Bluegrass Auto Repair has been serving the community for more than 30 years. In the old days, the friendly, hospitality-driven atmosphere was obvious to passersby, thanks to the shop’s old-fashion storefront, which was lined with a row of welcoming metal lawn chairs. Today, the tradition of trust is still alive—evidenced by the many car owners who entrust the technicians to correct automotive issues ranging from faulty brakes and engine trouble to fledgling AC units. As an added convenience to its customers, the crew will even pick up vehicles and return them after service, and are always happy to answer questions about potential repairs or where baby cars come from.
The car-whisperers of the 50-year-old Midas franchise investigate vehicles’ road-readiness with comprehensive inspections backed by the all-encompassing Midas guarantee. A 1.5-hour wintertime assessment probes brakes, suspension, batteries, and heating and cooling systems, thereby ensuring commuters' safety during drives through flurries or while outrunning the ice rays of Mr. Freeze's cold gun. Each seasonal inspection pairs with a complimentary tire rotation to even out rubber wear and ensure that each car-foot gets its 15-minutes in the spotlight of following cars.
To start, spring for a classic: the Midas oil change. Midas will swap out old oil and quench your steed's thirst, matching the correct viscosity grade for your vehicle. Your service also includes a complimentary courtesy check of your engine air filter, brake fluid and brakes, power steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, and coolant/antifreeze. They'll also check to see if your filter needs to be replaced (standard filter up to a $10 value included), as well as play down obvious indicators that the pumpkin-sticker-covered back-lefty is your favourite. Appointments are required and available on weekdays only.
For more than a quarter of a century, the skilled technicians at Precision Tinting have improved the comfort and appearance of homes, businesses, and automobiles with top-quality window tinting and installation. Until humankind evolves into a race of underground mole men, we must avert the sun’s harshness with microthin tint, a film composed of polyester and metal that reduces glare and filters out 99 percent of harmful UV rays. Each computer-cut sheet adheres to surfaces with detailed accuracy, helping to diminish long-term energy costs and add a cool, mysterious glint to glass surfaces throughout its lifetime warranty.
The Midwest Mayhem auto show hosts a colorful collective of roadsters from across the state, sporting tricked-out doors, iridescent rims, and detailed custom paint jobs. Cars bound into the air during the hydraulics contest and dip under the pole for a mini-truck limbo contest. Guests also test their manmade skills at pizza-eating contests and the chocolate-milk chug. Live bands and DJs pump the airwaves full of sound, and judges select the winners from a number of categories, such as best lowrider, best engine, and tastiest hubcap.
AAMCO's deft technicians facilitate peak mileage and performance with 30-minute oil transfusions. During the oil-change service, mechanics confiscate dirty oils and caricatures of tow trucks from the car's pockets, replace them with up to 5 quarts of clean oil, and install a filter. They loosen up grease fittings with healthy doses of lubricant, then perform an inspection to check the vehicle's vitals. During the 36-point inspection, staffers pop the hood to view the battery and charging system, duck beneath the car to scrutinize brakes and drive axles, and take a tour of lights, instruments, and controls to determine whether the car has decided to forsake its charge and power itself via the screams of its passengers.