While an expert staff leads customers through an inventory of new and pre-owned Hyundais outside, Shawnee Mission Hyundai's service department hones in on parts and appearances. Hyundai-certified technicians wield factory-approved tools as they change oil and filters, replace batteries and brake pads, and tackle other auto maintenance and repairs. The shop also lavishes cars with hand washes and detailing packages that target surface imperfections with clay bars and protect exteriors with paint sealant. Drivers can await their rides in one of two lounges stocked with flat-screen televisions, magazines, free WiFi, and complimentary coffee. A play area keeps children from assessing the Blue Book value on their Matchbox cars.
Scooter World, the incarnation of Philip McCaleb's European-born love of two-wheeled freewheeling, peddles vintage and modern scooters and parts procured in-house from McCaleb's own manufacturing company, the Genuine Scooter Company. The Buddy 150 International barrels down streets at the behest of a 150cc four-stroke air-cooled engine, with automatic transmission and a Stebel air horn ideal for intimidating rival scooter gangs and passing jousters. Choose from models including the Pamplona, the Saint Tropez, and the Italia, which all come accompanied by a two-year warranty and a two-year roadside-assistance guarantee. The sturdy vessels' estimated 90 miles per gallon depends on variables such as road conditions, riders' weights, and tendencies to make revving noises with one's mouth while in line at the drive-thru.
Frank Ancona Honda has been open for over 50 years as a go-to spot for new and pre-owned automobiles. Inside of the showrooms, brand-new Honda sedans and SUVs sparkle with straight-from-the-factory finishes, full of futuristic features and pristine odometers. Meanwhile, all sorts of makes and models, both foreign and domestic, dot the pre-owned lots. And in the service center, technicians perform small- and large-scale repairs, oil changes, and complimentary car washes while customers take advantage of the waiting lounge or private room to get some work done or delete their 'car for sale' classified ad. Those who can't stick around can hop aboard the shuttle for a convenient ride to work.
Founded by a truck enthusiast in 1991, Chux Trux has blossomed into a highly recognized one-stop shop for car, truck, and jeep accessories and services. Trained Chux Trux technicians professionally install enhancers such as bed covers, steps, and chrome accessories, transforming standard vehicles into gleaming road warriors. Customers can browse the cavernous showrooms teeming with an array of custom wheels and tires as well as contractor necessities such as toolboxes, whistle music books, and ladder racks. The Chux Trux staff treats customers like family, special ordering and custom fabricating hard-to-find parts, remembering customers' birthdays, and never letting them live down their sixth-grade talent-show act.
Though the cavalcade of sleek black vehicles at Corporate Coach may attract the most eyeballs, it's the attentive service of the driver at each wheel that leaves the most lasting impressions. After opening doors and showing their passengers aboard, the licensed and insured chauffeurs whisk their charges off to myriad destinations. These include Kansas City International Airport, where they help unload bags, and Senior Prom, where they gather ideas for chauffeur couture. Passengers, meanwhile, get to relax amid the plush interiors of their Lincoln Town Car sedan, stretch Hummer or Cadillac Escalade limousine, or even party bus, seemingly far above the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic.
The trill of an air wrench. The falsetto song of a squeegee against glass. The sounds of a stock-car repair pit drift from JC's Speedy Lube, where crews work to focus that same level of efficiency on vehicles returning to the road. Along with expeditious oil changes, mechanics perform light mechanical work and employ Genisys scanners to diagnose future problems. Visitors wait for their steel steeds to return to them, passing the time in a waiting area with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and steaming cups of Keurig coffee. JC's Speedy Lube also collects an ever-changing stable of used cars, which wow prospective owners with low mileage numbers and past owners who never drove them very far back in time.