Having opened nearly 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open in the early morning, in the early evening, and on Saturday.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
Drink and Drive Intelligently assembles a team of professional designated drivers who keep more than 250 intoxicated drivers off the streets each week. Registered customers can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and a duo of well-mannered chauffeurs will arrive within 30 minutes to ferry both customer and car home. While one driver commandeers the customer's vehicle and follows GPS-aided directions, the other follows closely. Once the customer's car is parked, locked, and read a bedtime story from the Kelley Blue Book, the keys are returned to their owner before the drivers head back to base.
The technicians at World's Best Detailing Center stand at the ready seven days a week to purify dirty cars with an arsenal of cleaners and shampoos. For cars that need a quick bath before a hot date with a radar gun, the repertoire of hand washes starts out at a basic towel-dry and ramps up to lavish autos with such treats as dash detailing, hand waxing, and complimentary oil tastings. Staffers also tackle larger projects with extensive interior and exterior detailing packages. On the inside, seats bask in a deep shampoo and leather and vinyl surfaces are left shiny and conditioned. Meanwhile, technicians use high-speed buffers to coax a brilliant shine from exterior paint, detail the chrome by hand, and delve into the engine compartment to evict excess grease.
Bobby & Steve's Auto World repairs, maintains, and spruces up autos across eight Twin Cities locations, each decked out in vintage Coca Cola and Chevy memorabilia. On-site mechanics tackle all kinds of transportation-related jobs, from oil changes and flat tires to broken glass and sputtering exhaust pipes. The specialists can also tow your car, replace feeble batteries, and calmly persuade doors to open after extended lock-outs. At the detail shop, a team of highly trained reconditioning techs uses specialized tools to gussy up your car. They'll remove oxidation with orbital polishers or deep-clean carpets with hot water extractors. The shop also has an arsenal of more than 20 chemicals to treat all types of surfaces; enlist their help for vinyl and leather conditioners or Rain-X solution, which fends off stains due to precipitation or truck beds full of sports mascots with super soakers.
At Total Car Care, a team of ASE-certified master auto technicians tends to vehicles with a range of repair and maintenance services. The team is adept in all manner of scheduled and emergency work, including routine oil changes and complete engine overhauls.