In 1974, firemen Jim Daugherty and Jim Greve needed a little extra cash to support their families and so began working on cars in their spare time. Realizing their passion for autos, the Jims—along with pal George Berry—eventually opened up their own gas station, and by 1979 turned the pump into a full-service repair shop that specifically catered to Toyotas and other Japanese makes. Today, joined by a full staff of ASE–certified and ASE master technicians, Jim’s continues to specialize in Japanese cars and also treats a wide range of vehicles, including rides from Lexus and DeLorean time machines, as well as performing an extensive list of repair and maintenance services.
From standard oil changes to engine and transmission repairs, the trusted technicians at Car King Auto Care Center keep vehicles running smoothly. The team complements a comprehensive service list with diligent courtesy checks, including visual inspections of air filters and fluids, and a rundown of the manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing filters or getting the hood ornament to do backflips.
Trained technicians at QuikStop Oilube's 13 tristate locations complete automotive services from speedy lubes to tire rotations with an ethos of friendliness and dedication established in 1987. Products keep engines smoothly churning and piston cylinders from attracting feral whack-a-moles. Each location offers full Saturday hours with select centers open on Sundays to ensure convenient service for any schedule. While-you-wait service rests on a trademark 10-minute oil change, complete with a fresh filter and a high-octane lollipop for well-behaved cars.
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.
Cars sparkle like their younger selves as they roll away from scrubbings delivered by Midwest Auto Store's team of professional detailers. Exterior detail services range from express detailing to ultimate car restoration, and can feature cleaned and dressed motors, paintless ding removal, degreased wheels, washed and dried exteriors, and more bug removal than strapping an exterminator to the roof rack yields. Staffers also make sure to degrease each door and trunk jamb, buff away light imperfections, and pass a vacuum over interior carpets.