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.
Elite Auto Glass’s mobile teams of certified technicians restore the good looks and structural integrity of vehicles with speedy on-location windshield repairs. Far more than just a buffer against tousled hair or the defenestration of toupees, the windshield defends passengers against injury during a collision by providing 45% of support for the cabin in a front-end crash, and 60% during a rollover. Techs take these sobering facts to heart as they dutifully replace or mend each customer’s canopy, using only original equipment manufacture or premium, aftermarket glass.
For most people, owning an exotic car is a distant dream, and controlling the power of 500 horses is reserved only for F1 drivers and the majority whip of Horse Senate. Believing that everyone should have the chance to pilot a thrilling piece of automotive finery, Exotic Auto Boston has assembled a fleet of head-turning automobiles that includes Ferraris, Audis, and Mercedes-Benzes. Cars arrive stocked with practical supplies such as a full tank of gas, complimentary GPS, and an EZ Pass so that drivers needn’t worry about impending tolls, as well as perks such as customized driving CDs. Exotic Auto delivers cars to homes and offices within 50 miles of Boston for no charge, and offer free parking to any customers who choose to pick up their own cars, even going as far as to treat everyday roadsters to a free express detail while their owners are off frolicking in their dream machines. Exotic Auto also watches over clients with complimentary roadside assistance during their rental.
Sullivan Brothers Service Center's three locations staff factory-trained technicians who bolster cars of all types with standard and synthetic oils. During each 45-minute service, the deft technicians drain spent fluids and replace them with conventional lubricants or high-performance synthetics, which urge the engine to perform better by crafting study cards of the owner's manual. The able technicians then eavesdrop on the car's components and assess their performance during a vehicle inspection, and conclude the service by shuffling the tire positions in order to equalize tread wear, prolong tire life, and give wheel wells some much-needed alone time. Customers who opt to leave their car for further service may hitch a ride on Sullivan Brothers' complimentary shuttle, which runs to the Kingston MBTA Commuter Rail System.
Mike Ferreira grew up around cars. As a young boy, he helped out in his grandfather's gas station, admiring the man's warmth and attention to detail as he helped each customer who came in. Ferreira never stopped working with cars, and soon accomplished the goal he dreamed of: owning his own shop. At Impressions Auto Detailing, his staff scrubs down vehicles inside and out, offering free pickup and drop-off services for the convenience of busy owners. Beyond simply cleaning, they also outfit cars with stylish upgrades, such as window tinting, sunroof installation, and heated leather seats. They even equip workday chariots with remote starters, ideal for warming up the engine or startling passersby right when they take a sip of their drink.
As a kid, Nick earned his pocket money by working in the local marina, detailing and bottom painting boats. While time led to other careers, he ventured back to boats when a coworker asked for assistance, helping Nick rediscover a passion for the work. He soon opened his own boat-detailing business, Bottoms Up Detail, only he didn't stop there. One customer asked about a car. More wondered if Nick did motorcycles, trucks, homes, or trailers. Today, with four mobile truck cleaning teams and a state-of-the-art 2,000-square-foot cleaning facility, Nick and his staff tackle any job that comes their way.