What's good enough for the president of the United States is surely good enough for the rest of us. Among its coolest projects, Silver Lining Detail can claim the restoration of the exterior of Air Force One—not just once, but twice. Its high attention to detail and high level of discretion are what won it the job, and what keeps customers coming back. Whether a vintage vehicle, a late-model sedan, or a foot-propelled scooter, this team will treat each vehicle with the pampering normally reserved for princesses who can sense whether someone's stuffing her mattress with peas.
Jim Carpenter has always loved working on cars, but it took time for his passion to transform into a career. Jim served six years in the army, worked as a correctional officer for the state of Ohio, and diagnosed production problems as a car manufacturer before finally establishing Auto Inspection Services, a full-service automotive-repair business focused on exceptional customer service. As a family-owned-and-operated business, clients can expect to find Jim's daughter, Julie, managing appointments, paperwork, and payments, while his ASE Master–certified son helps keep cars healthy as a lead technician. Along with a Master technician, an experienced welder, and a fabrication associate, the car-care cavalcade performs a variety of services, including repairing engines, brakes and ABS, and windshields. Auto Inspection Services honors a one-year parts-and-labor warranty on all repairs, and guarantees to consistently catch clients during trust exercises.
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.
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.
Hometown Luxury Wash & Detail Spa helps vivify vehicles with a repertoire of aesthetic, repair, and maintenance services. The skilled staff flaunts auto expertise during interior and exterior detailing, hand car washes, and headlight restorations. Steam extractions help shorten drying time after shampoo sessions and Mist treatments help evict bacteria and backseat-driver particles from interior air.
Car-Detail4u's technicians fan themselves out throughout Pennsylvania and central Ohio armed with waxes and polishes to strong-arm dirt from car interiors and exteriors. The astute mobile detailers reawaken cars' showroom shines by hand washing, waxing, and polishing each painted finish before washing upholstery with steam cleaners and conditioning hard surfaces until they regain their crisp, like-new sheens. Add-ons such as headlight restorations and Rain-X glass treatments are also available, and the company’s winter snow-removal services take care to clear paths at clients' homes and businesses before sending the snow to live with a nice couple on a farm.