Tri-City dresses speed demons with specialty clothing for ATV driving, snowmobiling, and motorcycling. Strap on a pair of Fly MX gloves for full-throttle gripping ($14.95 kids, $19.95 adults), or cradle crania without the requisite lullabies by opting for CKX full-face helmets ($49.95 kids, $69.95 adults). CKX snow gloves ($29.95) and boots ($59.95) warm the digits of daredevils, and Shoei motorcycling helmets deflect attacking gravel and insect militia ($99).
SDS Car Care & Detailing zeroes in on all manner of automotive dirt, stain, and blemish and removes them to reveal the shiny reflective ride that lurks beneath. Detailers target interior grime with steam cleaners and solutions and coax the shiny finish from the car's exterior with delicate washes, high-tech waxes, and shiny tire dressing. Alongside wash and detail packages, they offer a la carte services such as upholstery shampooing and paint protection.
GrandRiver and Hamilton CarShare's nonprofit co-op grants drivers a self-serve, environmentally conscious, and space-saving alternative to automotive ownership through occasional car rental on a pay-per-use basis. After their applications, Simple Plan members pay an additional hourly rate for actual drive time ($9), monthly insurance fees ($9), and refundable deposits. Located in central, easy-access lots in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Hamilton, drivers harness one of CarShare's 16 vehicles, for which gas, regular maintenance, and occasional time travel is included in the hourly rate. Drivers may reserve the closest car to their current location or choose their favourite four-wheeled steed, such as a Toyota Yaris or Mazda 5 via phone, Internet, or telepathy. GrandRiver and Hamilton CarShare plans to begin offering cargo vans and pickup trucks in the fall. Rental slots run as short as 30 minutes and as long as is necessary. Through promoting occasional car use, GrandRiver and Hamilton CarShare aims to encourage greater use of green transit modes such as public transit, cycling, and giant piggybacking.
A taxi can get you home, but not in your own car. The coachmen of Driverseat offer a suite of transportation services that not only take clients wherever they need to go, but do so in their own vehicles. Whether clients need a ride after a few drinks at the bar, chauffeuring services, or transportation for an elderly family member, the team arrives at a meet-up point and safely commandeers client vehicles wherever they need to go. The service even allows clients to book a pickup from home to the airport in their own vehicle, complete with a return pickup and drop-off.