Auto Correct: four top-notch Toronto car experts
Two entrepreneurial York students created a website and app called Washly, which provides same-day cleaning services for your car. You send in a request, and they arrive with a vacuum and eco-friendly, waterless, plant-based cleaners, leaving your baby sparkling inside and out. From $20. 1-888-933-2476, wash.ly.
When Hollywood A-listers come to Toronto for TIFF, most often they get around town in a Bennington car. Bennington’s fleet includes the classic Town Car, but also Benzes, Jaguars and Wi-Fi enabled, 31-person mini-coaches. And if you book ahead, the cars will even come equipped with your favourite reading material or a personalized boxed lunch. From $60 an hour. 905-670-5466, benningtonlimo.com.
Running errands in a fancy chauffeured limo sounds like fun, but it means your own car grows lonely in the garage. My Personal Chauffeur’s driver-only service provides you with a driver to take you around town in your own ride (that’s why you bought it, after all). And while you’re at your destination, the driver will even gas the thing up, wash it and do un-automobile-related errands for you. $100 an hour. 416-857-4245, mypersonalchauffeurs.com.
Driving a sputtering jalopy to a mechanic can be hard on the nerves. Toronto Mobile Mechanic changes the game by coming to you—wherever you’re stuck, whenever you’re in need. And that doesn’t just go for emergency work. They’ll do regular tune-ups at your place, too. And, unlike most mechanics, they’ll even let you watch. Estimates upon request. 416-900-1000, fixer.ca.