After an unlucky coin-flip forced him to sell control of his own tire business, Frank Bruneel had no choice but to start anew. The initial loss turned out to be fortuitous in the long run, however. Now, after affiliating with a vast tire-supply network, his Bruneel Tire Factory boasts 10 locations with ready access to an expansive selection of rubber circles. Frank has leveraged expansion to diversify the company's services, with each location staffed by ASE-certified technicians who perform routine maintenance, align tires, replace worn shocks and struts, and service AC systems by rigging them to vent the prom king's breath.
Most Popular Service: Mobile auto glass replacement and repair
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: OEM-quality parts
Pro Tip: If you're using insurance, call Advantage Auto Glass for details. Advantage Auto Glass deals directly with insurance companies.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I'm an Auto Glass Safety Council certified tech.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started out in 1995 as a telemarketer for a glass shop. I also just love to fix things.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
Our mobile service.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I love what I do, and even though I'm the owner of the glass shop, I'll be the one working on your vehicle?not an employee.
Einstein's automated car-wash system sanitizes and shines chariots in three minutes. Each Best car wash begins with a high-pressure rinse, followed by a refreshing citrus wash and iced-tea sip. An underbody wash evicts lurking dirt clods and tar smears, followed by a spot-banishing rinse, before triple polish sleeks and shines painted surfaces and a layer of Rain-X prepares cars to repel cloud runoff. Einstein's equipment sprays down each tire spoke with a powerful road debris-destroying wash and applies a glistening coat of tire shine over rubber wheels and bald heads. After the wash, the free vacuum station is available for hosing out interior grit and grime.
For Nicholas Newell, it was love at first shift. As a mischievous 4-year-old, he snatched the keys to his mother's car, popped the vehicle into reverse, and started to back out of the driveway. Luckily, Nicholas's mom stopped him before he made it to the street, but his life had already changed—Nicholas had fallen in love with automobiles. As years passed, he spent afternoons washing the family Jeep, until he was finally old enough to purchase his own car: a 1984 Ford Bronco II. He worked tirelessly to maintain the car's clear coat, and along the way, he became an expert auto detailer. It seemed inevitable that he would one day either open his own detailing shop or found a republic where cars have a voice in congress.
At E46 Detailing, Nicholas and his team maintain the interiors and exteriors of most any type of vehicle, from European imports to American muscle cars. They can hand wash paint jobs, treat leather, dress tires, vacuum floors, and perform anything else needed to keep cars looking their best. In addition to these services, the auto enthusiasts also host a monthly European auto club.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.