Car-Detail4u's technicians fan themselves out throughout Pennsylvania and central Ohio armed with waxes and polishes to strong-arm dirt from car interiors and exteriors. The astute mobile detailers reawaken cars' showroom shines by hand washing, waxing, and polishing each painted finish before washing upholstery with steam cleaners and conditioning hard surfaces until they regain their crisp, like-new sheens. Add-ons such as headlight restorations and Rain-X glass treatments are also available, and the company’s winter snow-removal services take care to clear paths at clients' homes and businesses before sending the snow to live with a nice couple on a farm.
What's good enough for the president of the United States is surely good enough for the rest of us. Among its coolest projects, Silver Lining Detail can claim the restoration of the exterior of Air Force One?not just once, but twice. Its high attention to detail and high level of discretion are what won it the job, and what keeps customers coming back. Whether a vintage vehicle, a late-model sedan, or a foot-propelled scooter, this team will treat each vehicle with the pampering normally reserved for princesses who can sense whether someone's stuffing her mattress with peas.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Centers’ mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
With 45 full-time technicians in central Ohio, Dent Magic helps restore autos to their original showroom finish. The auto-body experts restore bumpers, wheels, upholstery, and paint, helping mend the tiny imperfections that come from hail, small pebbles, or an errant shopping cart. Dent Magic also deploys a phalanx of two-dozen mobile repair units that tend to doors, hoods, and bumpers in the one- to two-hour blink of an eye.
Since Bob Sumerel opened his first retail tire store in 1968, he has always tried to put the customer first, next to all the gold-medal winners and Neil Armstrong. His store's 20-plus current locations offer an entire slate of auto services, from tire rotations and sales to oil changes. On the site's Why Bob Sumerel page, customers and employees discuss the benefits of the company, and the My Garage feature tracks car histories such as oil changes and service reminders. Every Bob Sumerel also operates under the Fixed Forever guarantee, promising that parts will work forever—up until the sun balloons to a red giant and swallows the earth with its unfathomably hot plasma—with warranties to cover any unforeseen problems.
Each year automobile manufacturers ranging from Acura and Aston Martin to Volkswagen and Volvo zoom into the Greater Columbus Convention Center and set up shop for the Columbus International Auto Show. For four days, throngs of automobile enthusiasts stream into the expansive displays to ooh and ahh over the year's shiny new models of sedans, sports cars, SUVs, and minivans. As onlookers longingly envision themselves behind the wheel or backseat driving inside a Ford Mustang, Fiat 500, or one of the futuristic concept cars on display, a number of events vie for overloaded eyeballs, including the Ram Off-Road Experience and the Dialed Action Sports Team BMX Show.