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.
Trained technicians at QuikStop Oilube's 13 tristate locations complete automotive services from speedy lubes to tire rotations with an ethos of friendliness and dedication established in 1987. Products keep engines smoothly churning and piston cylinders from attracting feral whack-a-moles. Each location offers full Saturday hours with select centers open on Sundays to ensure convenient service for any schedule. While-you-wait service rests on a trademark 10-minute oil change, complete with a fresh filter and a high-octane lollipop for well-behaved cars.
Dun-Rite Auto Detailing's clients include area car dealerships that have tapped the auto techs for their extensive detailing work. And whether they're working on a fleet of autos or a single privately owned ride, the detailers restore the vehicle's original finish and clean up interiors with hand washes, bug-removal treatments, and vacuuming.
S&R Auto Detailing & Accessories' techs transform vehicles from grimy to glistening, and customize rides with new paintjobs, custom bodywork, and auto electronics. Detailing services primp steely steeds with hand-administered washes, waxes, and polishes before Rain-X cloaks exteriors with a droplet-repelling sheen. Painting and body work take the rejuvenation further, joining custom fiberglass pieces, such as door panels and center consoles cut into the shape of Mario Andretti’s bust. Beats from audio and video equipment reverberate between tinted windows as new tires wheel rides around town. In addition to their auto services, techs also lend their mending hands to RVs, boats, and motorcycles.
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.