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.
The ASE-certified mechanics at AAA Car Care Plus revive winter-worn wagons with an array of preventative-care services, available for most domestic makes and models. The spring fuel-efficiency checkup, which lasts 90 minutes or less, begins with a lube and oil change, including a new oil filter and up to five quarts of conventional motor oil (a $21.64 value; synthetic oils are available for an additional fee). Next, motor maestros conduct a 39-point visual inspection (a $22.67 value), followed by an electronic battery starting and charging test (a $44.39 value). An auto doctor will diagnose brake-pad health via visual brake inspection (a $44.39 value), and administer a tire rotation to ensure safe tire pressure, tread depth, and sense of equlibrioception (an $18 value).
If customers come into the shop at Five Star LLC Mobile Auto Detailing, they won't have to wait around while the detailers scrub their cars' interior, remove bugs and tar, and steam clean the trunk. That's because the shop offers pickup and drop-off services for clients who need to go home or go to work. Convenient as that sounds, there's actually an easier way to enlist the detailers help: schedule a mobile detail, during which the technicians will work their magic at the customer's workplace, driveway, or private shrine to John Candy, "Candyland."
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.
Armed with their in-house line of cleaning products, Pro-Tec's detailing technicians clean vehicles during in-shop and mobile detailing services. They fend off grime with hand washes and waxes, or execute the shop's signature treatments to fortify vehicles against hindrances including UV rays, corrosion, or carpet stains shaped like a disparaging driver's-ed instructor. While waiting for services, customers can nab bottles of Pro-Tec's products—car-wash concentrate, exterior gloss preserver, or spot remover—for at-home auto pampering.:m]]
For more than 40 years, Fast-N-Clean Car Wash has helped spruce up disheveled vehicles of all makes, models, and years with a full spectrum of car-wash and detailing services. Skilled technicians man the two full-service locations, where they tackle automotive blemishes with an arsenal of powerful cleansers, polishes, and waxes from brands such as Blue Coral and Black Magic. With their seasoned eyes, they target all types of muck and grime as they enhance the sheen of windows, underbodies, dashboards, and Venus de Milo hood ornaments. They perform many services—including waxing and towel drying—by hand, working to fulfill Fast-N-Clean Car Wash's devotion to complete customer satisfaction.