Centerville Car Wash & Café's team of wash doctors turn muddy autos into sparkling chariots of cleanliness as customers lounge in comfort. The Works car wash cleanses auto exteriors and paints them with a clear-coat sealant to prevent damage. Rain-X is applied to glass surfaces to repel the charm of water droplets, Wheel Brite treats tires to a relaxing facial, and the car's underbody receives a rust-inhibitor bath.
Driving through a hailstorm, bumping your door against a parking meter, insulting a woodpecker—there are countless ways for vehicles to accumulate dings and dents. Under the leadership of founder John Highley, Dent Magic's expert team uses a paintless dent-repair system to remove such marks without the use of paint or fillers and backs their work with a written lifetime guarantee. They tackle door dings within 30 minutes and hail damage within one to two days on all makes and models, such as Toyota, Subaru, and Mercedes Benz. John trains students in those same paintless dent-repair techniques, so no one will ever have to resort to denting the rest of the car until it looks even.
Yankee Car Wash & Detailing’s service menu spans everything from quick express washes to advanced detailings. The express washes take care of surface dirt for motorists short on time, whereas ultimate washes include applications of triple clear coat protectant and double-bond teflon paint protectant, as well as a tire shine to give the car a like-new gloss. Interior and exterior detailings target advanced blemishes with in-depth treatments and equipment, and steam cleaners, high-speed buffers, and machine polishes remove stains with power and precision. Yankee Car Wash also offers add-ons such as Rain-X treatments, carpet shampooing, and hand-washes for custom vehicles.
In 1987, the Dayton Daily News briefly outlined the life of Charles L. Marshall, the then 86-year-old president and owner of Grismer Tire. Though the article appeared a quarter of a century ago, it still captured 55 years worth of history at Grismer, from its purchase during “the dark days” of the Great Depression—thanks to Marshall’s winning personality and a banker’s $13,000 loan—to its transformation into one of the most successful auto centers in Ohio.
Today, at each of its 22 locations scattered across Southern Ohio, ASE-certified technicians continue to dispense the top-notch service that made the garage famous. They drain and replenish oil, align wheels, and fix busted transmissions and cooling systems. Equipped with nine brands of tires, including Michelin, Bridgestone, and BF Goodrich, the team outfits rides of all makes and models with brand-new rollers, allowing them to zip down highways or blend in at parades with ease.
When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart’s business model hinged on a single service: their innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
Trained technicians at QuikStop Oilube's 13 tristate locations complete automotive services from speedy lubes to tire rotations with an ethos of friendliness and dedication established in 1987. Products keep engines smoothly churning and piston cylinders from attracting feral whack-a-moles. Each location offers full Saturday hours with select centers open on Sundays to ensure convenient service for any schedule. While-you-wait service rests on a trademark 10-minute oil change, complete with a fresh filter and a high-octane lollipop for well-behaved cars.