Family-owned Scholfield Honda, a founding member of Green Biz Wichita, performs warranty services on Hondas and oil changes and light maintenance––such as brake jobs and Kansas inspections––on all makes and models. The service center was awarded Wichita's 2010 Clean Air Award for its Generation Green project, which offers eco-friendly oil changes ($34.95). The auto maintainery's expert technicians can administer an express oil change ($32.95) or a hybrid express oil change ($42.95) to keep a car's engine from sounding like a chainsaw cutting through a lawnmower. For shining a car's epidermis, Scholfield offers an express detail ($79.95) or complete detail ($129.95). All services include a 19-point inspection and car wash.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a plethora of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of AAs ($8.99+) for bulk buyers, an Energizer 9V alkaline battery ($4.49) for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
The stalwart mechanics at Don Hattan Chevrolet have been extending engines' lives for more than 60 years. Mechanics replace particle-bunged engine lube with 5 quarts of fresh, unfettered 5-W30 oil and draft standard oil filters for sentry duty, protecting engines against the threat of invasive pollutants or escape-minded sparkplugs. During their 27-point inspection, mechanics assess vital vehicle features to ensure that autos will safely withstand the winter months. Speedy washes spirit dust and smudging away from exterior surfaces, and vacuums purge interiors of stubborn carpet parasites and the molted husks of old ice scrapers.
Since 1954, family-owned Joe's Seat Cover & Car Wash has dutifully de-gunked the exteriors of cars with a thorough rub-and-scrub process, restoring sheen to four-wheeled friends. The express exterior car wash carefully caresses the frame's muddied façade with cleaning agents, restoring the body to glowing vibrancy and giving the car enough confidence to climb the social ramp toward VIP parking. In just a few minutes' time, cars shrug off their filthy road remnants and bask in a pampering bath, singing as soaps snuggle up against their exoskeletons and scrubs away signs of birds' aerial tic-tac-toe tournaments. Customers receive two washes to maintain their modern carriages' glistening, aerodynamic shell.