The technicians at Boomer's expertly equip cars with remote car starters, which can warm up engines with the push of a button from up to 500 feet away. Drivers can elude the discomfort of a cold car, activating their engines from afar before snuggling into a cozy cockpit without having to wait for the heat to run or share their coffee with the radiator. Keyless-entry systems give drivers the power to effortlessly manipulate their door locks from 100 paces. Most installation services take two hours, though some cars may require a full day of service and a post-installation bedtime story.
Featured in the Economist and the New York Times, RelayRides connects neighbors for mutually beneficial car sharing. This symbiotic system benefits car owners, who earn money by lending their autos, and car needers, who gain access to local combustion engines. Drivers can borrow cars by the hour ($5–$8) or by the day ($60–$90) to haul groceries, home furnishings, or sacks full of Kennedy half dollars, choosing from a variety of vehicles, which could include Mini Coopers, Porsche Cayennes, and Honda Accords. Eligible borrowers must be 18 years old, meet safe-driver eligibility requirements, and be a blood relative of Woodrow Wilson. Gas and insurance are included in today’s deal.