Auto-Lab of Avon’s ASE-certified technicians demonstrate confidence in their services by including a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty with every repair. As part of a decades-old franchise with locations in five states, they have access to the latest computerized diagnostic equipment, allowing them to identify problems early and accurately and giving them a powerful lobbying ally for when smartphones are elected to Congress. However, Auto-Lab of Avon’s goal is to avoid the need for repairs in the first place through meticulous regular maintenance and inspections. To this end, their auto-care clubs provide customers with free or discounted maintenance services, such as oil changes, tire rotations, and tire repair, as well as discounts on parts and labor.
Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.
Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs—which include classes, personal training, and competition training—encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.
Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.
O'Brien Auto Center belongs to the service wing of the O'Brien family's well-established car-dealership enterprise, which started in 1933. Helping uphold the family's history of automotive expertise are the center's certified technicians, who handle an array of maintenance duties, including changing oil, rotating tires, and flushing transmissions. Moreover, they can realign wheels and remake the melted snowmen that keep all vehicles' air-conditioning units cold.
The GM-factory-certified technicians at Bill Estes Chevrolet spruce up all makes and models. Amid the hum of hydraulic lifts and electric wrenches, skilled mechanics perform all manner of maintenance tasks, from brake checks to flashy upgrades like headrest TVs and invisibility wax. Car owners can take advantage of local-shuttle services or chill out in a lounge area with WiFi, computers, and snacks.
The Butler Auto Group comprises dealerships and certified service centers for Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Scion, and Kia cars. The network also includes a certified collision and bodywork center for Toyota and Scion vehicles that’s staffed by a team of technicians adept at rejuvenating cars to pre-accident condition.
Distinct Auto Care's technicians enable drivers to fire up their engines from the warm indoors via Avital remote starter systems. During the three-hour installation service, the apparatus experts equip cars with the Avital 4113, a remote starter that spurs engines to action from up to 1,500 feet away, controls the car locks, and has a limited lifetime warranty against attaining sentience. Two tiny one-button keypads give drivers the wizardry needed to elude cold climates by activating their car engines from the indoors, letting a few minutes pass, and then slinking into a toasty, ready-to-ride car. Customers can upgrade to units with keyless entry, trunk release, smartphone compatibility, or a security alarm.