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.
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.
What's good enough for the president of the United States is surely good enough for the rest of us. Among its coolest projects, Silver Lining Detail can claim the restoration of the exterior of Air Force One?not just once, but twice. Its high attention to detail and high level of discretion are what won it the job, and what keeps customers coming back. Whether a vintage vehicle, a late-model sedan, or a foot-propelled scooter, this team will treat each vehicle with the pampering normally reserved for princesses who can sense whether someone's stuffing her mattress with peas.
Restore the luster of your weathered relationship by treating your car to some professional tidying and perhaps a nice evening out on the town. Detailz’s experienced staff has detailed everything from boats and planes to warring alien robots disguised as hot rods. Everything at Detailz is thoroughly cleaned and polished by hand in order to avoid leaving marks, and just like leading car manufacturers and body shops, Detailz uses the best 3M and DuPont car-care products available. The basic car detail includes a hand wash and wax, interior vacuuming, wheel and tire shining, pep talk, dice fuzzying, and minor spot and stain removal (if possible). The entire process takes three to four hours to complete and will make your car feel newer than a shrink-wrapped CD of whatever the kids are listening to these days.
Boyd's Tire & Service Center's seven locations boast a staff of ASE-certified tire and repair technicians prepared to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of auto ailments. Implementing trusted products such as Goodyear tires, Valvoline oils, and NAPA-brand parts, the adept mechanics tweak, adjust, and repair cars, fostering optimal auto performance through a variety of services designed to keep cars driving as smoothly as a yogi's brainwaves.
Jim Carpenter has always loved working on cars, but it took time for his passion to transform into a career. Jim served six years in the army, worked as a correctional officer for the state of Ohio, and diagnosed production problems as a car manufacturer before finally establishing Auto Inspection Services, a full-service automotive-repair business focused on exceptional customer service. As a family-owned-and-operated business, clients can expect to find Jim's daughter, Julie, managing appointments, paperwork, and payments, while his ASE Master–certified son helps keep cars healthy as a lead technician. Along with a Master technician, an experienced welder, and a fabrication associate, the car-care cavalcade performs a variety of services, including repairing engines, brakes and ABS, and windshields. Auto Inspection Services honors a one-year parts-and-labor warranty on all repairs, and guarantees to consistently catch clients during trust exercises.