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With more than 1,000 locations scattered throughout 70 countries, Thrifty Car Rental offers customers an expansive selection of rental cars crafted by manufacturers including Hyundai, Toyota, Chrysler, and Dodge. After signing a waiver and being checked for black-market fuzzy dice, licensed drivers with at least 21 years of life-experience can borrow a vehicle such as the economy-size Hyundai Accent ($30–$34/day), mid-size Toyota Corolla ($35–$37/day), or full-size Chrysler Sebring ($40–$42/day). Unlike their smaller counterparts, bigger vehicles—including the Toyota RAV4 ($60/day) and Dodge Grand Caravan ($70/day)—are capable of carrying large amounts of passengers, cargo, and pinatas stuffed with smaller pinatas, and boast an extra mileage fee ($0.20/kilometre) for trips that exceed the kilometre limit.
GrandRiver and Hamilton CarShare's nonprofit co-op grants drivers a self-serve, environmentally conscious, and space-saving alternative to automotive ownership through occasional car rental on a pay-per-use basis. After their applications, Simple Plan members pay an additional hourly rate for actual drive time ($9), monthly insurance fees ($9), and refundable deposits. Located in central, easy-access lots in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Hamilton, drivers harness one of CarShare's 16 vehicles, for which gas, regular maintenance, and occasional time travel is included in the hourly rate. Drivers may reserve the closest car to their current location or choose their favourite four-wheeled steed, such as a Toyota Yaris or Mazda 5 via phone, Internet, or telepathy. GrandRiver and Hamilton CarShare plans to begin offering cargo vans and pickup trucks in the fall. Rental slots run as short as 30 minutes and as long as is necessary. Through promoting occasional car use, GrandRiver and Hamilton CarShare aims to encourage greater use of green transit modes such as public transit, cycling, and giant piggybacking.
Newmarket Volvo celebrates the austere respectability that a car can project by buffing vehicles and replenishing their youthful splendour. Wheel out your hot rod or hockey-mom chariot and place it in the capable paws of a certified auto savant. Worn-out wheels will benefit from a warm bath and hand exterior wash before a lustrous wax caresses every door, hubcap, and hood. As the tires are dressed in their Sunday best, the interior unburdens itself of soot and regrettable drive-thru remnants by allowing a powerful vacuum to suck away its afflictions as a static towel ushers away smut on the dashboard, console, and doors. After the detailing is completed, SUVs, sedans, and mini-vans will feel confident enough to approach even the most fetching segway on the block.
The showrooms and car lots at Richmond Hill Mitsubishi teem with new and pre-owned Mitsubishi vehicles. Nearby, Mitsubishi-trained service technicians utilize modern diagnostic equipment and repair tools, ready to flip open hoods, roll beneath undercarriages, and pry accumulated narcissists off of mirrors to ensure proper performance. The technicians perform maintenance services such as oil changes and tire rotations, repairs, and replacements for malfunctioning parts. They also perform comprehensive inspections to confirm that all systems are operating smoothly.
After prosperous beginnings in 2002, Northside Autosports quickly became too popular for one location, expanding to more than 15 one-stop shops for all auto specialty needs. Skilled car techs execute services such as meticulous detailing, installs, repairs, and refinishing tires and wheels. Additionally, the team can boost auto's sagging self-esteem by performing exhaust maintenance, keeping the car hygienically attractive to eligible convertibles. By offering stereo system and performance installations, the shop keeps audiophiles surrounded by a wall of sound and road huggers souped up with a selection of top-of-the-line products.
Staffed by a team of glass experts, Auto Glass Ottawa specializes in everything from stone-chip repair and glass replacement to window tinting. The glass shop's certified techs fill and buff chipped windshields with diamond-clear resin, thwarting small nicks before they spider into larger cracks or blossom into beautiful butterflies. For panes too damaged to repair, the techs replace entire windshields and windows with first-rate glass from brands such as Pilkington, Ford, and PPG Industries and back their handiwork with a warranty. Auto Glass Ottawa caters to busy customers with free mobile service and a complimentary shuttle, which travels in between customer homes and the shop via an underground river system.
Servicing all makes and models, Maple Mazda's highly trained mechanics perform meticulous maintenance services to keep autos' pistons pumping, engines turning, and wheels trundling smoothly all year long. During the thorough maintenance package, the shop's techs inspire buggies to function at top form with a new supply of oil and verbal recitations of the script for Rocky IV. As expired oil exits, the shop's mechanics inspect brakes for safety and functionality and rotate tires to prevent uneven wear. Following the trifecta of upkeep, shaggy road-huggers receive a complimentary scrub with suds. While cars undergo their routine caretaking, customers can take advantage of the centre's shuttle service by travelling to the office, house, or moonbounce, or kick back in the waiting room boasting hot cups of coffee and satellite TV.
