When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with the standard brake service including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
With soaps, waxes, clay bars, and shampoos in tow, S.O.S. Mobile Detailing’s technicians make house calls to cleanse dirty vehicles. They offer five different packages to accommodate all states of filth. Basic wash packages include an exterior wash, scrub, and tire shine, and full details use clay bars, hand waxes, and rim polishes to get cars glowing inside and out. In addition to detailing packages, S.O.S. also offers hard-water spot-removal treatments and engine cleaning.
Wilson's Tire & Automotive relinquishes rides from the stresses of sludge buildup and clogged filter conundrums with meticulously handled premium oil changes. Wilson's experienced, ASE-certified technicians will supplant curmudgeonly oil for up to five quarts of a fresh-faced synthetic blend. Afterward, a discerning mechanic will survey the essential components of your four-wheeler for any problems, top off any depleted fluids, and reward well-behaved cruisers with a lollipop. Amid a clean and family-friendly atmosphere, proud auto owners can wait for their roadsters while surfing the Internet on Wilson's free WiFi or practice harmonizing with their car horn in the quiet waiting room. For car owners with children, Wilson's Tire & Automotive's playroom keeps future adults entertained while pavement-pounders are worked on in the service center.
Eliminating the time wasted in line waiting for a car wash, ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa resuscitates sullied vehicles while they're parked in designated lots, freeing the drivers up to get other things done. ProntoWash's consideration for the customer's time is mirrored by its commitment to the environment–cleaners wash vehicles with less than a pint of water on average, using a Washing Kart which creates a low-pressure spray made from water and no-foam detergent.
Gussying up rides at locations in 15 of the continental states, Tuffy Auto Service Center's technicians perform full-service auto repairs backed by lifetime and nationwide warranties. In addition to keeping cars running smoothly with preventative maintenance services such as oil changes and tire rotations, the staff performs full-service repairs, including overhauling worn-down brakes, noisy mufflers, malfunctioning engines, and ingrown windshield wipers. Other services include alignments for off-kilter wheels, which promote better gas mileage, and tune-ups, which ensure such components as the fuel injectors, ignition system, and spark plugs are in ship-shape.