When it was founded in 1959, Ziebart’s business model hinged on a single service: its innovative rust-prevention procedure. However, the chain has diversified its auto treatments throughout the last five decades. Though the team of certified technicians continues to safeguard vehicles against corrosion, they also protect paint jobs with Z-Shield and Diamond Gloss coatings and render interior fabrics stain-resistant with their house Ultra Fabric Protector formula. They clean and disinfect ride interiors, and hand-wash and machine polish exteriors to a sparkling shine. Beyond up-keeping vehicles, they stock an arsenal of car electronics that run the gamut from remote car starters to in-dash navigation systems, which can help drivers find their way back home without relying on a trail of breadcrumbs.
Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging's guides enable clients to explore the second largest lake in Indiana and its animal inhabitants during boat tours on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located near Hoosier National Park, the area teems with wildlife, including ospreys, loons, herons, and the elusive bald eagle. Climb aboard the marina's new 60-foot Patoka Voyager for a two-hour tour of the picturesque lake, and relax as a guide takes you along the scenic shoreline, detailing Patoka Lake's history and singing children’s lullabies. There's a cash bar available as well as indoor and outdoor seating. Children five and under can partake of the scenic water fun for free when accompanying a ticketed adult.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Each Wash-N-Shine location is a modern and friendly bathhouse for weather-beaten vehicles. The Super Shine package provides a smattering of premium services for four-wheeled friends, including tire cleaning, bug removal, and trunk massaging. The advanced Quicksilver Touch-Free washing system gently bastes panels with a three-color foam bath before augmenting surfaces with Lustra Shield, a glossing agent and brake-dust repellant that ensures a shinier scuttle through town. Car care concludes with a powerful drying session that dispels droplets for radiant, streak-free gleam. Neighbors and co-workers will whistle at your roadcraft's shiny new exterior while mechanics and sewer dwellers gape at its immaculate undercarriage.
Whiteland Raceway Park has acquainted patrons with the thrill of the race for more than half a century via its slate of go-kart rentals and classes. A fleet of Birel N 35-X rental karts with Honda 9HP OHV engines zips around two tracks whose layouts shift weekly to keep young riders on their toes and rental vehicles from getting bored and partying in the motor-oil storage vault. Sponsored by the Tony Stewart Junior Racing League, the park's instructional program gears classes toward students from age 5 to adult. Meanwhile, speedsters at least 16 years of age can captain rental karts for invigorating rides that last 6-7 minutes apiece.
The founder of Rayburn Revolution Tires wanted to spur a new movement in the auto-care industry, one based on not only mending cars, but also ensuring their longevity. He and his staff start with the most important component, bumper stickers about honor students, and continue on to focus on tires. Each time they install tires, they also check alignment and include new rubber valves. The crew performs a range of preventative maintenance beneath shelves brimming with products certified by the Society for Automotive Engineers.