Since Bob Sumerel opened his first retail tire store in 1968, he has always tried to put the customer first, next to all the gold-medal winners and Neil Armstrong. His store's 20-plus current locations offer an entire slate of auto services, from tire rotations and sales to oil changes. On the site's Why Bob Sumerel page, customers and employees discuss the benefits of the company, and the My Garage feature tracks car histories such as oil changes and service reminders. Every Bob Sumerel also operates under the Fixed Forever guarantee, promising that parts will work forever—up until the sun balloons to a red giant and swallows the earth with its unfathomably hot plasma—with warranties to cover any unforeseen problems.
The technicians at Eastern Hills Automotive de-grime, buff, and polish grubby vehicles with hand detailing services. During a one-hour interior detail, jalopy cleaners shampoo carpets before scrubbing cloth seats and clipping the toenails of suction-cupped stuffed animals. They will also gently cleanse and condition leather, vinyl, and wood surfaces. The exterior detail's two-hour service starts as technicians hand wash entire auto-body surfaces, resparkling windows and dressing tires before buffing on Meguiar’s wax and applying protective paint sealant. Auto owners who opt for the VIP detailing package get all of the aforementioned services, ensuring cars' insides and outsides sparkle more than a diamond baron’s scepter.
D-Men Auto Detailing's techs meticulously scour horseless carriages inside and out, ridding them of salt and grit accumulated during winter travels. Tackling interiors, skilled hands scrub down carpets and headliners. Leather seats then luxuriate in revitalizing conditioners, and consoles and cup holders relinquish their coveted stashes of fossilized lattes.
Despite the shop’s short menu–just frozen yogurt and yogurt-based treats–no two trips to Yagööt are alike. Every few months, the shop shakes up its frozen-yogurt lineup, swapping in two new seasonal flavors to complement the Original and Strawberry yogurts available year-round. So, while one visit may have yielded a sweet cup of fresh raspberries and Strawberry fro-yo, the next could treat taste buds to an entirely different experience, perhaps caramel-drizzled Italian Cocoa or Oreos crumbled over Pomegranate yogurt.
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 Centers’ 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.