Dandy's Auto Services comprises ASE-certified master mechanics who not only repair cars but prevent them from developing problems. To that end, they offer preventative maintenance services using modern diagnostic equipment, and they also emphasize customer education so drivers understand what they can do to extend their vehicle's lifespan, beyond feeding it daily vitamins.
Still, they're equally adept at repairs, and should customers experience trouble with the brakes, transmission, or electrical systems, the technicians will repair and replace busted components with high-quality parts. Dandy's welcomes most makes and models, including domestic and foreign vehicles.
The technicians at Columbus Car Care enlist top-notch diagnostic technology to not only repair autos, but also keep customers in the know every step of the way. They tackle any and every job, from swapping out sullied oils with fresh fluids to replacing a car’s engine, transmission, and broken heart. During every service, the team offers customers a good look at their work via snapshots and a Virtual Vehicle MD, and gives all vehicles that roll through the garage a thorough 79-point inspection.
Most Popular Service: Full interior and exterior detail
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Meguiar's, Mother's, Solution Finish, Folex, Lexol, Sprayway
Pro Tip: Ask about our pick-up and drop-off services. Additional charges may apply.
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.
Armed with their in-house line of cleaning products, Downey Company Protec's detailing technicians clean vehicles during in-shop and mobile detailing services. They fend off grime with hand washes and waxes, or execute the shop's signature treatments to fortify vehicles against hindrances including UV rays, corrosion, or carpet stains shaped like a disparaging driver's-ed instructor. While waiting for services, customers can nab bottles of Protec's products—car-wash concentrate, exterior gloss preserver, or spot remover—for at-home auto pampering.