When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Dependable Car Care's crew of ASE-certified technicians invites roadsters to partake of a smorgasbord of preventative and maintenance services. The mechanics kick off the oil change by ruthlessly evicting used-up motor juice and soothing engines with a new filter and up to 5 quarts of 10W-30 lube, which prevents cars from desperately pilfering expensive bottles of olive oil and keeps pistons pumping smoothly. Synthetic oil is available, although customers must pay an extra fee for the luxury of watching it cascade into their engine. After topping off all fluids and adjusting the tire pressure to ensure even tread wear and a safer commute, the technicians complete the 45-minute service with a courtesy vehicle inspection, proving that the car in question is actually a car and not two horses in disguise.
Continuing in the legacy of 40 years of car-friendly service, Paradise Chevrolet's team of vehicle revampers shines up rides inside and out. Staffers hand-scrub vehicles, ridding bodies of grime before shining up paint jobs with a hearty coat of wax. A cleansing steam clean then scours engines with hot, gaseous water to melt away dirty deposits. Technicians finish off the three-hour buggy cleaning by sprucing-up interiors and sudsing-up carpets, leaving cars feeling fresh and ready to drive through mud.