More than 100 years
More than 100 years have elapsed since the first gasoline filling station opened in this country. Those folks who were beginning to drive in in 1970s in Texas can remember your daddy's service station -- where attendants not only filled the car's gas tank but also...Read More
More than 100 years have elapsed since the first gasoline filling station opened in this country. Those folks who were beginning to drive in in 1970s in Texas can remember your daddy's service station -- where attendants not only filled the car's gas tank but also washed the windows all the way around, cleaned the mirrors, checked the oil, and made sure tires were properly inflated. That was long before self-service gas stations were introduced, remote access pumps were installed and pay-at-the-pump transactions became possible. Today more than 98 percent of all gasoline sold in the United States is self-service.
Now meet Rick White, general manager of Meyerland Service Station, 5265 Beechnut. Mr. White owns one of the 2 percent of America's true full-service stations and a throw-back to the days when service stations actually provided one-stop care, maintenance and repair for vehicles of every description. Rick said his interest in automobiles dates back some 50 years when, as a youngster he became attracted to cars. "Like most kids, I liked fast cars," he said, "and my passion for repairing and maintaining cars in top running condition and keeping up with new technology has continued."
Customers of his Meyerland Auto Shop are true fans, and their word-of-mouth raves and referrals have built Rick's large, loyal list of regulars since he opened his own business one Monday in September 2005. The following Friday, Hurricane Rita struck. Rick was able to meet lots of his neighbors then, as his station was one of the very few places in Houston that remained open before the storm was scheduled to affect Houston. Many of the folks who benefited from his hands on service in hours before it became apparent that Rita would largely leave Houston unscathed, remain loyal customers today.
For Houston Auto repair it is clear that if you want to deal with someone you can trust then you need to deal with Rick and his team at Meyerland Conoco
Ingredients of success
Rick believes the most important ingredient in the success of this Meyerland Service Station, is SERVICE. Most of the station’s employees have been with Rick for over 10 years. If you are looking for Bellaire Auto Repair look no further...Read More
Rick believes the most important ingredient in the success of Meyerland Service Station, is SERVICE. Most of the station’s employees have been with Rick for over 10 years. Moe, Meyerland Service Station’s Service Manager is the face of the repair side. Moe is passionate about insuring that each customer has a satisfactory experience. Robert, a Lead Technician, has worked alongside Rick for nearly 20 years, since before the debut of Meyerland Service Station. Denise, who is instrumental to the used car sales side of the business, is a longtime friend and has been working with the dealership operation since 2008. Their longevity together has given rise to a running joke at the shop about how many of customers assume Rick and Denise are married! Malik, who manages the convenience store and customer credit operations, has worked with Rick since 2001. Rick’s daughter, Megan, is president of dealership operations and juggles her office duties with school, while truly making this Meyerland auto shop a family business.
The newest service being offered by this unique, full-service gas station -- where everybody knows your name -- is Nitro-Fill, a service that replaces the air in your tires with 98-99% pure nitrogen. The benefits are many for your safety and convenience. No longer will that pesky low tire light come on every time the temperature changes. No more having to stop and inflate the tires every month or two. Your vehicle will get better fuel mileage, it will handle and drive better, the tires will last longer and run cooler, and your expensive alloy wheels will no longer be attacked by corrosion from the inside by water and oxygen! "Nitrogen is the same thing used to keep aircraft tires inflated," Mr. White says. " "Nitro-Fill -- nitrogen tire inflation -- takes about 10 minutes. After that, tires won't leak, filling them with nitrogen saves wear and tear and nitrogen-filled tires improves handling of the vehicle. With this service, you fill'em and forget 'em. "Nitro-Fill” also comes with a package that includes 24-hour towing, battery service and a $200 tire replacement policy.
Whether you just need your tires filled, or need some other form of Houston Auto Repair, call us.
Our staff is family
This new service is just another reason for Meyerland Service Station's customer loyalty and repeat business. "Our staff is family here, so we know our customers," Rick said with pride. Why would you deal with any other Bellaire Auto Shop?...Read More
This new service is just another reason for Meyerland Service Station's customer loyalty and repeat business. "Our staff is family here, so we know our customers," Rick said with pride. "We offer a high level of service and our crew is highly competent, which creates a high level of trust and our customers know we're fair...plus, we've become a neighborhood fixture." Rick is as proud of the family atmosphere his service station has developed as he is of its reputation for complete automobile repair services. "We can fix anything that breaks on an automobile, from check engine lights(using factory scan tools) to electrical systems, brakes, tires and wheel alignments with state of the art Hunter Equipment, transmission work, body repair and paint, interior work...if it's part of your car, we can fix it," he explained. And when you get ready for a new car, the dealership on site will buy your old one or even help you get your next one. Meyerland Service Station also provides road service and towing. "We're just one phone call away," he said, "and we also have loaner cars for our customers."
The veteran mechanic said the biggest mistake owners make in auto maintenance is not doing regularly scheduled maintenance until something breaks. Then it's too late. "As part of our effort to provide complete Houston Auto Repair to our customers, we track maintenance for you and send reminders when maintenance comes due -- alignments, oil change, tire rotation," Rick continued. "The advantage of coming to us for a fill-up or an oil change is your car doesn't get neglected, and this also helps avoid breakdowns. Every one of our services comes with a complimentary multi-point inspection of your vehicle."
He said the hardest part of running this Meyerland Auto Shop is staying on top of all the changes automobile manufacturers make every year. "We go to continuing education classes to learn how to work with the technology on new cars," he said. "It's changing so rapidly, so we make it our priority to be on top of our skills."
More than 90 percent of the station's business is from repeat customers. "The only time we want to lose a customer is when they move or when they pass away," Rick said, "and at the end of the day, I get a really good feeling that we've helped people...that we've been of service to others...that we're going a good job, and our customers know we're here to help them get through any problems they have with their vehicles."
To learn more about Nitro-Fill for your tires, automotive repair, maintenance and other services, call Meyerland Service Station at 713-664-7298, go by 5265 Beechnut or email White at email@example.com.
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