For more than half a century, Suntrup Automotive Group has been a thriving hub for the exchange and maintenance of man's best mechanical friend. Oil changes, tire rotations, safety inspections, and training-wheel adjustments are only a few of the many services that the factory-trained technicians offer to cars, SUVs, and trucks. While their jalopies are on the mend, motorists can visit the waiting area to test-drive computer workstations, complimentary WiFi, TVs, and vending machines. All locations also house lots filled with new and preowned vehicles from companies including Nissan, BMW, Ford, and GMC, each of them eagerly waiting for the chance to call your garage its home.
The adept automotive aces at Aamco focus their collective mechanical genius on your car's every whirring gear during this comprehensive tune-up. Parched motors get a tasty five-quarts of fresh, 5w30 or 10w30 motor oil to lubricate their machinery for smoother commutes, safer road trips, and swifter maneuvering around banana peels (a $29.95 value). Next, a tire rotation (a $15 value) ensures wheels spin safely and evenly, helping avoid pesky single tire replacements and unexpected blowouts, while a fresh set of wiper blades makes for better visibility during rain, hail, and attack by mynock (a $15 value). An added battery check will make certain your people mover's power is fully charged, healthy, and ready for more miles, and that no garage elves have been using it to power their weather machine again.
At Taylor Tots Children's Boutique, a kid could easily play dress up until he or she reaches adulthood. The shop's racks and shelves brim with an assortment of clothes for boys and girls—everything from baby and toddler outfits to T-shirts and sweaters for older kids. The selection includes new and lightly used garments, as well as kids' accessories such as cribs, high chairs, and toys. Taylor Tots Children's Boutique also purchases items that are in good condition.
Owner Meaghan Biederman harnessed her experiences as a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma's Eta Alpha chapter at Stephens College to open Greek Glamour, where she curates a sparkling collection of Greek-inspired accessories from U.S. designers and painstakingly affixes sorority logos onto the classic shapes of clothing from American Apparel. Working out of St. Louis, Meaghan readies her colorful gear for shipments throughout the country or to sororities that have relocated to Atlantis.
Founded in 1973, Backwoods carries the latest collections of outdoor clothing and survival supplies for amateur earth explorers. Ascend summits in style with polyurethane-padded North Face gloves ($25), heavyweight, fleece finger cocoons that keep digits dexterous in colder climates. The honeycomb construction of Patagonia Capilene 3 long-sleeve shirts ($32) draws swarms of sweat away from human hives, keeping men and women warmer, drier, and significantly less slippery than their perspiration-coated companions. Eagle Creek’s ultimate packing solution set ($29.99) gives adventure-seekers three ways to safely stow wrinkle-free wearables during their travels, none of which involves mounting an armoire on roller skates. Turn a walk in the park with Fido into a trip along the trails with a roamer leash ($24) to keep him close and a bivy bowl ($19) to satisfy his thirst for canine champagne.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, beauty-care, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.