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.
The well-trained mechanics at Dick Masheter Ford’s Quick Lane Discount Tire and Auto Center have been cosseting cars with expert service for more than 30 years. During an oil change, technicians decant up to five quarts of synthetic-blend Motorcraft oil into thirsty engines to protect moving parts against oxidization and relieve pistons' laryngitis. After mechanics rotate the vehicle’s tires to ensure even wear and tear, a 31-point inspection checks brakes, tests batteries, and sends fan belts down a runway to verify they're still in style. The procedure, which can take an hour or more, helps autos continue to run smoothly, like a jogger dipped in butter.
In 1987, the Dayton Daily News briefly outlined the life of Charles L. Marshall, the then 86-year-old president and owner of Grismer Tire. Though the article appeared a quarter of a century ago, it still captured 55 years worth of history at Grismer, from its purchase during ?the dark days? of the Great Depression?thanks to Marshall?s winning personality and a banker?s $13,000 loan?to its transformation into one of the most successful auto centers in Ohio.
Today, at each of its 22 locations scattered across Southern Ohio, ASE-certified technicians continue to dispense the top-notch service that made the garage famous. They drain and replenish oil, align wheels, and fix busted transmissions and cooling systems. Equipped with nine brands of tires, including Michelin, Bridgestone, and BF Goodrich, the team outfits rides of all makes and models with brand-new rollers, allowing them to zip down highways or blend in at parades with ease.
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.
The community-oriented car wash sends cars through its automated tunnels, each fully equipped with eco-conscious equipment that uses less than 30 gallons of natural gas-heated water per wash. The water is then reclaimed on-site and filtered free of contaminants and leprechauns found clinging to wheel wells.
BFGoodrich, Goodyear, and Dunlop are just a few of the name-brand tires that B & B Goodyear Carcare Center carries. B & B also staffs the ASE-certified technicians necessary to install and service them. At this tire and repair facility, the staff tends to cars from the inside out. In addition to installing, balancing, and repairing tires, they also service engines, brakes, and batteries to ensure that no car ends up making an early retirement and playing golf with rusted junkyard frames. B & B can also help your car look as good as it drives; it offers extensive detailing services with scrubbing, extracting, and shampooing to give every car a show-room shine.