When you're on a tight schedule, the last thing you want to do is spend time trying to find a parking spot. This is especially true when you have a flight to catch, which is why the team members at Park-N-Go Airport Parking make getting to your terminal as easy as possible. They offer both valet and self-service parking in their well-lit lot, with gates open and monitored 24 hours a day so clients know they and their cars are safe at all hours. Once cars are parked, staff helps clients carry their bags to the shuttle, which delivers fliers safely to Dayton International Airport in four minutes. The staff also can complete optional services to keep cars in prime condition while clients are away, such as changing oil, washing exteriors, or fully detailing vehicles. Clients who opt for the valet service even have their car prepared for their arrival, with attendants ensuring their ride is free of morning breath and the perfect temperature for the ride home.
The well-trained mechanics at Dick Masheter Ford’s Quick Lane Discount Tire and Auto Center have been cosseting cars with expert service for more than 30 years. During an oil change, technicians decant up to five quarts of synthetic-blend Motorcraft oil into thirsty engines to protect moving parts against oxidization and relieve pistons' laryngitis. After mechanics rotate the vehicle’s tires to ensure even wear and tear, a 31-point inspection checks brakes, tests batteries, and sends fan belts down a runway to verify they're still in style. The procedure, which can take an hour or more, helps autos continue to run smoothly, like a jogger dipped in butter.
The automotive club AAA serves more than 52 million members nationwide. Although membership offers myriad benefits, AAAers benefit most from the peace of mind provided by the comprehensive roadside assistance program. On-site mechanical services are available almost anywhere in the United States for common car troubles such as flat tires, dead or murdered batteries, and creamed-corn-related engine troubles. Benefit highlights include free installation of spare tires, free battery boosts, free towing, and free fuel delivery (pay pump price for fuel). Classic members are also entitled to coverage for up to $50 in locksmith services and up to $500 for auto theft.
Recreational vehicles designed for conquering the land and sea cover the 6.8-acre lot at Alum Creek RV and Marine, a family-owned outfit in business since 1972. From Gulf Stream RVs and Propel scooters to Godfrey pontoons and fishing boats, all can be bought, rented, repaired, or converted into a makeshift Mars rover by the helpful staff.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Centers’ mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Scott Lininger helms the business his father started more than 50 years ago, carrying on a reputation for prompt, thorough service that won Shamrock Overhead Door back-to-back Super Service Awards from Angie's List in 2010 and 2011. Technicians tap into their experience with product lines such as LiftMaster to install, replace, and maintain garage doors for homes and businesses. Since most people work or run errands for the president during the day, Lininger's crew dispatches on evening and weekend appointments to accommodate customers' busy schedules.