At Gary Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep, a fleet of new and preowned vehicles awaits purchase in the showroom while busted cars, trucks, and SUVs of all types find healing in the service department. Master-certified Chrysler technicians fix whatever’s broken, confident in their training in diagnostic and repair techniques and the Chrysler company secret handshake. As mechanics protect pistons with infusions of new oil or overhaul engines with extensive repairs, a well-connected parts department ensures that vehicles receive top-shelf, original-manufacturer replacement parts.
Blue Stream Lube & Oil & Auto Service has been tending to vehicles for more than 20 years. In addition to oil changes and factory-scheduled maintenance, the trained technicians service transmissions, replace batteries, and perform state inspections. They offer free pickup and delivery services and shuttles as well as rentals for motorists whose cars require extended service.
Presiding over each of Creative Car Audio's five area locations, the auto-outfitting staff of Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals helped lead the auto electrifier to a berth in Mobile Electronics' 2010 Top 100 Installers. Wielding automotive add-ons by manufacturers such as Alpine, JL Audio, and Kicker, talented technicians outfit motor carriages with everything from radar detectors and subwoofers to full-window tints and dashboard snow-cone machines. Technicians also breach the bounds of the shop?s auto-centric moniker with additional mobile services for boats, RVs, and power-sport vehicles as well as dockside service for in-need watercraft.
Since 1967, Reliable Chevrolet has put patrons happily behind the wheels of brand-new Chevys and preowned vehicles and extended the lives of broken-down autos in its service shop. ASE-certified technicians keep cars, trucks, and SUVs shipshape and Bristol fashion while replacing parts, tuning up engines, repairing collision damage, conducting safety inspections, and explaining the etymology of "shipshape and Bristol fashion." In addition to filling cars with parts from Zak, ACDelco, and GM, Reliable Chevrolet reaches out to the community through events such as food drives and races for charity.
While traveling from place to place in the bright-yellow Jay’s Dee-Lux Taters food truck, cooks fry up hand-battered tenderloins, wings, and fresh-cut fries. The mobile eatery’s signature dish, Jay’s Dee-Lux Tater, challenges mouths with a mammoth amalgamation of battered and fried potato wedges sprinkled with cheese, chopped scallions, and other toppings. The food truck also doles out daily specials that change every day of the week except for Opposite Day; the specialties include homemade meatloaf, hand-battered fish ‘n’ chips, and tacos served with rice and beans.
The Alli's Family Restaurant building has been refilling tanks along Historic Route 66 for 80 years. It began as a gas station, but then took on the mantle of restaurant and has never looked back or at the sun. The eatery's Facebook page contains sneak peeks from the full menu and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. Chicken-fried chicken and its menu companions are hearty enough to sustain patrons on road trips, whether their road trips are from Chicago to LA or the result of a stick in the middle of the highway.