Cars and conservation don't usually go hand in hand. But at Park 'N' Spa, detailers don't just clean autos—as they shine away caked-on mud from tires and protect paint jobs with coats of wax, they safeguard water security for low-income children around the world by donating a portion of the income of each car serviced to the UNICEF Tap Project. Each conscientious, onsite package carries the name of a pampering spa procedure, highlighting the detailers’ commitment to focused, personalized care and proper auto-body exfoliation.:m]]
Founders Ben and Jackie Thompson knew exactly what to do with their passion for automobiles and 20 years of retail and service experience: open up a comprehensive car care and motoring facility that focuses on superior customer service. The Grease Lightning brand has since expanded to include franchises under the Castrol Premium Lube Express name, each location servicing autos with a friendly and highly trained staff. They specialize in tire and maintenance service, performing repairs such as rotations, oil changes, and battery replacement with products from reputable brands including Goodyear tires, Interstate batteries, and Castrol, Pennzoil, and Havoline lubricants. In addition to keeping cars as clean and pristine as they day they were plucked from the ground with full detail services, the Grease Lightning staff can even help clients replace a hopelessly soiled vehicle entirely through car and motorcycle sales
Yellow hydraulic lifts hoist cars above Aurora Car Care & RV Center’s shop floor, revealing their undercarriages to mechanics’ discerning eyes, handy tools, and nimble fingers. After repairing all manner of auto maladies, such as off-kilter suspensions and spent tires, techs focus on cars’ appearances with detailing services, such as interior steam cleaning and hand-applied coatings of wax. Aurora Car Care also rents out and repairs RVs and stocks race-engine parts to soup up a hot rod or blender in need of some extra juice.
Auto Collision & Glass's collision centers assist with all things auto amid a buzzing symphony of tools operated by qualified technicians. Car-care professionals repair vehicles after accidents with collision services, working directly with customers and insurance companies to make the process as stress-free as possible. Glass services mend windshields, windows, mirrors, and stained-glass sunroofs. Auto Collision & Glass makes life even easier for auto guardians with its mobile unit as well as additional services, including 24-hour towing and car rental.
The Arcade & Attica Railroad began its existence as a handful of incomplete tracks, proceeding in stops and starts through the Allegheny River valley. When the Pennsylvania Railroad Company decided it needed service to Buffalo, it bought up the disparate stretches of rail line and linked them together. The company and its successors hardly imagined it to be one of their more long-lasting endeavors, but the little railroad weathered track washouts and bankruptcies and even made it through the Great Depression without laying off a single employee. In the 1950s, its owners decided to try short, scenic passenger excursions to bolster their flagging freight business, and the tourist line as it exists today was born.
These days, trains launch from historical Arcade Station, which is a small museum of American railroad history. A restored steam engine idles out front, waiting to pull up to 382 passengers through countryside largely unchanged since the 1880s. In addition to stunning views, excursions provide photo opportunities with the locomotive and the chance to enthusiastically wear striped overalls in public.