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 auto-pampering experts at The Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center revamp cars from top to bottom with interior and exterior detailing services. With more than 14 years of industry experience, the staffers know how to apply the best combination of soap, polish, and rose water to maintain a car that impresses pedestrians and hitchhikers alike. Maintenance services such as tire rotations, transmission flushes, and oil changes also keeps rides roadworthy.
Though founded originally founded in Alabama in 1945, today Goo-Goo Express Wash sprawls across 12 states, each emulating the original with its signature red-and-yellow motif and smiling uniformed staff. Donning the red ties, helpful Goo-Goo employees assist customers and cars with prewash treatments before sending them both on their way through the automatic tunnel. Inside, microfiber cloths and Goo-Goo’s own line of biodegradable soaps work together to destroy dirt and muck during three levels of washes, including two that conclude with a spritz of tricolor and sealer wax. After the wash, Goo-Goo’s self-serve vacuum cleaners and mat machines work overtime to suck up dirt and debris from seats, carpets, and carpooler’s nostrils free of charge.
A locally owned arm of the trusted AAMCO franchise, AAMCO Dixie helps motorists ride in safety and security with auto repair services and preventive maintenance. AAMCO-certified technicians diagnose any issues in the gearbox with their signature multipoint transmission scan, which zeroes in on transmission problems so the techs can swiftly make repairs. The expert staff tackles nearly any automotive issue with that same care, relying on specialized diagnostic systems. Drivers can also drop in for routine treatments such as oil changes and A/C tune-ups, or to unravel the cryptic mystery behind a check engine light.
The certified carriage technicians at Roppel’s tend to foreign and domestic motors with precise mechanical services. Reviving dog-tired automobiles for more than 60 years, Roppel’s physicians refresh oil, tune brakes, and read motivational poems to underperforming transmissions. Owners can treat engines to a viscous elixir with the standard oil change and filter ($29.95) or give their four-wheeled friends the full vehicular pat-down with a complete inspection ($19.95).
For more than 20 years, A & K Detailing's technicians have cleaned cars and buffed them to a beautiful shine. They've held out their hands to classic cars, modern wheels, and robotic horses alike, luring them inside the garage with various shampoos, protective agents, and waxes from brands such as Meguiar's and 3M. Their complete detailing packages cover the whole car—engines, trunks, carpets, doorjambs, vents, glass, and anything else that's dirty. Other services include headlight restoration, window tinting, dent removal, and ozone treatments that eliminate stubborn odors and comfort nostalgic Everest climbers. In addition to maintaining a car's existing elements, they can also install a range of protective accessories such as grill guards and bumpers.