When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.
For two decades, First Avenue Car Wash had helped to rid Evansville vehicles of the dust and detritus that result from a life on the open road, winning the Platinum Award for Best Car Wash from the Evansville Courier & Press Reader's Choice Awards for nine years in a row and a two-time winner of Evansville's Best Car Wash in Evansville Living Magazine. Open Monday–Saturday from the early hour of 7 a.m. and remaining open to catch commuters until 6 p.m., First Avenue performs full-service washing, professional detailing services, and other dirt-banishing and rust-inhibiting services. Delivering fast, friendly service, this community-oriented car wash also offers a comfortable lounge to enjoy while you wait.
With federally licensed flight instructors, quality ground facilities, and well-maintained aircraft, Tri-State's flight school provides a stable base for serious students or an enabling experience for those simply following mankind's innate urge to fly.
Amateur aviators spend the first half of the lesson on the ground learning the principles of flight, including basic aerodynamics and how the craft works. Before takeoff students assist in the preflight inspection, then help check the weight and balance to ensure the plane is in shape to fly and has finished its vegetables. During flight, students will be allowed to briefly take the controls and pilot the plane, and then review their voyage in a postflight debrief.
An Evansville institution since 1960, Master Tire assists drivers with automotive repair and accessories, informed by three generations of vehicular wisdom. During a standard oil change, Master Tire's ASC-certified mechanics will replace old, worn-out oil with fresh-faced young fluid (a $36.95 value), straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal-combustion world. To help new oil adjust to its new job of safeguarding precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, a fresh oil filter is included. After its insides have been quenched, the friendly techs will turn their attention to its exterior, repositioning all four tires to ensure even wear and tear (a $20 value). Master Tire also offers a free pickup and delivery service (call ahead for availability), allowing customers to attend to their buggy's health needs without cutting into their rigid work, school, or butter-churning schedules.
The ASE-certified technicians at Chris's Auto Repair help extend the life of drive-thru devices with proper maintenance and skilled repair. Since motor oil degrades over time and spikes cholesterol levels inside engines, Chris's Auto Repair performs complete car-blood transfusions while ensuring vehicles get back on the basketball court in no time.
Signature service: Full-Service and Express brushless wash
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 minutes or less
Products Used: Lucas Oil SlickMist wax, tire shine, and interior dressing
Pro Tip: Please drive in and use the "attendant" lane for this special offer.
Q&A with Brenda Floyd, Co-owner
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Please use the mirror to help you guide your left front tire onto the conveyer.
Once on conveyor, you may take your hands off the wheel. The attendant will stop you and have you put your vehicle into neutral. Keep your foot off the brake, hands off the wheel, antenna down, and wipers off.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
Customers love how clean and shiny their cars look afterward?especially when we get all the winter grime and salt off and their cars come out of the car wash almost completely dry.