Auto Select's ASE Certified technicians keep cars safe. During a standard oil change, Auto Select's experienced car whisperers replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal combustion world. Assuring the road-hugger hugs the road straight and true, the team then completes the car care package with a tire rotation service, battery check, and brake inspection.
The ASE-certified technicians at GB Auto Center work on both foreign and domestic vehicles, performing everything from oil changes to complete engine and transmission repair. Every service includes a 21-point inspection, allowing them to check for anything that might need repair. The technicians can also run computer diagnostics to find the source of funny engine sounds or red, itchy headlights. During services, customers can wait in a lobby with a flat-screen television and complimentary coffee, or stroll through GB Auto Center's used-car lot.
For more than 35 years, Village Lanes has hosted neighborhood bowling-league playoffs, birthday parties, and weekday bowling trips. Whether visitors are barely capable of keeping balls out of the gutter or able to clean rain gutters with a well-aimed bowl, they find their niche at this family-run alley. USBC Silver-certified coach Jerry Polarek encourages his students to achieve their best during weekend and after-school youth leagues, and birthday and corporate parties of all sizes share pizza and celebratory high-fives lane side. After knocking self-satisfied smirks off the faces of taunting pins, of-age guests can share celebratory sips of beer and cocktails at the comfortable lounge or chow down on pizza and buffalo wings at the snack bar.
The hum of a smoothly running engine, the whisper of newly tinted windows rolling up, and the swish of industrious windshield wipers. The ASE-certified technicians at Specialty Auto Sales & Service create this symphony of sounds as they repair and replace vehicular components ranging from troubled engines to phlegmy exhaust pipes. They can also trick out autos with custom work such as tinted windows or high-intensity discharge headlights. In addition to repairs, installations, and basic maintenance services, the center matches drivers with used cars. Its shifting inventory ranges from Fords and Pontiacs to Chevrolets and Saturns, originally developed to zoom around the planet’s racetrack of rings.
Dorsch Ford Lincoln Kia has been a certified dealership for more than 40 years. You wouldn't know it from the showrooms though, which feature brand new vehicles boasting glossy finishes and odometers as blank as a mime's voice mail message. The dealership also features a large inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles, plus a service department staffed by technicians who do everything from oil changes to large-scale repairs. The service department lounge offers couches, free Wi-Fi, and snacks for motorists to enjoy while their cars are being serviced, while those who need to return to the office can hop on the shuttle, which runs 10 times a day.
Gotham Dream Cars lets drivers grip the throttle of exotic speed machines such as the Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Bentley Continental GT for personal rental or specialized thrill experiences. During the Dream Car Sprint, auto enthusiasts slip into a Ferrari or Lamborghini on a closed course and whip their more than 500-horsepower drive three times around the autocross track, learning how to tame their power with the aid of an instructor before coming out of the third lap on a straightaway to open the engine up to its full potential. Drivers conduct an orchestra of firing pistons and camshafts for three laps before crossing the finish line and parking to the pianissimo of the softly purring V8 engine. Gotham Dream Cars snaps pictures of the sprint, so drivers are sent home with hands they will never wash and a CD of images to parade before jealous coworkers and humbled shopping carts.