Elkins Chevrolet is a restorative oasis in the desert of automotive disrepair, housing experienced service technicians willing to sully their hands replacing up to five quarts of spent engine grease with a fresh batch of sable lubrication. Cars may employ dipsticks as straws, lapping up two oil changes over the course of a year, making today’s Groupon an ideal fit for two-car families or automobiles piloted by squeaky tin men. Customers may upgrade to synthetic, diesel, or imported olive oil for an additional fee.
Cars roll away from the checkered exterior of East Gate Car Wash & Lube Center renewed by the shop’s wash, detailing, and maintenance services. Washes rinse away recently acquired roadway gunk with paint-safe soaps, while applications of sealant and rust protector guard cars from long-term damage. To restore vehicles' health without feeding them an apple every day, technicians swap old oil for new in the facility’s garage, the same place they perform routine maintenance on tires, tweak engines systems, and regulate fluids. An onsite lounge placates waiting patrons with cups of complimentary coffee and a convenience store stocked with snacks, drinks, cards, and car products.
Finish Line 38's ASE-certified techs lube and oil autos and mend worn-down vehicles with repair services. They also offer extensive car wash and detailing treatments with options such as hand waxes and paint restoration. Dedicated to their customers, the team will even hand wash oversized autos at no extra cost.
The family behind Paul’s Electronics draws on more than two decades of automotive experience to service, update, and enhance customers’ rides. Wielding products from some of the most recognized brands in the industry, such as Alpine, Viper, Pioneer, and Clarion, the team tricks out cars with custom audio systems, iPod integration, and GPS-navigation installation. Key fobs from Paul’s come padded with features such as alarms, keyless entry, and remote-starter mechanisms, which let drivers warm up cars in the winter or cool them down after a dragon attack. The team’s expertise extends beyond electronics into the realm of rims and tires, window tinting, and paintless dent removal, services they exact upon makes of all kind from manufacturers such as Hummer, Dodge, Infiniti, and Jaguar.
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.
Signature service: Auto repair and services
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Have a description of your vehicle's issues ready so we can address them in a timely fashion.