Since Bob Sumerel opened his first retail tire store in 1968, he has always tried to put the customer first, next to all the gold-medal winners and Neil Armstrong. His store's 20-plus current locations offer an entire slate of auto services, from tire rotations and sales to oil changes. On the site's Why Bob Sumerel page, customers and employees discuss the benefits of the company, and the My Garage feature tracks car histories such as oil changes and service reminders. Every Bob Sumerel also operates under the Fixed Forever guarantee, promising that parts will work forever—up until the sun balloons to a red giant and swallows the earth with its unfathomably hot plasma—with warranties to cover any unforeseen problems.
Though World Class Auto Detailers specializes in high-end vehicles, they approach every car?whether an exotic sports car or carpool-trained minivan?with the same focus and attentiveness. Every service begins with a hand wash, since the human hand is gentler than a machine and flexible enough to scrub the hard-to-reach areas. After that, it's up to the client. They can opt for an interior detail that sees technicians shampooing the carpets, seats, and mats and dressing the leather and vinyl. They can also choose more exterior detail treatments and watch as wax, sealants, and revitalizers bring the finish to a glossy shine. Or they can choose both, and treat their car to a comprehensive full detail that gets the car as clean as it was when it first materialized from Henry Ford's science kit.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.
25th Hour Associates focuses on simplifying the lives of its customers by providing high-quality, time-saving services and mending rifts in the space-home continuum. 25th Hour’s handymen can quickly and efficiently change light bulbs, unclog drains, dispose of garbage, hang mirrors and pictures of mirrors, and install home entertainment systems. But they can also complete larger jobs in the same timely manner, such as installing garage-door openers, laying down tile, drywall repair, door installation, and booby-trap maintenance. 25th Hour's services normally cost between $50 and $85 per hour.
The technicians at Eastern Hills Automotive de-grime, buff, and polish grubby vehicles with hand detailing services. During a one-hour interior detail, jalopy cleaners shampoo carpets before scrubbing cloth seats and clipping the toenails of suction-cupped stuffed animals. They will also gently cleanse and condition leather, vinyl, and wood surfaces. The exterior detail's two-hour service starts as technicians hand wash entire auto-body surfaces, resparkling windows and dressing tires before buffing on Meguiar’s wax and applying protective paint sealant. Auto owners who opt for the VIP detailing package get all of the aforementioned services, ensuring cars' insides and outsides sparkle more than a diamond baron’s scepter.
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 Centers’ 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.