Black-and-white checkerboard floors and faux traffic lights greet every customer that walks into United Auto's lobby. Photos of antique cars hover above a black couch, which is flanked by a candy machine and a shelf overflowing with children's toys. Beyond this sleek lobby, ASE-certified technicians toil away with tools and more than 25 years of know-how. They welcome cars for services as simple as an oil change or as complicated as engine repair and also perform state-mandated inspections to ensure cars are safe for the road and not churning out excess pollution or trash talk. On the other side of the garage, an auto parts store stocks all the essentials—from spark plugs to air fresheners and floss for the grill—for motorists who enjoy working on their own cars.
All Pro's trained technicians administer deep-cleaning scrubs to restore an off-the-lot sheen to ailing vehicles. During an express auto detailing, all readily apparent surfaces, crevices, and crannies are searched for dust bunnies and dirt rabbits. A hand wash thoroughly pampers the hull, which is then hand dried to avoid potential rusting. Via a vacuum's persuasive powers, spare change, forgotten fries, and any other loose particles of life are coaxed out of the interior. Window opacity is minimized with a wash, and nicks and cuts are treated with a clay bar and a soothing aftershave. A spritz of perfume spices up your driving ambience, and a hand wax keeps your car's newfound inner peace from escaping during the night.
The technicians at Elite Auto specialize in steam cleaning—employing this method when detailing car exteriors, interiors, and even engines. The team can also beautify exteriors with carnauba wax, or clay bar treatments that neutralize scratches. For interiors, meanwhile, they can go above and beyond regular cleanings to condition leather and banish odors caused by pets or garlic-scented air fresheners. During details, car owners can pass the time comfortably in a well-appointed waiting room equipped with a TV and free Wi-Fi.
Signature service: Auto window tinting and customizing
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Fahrenheit, flexfilms , 3m, Performix.
Pro Tip: We are located off of old welsh road by the Willow Grove mall. Look for long driveway
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
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.