Though they may be a long way from their country of origin, European- and Asian-made vehicles feel at home at Import Performance thanks to friendly technicians who service their nuanced systems and equip them with original parts. The team's 20 years of experience and specialization in foreign brands such as Audi, Subaru, and BMW becomes evident as they pop hoods and crawl beneath undercarriages to service brakes and engines and sing to transmissions in their native tongue. Although the company performs repairs, their number-one goal is to thwart problems before they occur through maintenance services that preempt mechanical failures and save drivers money on costly fixes.
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.
Most Popular Service: Windshield chip and crack repair
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
We perform chip and crack repair by using resin inside of a vacuum device called a bridge. The bridge allows us to [remove] all the air from the crack and replace it with a resin. We then cap the repair with a fast-drying resin that protects the repair. The repair is then buffed and polished, and then we clean the windshield.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
After a repair is complete, we clean the entire windshield, inside and out. We can also apply Rain-X at the customer's request.
Not only is Auto Village Center an ASE-certified auto facility, but its staff comprises a European auto specialist and diagnostic expert and technicians who share more than 55 years of experience. They welcome all makes and models in for service and repairs, including oil changes and maintenance checkups to make sure cars are running smoothly, as well as servicing brakes, transmissions, and A/C systems. They're also equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, which helps them scout problems and preempt breakdowns or catch cars in lies when they're pretending to be overheated rather than go to the carwash.
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.