While some children inherit their dad's old set of wheels, the McAllister brothers got a much better deal. They inherited what they refer to as the "car gene", soaking up their father's love of all-things automobile and turning it into a thriving family business?three businesses, as a matter of fact. Besides McAllisters Auto Center, the brothers also oversee McAllisters Collision Center and McAllisters Auto Mart, where they blend a childhood full of mechanical apprenticeship with years of industry experience.
At the auto center, the McAllisters zero their car connoisseurship in on vehicles that require quick maintenance work or in-depth repairs. Oil changes, brake repairs, and engine services rekindle cars' performance, and new tires from brands such as Goodyear and Firestone restore smoothness to rides that have lost traction, balance, or the ability to stop on a dime without messing up Roosevelt's hair.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.
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.
The owners of Whatawash were so committed to delivering the best in automatic car washes that they spent two years researching their options. Then they chose the Autec system because it gives the customer options, such as touch-free or soft-touch washes. Today they combine that state-of-the-art technology with packages designed to suit all car-wash needs. Packages range from speedy express services to comprehensive washes that include triple-foam polishes, clear-coat protectants, and bug blasters to remove all stuck-on gunk.
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.
The folks at All In The Details have been cleaning cars for more than 15 years. No vehicle is too big or too dirty for them; they welcome motorcycles, mini vans, SUVs, and even boats that are tired of being tickled by barnacles in for a thorough cleaning, whether by hand wash or wax. Their tiered packages include many treatments for the interior and exterior, including carpet shampooing, paint buffing, and oxidation removal.