Premier Car Wash's The Works full-service package ($24.95 at Forest Park, $26.95 at Arlington Heights) gives the most mobile member of the family a thorough scrub-down and sort-out. Both sides of each of the car's windows will be cleaned, while the vehicle's interior will see its dashboard, cup holders, console, and floor mats vacuumed, brushed, washed, and flossed as needed. Exterior-wise, the car's shell will receive a soft cloth wash and a fluffy towel dry, and Premier Car Wash's squad of horseless-carriage whisperers will apply brake-dust remover, paint conditioner, a clear coat sealant, and body gloss. Tires will be shined and rust inhibitor will be added to the car's undercarriage, with an air freshener leaving your car with minty-fresh breath.
Chevy Suburbans slip through traffic with surprising grace, given their linebacker blockiness. Lincoln Town cars, on the other hand, move low to the ground like elegant shadows. The drivers from My Personalized Chauffeur command these and other vehicles, handling traffic and bears escaped from overturned circus wagons so that their passengers can relax. The fleet also includes a stretch limo, Mercedes S550, and Lincoln MKT for all manner of outings, including weddings, proms, airport rides, or nights on the town.
Almost a century ago, it was 1914 and William J. Cassidy was gazing out from his livery stable to watch the newfangled automobiles rumble past on Roosevelt Road. He knew then that he’d been right to expand from shoeing horses to also servicing tires. Never having children, Will took his 16-year-old nephew, Hugh, under his wing in the venture. When Will retired, Hugh took over and kept the company afloat even during the bleakest days of the Depression and WWII. Hugh’s six sons all followed in the family footsteps, opening additional locations in the suburbs, and then their children opened even more.
Today, those descendants operate 15 Cassidy Tire & Service locations throughout the city and suburbs. The Cassidy experts keep vehicles running smoothly as they grow old by practicing a full range of other auto services, from rotating tires to changing oil and flushing transmissions.
Hertz Rent-a-Car is one of the largest general use rental companies in the world, aiming to provide customer-focused, cost-effective service. Their 90-plus years of experience—a good 20 years before cars had even been invented—gives renters the confident feeling of borrowing a car from a friend without concerns about misplacing said friend's dashboard hula girl. Choose from a wide range of vehicles perfectly suited for a family vacation or simply to give a snazzy new look to grocery store runs. The eco-conscious will appreciate the thoughtful options on display in the green collection, while the ego-conscious may prefer to browse the Prestige Collection's enviable envoy. One-day rentals start at less than $30. No matter what the model, Hertz's convenient pick-up and drop-off services offer peace of mind for weary travelers or clinical car-hoppers (available from Local Edition locations).