(SANTA BARBARA, Aug. 27, 2010) — Meineke Car Care Center in Santa Barbara, owned by Lisa Visco, has earned certification as an Automobile Club of Southern California Approved Auto Repair facility.
The certification means the repair facility, at 3956 State St., met the Auto Club's strict AAA-Approved Auto Repair Program criteria for technician certification and customer satisfaction. Auto Club approved shops also offer a wide range of automotive services and are equipped with the high-tech equipment needed to repair today's sophisticated vehicles.
"The Approved Auto Repair program examines all aspects of a repair shop's operation and awards approval to only the best shops in the business," said Dave Skaien, the Auto Club’s Approved Auto Repair Program Development Manager, which includes the AAA-Approved Auto Repair Program. "Typically, only one out of three shops we evaluate receives certification approval on the first attempt."
Any motorist can look to the Auto Club's Approved Auto Repair logo as an assurance of the facility's reliability, but Auto Club members get extra benefits from approved shops.
These benefits are listed on an Auto Club poster displayed in every Auto Club–approved shop. They include free inspections when a member's vehicle is in the shop for any paid repair and a minimum 12-month/12,000 mile warranty. Auto Club members also get guaranteed written estimates, return of replaced parts on request and Auto Club-mediated repair dispute–arbitration.
Meineke can be reached by calling (805) 617-0889.
The Automobile Club of Southern California, one of the largest members of the AAA federation of motor clubs, has served members since 1900. Today, the Auto Club’s members benefit by the organization’s roadside service, insurance services, travel agency, financial products, automotive services and car buying programs, automotive research, testing and analysis, trip planning services, and transportation policy and traffic safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club’s Web site at www.AAA.com.