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.
Owner Ron Stein’s business has been trucking along for 48 years now, and his gear-centric crew of ASE-certified mechanics regularly tackle any automotive problem you can shake a shifter at. C.A.R.S. can also handle all makes and models, so don’t be shy about bringing in your puttering 1959 El Camino. During your diagnostics, Ron and Co. will check your engine lights and test for any driving or electrical problems. Once your vehicle is thoroughly diagnosed, the car-care gurus will concisely explain its condition while remaining honest, professional, and avoiding confusing terms such as “16-cylinder dual overhead patty pudding charger.” Any repairs you have done at C.A.R.S. will come with a minimum 12-month or 12,000-mile nationwide warranty.
The automotive club AAA serves more than 52 million members nationwide. Although membership offers myriad benefits, AAAers benefit most from the peace of mind provided by the comprehensive roadside assistance program. On-site mechanical services are available almost anywhere in the United States for common car troubles such as flat tires, dead or murdered batteries, and creamed-corn-related engine troubles. Benefit highlights include free installation of spare tires, free battery boosts, free towing, and free fuel delivery (pay pump price for fuel). Classic members are also entitled to coverage for up to $50 in locksmith services and up to $500 for auto theft.
Auto Care Super Saver relieves car owners of some expenses and fretting with a bundle of maintenance services redeemable during the course of a year. ASE-certified technicians keep rides running smoothly with oil changes that include up to five quarts of standard oil, lube, and a new filter. With the included air-conditioner performance tests, car’s circulatory systems can be cleansed, keeping vents from spewing heat or fully formed snowmen, and the included brake inspection reveals any stopping problems as well as netting customers a $20 discount on any brake service. The cooling-system check calls upon mechanics' expertise to make sure engines are well-suited to reach and maintain the ideal temperature for efficient combustion and hood-top omelet frying. Customers can unleash the services on any of their foreign or domestic vehicles, whether they be station wagons or sports cars.
For more than 40 years, Fast-N-Clean Car Wash has helped spruce up disheveled vehicles of all makes, models, and years with a full spectrum of car-wash and detailing services. Skilled technicians man the two full-service locations, where they tackle automotive blemishes with an arsenal of powerful cleansers, polishes, and waxes from brands such as Blue Coral and Black Magic. With their seasoned eyes, they target all types of muck and grime as they enhance the sheen of windows, underbodies, dashboards, and Venus de Milo hood ornaments. They perform many services—including waxing and towel drying—by hand, working to fulfill Fast-N-Clean Car Wash's devotion to complete customer satisfaction.
BFGoodrich, Goodyear, and Dunlop are just a few of the name-brand tires that B & B Goodyear Carcare Center carries. B & B also staffs the ASE-certified technicians necessary to install and service them. At this tire and repair facility, the staff tends to cars from the inside out. In addition to installing, balancing, and repairing tires, they also service engines, brakes, and batteries to ensure that no car ends up making an early retirement and playing golf with rusted junkyard frames. B & B can also help your car look as good as it drives; it offers extensive detailing services with scrubbing, extracting, and shampooing to give every car a show-room shine.