Meineke Car Care Center's experienced technicians ready cars, trucks, and SUVs for reliable starts and safe cruises with preventive, maintenance, and repair services. After calling one of three shops to schedule an appointment, customers can roll their rides in and let mechanics feed engines fresh motor oil, install new filters, and remind carburetors of life's inherent beauty.
Charging-system tests ensure batteries are ready to rouse engines, and cooling-system diagnostics scour systems for leaks or blockages. Roadside-assistance packages, good for 24-hour towing, jump-starts, flat-tire service, and doo-wop singing in place of broken radios, allow motorists to travel without worry, and state inspections ensure jalopies stay on the good side of the law. Drivers can hang out in vibrantly colored waiting areas during the wait, sipping on complimentary coffee and using the free WiFi to find the origin of the term WiFi.
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.
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).
Since 1935, the hard-working staff of Jackson Oil & Solvents, Inc. has fueled the business through honest customer service and top-notch products. Today, they distribute a plethora of premium products, including Phillips 66 and Howes Lubricator fuels and Chevron industrial oils. To help speedy rides beat out top competitors and souped up tricycles, the 24-hour racing-fuel station pumps vehicles with VP Racing Fuels.
In addition to its fuel services, Jackson Oil & Solvents collects food for the Mary Rigg Center, sponsors youth sports teams, and stays engaged with other community-involvement efforts.
Located about a block away from Lucas Oil Stadium, the Pan Am Plaza Parking Garage grants shelter to vehicle-owning fans while taking in the Colts game at the stadium or a neighboring establishment. Fans can park in the garage any time of day on Sunday, November 6, when the Colts rear up to square off against the Atlanta Falcons at 1 p.m. in either a football match or a debate over which is the better symbol of the American frontier. Head to the nearby garage after the game to attempt to beat the traffic, or stay downtown for the day to celebrate a victory on the field. There is no time limit on parking, but drivers must remove their parked vehicles or portable living rooms from the premise at some point on November 6.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.