Just like at family gatherings, diners gather at long, rectangular tables and wait for their hosts to serve dinner. Unlike family gatherings, however, a flame suddenly bursts forth from the table’s built-in grill, where standing cooks sauté seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetables. Such is the scene at Chef Honda Restaurant, where a row of these hibachi tables fill a dining room accented with earth tones. In addition to traditional grilled entrees, the cooks prepare specials such as spicy-tuna carpaccio and seared maki rolls.
The experienced Automotive Service Excellence–certified mechanics at Dennis Automotive relinquish vehicles from conundrums caused by moistureless motors inside state-of-the-art facilities. Each oil change and chassis lube ($35) swaps old colanders for new filters before topping off tanks with up to 5 quarts of motor oil to keep pistons pumping smoothly. The tire rotation ($19.99) keeps treads from fading in the face of friction by rotating each tire's placement on the car, like a progressive game of musical chairs where everybody wins. While waiting on their repaired roadsters, proud auto owners can relax in either location's comfortable waiting area, replete with televisions, complimentary coffee, Internet access, and clowns who make balloon hats for adults.
Buckeye Detail and Power Washing brings an advanced mobile detail unit, equipped with a power washer, generator, and all the tools necessary to make your car shine brighter than lighthouse commandeered by a caffeinated child, straight to your driveway, workplace, or the town's biggest parking lot. Then these cleaning pros get to work washing, buffing, vacuuming, conditioning leather, and more while they perform services that range from $100 for an exterior or interior detail for smaller cars to the $225 ultra detail for large SUV's, which is one detail shy of converting your truck into a Transformer.
Toyota Direct is a new and used Toyota dealership that features a complete service and parts center. Explore the showrooms and the pre-owned lots, and you'll see new and like-new cars boasting glossy factory finishes, and untapped odometers. In the service center, trained technicians conduct repairs, oil changes, and factory maintenance. They also stock tires and a wide assortment of parts that can be used as replacements during repairs about internal combustion. Toyota Direct's facility also features comfortable lounges with flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi, and free coffee.
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.
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.