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.
The affable staff of Frankman Motor Company tend to a stable of dozens of car makes and models and demonstrate auto expertise with maintenance services. Tune-ups, oil changes, and brake inspections are all performed by ASE-certified technicians to ensure rides run smoothly through hectic commutes, family vacations, and gah-zoline raids from marauding gangs of mutant Australians. Frankman’s fleet of used vehicles includes Fords, Plymouths, and Hyundais, and those looking for a new motor conveyance can peruse Frankman’s ever-changing weekly specials or check out the value of their current car by filling out the online trade-in value-estimate form.
For more than 50 years, the employees at Get N Go Car Wash?a division of the locally owned Get N Go fuel and convenience stations?have found ways to make people's lives easier. Not only do the automated washes render vehicles squeaky-clean in about 15 minutes, but the company's online car-wash club also lets customers buy packages and manage their accounts 24/7. Some Get N Go locations even offer fresh mixed salads and wraps for hungry, health-conscious travelers or SUVs trying to diet down to compact-car size.