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 Auto Repair's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in show-room condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, and tire rotations.
Navy veteran and car enthusiast Brad Petersen abides no dirty cars on his favorite peninsula. He serves as the general manager for Jack's Car Wash, and under his supervision, the management teams scrubs every inch of the grimy vehicles that travel through their facility.The brand-new car wash enhances their ability to defeat dirt, since it boasts newly manufactured equipment and enough clean towels for every car to get a fresh one for the sauna.
Surprisingly enough, it's not how a car looks that will betray whether or not it needs to be waxed—it's how it sounds. If it squeaks when you run a clean, dry terry cloth over the hood, that's a sure sign it needs a fresh coat. This is the kind of expert advice the Ducky's Car Wash team has accrued across 20 years spent caring for vehicles all around San Francisco. And it's not just cars they care for, they also keep an eye out for the environment by reclaiming, filtering, and reusing around 80% of their water. And, they also collect all the runoff from the biodegradable cleaners and waxes they use into their own underground tanks for eco-friendly disposal.
Further more, those cleaners and waxes are measured precisely using computerized equipment, a process designed to minimize waste during Ducky's soft-cloth washes. Technicians also perform an extensive selection of detailing services, including conditioning leather seats, removing oxidation from exteriors, and shampooing carpets, floor mats, and back seat bear skin rugs.
The cleaning technicians at Technic Auto Center spruce up vehicles inside and out without shedding a single drop of water. The team uses environmentally friendly products, organic compounds, and a waterless wash system during each of their interior and exterior detailing packages. The waterless system captures and lifts dirt particles from the vehicle?s surface, allowing soft cloths to sweep in and remove the debris without scratching the paint or wiping off the car's smirk. Technic Auto Center also offers services such as headlight restoration, paint sealant, and sap removal at ? la carte rates.
The staff at California Collision and Repair has both the knowledge and the technology to keep cars running and looking great. For decades, the experienced technicians and estimators have been working with insurance companies to perform major and minor bodywork on all makes and models. The 8,000-square-foot facility houses two Genesis Easy Liner machines with a computerized laser measuring system for vehicle restoration, and the eco-friendly, low-VOC Glasurit Waterborne paint system for smoothing over dings or redecorating exteriors with specialty paint jobs.
In the interest of customer convenience, the crew sends their own in-house flatbed tow truck to quickly respond to emergencies, then keeps guests cozy in a clean waiting area and three conference rooms. The friendly staff can also board automobiles and drop patrons off at San Francisco International Airport, making sure their car goes to bed before 11 each night they are out of town.
First Class Sedan’s prompt and professional drivers helm the wheels of plush stretch limos, Town Cars, and luxury SUVs while passengers sink into the well-manicured backseats. Servicing both business and leisure needs, chauffeurs transport customers to the airport or a business meeting, parade bachelorette parties across town, and lead groups on tours through the wine valleys of Napa or the landmarks of San Francisco.