Yellow hydraulic lifts hoist cars above Aurora Car Care & RV Center’s shop floor, revealing their undercarriages to mechanics’ discerning eyes, handy tools, and nimble fingers. After repairing all manner of auto maladies, such as off-kilter suspensions and spent tires, techs focus on cars’ appearances with detailing services, such as interior steam cleaning and hand-applied coatings of wax. Aurora Car Care also rents out and repairs RVs and stocks race-engine parts to soup up a hot rod or blender in need of some extra juice.
The Arcade & Attica Railroad began its existence as a handful of incomplete tracks, proceeding in stops and starts through the Allegheny River valley. When the Pennsylvania Railroad Company decided it needed service to Buffalo, it bought up the disparate stretches of rail line and linked them together. The company and its successors hardly imagined it to be one of their more long-lasting endeavors, but the little railroad weathered track washouts and bankruptcies and even made it through the Great Depression without laying off a single employee. In the 1950s, its owners decided to try short, scenic passenger excursions to bolster their flagging freight business, and the tourist line as it exists today was born.
These days, trains launch from historical Arcade Station, which is a small museum of American railroad history. A restored steam engine idles out front, waiting to pull up to 382 passengers through countryside largely unchanged since the 1880s. In addition to stunning views, excursions provide photo opportunities with the locomotive and the chance to enthusiastically wear striped overalls in public.
Auto Collision & Glass's collision centers assist with all things auto amid a buzzing symphony of tools operated by qualified technicians. Car-care professionals repair vehicles after accidents with collision services, working directly with customers and insurance companies to make the process as stress-free as possible. Glass services mend windshields, windows, mirrors, and stained-glass sunroofs. Auto Collision & Glass makes life even easier for auto guardians with its mobile unit as well as additional services, including 24-hour towing and car rental.
Delta Sonic Car Wash renews tarnished transportation with an innovative touchless car-wash system that automatically guides vehicles through a tunnel of high-pressure sprays and overhead buffing cloths. The hands-free wash massages mild lotions into paint jobs, leaving vehicles with sparkling, fingerprint-free finishes that are backed by a five-day guarantee. Detailing technicians do get their hands dirty as they make use of more than 100 hours of training to dote on vehicle interiors and exteriors with products from ValuGard, Aquapel, and Blue Coral. The team wields AOCA certification know-how when injecting engines with oil and devising rustproofing treatments that avoid drilling holes or covering corrosion in zit cream.
The Grand Mac Daddy may look like any other chartered bus as it cruises down the highway, but behind its dark, tinted windows is a full-blown party. Thirty-six passengers can climb aboard this road-tripping bar, outfitted with a club-style sound system, a theater lined with four flat-screen TVs, and plenty of tables to sit and enjoy drinks. The lively party mobile also houses an onboard microwave where revelers can heat up meals or s'mores since campfires are not allowed. For smaller-scale celebrations, MAC Transportation and Tours, LLC deploys a fleet of 20-passenger limo buses and 5-passenger corporate SUVs, which are also outfitted with flat-screen TVs and advanced sound systems.
The company’s courteous chauffeurs also escort clients through wine tours, and shuttle passengers to and from the airport and Buffalo Bills games. Some of MAC Transportation’s vehicles have also transported celebrities, such as Richard Simmons and Jersey Shore’s “The Situation.”
Founders Ben and Jackie Thompson knew exactly what to do with their passion for automobiles and 20 years of retail and service experience: open up a comprehensive car care and motoring facility that focuses on superior customer service. The Grease Lightning brand has since expanded to include franchises under the Castrol Premium Lube Express name, each location servicing autos with a friendly and highly trained staff. They specialize in tire and maintenance service, performing repairs such as rotations, oil changes, and battery replacement with products from reputable brands including Goodyear tires, Interstate batteries, and Castrol, Pennzoil, and Havoline lubricants. In addition to keeping cars as clean and pristine as they day they were plucked from the ground with full detail services, the Grease Lightning staff can even help clients replace a hopelessly soiled vehicle entirely through car and motorcycle sales