Inside Downtown Honda's service department, manufacturer-trained technicians revamp sputtering engines, loose brakes, and cracked glass with automotive know-how and original Honda parts. A comfortable, furnished lounge gives customers a break from the driver's seat as technicians tread a full spectrum of automotive repair, maintenance, and detailing services. Inside the dealership's showroom, brand new Hondas beckon drivers with their straight-from-the-factory gloss and odometers that are as blank as a poet's pay stub, while lots full of certified preowned vehicles stand proud after having passed rigorous inspections that ensure peak performance.
Downtown Toyota's factory-trained service technicians spend around 60 minutes making over motor vehicles with oil changes, tire rotations, vehicle inspections, and car washes. Automotive physicians relieve vehicles of their used petroleum, swap out old filters with new replacements, and pour parched cars an oil cocktail to help them relax. To ensure even wear and non-wobbly drives, car podiatrists then adjust tire pressure and rotate tires to opposite axles. Technicians check coolant, brake, and transmission-fluid levels before topping off washer fluid as needed and lubricating all latches, hinges, and locks. Vehicles kick back during a rigorous inspection, in which auto experts evaluate exterior lights, drive belts, brake hoses, and lines. Front brake pads, Rotora brakes, rear brake drums and linings sit quietly during their check ups, and the parking brake or rear disks and pads impress technicians with their stopping power. The car experts also check batteries and scan their eyes over exhaust systems, crankcases, ventilation hoses, valves, and terminals. Finally, all services end with an exterior car wash, where jets of water restore listless paintjobs to gleaming shines and expose bicycles masquerading in cardboard car cutouts.
Jeffrey Plourde decided that he wanted to rent a Porsche 911 Cabriolet for his wedding. He and his fiancée made the arrangements months ahead of time, but days before the nuptials the reservation was inexplicably bumbled. He immediately turned to Affinity, recalling a representative’s promise to help out at the last minute if need be, even though Jeffrey had passed on their services initially. Affinity didn’t have a 911, but they acquired one, and gave Jeffrey the chariot he had envisioned for himself and his new bride. This is the type of dependable service Affinity delivers on a regular basis; they decided early on to be a 24/7 rental company so that they could be available in case of accidents or other emergencies.
Years later, they still provide a balance of practicality and whimsy. A fleet of 150+ vehicles boasts everything from Honda Civics to Bentley Continental GTs. Fully insured rental agreements can be scheduled for single occasions or for corporate accounts that come with convenient weekly or monthly billing. Customers can also purchase gift certificates, enabling recipients to arrange rentals on their birthdays or when trying to get into character for home reproductions of James Bond movies.
PractiCar's vehicles allow visitors to roam the greater Toronto area with daily, weekly, and monthly rental plans that don't charge an extra fee for additional drivers. Around-the-clock pickup and drop-off service from Pearson International Airport whisks guests to PractiCar's facilities, where Hyundai Accents, Nissan Sentras, and Ford Tauruses await. PractiCar's average vehicle is four years old, meaning the days of burping up motor oil and honking from the crib at 3 a.m. are long over.
Servicing all makes and models, Maple Mazda's highly trained mechanics perform meticulous maintenance services to keep autos' pistons pumping, engines turning, and wheels trundling smoothly all year long. During the thorough maintenance package, the shop's techs inspire buggies to function at top form with a new supply of oil and verbal recitations of the script for Rocky IV. As expired oil exits, the shop's mechanics inspect brakes for safety and functionality and rotate tires to prevent uneven wear. Following the trifecta of upkeep, shaggy road-huggers receive a complimentary scrub with suds. While cars undergo their routine caretaking, customers can take advantage of the centre's shuttle service by travelling to the office, house, or moonbounce, or kick back in the waiting room boasting hot cups of coffee and satellite TV.
The showrooms and car lots at Richmond Hill Mitsubishi teem with new and pre-owned Mitsubishi vehicles. Nearby, Mitsubishi-trained service technicians utilize modern diagnostic equipment and repair tools, ready to flip open hoods, roll beneath undercarriages, and pry accumulated narcissists off of mirrors to ensure proper performance. The technicians perform maintenance services such as oil changes and tire rotations, repairs, and replacements for malfunctioning parts. They also perform comprehensive inspections to confirm that all systems are operating smoothly.