Since 1980, Herb and Rhonda Singer have grown Discount Car & Truck into a network of more than 300 franchises that embrace environmentalism. Today, 91 per cent of the total fleet averages 28 miles per gallon on the highway, and in 2011, the company inaugurated a sustainability program featuring e-waste collection. Customer service is a priority, too, so the team offers complimentary pickup and return on a mechanical spider. Corporate and individual renters choose from more that 12 vehicles by makes including Kia, Toyota, and Cadillac, which can speed up to seven passengers to a concert or haul an apartment full of furniture to a bonfire.
Calling on more than 25 years of experience, the Wild Car Audio team soups up rides with top-name accessories by the likes of Kenwood, Viper, and Kicker. The crew can custom-create sound systems by installing CD, iPod-ready, or satellite-radio systems enhanced by new speakers or booming subwoofers. Navigation tools guide drivers to new destinations while minimizing the chance of directional hiccups, and security systems deter would-be car thieves with whooping sirens and deter crows with a spooky man made of straw. Beyond gadgets, Wild Car’s techs also sheath windows in glossy tints and remove the old films they once installed free of charge.
Most of the automotive maintenance services at Pro Oil Change begin with the pop of a hood. The dull sound reverberates around the engine, where trained and certified technicians inspect air filters, replace batteries, refill fluid levels, and inject Valvoline motor oil. Outside the automotive nucleus, they extend their restorative touch toward burned-out headlights and waved-out windshield-wiper blades. All of this unfolds inside their welcoming facility that accepts all vehicle makes and models and features a waiting room with TVs and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.
Tawab Ikram and his crew at Lake Street Auto Service Center & Oil Change bring autos to shipshape with inspections, oil changes, tune-ups, repairs and replacements. With five types of tire services, the mechanics prep both foreign and domestic cars for seasonal changes.