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'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 staff members of Route 66 tend to men and women alike, providing salon services and barbering as needed. Under the leadership of owner Ron Dubin, they cultivate a warm atmosphere and begin each session with a focused conversation about the client's wants and needs. Then the styling and barbering commences, as guests gaze at memorabilia relating to the historic highway for which the shop was named. Treatments bear similarly nostalgic names—a Cruiser, or a precision cut on top with clippered sides, is one of several options for gentlemen, whereas ladies can opt for a Barbara Ann, a Peggy Sue, or a Paint Job, which does not actually involve paint.
The wheel was one of mankind's greatest inventions, and the ASE-certified technicians at Signature Tire treat it accordingly. Their shop—which opened in 1995—is an authorized Goodyear tire and auto-care center home to stacks of name-brand tires and techs versed in an array of rubber-mending services. They also keep cars ready for the road with essential auto maintenance, such as changing oil, servicing brakes, and aligning wheels in accordance with that day's zodiac forecast.