routing service and discounts on rental cars and hotels. They also offer an app—AMCM Roadside Assistance—for Apple and Android devices.
With more than 40 years of experience, the salesmen and mechanics at NB Golf Cars know their way around all kinds of off-road sports, trail, and utility vehicles. In addition to packing their showrooms with the latest commercial and industrial models, they also keep owners motoring smoothly with thorough inspections, tune-ups, and repair services.
Dakota Mobile Auto Glass owner Kelly Ryan always has his customers’ convenience in mind. He brings his glass repair; car door repair; and window, mirror, and wiper blade replacement services directly to them, completing most repairs within 24 to 48 hours. He also handles all insurance paperwork necessary to process claims, saving customers the trouble of forging their car’s signatures, and backs all services with a lifetime warranty, which covers normal wear and tear, as well as manufacturer’s defects.