With more than 150 years of combined experience, the ASE-certified technicians at Community Automotive Repair have earned the shop a nod for Best Auto Repair in Grand Rapids magazine's 2011 readers' poll. Up to 5 quarts of conventional oil (synthetic available for additional fee) replace dirty predecessors during the oil change, after which techs reposition tires in order to equalize tread wear and remove fitness-crazed hamsters from wheel wells. During the maintenance inspection, specialists scout out potential problems in the car's systems and components and confirm the vehicle’s safety and performance. An attentive hand wash punctuates the service with soap and water massaged against the shell, letting cars cruise out feeling renewed, invigorated, and as clean as a hitchhiker's driving record. Customers are asked to schedule an appointment in advance, and during the service, free shuttles will trek drivers anywhere within a 10-mile radius of the shop.
Allure Limo Service aims to make everyday clients feel like celebrities, ferrying them to and from events in a plush limo bus capable of holding up to 14 people. Inside the roomy ride, passengers can sip BYOB drinks, make use of a wall-mounted TV, or simply laugh maniacally out the windows. Allure's air-conditioned bus suits a variety of special-event needs, such as transportation to proms, bachelorette parties, and birthdays, and the company offers discounts on excursions to its area business partners.
In 1950, a man named Ernest Ellis started a car wash in Grand Rapids. There were no motorized brushes or automated sprays back then; instead, cars would drive through the building as staffers positioned along the route used steam guns, wash tanks, and hand mitts to wipe away dirt and Dewey for President fliers from automotive exteriors. After a name change, a panoply of new locations, and many upgrades to what was often the most cutting-edge wash technology in the country, today's Southland Auto Wash maintains its high-tech approach to cleaning with automated wash tunnels, in-depth detailing, and luxurious extras including its own signature tire protectant. This passion for meticulous care, along with the wash's extensive water-conservation projects, earned the sudsatorium a nod as Grand Rapids Magazine's Best Car Wash for more than 14 years straight.
Trusted by more than 20 local car dealerships, Crystal Clean Auto Detailing revives groggy vehicles from their grime-naps with top-quality products and state-of-the-art techniques. Its experienced wash-and-wax wizards will discard your ride's muck mask with a meticulous exterior cleansing that includes a litany of dirt-hunting maneuvers, from a hand wash with pH-balanced soap to a thorough wheel flossing and hand-dry finish. The wash is augmented by protective measures, such as a high-gloss polymer sealant and water-repellent window treatment. Since vehicles, like blisters and overripe tangerines, often use attractive exteriors to mask their ugly insides, Crystal Clean also tackles interiors. Detailers vacuum, wipe, dust, and condition, scouring and revitalizing every square inch of rolling real estate.
Pennzoil’s rich raceway heritage spans decades, from its first appearance in the early 1930s lubricating the engine of Indy 500 driver Russell Snowberger to its recent use in 2007 Daytona 500–winner Kevin Harvick’s car. Whether on the track in the Sprint Cup Series or in a garage in the suburbs, car owners who lube their rides with Pennzoil motor oil benefit from a more than 100-year lineage that dates back to one of John D. Rockefeller's original companies. The velvety substance contains trademarked Hyper Cleansing Technology and Active Cleansing Agents, which help to purify the engine's components and ward off damage caused by gasoline byproducts such as soot, carbon, varnish, and sulfuric and nitric acid. Pennzoil’s many service stations dot terra firma from the Atlantic to the Pacific and feature friendly technicians who perform oil changes and replace parts gone missing after the neighbor’s metal-detector-club meetings.