Dyno-Rod was the brain child of its founder Jim Zockoll who revolutionized drain services in the UK at the beginning of the 1960’s and in doing so created a new industry now worth billions of pounds per year. Additionally Dyno-Rod was the first non fast food franchised business in the UK and also a founder member of the British Franchise Association (BFA).
From its beginnings till now, Dyno-Rod leads the field and remains the nation's favourite Drain Cleaning and Repair Service. Sold in 2004, it now forms part of the Centrica Group of companies and is still the benchmark others seek to achieve.
The Piggy-Back trailer system was unique in that it used a patented wrap around hitch to allow towing from the wheels.
Patented wheel plates were attached to the rear wheels and connected to the towing arm. This was a quick, easy and inexpensive way to rent a trailer. The trailers came in five sizes, fully insured and road worthiness certified.
From the very beginning, Pit.Stop was a success story.
It offered motorists a fast and efficient while you wait fitting service for silencers and exhaust systems, eventually adding shock absorbers and brakes to the mix. Operations extended to Germany and in 1976 Pit.Stop was bought by Tenneco / Walker.