When Sam Meineke set up shop in Houston in 1972, he focused on a single part of the car—the muffler. But over time, as his prototype picked up steam and raced across the country, he added more and more parts to the auto show. Today, his name graces more than 900 car-care centers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, not to mention the ones in China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the Caribbean, and the Challenger Deep. Each outpost offers a lengthy list of maintenance and repair services and ASE-certified mechanics to make them happen. Besides keeping cars running smoothly and safely on all four of their hairless legs, the Meineke team supports Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by hosting the annual Tournament for Champions.
As a police officer, Dan Kotlarek spent his spare time installing window tinting, a skill he had honed at numerous auto shops since he was 16 years old. His knack for the process eventually led him to found TNT Automotive Window Tinting, a member of the International Window Film Association.
Today, he leads factory-trained technicians who affix films to windows to block out heat and UV rays. They scrutinize a vast array of tints, choosing only high-performance, top-quality brands to add to the shop's selection. Serving both practical and aesthetic purposes, window films keep interiors cool and glare-free while heightening the car's image and shielding striped upholstery from Waldo hunters. The crew can further enhance buggies with services such as dent repair and paint protection. As techs make over vehicles, motorists can sip on free soft drinks, watch TV, or use the show room's complimentary WiFi.
Accu Pro Window Tinting’s owner boasts 20 years in the tinting industry. With a staff of professional installers, and a stock of high-quality window films, they provide practical and eye pleasing tints that can truncate incoming sunlight, provide privacy to passengers, and protect valuables inside the car. They also offer an option for custom tints.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change package, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians—all of which have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)—service vehicles at Jiffy Lube. In addition to performing oil changes, technicians offer preventative services such as air-filtration and electrical-system maintenance, among others. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
At the John Hiester Chrysler Jeep Dodge Service Department, we can quickly diagnose your vehicle's requirements and fix them quickly and efficiently! The service staff is compromised of professionally trained technicians who have the knowledge and experience to get your car, truck or SUV running at peak performance.
Since 1996, Shell Rapid Lube and AutoSpa's team of technicians have been giving vehicles expedited oil changes at their ever-expanding network of service shops. This extensive experience has translated to a quick turnaround time for the team's oil changes, which, in a span of about 20 minutes, fill cars with fresh lube, exchange their filters, double-check 18 of their vital points, and quiz their knowledge of General Motors trivia. The shops' car-wash tunnel runs vehicles through a gauntlet of brushes, soap, and water jets.