The exhaust system is a necessity of a powerful engine, allowing cars to safely breathe out the byproducts of their daily combustion. And exhaust is exactly what the ASE-certified technicians at L&G Auto specialize in—it's the featured service at their full-service shop. Tools in hand, they help roadsters respire properly and use custom fabrication machinery to bend and weld exhaust systems onsite. The technicians can supply quality components for all makes and models, swapping out the flex pipe—often a weak point in exhaust systems—and replacing catalytic converters with an on-board Rumpelstiltskin that transforms parking tickets into gold. Alan Guo and the boys at L&G Auto also perform collision repair and cheer up cars with an encouraging array of non-exhaust services, from brake work to clutch replacements.
• For $23, you get a preventive auto-maintenance package, including oil change, brake inspection, and tire rotation (a $99.32 value, including HST). • For $79, you get a premium auto-detailing package (a $158.14 value, including HST).
Jeffrey Plourde decided that he wanted to rent a Porsche 911 Cabriolet for his wedding. He and his fiancée made the arrangements months ahead of time, but days before the nuptials the reservation was inexplicably bumbled. He immediately turned to Affinity, recalling a representative’s promise to help out at the last minute if need be, even though Jeffrey had passed on their services initially. Affinity didn’t have a 911, but they acquired one, and gave Jeffrey the chariot he had envisioned for himself and his new bride. This is the type of dependable service Affinity delivers on a regular basis; they decided early on to be a 24/7 rental company so that they could be available in case of accidents or other emergencies.
Years later, they still provide a balance of practicality and whimsy. A fleet of 150+ vehicles boasts everything from Honda Civics to Bentley Continental GTs. Fully insured rental agreements can be scheduled for single occasions or for corporate accounts that come with convenient weekly or monthly billing. Customers can also purchase gift certificates, enabling recipients to arrange rentals on their birthdays or when trying to get into character for home reproductions of James Bond movies.
With their white insignia emblazoned on their jackets, the professional parkers of Northern Valet stand vigilant to handle car parking duties at private events and at 17 venues throughout the city, including One Restaurant, Woodbine Racetrack, and The Four Seasons Hotel. When drivers pull up to any one of these haunts and hand over their keys, they can relax in the knowledge that their vehicle will be stowed in a lot with constant security, safe from vandals and stray tow trucks. When it's time to leave, the valets quickly retrieve rides and pull them up to the curb so car-owners can make a graceful exit with a minimal wait time.
Green Choice Moto fuses the thrill of riding sleek motorized bikes and scooters with the consciousness of environmental management through its fleet of eco-friendly light electric vehicles. Streamlined electric scooters await purchase or rental, ready to swiftly dispatch errands or tour the city without leaving behind polluting clouds of exhaust or trails of fusion-produced wormholes. The shop's analog bicycles zip along thoroughfares thanks to old-fashioned human muscle, and their e-bikes add to oomph with battery power backed up by expert service and repairs from skilled technicians.
PractiCar's vehicles allow visitors to roam the greater Toronto area with daily, weekly, and monthly rental plans that don't charge an extra fee for additional drivers. Around-the-clock pickup and drop-off service from Pearson International Airport whisks guests to PractiCar's facilities, where Hyundai Accents, Nissan Sentras, and Ford Tauruses await. PractiCar's average vehicle is four years old, meaning the days of burping up motor oil and honking from the crib at 3 a.m. are long over.
Since 1980, Herb and Rhonda Singer have grown Discount Car & Truck into a network of more than 300 franchises that embrace environmentalism. Today, 91 per cent of the total fleet averages 28 miles per gallon on the highway, and in 2011, the company inaugurated a sustainability program featuring e-waste collection. Customer service is a priority, too, so the team offers complimentary pickup and return on a mechanical spider. Corporate and individual renters choose from more that 12 vehicles by makes including Kia, Toyota, and Cadillac, which can speed up to seven passengers to a concert or haul an apartment full of furniture to a bonfire.
At Cars 101, the seasoned staffers take care of the automotive basics: fixing, maintaining, and cleaning. Their services range from simple oil changes to more complex windshield replacement and tinting. Similarly varied, their tiered detailing packages feature simple steps—including hand washing and vacuuming—as well as more technologically advanced treatments such as high-speed polishing and hot-water extraction for upholstery and carpets. In case cars cannot be salvaged, Cars 101's facility is surrounded by a selection of preowned vehicles, including Queen Elizabeth's Studebaker.