Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
A line of BMWs, Porsches, and Rolls-Royce luxury saloons dominates the pavement, the sun glistening off their shining bodies and attracting even the shiest eye. This isn't the Geneva Motor Show, but rather the grounds of Dallas European Auto, where certified master technicians nurse ailing European autos back to health. After free estimates, they go to work, with services ranging from brake-system checks and drivetrain work to heating and cooling calibration. Though they specialize in tinkering with autos from Western Europe’s finest constructors, they can also deftly service domestic cars, imports from other regions, or Yugos moonlighting as bumper cars. Shuttles pick up and drop off customers as they wait for their trusty autos to emerge from the garage, and a no-charge pickup and drop-off service scoops up rides within a 5-mile radius.
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.
Parker Custer Tire & Service has been a Goodyear dealer since 1993. Their technicians are ASE-certified and ready to fix anything. They'll change oil, check batteries, pull nickels from hood ornaments’ ears, and install new tires from Goodyear and Dunlop. Transmission maintenance, heating and cooling repair, and wheel balancing are also among their offered services. While the technicians are at work, customers can take a break in the waiting room with some free WiFi or hop on the courtesy shuttle and head to work or home.
As its name implies, Pronto Quick Lube Auto Care aims to get ailing vehicles back onto the road as soon as possible. The mechanics have access to a garage full of parts and equipment, enabling them to perform anything from basic tune-ups to more challenging services, such as stuffing the seats with fresh cotton candy. Whether they are changing the oil or installing a brand-new set of tires, the mechanics do their best to ensure that every automobile leaves the shop in better shape than when it arrived.