After watching his father work in the glass industry for more than 30 years, Troy Mason followed in his footsteps by opening his own full-service glass shop in 1991. Not content with simply fixing cracks, Troy also developed an in-house technician-training program that allies itself with the standards set by the National Glass Association. Two of its graduates were honored as half of the top four installers in the United States, earning the esteem of their peers and a gold medal made from old hood ornaments at the United States Auto Glass Olympics.
When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones. When they aren't competing for glass and glory, technicians replace windshields with parts and products purchased directly from the manufacturers, and back their work with lifetime warranties. Techna Glass also offers a lifetime rock-chip-repair membership, which entitles owners to unlimited repairs of damage caused by errant stones.
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 Center's 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.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service oil-change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube’s savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians’ quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
In one stop, drivers can keep the dirt—and the law—from intruding on their cars. Hidden Valley Carwash & Emissions Testing offers emissions testing, safety inspections, and DMV sticker renewal for most cars, as well as registration renewals for automobiles, boats, motor homes, and ATVs. This means that after a roughly 15-minute inspection, drivers can dodge the risk of getting a ticket and being forced to write an apology letter to the ghost of Henry Ford.
But your car will hit the road with more than just a fancy new state-certified decal; it'll also sport a gleaming finish and sparkling chrome thanks to Hidden Valley's automatic car wash and team of experienced detailers. Other automotive services here include headlight restorations, tire rotations, and windshield-chip repair.
At more than 250 locations worldwide, Grease Monkey helps prevent auto accidents and costly repairs by performing extensive maintenance services. From China to the US, each and every garage is franchisee-owned and operated by a team of highly trained technicians, who can handle everything from quick oil changes to radiator, AC, and battery services, all without an appointment. Beyond servicing cars on a case-by-case basis, Grease Monkey’s team also handles entire fleets, offering more eco-friendly vehicles, re-refined motor oil, and filters made from granola.
Although Diamond Line Detail's licensed and insured staff details everything from motorcycles to boats, they never have to worry about the vehicles fitting in their shop. That's because they bring the shop to them. A mobile detail company, they provide all their services via a trailer that supplies its own electricity, water, and car wash noises. One such service, the signature Diamond detail, includes a hand wax, a carpet shampooing, and a leather conditioning.