Since 1987, General Rental Center has matched do-it-yourselfers with the correct rental products and equipment to complete an array of projects. Rentable wares from the company?s vast catalogue assist their operators with digging trenches, demolishing walls, and surveying land. At General Rental, customers can also rent necessities for weddings and corporate events from the eventful rental showroom.
Using a toolkit of Meguiar's car-care products and a decade's worth of know-how, the maintenance magicians at Epic Rides are suitably equipped to prime roadsters, boats, motorcycles, and jalopies to withstand the elements. The team of technicians can travel to customers’ locations, detailing rides by hand in driveways or backyard marinas, or they can polish the chrome of a hog or truck at the shop. Although well-versed in sprucing up vehicles of all makes, models, and hues, the teams specializes in refurbishing the bodies of black-colored vehicles, whose nicks can appear more pronounced than those of their candy-colored counterparts. Epic Rides’ other forte revolves around sealing and polishing all types of rims, including chrome and custom powder-coated rims, to protect them from fading, chipping, rusting, and scratching.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
More than 10 years of expertise back technicians' work at Pro Car Care Minor Auto Body, where they guarantee small to medium-sized repairs such as cracks, hail damage, bent bumpers, and body work for minor collisions. In addition to these jobs, the shop tackles whole-car detailing with an arsenal of leather conditioners and paint protectants. Pro Car Care prides itself on its quick turnaround, sending detailed cars home within hours and completing most repairs within one or two days, or as long it takes to give each engine component a great big bear hug.
Inspired by the same brainwaves as the Build-A-Bear Workshop, RIDEMAKERZ allows visitors construct a customized toy car from the axles up with dozens of options that add up to nearly 650 million unique combinations. Guests begin by choosing a body from a stock of Vipers, Corvettes, Mustangs, trucks, and hot rods that can then be accessorized with free stock parts or specialty chassis, tires, rims, and oil slicks. The hot-lava Chevy Camaro ($32) sports a metaphor for the rubber it plans to burn with orange flames on its sides, and the jewel-blue RZ Rascal body pairs its smooth curves with working headlights and taillights ($22). Sets of multicolored or racing slick tires maintain traction while pushed across carpets, hardwood floors, or up the sides of living-room furniture ($4 for two). Glistening hubcaps ($3–$4 for two), undercarriage-glow lighting ($10), and other car accessories offer further customization, while sound-effect chips ($3) relieve vocal cords strained by persistent engine imitations. Builders can also upgrade to a radio-controlled street chassis ($25) to assert hands-free control over the vehicle's movements.
The experienced technicians at Complete Auto Service encourage top-notch motor humming with a variety of automotive services. Both standard and synthetic oil changes include freshly brewed oil and a new filter, along with a chassis lube, if necessary, which reduces the effects of friction and occasional pie throwing in the underbelly. The approximately 30-minute service continues as technicians commence a 17-point inspection, ensuring principle car parts perform at their peak, and testing windshield wipers for preparedness in the event of a rare maple-syrup squall. Customers can wait in designated areas or drop their four-wheeled children off and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service at the Main Street location. Complete Auto Service does not require appointments.