Perfect Auto Finish's owners, Kevin Traver and Alex Kissane, summon the new-car look and smell from weathered cars, vans, trucks, and SUVs with car-wash and detailing services. Performed entirely by hand and never by tentacle, the executive wash scrubs down all outer surfaces and windows, and vacuums interiors free of dust bunnies and crumb caterpillars. Car cleansers de-grime wheels and wheel wells with a soft brush before applying a tire dressing to rubber orbs and hand-drying them with a waffle-weave microfiber towel. Additionally, the ultimate paint sealant infuses vehicles with six months of shine and protection.
The ASE-certified technicians at Petersen's Auto Body deftly smooth out dents, banish scratches, and refinish paint jobs with computerized color matching and DuPont auto paints. The techs perform paintless dent removal on exteriors to pluck out concave craters and stabilize the surface ($75/hour for frame work), or refinish frames using computerized color-matching technology so cars can glow with a dazzling sheen or match the jersey of their driver's favorite debate team ($50/hour for paint work). Repair duration varies depending on the damage, but the helpful mechanics can arrange for a local business to drop off a rental car or an elephant minutes after patrons and their vehicles arrive (separate fees apply).
A A C Auto Clinic's ASE-certified technicians work to keep drivers safely and smoothly rolling across American roadways. During an oil change, mechanics replace motors' used oil with up to 5 quarts of 10W-30 oil, quickly screwing in a new filter when the car's not paying attention. For those who choose the first option, a tire rotation switches wheels around so rubbery soles can take turns being in front and avoid uneven wear and tear. Technicians can also install a new set of wiper blades (up to 21" long), which help drivers see the road while driving through snow, sleet, or Rain Man posters. During the 30–45 minute service, the shop's play area distracts kids as well as adults who are still children at heart.
With advanced diagnostics technology and a team of ASE-certified technicians, All American Auto Care Center Inc accomplishes preventative maintenance and repair services with precision and efficiency. Technicians work on all foreign and domestic makes and models, executing everything from cooling-system maintenance and oil changes to engine analysis. During speedy services, customers can relax in the kid-friendly lounge replete with a play space to keep the little ones occupied.
Bloomingdale Park District's The Oasis Water Park welcomes splishers and splashers with three separate playscapes dedicated to aquatic fun. 'Cuda Cove devotes itself to exercise with its eight-lane competitive lap pool, and the one- and three-meter diving boards that launch human cannonballs or real cannonballs that just want to know what it's like to be a human child. More leisurely pool-goers can saunter over to Mango Bay, where they'll find a zero-depth entry pool complete with geysers, spilling buckets, and water slides that send guests careening into the pool below from heights of ten stories. Otter Island invites tiny fun-seekers to run wild in a safe playground complete with water cannons and pint-sized slides.
For more than 40 years, the Bloomingdale Park District has been creating safe and healthy spaces for active families and energetic children. The park district oversees more than 160 acres of open space, as well as 2,400 exercise and enrichment programs for children, seniors, and Dorian Grays in need of a new hobby. Its central hub, the 21,000-square-foot Johnson Recreation Center, teaches agile arts of gymnastics and dance while hosting the furious bouts of roundball on four basketball courts.