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Our History: Meineke Car Care Service

December 4, 2015by Meineke

Originally named Meineke Mufflers, Meineke Car Care Centers has been a staple in the automotive franchise industry since 1972. Located first in Charlotte, NC, Meineke has created a strong national and international brand for complete auto care. Our company strives on our original influential ideas, which has enabled us to become one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the country.

The Meineke Company began with basic principles and the independent owner model in mind. Sam Meineke, company owner, noticed there was a gap in the industry where customers wanted quality products, workmanship, and consistent vehicle maintenance. Because we built our brand based on the independent owner model, our franchise owners are portrayed as the essential influences in the organization.

9 years later since the start of Meineke Car Care Centers, the company expanded their stores into Canada. Throughout the years Meineke has had several memorable memories. In 1997, the 900th Franchise opened its doors. And in 2003, the company name is officially changed to Meineke Car Care Center.

Since the start of the company, our automotive franchise has been a growing and unique establishment for complete auto care. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Meineke family, visit our website today, at

Our History: Meineke Car Care Service