By MARGARET BUTLER
The Jim Sloan family of Tulsa has opened its third Meineke Car Care Center Tulsa-area location just south of the Walmart at 10848 S. Memorial Dr. The additional Sloan family Tulsa-area Meineke locations are at 4751 S. Memorial Dr. in Tulsa and 710 N. Aspen Dr. in Broken Arrow.
Meineke Car Centers offer high-quality, low-cost under-car repair services for everything from oil changes to tire replacement, transmission work and general auto repair.
According to co-owner, Jim Sloan, who has been in the oil and gas industry locally for over 30 years, “When looking for an exceptional franchise opportunity where my wife, Carole, and I and our daughter, Summer Brock, and her husband, Seth Brock, could become independent business owners, Meineke was our franchise of choice. On average, people are keeping their cars longer – nearly six years. That makes reliable car care even more important today. Meineke is an international company that’s always on the cutting edge of technology and provides excellent service to its customers and franchise owners.”
He also said, “We opened our first two Car Care Centers in July at 48th Street and Memorial Drive and in Broken Arrow at 710 North Aspen. Now, 108th Street and Memorial Drive is our third locally-owned Meineke store. With the growing outstanding reputation of the Meineke brand and proven popularity of our other two car care centers, we anticipate opening our fourth Meineke location in the Tulsa area by the end of next year.”
Co-owner, Summer Brock commented, “What sets us apart from the competition besides our excellent car care is our integrity, personalized customer service and involvement in the community. If a customer needs help with transportation while their car is being serviced, we can offer Uber or a shuttle service. We donate proceeds from oil changes to Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect. We also offer discounts to veterans and seniors.”
Meineke Car Care Center is an internationally trusted name in car repair that’s recognized by over 92 percent of Americans. It has been an industry leader for over 45 years and has over 900 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and China.
According to Sloan, “Our highly trained experienced technicians are master certified, receive on-going training and use all the latest technology available to provide high quality repair work to help get our customers back on the road.”
He added, “We also offer a Meineke Credit Card for financing major repairs or purchases. Our customers can join the Meineke’s Rewards program where they earn points for fixing or maintaining their vehicle which can be redeemed for anything from oil changes and brakes, to tire maintenance and protection. Every one dollar spent equals one point earned.” Sloan continues, “Plus, customers earn even more points with maintenance bonuses. We also offer a Meineke App that lets you do everything you need to do to take care of your vehicle, from scheduling appointments and checking service history to accessing your Meineke Rewards.”
Meineke also offers a national fleet services program. Its benefits include convenient hours, pick-up and drop-off, financing and payment via centralized billing, employee benefits such as savings on personal vehicles, nationwide coverage at 900-plus Meineke centers, corporate oversight via a single point of contact, preventative car care for better fuel economy and minimizing downtime, available towing, safety inspection and online scheduling.
Repair, maintenance and safety services at this new South Memorial location include oil changes, exhaust and mufflers, brakes, tires and wheels alignment and balancing, AC repair, steering and suspension, tests and inspections, batteries, CV joints and driveshafts, driveline service, transmission services, tune-ups, wiper blades and more.
Month long on-line specials are being honored through November. Visit meineke.com for coupons, to schedule an appointment online or call 918-943-5600.
Stop by 10848 S. Memorial Dr. Center hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.