When Sam Meineke opened his first automotive shop in 1972, they only sold mufflers. Today, more than 870 shops staff skilled mechanics to keep cars running smoothly with an extensive list of services. They replace drained batteries, fix faulty air conditioners, and inspect brakes. Meineke's Preferred and Supreme oil-change services come with roadside assistance in case your car comes down with mad-car disease.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
Technicians at Mid Town Finest Hand Car Wash & Detail decontaminate cars and redress them with surface enhancers and conditioners for a like-new look. Detailing appointments treat cars to everything from hand washes that clear away surface stains and ease sore fenders, to trifectas of paint conditioner, carnauba wax, and high-gloss polymer sealant. Technicians also delve inside autos to vacuum carpets, power wash mats, and wipe down dirty surfaces. Upon request, techs will install an air freshener before they let the car strut confidently out the door.
In the driveway, a dirty car is being detailed. Creams are rubbed into the coat before a polish, then a sealant to protect it and hold in the shine. It's not the car's owner out in her driveway searching for extra elbow grease, though—it's Xtreme Mobile Car Wash's detailing technicians. They bring the services, knowhow, and professional products to their customer's home or business. Onsite, they execute one of five hand-wash-and-detail packages that care for cars, trucks, and SUVs. With the same detailing equipment and products, they extend their skills to the cleaning and preservation of carpet and upholstery in the home, office, or relaxation cave. In addition, Xtreme's team does its best to accommodate any requests for services not listed on their website.
Kane Gardner, owner of Swift Shine, doesn't entrust his name and services to a team of hourly employees. Instead, he performs every wash, detail, and home power-washing with his own two hands. He insists it has to be this way because when it comes to details, he's obsessed. Smudges on car windshields, crumbs left in instrument panels, and dirt left on home exteriors are but a few of the oversights that drive him crazy. Thanks to his keen eye, cars he's finished are as glimmering and fresh as their showroom heydays, while homes he's power washed enjoy a signficant boost in curb appeal.
Gloss Mobile Detailing is helmed by a traveling staff of experienced detailers, who come prepped with all the cleaning products they need to get your vehicle as clean as the day it first honked its horn. This mobile unit will travel to your home or office, and it's there that the detailers will hand-wash, buff, and wax exteriors, and shampoo the interior's seats, carpets, and floor mats. They offer other finishing touches such as leather and vinyl conditioning, vacuuming, and window cleaning, and they extend their detailing expertise toward RVs and boats as well as cars.