Hertz Rent-a-Car is one of the largest general use rental companies in the world, aiming to provide customer-focused, cost-effective service. Their 90-plus years of experience—a good 20 years before cars had even been invented—gives renters the confident feeling of borrowing a car from a friend without concerns about misplacing said friend's dashboard hula girl. Choose from a wide range of vehicles perfectly suited for a family vacation or simply to give a snazzy new look to grocery store runs. The eco-conscious will appreciate the thoughtful options on display in the green collection, while the ego-conscious may prefer to browse the Prestige Collection's enviable envoy. One-day rentals start at less than $30. No matter what the model, Hertz's convenient pick-up and drop-off services offer peace of mind for weary travelers or clinical car-hoppers (available from Local Edition locations).
According to Wheel Fun Rentals? website, they ?were green before green was popular.? Founder Brian McInerney and his staff back up this claim by pairing renters with recreational modes of transportation that are safe for the environment. Visitors can rent a canopied surrey to navigate the trails near Foster Beach or a mountain bike to traverse Lake Michigan Mountain. Single- and double-kayaks allow one to glide over the water and take in the sweeping skyline to the south.
SLS Worldwide Transportation's plush town cars escort up to three passengers to Midway or O'Hare airports under the guidance of professional and affable chauffeurs. Upon pickup, travelers can cozy into the sleek interiors as their driver safely navigates the roads and delivers them to the airport of their choice with enough time to check in, pass security, and look for hidden messages in the arrivals board. One-way travelers will be promptly picked up from their predetermined location, and round-trip passengers can expect to find their comfortable chariot waiting at the airport upon their plane's arrival. Additionally, a dispatch team monitors all commercial flight times to accommodate early arrivals, delayed flights, or prolonged economic debates with the teller at the currency exchange.
Fast Eddie's Car Wash and Detail Center shine technicians polish automobiles from headlight to taillight. Vehicular hygienists douse cloths with Earth Ready's eco-friendly products and thoroughly massage them over stained interiors, grimy exteriors, and grammatical errors on vanity plates.
For 50 years, Howard Orloff Imports has been a Chicago destination for high-end vehicles. Luxury Jaguars, Land Rovers, and Volvos flaunt their glossy finishes and untapped odometers from the showrooms, beckoning customers to settle into a plush driver’s seat. These new cars boast the latest in technology and aesthetic marvel, but a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles from BMW, Cadillac, Volkswagen, and more is also on display. Howard Orloff Imports also keeps cars running at their service center and body shop, where trained technicians install original manufacturers' parts. For service clients who need a lift, they offer shuttles to the North Side and downtown.