Meineke Car Care Centers, also referred as mine-a key in short form, is a repair chain franchise for vehicles. Sam Meineke first opened a warehouse distribution in 1971 known as "Meineke Mufflers Shop". After 1972, the company has been a subsidiary of Part Industry Corp and was also a part of a British-owned multifaceted group supplying agricultural and automotive systems and other components. Primarily, the concept had been to provide quality services at discounted rates. Then the company expanded and began offering related products, oil and lube services, brake services, Catalytic converters, strut and shock services. Since 1993, George Foreman continued to be the spokesperson of the company since 1993.