Meineke Car Care was founded by Sam Meineke in Houston, Texas., in 1972 The original name of the company was Meineke Discount Mufflers. Franchising operations began the following year. The name was changed in 2003.
The company operates a chain of franchised automotive maintenance and repair shops. The parent company, Meineke Holdings, became Driven Brands, Inc. in 2006 and acquired Econo Lube N Tune.
The company also acquired Walt’s Auto Care Center in 2013 and America’s Service Station the following year.
Meineke Car Care has almost 900 locations in the US alone, with many other locations around the world, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and China.