Automotive in Big Rapids

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Performance Plus Quick Lube's team of trained technicians is well-versed in the most common oil myths and uses that knowledge during regular oil changes to transform coughing engines into efficient, long-lasting, high-performance car-hearts. After expunging the contaminated sludge from the engine’s crankcase, the Performance pit crew enlists up to five quarts of Quaker State Enhanced Durability synthetic blend motor oil for a three-month (or 3,000-mile) tour of lubrication duty that eases piston pounding and traps engine dirt in suspended animation. Once they've installed a new oil filter, they'll top off the car's coolant, power steering fluid, and umbrella drink.

115 S State St
Big Rapids,
MI
US

Lakeside Motor Sports' large selection of land- and water-traversing vessels, parts, and accessories readies riders for the great outdoors year-round. Crest the waves on an Airhead Blast inner tube ($66.10) with webbing-covered handles and knuckle-guards or shroud your noggin in the adjustable cheek pads of a GMAX ATV helmet. Tools and supplies such as the Sea-Doo rechargeable inflator ($29.99) keep watercraft afloat and anchors and docking equipment sidle wanderlusting boats to their buoyant garages. Snowmobile accessories, life vests and gear from name brands such as Yamaha and ColdWave round out Lakeside Motor Sports’ arsenal of outdoor essentials. Power-sport carriages in need of upkeep can also enlist the professional services of Lakeside Motor Sport’s crack maintenance team.

10964 90th Ave
Mecosta,
MI
US

Graff Chevrolet kicks out the dirt passengers from cars, trucks, and SUVs of any make and model. Each vehicle’s five- to six-hour renaissance detail begins with an engine-bay bathing to blast away built-up grime. Vehicle exteriors are thoroughly washed and waxed before the doors are opened to treat interiors to a thorough vacuuming, followed by hot-water extraction on carpets and seats. Full transparency is returned to slurpee-splattered windows, and wheels and tires are scrubbed and shined until even chrome accessories genuflect in genuine admiration. Doorjambs are relieved from obstinate mudcakes, and stowaway dust bunnies are removed from the trunk until car and driver are at last joyously reunited.

4580 E Pickard St
Mount Pleasant,
MI
US

Pennzoil’s rich raceway heritage spans decades, from its first appearance in the early 1930s lubricating the engine of Indy 500 driver Russell Snowberger to its recent use in 2007 Daytona 500–winner Kevin Harvick’s car. Whether on the track in the Sprint Cup Series or in a garage in the suburbs, car owners who lube their rides with Pennzoil motor oil benefit from a more than 100-year lineage that dates back to one of John D. Rockefeller's original companies. The velvety substance contains trademarked Hyper Cleansing Technology and Active Cleansing Agents, which help to purify the engine's components and ward off damage caused by gasoline byproducts such as soot, carbon, varnish, and sulfuric and nitric acid. Pennzoil’s many service stations dot terra firma from the Atlantic to the Pacific and feature friendly technicians who perform oil changes and replace parts gone missing after the neighbor’s metal-detector-club meetings.

4586 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park,
MI
US

Lucky777Coach facilitates easy group travel to area gambling spots including Little River Casino, Soaring Eagle Casino, and FireKeepers Casino. Almost everyday of the week, guests can hop aboard a bus and speed off toward slot machines and poker tables on trips that often include rewards towards gaming and food. In addition to daylong sojourns, Lucky777Coach organizes overnight trips so gamblers can play into the wee hours of the morning and their companions can try every type of dressing at the salad bar at least once.

4011 17 Mile Road Northeast
Cedar Springs,
MI
US

In 1950, a man named Ernest Ellis started a car wash in Grand Rapids. There were no motorized brushes or automated sprays back then; instead, cars would drive through the building as staffers positioned along the route used steam guns, wash tanks, and hand mitts to wipe away dirt and Dewey for President fliers from automotive exteriors. After a name change, a panoply of new locations, and many upgrades to what was often the most cutting-edge wash technology in the country, today's Southland Auto Wash maintains its high-tech approach to cleaning with automated wash tunnels, in-depth detailing, and luxurious extras including its own signature tire protectant. This passion for meticulous care, along with the wash's extensive water-conservation projects, earned the sudsatorium a nod as Grand Rapids Magazine's Best Car Wash for more than 14 years straight.

3755 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park,
MI
US