Brake-O-Rama began as one location in 1949 but now boasts 14 service centers speckled across the East Coast. Together these automotive hospitals work as a force, repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles of virtually any make and model. Before sourcing spare parts from the company's private warehouses, Brake-O-Rama's ASE-certified technicians thoroughly analyze vehicles with advanced diagnostic technology that includes four-wheel computerized alignment systems, electron microscopes that scan for chipped paint finishes, and magnifying glasses ever in search for clues to Professor Plum's murder. Meanwhile, Firestone, Goodyear, and Michelin tires fill the supply closets, allowing the patrons to tighten their grip on the asphalt before a cross-country trip.
In its second year, The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show continues to draw inspiration from one of the globe’s most bike-friendly cities, showcasing thousands of road bikes, dutch bikes, and other styles while promoting safe urban cycling. The bike display sprawls across three stories and more than 33,000 square feet, and bike giveaways throughout the weekend arm patrons for stylish riding or perfecting their slow-motion Lance Armstrong impressions. In Bikelandia, the show's seminar portion, authors and experts present on cyclist issues such as New York’s bike lanes, and a fashion show flaunts the trendiest bike outfits and accessories. As they tour the festivities, patrons can sip complimentary pints at the Grolsch Lager beer garden and nosh on mouth-watering eats. The show also benefits Transportation Alternatives, a group that advocates for stronger biking, walking, and public-transit infrastructure.
Exercising candor and attentiveness, Apple Auto & Truck Care’s mechanics and technicians better vehicles with preventive maintenance and repairs. Owner Rich Caiola inherited the shop, which opened in 1957, from his father, renaming it in 2004 and rerouting his expertise as an electrical engineer toward keeping drivers safe and motors humming like a refrigerator getting its chin tickled. When not performing emission tests and brake checks on vehicles or servicing corporate fleets, the team dispenses auto-care tips on improving gas mileage and vehicle longevity.
Even if their clients never intend to step into the ring, the certified trainers at Mittwork Fitness LLC train them with some of the same techniques as prizefighters. Through a noncontact quartet of boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and fitness classes, the coaches foster svelte frames and stronger limbs with combinations of mitt work, heavy-bag workouts, and boot-camp-style exercise. Meanwhile, students gain confidence and soak up the fundamentals of martial-arts techniques without ever having to spar with other students or engage in competition.
AAA has helped drivers across the country get the best of their car troubles for more than a century. Membership in the club affords drivers roadside assistance, protecting trips against unforeseen delays such as a dead battery, flat tire, or empty fuel tank. Since the membership covers the driver and not the vehicle, it can be used even when driving someone else’s car. Members also receive exclusive discounts at more than 164,000 locations worldwide, including hotels, restaurants, and theme parks. Access to a full-service travel agency and discounted insurance rates provide AAA members with additional opportunities to save and make the most of their membership.