Under the watchful gaze of Simoniz factory-trained technicians, Carolina Auto Spa's automatic tunnels bathe and wax cars' exteriors inside a modern wash arena. When they aren't scouring autos, technicians cleanse alternative transports, such as boats and saddled peacocks. Carolina Auto Spa also offers mobile detailing appointments for customers with busy schedules.
When Sam Meineke set up shop in Houston in 1972, he focused on a single part of the car—the muffler. But over time, as his prototype picked up steam and raced across the country, he added more and more parts to the auto show. Today, his name graces more than 900 car-care centers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, not to mention the ones in China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the Caribbean, and the Challenger Deep. Each outpost offers a lengthy list of maintenance and repair services and ASE-certified mechanics to make them happen. Besides keeping cars running smoothly and safely on all four of their hairless legs, the Meineke team supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by hosting the annual Tournament for Champions.
The gleaming rides that emerge from Shine My Ride Mobile Detailing's care are a far cry from their former selves. That's because the experienced mobile techs handle dirty rides from top to bottom, including seats matted with animal hair and paint covered in dried, crusty ice cream. Customers can opt for full detail packages that scour surfaces inside and out, or choose from a menu of à la carte services to handle specific areas such as foggy headlights or upholstery in need of a shampoo.
ASE-certified Precision Tune Auto Care helps vehicles of all sorts run smoothly by performing top-of-the-line maintenance and repair services. The vehicular spa day begins with a full-service oil change, where a team of talented techs pours up to 5 quarts of 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil into thirsty autos while decking out happily oil-drunk engines with brand-new filters. Tires bask in equally tender treatment during a rotation, which promotes even wear and tear and gives easily bored circular sightseers a new vantage point. Upon completion, an alignment check finds out if anything is needed to keep cars rolling in a straight line. Precision Tune Auto Care's professional vehicle pamperers also stabilize tires' rubbery moods by treating them to lifetime balancing until they bounce off to the big wheelhouse in the sky. A visual brake inspection assesses the stoppers' surfaces for resistance capabilities, unusual noises, or grinding tendencies.