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.
D-Patrick stands by its inventory of new and used cars, guaranteeing each vehicle will meet a high standard of reliability. In addition to selling Ford cars and trucks, the dealership provides maintenance services and replacement parts. The team can change oil, replace worn tires, or check the engine for faults, keeping cars running smoothly.
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.
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.
Though equipped with an automated wash tunnel, All American Car Wash begins all of its treatments with a hand pre-wash. Only after technicians have loosened dirt from the paint and whispered soft nothings into the side-view mirrors can cars, trucks, and SUVs roll inside. At the end of the tunnel, the All American team dresses tires and swings open the doors to swiftly clean the interior.
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.
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 bugs off and their cars come out of the car wash almost completely dry.