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RepairOne(R) to Acquire Meineke Car Care Center in South Daytona

PORT ORANGE, Fla., Dec. 7, 2004 -- RepairOne(R) Automotive Concepts LLC announced today the creation of a purchase agreement to acquire the Meineke Car Care Center in South Daytona within the month. Once renovated, the Meineke building will serve as the second RepairOne(R) auto repair/service center in central Florida.

"We believe the South Daytona market will be experiencing rapid growth and redevelopment, just as we've seen in other parts of Volusia County," said Justin Tjarks, operating partner of RepairOne(R). "The proximity of the new location to our first store will give us an even greater ability to serve our customers."

The new RepairOne(R) Service Center will be located at 2325 S. Ridgewood Avenue in South Daytona, just minutes from the company's original location at 501 Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange. Conversion of the Meineke building will begin in mid-December with an anticipated opening by January 3, 2005.

"We're delighted to be expanding our already excellent management team and staff," said Todd Hayes, founding partner of RepairOne(R). "We look forward to serving the residents of South Daytona."

Since opening in October 2002, RepairOne(R) has been providing complete automotive repair and service as noted in their award-winning advertising campaign, "Car Trouble? RepairOne(R) We Fix Everything." RepairOne(R) provides extended store hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, free round-trip customer shuttles, emergency roadside rescue, nationwide warranty, and friendly, professional store associates. All mechanics are certified and most are ASE Certified Master Technicians.

RepairOne(R) is a privately held company based in Daytona Beach, FL, formed to create and grant the Master Franchise Rights and Area Development Rights of automotive repair and service center stores franchised under the "RepairOne(R)" name. The RepairOne(R) operation is an established retailer in Florida and Texas markets with locations in densely populated, suburban areas that provide easy access for customers. For more information, log onto