Owners Scott and Denise McClinton keep Louisville-area vehicles humming with the help of the dozens of local technicians who staff Mobil 1 Lube Express's four locations. The team services cars and trucks with only Mobil motor oils, and help repel precipitation from windshields with Rain-X wiper blades.
Though founded originally founded in Alabama in 1945, today Goo-Goo Express Wash sprawls across 12 states, each emulating the original with its signature red-and-yellow motif and smiling uniformed staff. Donning the red ties, helpful Goo-Goo employees assist customers and cars with prewash treatments before sending them both on their way through the automatic tunnel. Inside, microfiber cloths and Goo-Goo’s own line of biodegradable soaps work together to destroy dirt and muck during three levels of washes, including two that conclude with a spritz of tricolor and sealer wax. After the wash, Goo-Goo’s self-serve vacuum cleaners and mat machines work overtime to suck up dirt and debris from seats, carpets, and carpooler’s nostrils free of charge.
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.
Cars, semis, boats, and motorcycles clamor to Louisville Detailing's roomy shop or invite techs to their driveways and marinas for mobile shine-ups. An array of detail services treat vehicular exteriors to clear polymer-paint protectant, tire dressings, and interior wipedowns, as well as add-ons such as engine detailing. The shop also touches up scratches, smoothes rock chips, and repairs upholstery paper cuts caused by Haynes manuals. Louisville Detailing also details guests' cars at special events with concierge services, and donates a portion to its proceeds to charities such as Ronald McDonald House.
The detailers at Mobile Detail of Louisville respect their clients’ yard as much as their car. Other than the suddenly sparkling automobile in the driveway, their eco-friendly, waterless detailing services leave little evidence of their having been there. When they leave, there are no soapy pools soaking the grounds and no water left on the car to get into crevices and cause oxidation.
For more than 20 years, A & K Detailing's technicians have cleaned cars and buffed them to a beautiful shine. They've held out their hands to classic cars, modern wheels, and robotic horses alike, luring them inside the garage with various shampoos, protective agents, and waxes from brands such as Meguiar's and 3M. Their complete detailing packages cover the whole car—engines, trunks, carpets, doorjambs, vents, glass, and anything else that's dirty. Other services include headlight restoration, window tinting, dent removal, and ozone treatments that eliminate stubborn odors and comfort nostalgic Everest climbers. In addition to maintaining a car's existing elements, they can also install a range of protective accessories such as grill guards and bumpers.