Marvelous Touch Hand Carwash spruces up drivers' finest four-wheeled steeds with a variety of interior and exterior cleaning packages. After trained techs perform a detailed hand-wash, they can wax the exterior or outfit the car with a tire dressing, which makes wheels look brand-new and salads taste like the open road.
Indy Ink and Toner stocks premium-quality ink cartridges from brands such as Canon, Dell, and HP that are compatible with printers of all persuasions. The ink emporium also maintains a fleet of top-brand laser toners, and offers ink refills to extend cartridges’ life expectancy and reduce their environmental impact. After sending newly purchased or refilled cartridges out into the world, the shop helps guests experiencing any difficulty with a slew of troubleshooting tips on the FAQ page. There, cartridge-owners and extraterrestrials who are bad at researching for an upcoming invasion can learn how to clean print heads or get sharper quality from their printers.
Auto-Lab of Avon’s ASE-certified technicians demonstrate confidence in their services by including a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty with every repair. As part of a decades-old franchise with locations in five states, they have access to the latest computerized diagnostic equipment, allowing them to identify problems early and accurately and giving them a powerful lobbying ally for when smartphones are elected to Congress. However, Auto-Lab of Avon’s goal is to avoid the need for repairs in the first place through meticulous regular maintenance and inspections. To this end, their auto-care clubs provide customers with free or discounted maintenance services, such as oil changes, tire rotations, and tire repair, as well as discounts on parts and labor.
The bodywork gurus at Brown's each bring 10–20 years of experience to the shop, specializing in interior and exterior repairs on all makes and models. To help divest vehicles of paint scratches, the technicians perform a 30–45 minute full-body touch-up, using an artist's brush to doodle over any blemishes with a mixture of paint and clear coat. Headlights reclaim roles as beacons of safety after a 45-minute restoration service, which resurfaces UV protective coatings and results in improved visibility while driving through dark and stormy movie sets. Brown's team also buff bumpers by sanding pockmarked paint, slapping on a primer, and re-glazing the newly smooth surface with glossy layers of paint and clear coat; clients can opt for a 1–2 hour corner repair or a 2–4 hour full-bumper repair, or simply request that the vehicle be mercifully totaled on the spot.
In 1973, after returning from Vietnam, Joe Tilford started work at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. In 1980, he made the jump to entrepreneurship and opened his own shop. In 2013, he'll unveil his seventh location—an achievement far surpassing his early dreams. "I always thought it would be one or two, maybe," he says. His recipe for success includes trained and ASE-certified technicians, diagnostic equipment, and serving as an authorized dealer for brands such as AC Delco. Today, his team replaces parts, changes oil, and checks engines while its clients take advantage of perks such as shuttle service and a 24-hour key drop.
The truck and auto experts at Millennium Linings, an Angie’s List-rated and IndyChannel.com A-List winner, outfit horseless carriages with an entire cavalry of name-brand accessories and protective services such as Rust Check rustproofing and using LineX bedliners. Among its many areas of expertise, the professional staff rejuvenates jalopies with high-performance engine tuning, helps to haul the moon from its orbit with towing systems, and protects transportable goods with soft tonneau covers for truck beds.
Park Ride & Fly USA's car caretakers protect vacationing cars within 24-hour, well-lit parking lots near airports in more than 30 states. After dropping off their automobiles, customers can transport themselves and their luggage to the airport aboard one of the company’s complimentary shuttles or human-size hamster balls. While away, patrons rest easy knowing that their steel steeds are safe within fenced lots that are monitored by 24-hour surveillance. At many locations, shuttles also swing by the terminal to pick up returning travelers and reunite them with their respective vehicles, which are first freed of cloud-based artillery, including snow or recently rained molasses.