Armed with their in-house line of cleaning products, Pro-Tec's detailing technicians clean vehicles during in-shop and mobile detailing services. They fend off grime with hand washes and waxes, or execute the shop's signature treatments to fortify vehicles against hindrances including UV rays, corrosion, or carpet stains shaped like a disparaging driver's-ed instructor. While waiting for services, customers can nab bottles of Pro-Tec's products—car-wash concentrate, exterior gloss preserver, or spot remover—for at-home auto pampering.:m]]
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corp., Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto accessory and detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations in 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing to electronics installation, Ziebart's experienced staff cares for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company’s renowned rust inhibitors. To protect cars inside and out, Ziebart technicians also install accouterments such as alarm systems to thwart thieves and sunroofs to thwart unflattering film negatives from processing correctly (services may vary by location).
BFGoodrich, Goodyear, and Dunlop are just a few of the name-brand tires that B & B Goodyear Carcare Center carries. B & B also staffs the ASE-certified technicians necessary to install and service them. At this tire and repair facility, the staff tends to cars from the inside out. In addition to installing, balancing, and repairing tires, they also service engines, brakes, and batteries to ensure that no car ends up making an early retirement and playing golf with rusted junkyard frames. B & B can also help your car look as good as it drives; it offers extensive detailing services with scrubbing, extracting, and shampooing to give every car a show-room shine.
The ASE-certified technicians at Bob Sumerel Tire & Service mend automobiles of all makes and models with a comprehensive list of services. To ensure smooth operation, mechanics offer engines fresh conventional motor oil during the 60-minute full-service oil change, also adding a new filter, which keeps contaminants from organizing anti-piston rallies at the bottom of the oil pan. Technicians then reposition each of the four tires, a ritual that evens out tread wear and brings balance to the vehicle's driving life, enabling better navigation through tight turns and along narrow sidewalks.
Boyd's Tire & Service Center's seven locations boast a staff of ASE-certified tire and repair technicians prepared to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of auto ailments. Implementing trusted products such as Goodyear tires, Valvoline oils, and NAPA-brand parts, the adept mechanics tweak, adjust, and repair cars, fostering optimal auto performance through a variety of services designed to keep cars driving as smoothly as a yogi's brainwaves.
In 1987, the Dayton Daily News briefly outlined the life of Charles L. Marshall, the then 86-year-old president and owner of Grismer Tire. Though the article appeared a quarter of a century ago, it still captured 55 years worth of history at Grismer, from its purchase during “the dark days” of the Great Depression—thanks to Marshall’s winning personality and a banker’s $13,000 loan—to its transformation into one of the most successful auto centers in Ohio.
Today, at each of its 22 locations scattered across Southern Ohio, ASE-certified technicians continue to dispense the top-notch service that made the garage famous. They drain and replenish oil, align wheels, and fix busted transmissions and cooling systems. Equipped with nine brands of tires, including Michelin, Bridgestone, and BF Goodrich, the team outfits rides of all makes and models with brand-new rollers, allowing them to zip down highways or blend in at parades with ease.