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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.

7005 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria,
KY
US

Trained technicians at QuikStop Oilube's 13 tristate locations complete automotive services from speedy lubes to tire rotations with an ethos of friendliness and dedication established in 1987. Products keep engines smoothly churning and piston cylinders from attracting feral whack-a-moles. Each location offers full Saturday hours with select centers open on Sundays to ensure convenient service for any schedule. While-you-wait service rests on a trademark 10-minute oil change, complete with a fresh filter and a high-octane lollipop for well-behaved cars.

6903 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria,
KY
US

Sporty's Academy equips fledgling aviators with the knowledge and skills necessary for exploring the wild blue yonder through FAA-approved Part 141 flight-instruction courses. The flight-experience package gifts students with an introduction to personal aviation, a preface to aircraft and piloting opportunities, as well as an introduction to the general aviation community and the ghosts of the Wright brothers.

2001 Sportys Dr
Batavia,
OH
US

Signature service: Auto glass repair and replacement

Established: 2014

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less

Brands Used: All windshields are available, including OEM

Pro Tip: Call in the morning for same-day service.

Q&A with Trevor Campbell, CEO

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.

One client was about to go on a two-day trip when his windshield cracked, and he needed a new one right away. We replaced the windshield within 120 minutes of the call, and the client was on his way.

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

We believe in doing everything possible to make sure that our customers receive their repairs at the time and location that is most convenient for them.

Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?

We are GlasWeld Tools certified for repairs, and all our replacement technicians have multiple years of experience replacing windshields.

8595 Beechmont Avenue, Suite 204
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Mike’s Express Car Wash’s trusty team has been cleaning muddy motor vehicles since 1948 with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment, specially formulated shampoos, soft cloth scrubs, and touchless hot-air dryers. Get The Works and soiled sedans will be lovingly scrubbed during a high-quality express wash, brushlessly brushed with heated water and eight different signature soaps. An application of Mike’s clear coat shields hunched hatchbacks from the elements, rotten tomatoes, and good-natured ribbing. Wheels roll away polished to perfection, while sparkling clean underbellies are wrapped in a soothing rust-inhibiting cocoon to survive winter’s storms of snow and salt.

4898 Fields Ertel Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Josh Brown, the owner of J.I.T. Superior Detailing, has been detailing cars since he was 16 years old. In that time, he's devised his own checklist of preferred products and techniques. So when it comes to transforming your vehicle, Josh and his team have the situation under control?even if the "situation" involves a semi truck, boat, or vintage starfighter.

Included in J.I.T.'s numerous detailing packages are treatments such as hot water extraction for the carpeting and machine buffing for the exterior paint. The techs even offer add-ons such as headlight restoration and Scotchgard protection. Josh personally inspects every vehicle upon completion to ensure that every inch has been thoroughly cleaned and polished.

8167 Regal Lane
Cincinnati,
OH
US