As part of the Cottman Transmission Center's service philosophy, each transmission service begins with a road test, a TransCheck 21 Plus exam, and a close inspection of the transmission plan?all performed with the hope that the transmission can be repaired without a costly reconditioning. This attention to detail and commitment to integrity flows through all of Cottman's services like oil through an engine. Technicians reject repairs that would make automobiles "superficially drivable", committing to the safety of its customers in each and every service.
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.
[[m:####Youngsville Auto Care and A.S.A.P. Tuning
At Youngsville Auto Care, Raleigh native and ASE-certified master mechanic Mike Aliff provides comprehensive care, referencing 33 years of experience with imported and domestic vehicles and several years as a weekend mechanic on NewsRadio 680 WPTF. At A.S.A.P. Tuning, Mike's son Les continues the rich family tradition with EFI tuning, chassis repair, and turbo installation. Both locations enhance engines with emerging technologies and services, from supercharging systems with turbo setups to boosting performance with quality NAPA parts that won't act up or run away to join the stock-car circuit.:m]]
Nearly three decades have rolled by since Pro Tire Service opened for business. In that time, technology has advanced and cars have gotten smarter—but so have the shop's ASE-certified technicians. The automotive services they offer range from basic maintenance to heavy-duty stuff such as engine overhauls, transmission rebuilds, and journeys into the uncharted territory of on-board computers. Because the DOT now requires all cars to be shod, the technicians fit four-wheelers for tires from BFGoodrich, Michelin, and Uniroyal. And because it's no longer considered humane to turn old batteries into chew toys for teething T-1000s, they recycle them instead. The majority of what Pro Tire Service's people do is backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty, a result of their affiliation with Tech-Net Professional Auto Service.
Though customers at Mr. Phills Auto Spa can’t walk in and receive a facial or a mani-pedi, the car-wash-and-detail center does go out of its way to make them feel comfortable as its staffers skillfully hand wash automobiles and detail interiors. Guests sip on complimentary coffee, cocoa, water, or wine, and calm grumbling stomachs with muffins, bagels, and other baked goods, rather than feasting on discarded air fresheners. Free WiFi and a business center equipped with computers, private offices, and a conference room ensure that businesspeople can stay on top of their responsibilities throughout the day. To accommodate guests who are too busy to stay at Mr. Phills during the detailing process, a free shuttle provides transportation to and from home, work, the golf course, or the Batcave.
Though automotive size, shape, and horsepower have evolved considerably since 1929, Black's Tire & Auto Service's commitment to vehicular maintenance and safety has remained constant. Now the brand boasts 32 locations throughout North and South Carolina, an ASE-certified squad of auto technicians, and an arsenal of trusted tires from the likes of Michelin and Goodyear. Drawing from a large slate of services, technicians maintain and treat the entire auto ecosystem, repairing air conditioning, replacing fluids, and fixing electrical systems, such as starter cables and dashboard Lite-Brites.