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.
At Gene Messer Ford Lincoln Mazda, factory-trained technicians crawl beneath undercarriages and venture into popped hoods to strengthen engines and extend odometers. In the quick-lane department, technicians swiftly swap old fluids for new regular and diesel oils, whereas parts technicians replace rickety old components with factory-certified parts or update wood-burning engines to the modern age. Revamped cars can then hold their hood ornaments high as they cruise past the dealership's inventory of glistening new and used vehicles.
More than 30 years ago, James "Jim" Sikes opened the original Buchanan Repair, where honesty was a vital part of each automotive service. These days, his son James Sikes Jr. honors his father's legacy at Dino's Car Care Center. James and his partners tends to vehicles to keep them purring like a kitten in a massage chair.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
At Rockwall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, a sparkling line up of new and used cars, SUVs, and trucks gleams from rows of parking spaces. An expert staff leads prospective buyers in and around its plush interiors and the service department’s trained technicians set to work underneath hoods, lubing engines, remedying systems problems, and washing customers’ vehicles until they're indecipherable from their showroom brethren. An in-house parts department also answers auto deficiencies with replacement components that keep engines humming and stereos blaring audio-book bass drops.