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.
VJ's, an assembly of expert, ASE-certified car technicians with more than 150 years of accumulated experience, executes AAA-approved car inspections and efficient oil changes. To prevent soot buildup and imp-filter failure, your car’s viscous, gremlin-drowning moat must be replaced at manufacturer-recommended intervals. VJ's ASE-certified technicians swap the oil, ensuring that your engine remains well lubricated and works as reliably as a German-engineered robo-dog. During the AAA inspection, deft car handlers also rotate tires, check, adjust, and check brakes, and attend to filters and fluids.
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.
Since 1979, family-owned Quality Glass Tinting has been upgrading roadsters with window tinting and meticulous detailing. At the Glendora location, skilled technicians paint window canvases with high-quality Llumar Window Films that aid in the reduction of interior solar-heat build-up and give drivers added security and privacy. They also apply similar services to the windows of homes, businesses, and high-profile tree forts to reduce glare and air-conditioning costs.
Additionally, vehicles can visit Quality's auto spa for thorough hand washes that restore shine without damaging factory finishes. For further primping, technicians can outfit autos with accessories such as Rosen entertainment systems, alarms, and underbelly navel piercings.
The experts at VIP Auto Customs help car owners protect their vehicles from the scourge of thieves, the elements, and dull, boring hubcaps—and they’ve done so since 1993. VIP's high-quality 3M films reject incoming heat and decrease interior visibility, and its staffers can also install premium features like Avital keyless-entry systems to keep drivers in control of their vehicle from a distance. Technicians can equip roadsters with iridescent, brand-name rims or deck out trucks with new surround-sound speakers. VIP Auto Customs also offers Scotchgard paint-protection films for when you drive off with something on the roof of your car, such as coffee or another car.
VMS Auto Body Center traces its lineage to 1967, and has since forged a well-earned reputation for the integrity, skill, and passionate dedication of its staff to the craft of auto-body restoration and repair. They spruce up vehicular surfaces under the able leadership of chief painter Sako, a master at manipulating urethane topcoats and catalyzed undercoats, and auto-body artist Mihran, who once converted a Pontiac Fiero into a Lamborghini, and a Model T into an ancient Assyrian chariot. Teams of technicians undo unsightly collision damage on all domestic or imported cars, restore rare antique automotives, and reassure potential customers with free estimates for all work, all while recycling any hazardous waste.
The skilled technicians at Shades of Glass augment glass surfaces with privacy-enhancing window tints and customized graphics and mend and replace damaged windshields. Designed to block out up to 99% of harmful UV rays and reduce glare, tinting film can protect the people and surfaces found inside automobiles or fully enclosed Big Wheels. Specialists can also rejuvenate blemished vehicle viewfinders with chip-repair services or replace a shattered windshield with a fresh rectangular monocle.