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.
When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart’s business model hinged on a single service: its innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
For half a century, cars in need of help have steered their owners toward AAMCO. Technicians stand ready to leap into action, caring for transmissions, performing all-over tune-ups, and swapping out old oil or Kool-Aid for new, sugar-free oil. For nearly every service, the techs perform a 36-point inspection designed to prevent premature pit stops. They also keep an eye on the check-engine lights, providing proper care and attention for no additional fee, and fortify select services with nationwide warranties.
On the Spot Mobile Detailing brings the car wash to you. They'll set up in your driveway, your parking spot at the office, or next to your car's leisure hammock and get to work bathing your ride from the inside and out. They offer detailing packages for interiors and exteriors. Services might include hand washing, orbiter machine waxing, and vacuuming, all in order to get cars looking shiny and new.
Come Clean Auto Rescuer absolves cars, boats, and RVs of dirt and grime with in-shop and mobile detailing services. Expert techs load soft cloths with biodegradable Car Brite products—such as cherry-scented soap, high-gloss dressing, and acid-free tire cleaner—whose waterless application eases the strain on natural resources such as rivers and lawn sprinklers. Staffers complete each detail with a complimentary air freshener, and they add buffing and scratch removal to the exhaustive shine-up regimen upon request. Drivers can wait for their rides in the comfortably heated and air-conditioned lobby, or they can hitch a ride with Come Clean's pickup and drop-off service.
Yankee Car Wash & Detailing’s service menu spans everything from quick express washes to advanced detailings. The express washes take care of surface dirt for motorists short on time, whereas ultimate washes include applications of triple clear coat protectant and double-bond teflon paint protectant, as well as a tire shine to give the car a like-new gloss. Interior and exterior detailings target advanced blemishes with in-depth treatments and equipment, and steam cleaners, high-speed buffers, and machine polishes remove stains with power and precision. Yankee Car Wash also offers add-ons such as Rain-X treatments, carpet shampooing, and hand-washes for custom vehicles.