The technicians at Mobil 1 Lube Express promote vehicles' longevity by protecting their most important part—the engine. Mechanics maintain rides with regular oil changes to promote cleanliness and reduce friction on moving parts, keeping them in factory condition without use of a time machine. The technicians augment their vehicular refresher course with maintenance ranging from rotating tires to cleaning fuel systems. All of their handiwork is backed by the Mobil 1 brand, though the high-ceilinged blue and white garage pours nine brands of oils in addition to Mobil 1, allowing vehicles to sip the cocktail of their choice.
The professional staff at Algonquin Auto Wash & Detail recaptures vehicles' lost beauty with the help of Meguiar's wax, paint buffers, and shampoo. Amongst a menu of wash packages are à la carte flourishes of Simoniz tire shines, Rain-X body shields, and clay-bar treatments, which add extra luster to vehicles' features. Technicians also perform engine details and paint restorations for rides that have accumulated dirt over the years or whose protective tarps followed their dreams to shield baseball diamonds during rain delays.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto has earned itself a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Skilled mechanics prep road wagons for tough winters by replacing busted-up sludge with a fresh batch of up to 5 quarts of multigrade oil. Auto doctors also fix up rides with new windshield wipers (up to 24” in length) and tire rotations that ensure snug stops in case of icy patches or drag races against reindeer. During the battery and charging-system check, technicians carefully examine autos to make sure they'll be ready to start up on command. This service runs about 60 minutes long and wraps up with a full-vehicle courtesy inspection that ensures essential components, including tires, brakes, and suspension systems, are healthy enough to cruise the open road without requiring training wheels or being pulled by a retired racehorse.
The classic Midas oil change (up to a $31.99 value for most vehicles) begins by quenching the deep-down thirst of your steed's chassis and restoring its electrolytes with Valvoline semi-synthetic oil. Midas will swap out up to five quarts of oil matched to the correct viscosity grade for your vehicle. They'll also replace your filter and conduct a 55-point courtesy check on your car. Lastly, they'll refill the wiper fluid, imbuing your vehicle with enough confidence to shrug off the slings and splatters of loose-boweled birds and directionally challenged insects.
Offering four wash levels, Spirit of America Car Wash's automatic wash tunnels groom vehicles for shiny driving 24 hours a day, 365 days per year with Green Line Solutions products. They scour cars with Formula 575, a two-step cleaner that protects the environment with a low pH level and a dearth of harmful ingredients while safeguarding noses with a fresh citrus scent. A proud member of the Chicagoland Carwash Association and the International Carwash Association, Spirit of America scrubs mobile habitats and sturdy parade floats across the greater Chicagoland area with six locations.
At Midway EZ Parking, travelers stow their sedan before a big journey then shuttle over to their terminal in five to seven minutes. Staff members schlep luggage to and from the free shuttle bus while cars await their owners’ return in a secure indoor or outdoor lot. Travelers can make reservations online, and treat their vehicle to a full service car wash while they’re away. Staff members also take the time to do the little things for your car, such as cleaning snow off the hood during a storm and fluffing their steel wool pillows before bedtime each night.