The staff at Allied Motorworks speaks the langage of European, American, and Asian automobiles fluently, and showcases those car-talk skills during battery, transmission, engine, and brake services. In addition to internalizing the factory specs of luxury and imported vehicles, they perform all types of auto maintenance. During oil changes, techs perform extensive checks, and crews degrime every nook and cranny of a car during auto details, creating a shine that even hovering birds take as a threat.
A car's appearance is part of its value, and it deserves as much care as the parts that rev and chug and pump. At White Water Car & Van Wash, staffers protect that investment with professional wash and detail services. They take pride in their work, just as they know car owners take pride in their autos. That work could include regularly scheduled washes just to keep exteriors pristine, or full details with interior vacuuming and dusting, exterior washing and waxing, and extras such as Turtle Wax and Rain-X applications.
Blossoming from the original Pennywise, established in 1969, Expresso Car Wash now shoos dirt form begrimed automobiles at six convenient lube-and-detail facilities. Upholding a focus on swift service, mechanics perform quick 10-minute oil changes, towel off 12-minute full details, and scrub cloths on their eight-minute abs. As environmental stewards, the detailing staff carts off all used water to a water-treatment facility and uses fewer chemicals than home washings tend to.
Each vehicle's aesthetic and under-the-hood beauty gets continual boosts with additional services, including air-conditioner and timing-belt repair and transmission flushes. When they are not pampering autos, the Expresso staff lends philanthropic support to nonprofits, including local schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and teenage cars saving up for a new driver.
Russ' Auto Wash implements the tools acquired from its 60 years in the car-cleaning trade to groom dirty cars inside automated tunnels of tidiness. After the attentive staff gives them a welcoming pat on the hood, cars pull forward for a cleansing interior and exterior wash and detailing, both of which strip away dirt and grime.
For more than 15 years, the technicians at Total Image have coated car windows with thin tints to protect interior upholstery and belongings without jeopardizing drivers' clear views of road signs and provocative bumper stickers. The shaded films also repel UV rays to shield passengers from excessive heat and skin damage. The team works Monday–Friday and asks that customers schedule their visits up to one week in advance, as appointment times are subject to availability and temporal paradoxes.
Though current owner Gary Pontious Sr. purchased Toledo Auto Care in 1975, the shop’s legacy stretches even further back, to 1917. Today, Gary and his son, both certified by the Automotive Management Institute, maintain the shop’s long-held reputation with the help of a team of ASE-certified techs. These auto wizards skillfully perform a wide range of services, including warranty-backed repairs.
Aside from oiling engines and servicing car parts, Gary’s staff takes care of customers by way of free roundtrip shuttles, towing, and engine-light inspections. These customer-comfort measures extend to the shop’s tidy waiting room, which is filled with stock-car memorabilia and complimentary Starbucks coffee. The team also supports local community efforts by offering free car-care workshops and raising money to aid the fight against cancer.