Dan Kennedy’s secondhand car is far from shabby—before the Rolls-Royce convertible was his, it belonged to Dean Martin. To ensure his ride was meticulously taken care of, Kennedy started his own luxury garage and concierge service, Imperial Auto Castle. The climate-controlled garage, which car owners can view 24 hours a day via wireless surveillance cameras, houses vehicles when they aren’t in use. Technicians can detail and repair the parked cars or even sell them and replace them with a newer model, such as a hybrid—half car, half horse.
At Superior Auto Service, mechanics certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence carry out a variety of maintenance and repair services for all manner of horseless carriage. Servicing all automobile makes, models, and zodiac signs, the well-equipped facility's efficient service and quality parts commingle to create a stellar service center. An A/C system recharge gives cars a fighting chance to stand up against the bullying waves of summer heat ($89.95, plus freon). A tire rotation and 40-point inspection provide much needed attention to insecure cars ($19.95), and computer diagnostics and a half hour of troubleshooting reassure them that their owners don’t just love them for their bodies ($69.95).
Spitzer Autoworld has been providing exemplary auto service for more than 100 years, having gotten its start selling and leasing Ford Model Ts. With today’s deal, soiled street wagons can ungrunge their outsides for the foreseeable future with a quintet of washes ($12 value each), during which their exteriors will be lovingly cleansed of accumulated grime and restored to factory-fresh spotlessness. Dirt-averse drivers can also opt for just one exterior clean but supplement it with the added perk of a standard oil change ($35 value) to re-lubricate crusty engines and inhibit corrosion, plus a 27-point auto inspection ($45 value) to ensure the car still has at least 27 parts.
Drawing from more than 50 years of combined auto-aiding experience, the ASE-certified mechanics at Shaw Auto Care rehabilitate road warriors with rousing draughts of oil and attentive tire care. The shop's auto surgeons liberate carriages from engine buildups and limber moving mechanisms with spates of ambrosial oil, guarding against long term wear and tear.
At Smilek’s Car Care, experienced technicians quiet engine clunks and calm transmission rattles with preventative maintenance services and repairs backed by a nationwide parts and labor warranty. Heed your car’s cries for an oil change ($32.95 standard, $54.95 synthetic) and prevent lockups during road trips or attempts to skid-mark your name in cursive. Regularly scheduled services such as a transmission flush ($49.95) or tire rotation ($19.95) keep buggies road-worthy, and alignments ($59.95–$79.95) help them follow the straight-line charm of the highway strip. Although illuminated dashboard lights usually just mean the cookies you’re baking on the engine block are ready, Smilek’s trusted mechanics give car systems a thorough diagnosis ($73) to determine any urgent concerns and suss out the proper course of treatment.
Amid the uncertainty and complex nature of the aviation industry in the early 2000s, Denise and Mike decided to buck opposition and follow their dreams. The husband-and-wife team kept their dream relatively simple: move to northeast Ohio, secure season tickets for the Indians and Browns, and open up the world of flight to others. They soon took Mike's 35 years experience as an entrepreneur and Denise's time as a commercial pilot and turned it into American Winds Flight Academy. Today, their flight academy preps prospective pilots with FAA-approved ground courses and hands-on instruction in their fleet of Piper and Cessna airplanes and accommodating pterodactyls. The duo's 15-plus flight-training courses and fast-track program include everything from advanced flight-simulator instruction to commercial-pilot certification. Dedicated to assisting veterans on their path to become commercial pilots, American Winds Flight Academy is one of 12 FAA-licensed (Part 141) flight schools in the state of Ohio.
The neon sign flashing OPEN outside of Ultimate Shine Auto Wash never shuts off. All day, every day, the full-service car wash welcomes cars into its arms for one of three washes. But it never actually touches them—lasers guide the 360-degree cleaning machine, adjusting its soapy almost-hug to conform to the shape of cars, trucks, and SUVs alike. Self-serve wash stations put the control in the hands of drivers, allowing them to spruce up vehicles with a foaming brush and discipline misbehaving hood ornaments with a high-pressure water wand.