At an early age, Kevin Coulter acquired advanced detailing and vehicular-reconditioning skills while working at a local Indiana Auto Auction. Today, he draws on more than 20 years of experience as he operates Luxury Cars of Indianapolis, where skilled techs service chariots using Meguiar's nonabrasive and eco-friendly products. The team wields pH-balanced leather conditioner to moisturize seats, a detailer's clay bar to smooth exterior surfaces, and custom-mixed paints to brighten auto cheeks. Staffers can also pick up, drop off, and spin vehicles on their fingertips for an additional cost.
O'Brien Auto Center belongs to the service wing of the O'Brien family's well-established car-dealership enterprise, which started in 1933. Helping uphold the family's history of automotive expertise are the center's certified technicians, who handle an array of maintenance duties, including changing oil, rotating tires, and flushing transmissions. Moreover, they can realign wheels and remake the melted snowmen that keep all vehicles' air-conditioning units cold.
The GM-factory-certified technicians at Bill Estes Chevrolet spruce up all makes and models. Amid the hum of hydraulic lifts and electric wrenches, skilled mechanics perform all manner of maintenance tasks, from brake checks to flashy upgrades like headrest TVs and invisibility wax. Car owners can take advantage of local-shuttle services or chill out in a lounge area with WiFi, computers, and snacks.
The Butler Auto Group comprises dealerships and certified service centers for Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Scion, and Kia cars. The network also includes a certified collision and bodywork center for Toyota and Scion vehicles that’s staffed by a team of technicians adept at rejuvenating cars to pre-accident condition.
Cadillac Ranch's friendly and casual atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for convincing shy friends to become lively matadors after a few drinks or to crowd around the bar with friends to catch the game. Destroy the tower of onion rings ($7.95) in mighty feats of mastication, then make room for the sandwich parade. Bread-cushioned portions of pulled pork ($9.95) and Cadillac's Philly cheesesteak ($9.95) make equestrians happy, as do the hot ground-beef patties, served either in their minimalistic form ($8.95), glazed in barbecue sauce ($10.95), or doused in Cajun seasoning before enduring a blizzard of blue cheese and bacon ($10.95). Cadillac's entree selection pays homage to America's culinary heritage with the fish and chips ($12.95), and pits the roasted barbecue half chicken ($13.95) against the Jack Daniel's barbecue ribs ($14.95 for a half rack). The full bar fertilizes empty glasses, and Cadillac's specialty cocktails ($10) abound. Geologists especially will enjoy the Rock Candy (citrus liqueur and fresh lemonade), the pineapple Rock n' Roll (pineapple vodka, fresh lime juice, and pineapple), and the unlisted Rock Star (lime-infused vodka garnished with a live starfish).
Easy Airport Parking offers safe haven to cars whose owners are bound for Indianapolis International Airport. Drivers silence engines in a valet lane and exchange keys or ignition-lodged screwdrivers for a claim check, relinquishing vehicles to employees who steer them into a standard or oversize spot. They then hop aboard a shuttle bus that drops off at terminals within 5 or 10 minutes. Since the buses run 24 hours a day, jet setters can call for a pickup as soon as they return, no matter the hour. The parking lot is also open all day and night, with security fences, cameras, and guards watching over roadsters and keeping patrons' personal chauffeurs from escaping. For an additional fee, cars can freshen up with a wash.