The silica specialists at Elite Glass Company repair and replace transparent barriers in homes and vehicles with lifetime-guaranteed resins and OEM-certified products. By infusing windshield scars with rock-chip repair resin, experts eliminate pockmarks from pebbles and interstate BB-gun fights while preventing the spread of cracks. The team also outfits vehicular faces with fresh windshields by Carlite, PPG, and Pilkington. For permanently parked investments, Elite Glass Company replaces residential windows and custom cuts flat glass for tables and shower doors. Double-pane glass provides an existing frame with superior insulation within 1–2 business days, and specialty textured flat glass pieces enhance privacy for customers concerned about dogs peering up through tables to spy on their poker hands.
ASE master technicians Greg Kinder and Mike Kuemmel take the helm at Autotech Auto Center, where they keep foreign and domestic rides of all makes and models running smoothly. They fiddle under the hood, slide below the car, and dance on the roof, all to keep transmissions, brakes, and tires in check. While the team tunes up AC systems or drains dirty oil, customers can relax in the comfortable waiting room outfitted with a TV, free WiFi, and plenty of hot coffee.
The adept automotive aces at Aamco focus their collective mechanical genius on your car's every whirring gear during this comprehensive tune-up. Parched motors get a tasty five-quarts of fresh, 5w30 or 10w30 motor oil to lubricate their machinery for smoother commutes, safer road trips, and swifter maneuvering around banana peels (a $29.95 value). Next, a tire rotation (a $15 value) ensures wheels spin safely and evenly, helping avoid pesky single tire replacements and unexpected blowouts, while a fresh set of wiper blades makes for better visibility during rain, hail, and attack by mynock (a $15 value). An added battery check will make certain your people mover's power is fully charged, healthy, and ready for more miles, and that no garage elves have been using it to power their weather machine again.
Local highways, driveways, and parking lots teem with sparkling cars thanks in part to Country Club Express Car Wash's 20-plus years of automotive grooming. The touchless wash systems and detailers dole out doses of products seven days a week, catering to cars whose conditions range from "in need of a quick rinse," to "coated in ostrich feathers and silly string." Country Club's unlimited wash clubs allow motorists to sanitize their cars as often as they see fit, and the wash stations at each facility are flanked by a Mobil On the Run. For cars that need a little more TLC, motorists can steer into one of the two full-service stations.
So established is Circle K Midwest that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.
Auto Spa's top-of-the-line speedy Lustra wash ($12) pampers the most mobile member of your family with an exterior wash it will never forget. Send your reeking roadster or soiled sedan into the conveyorized express tunnel, where it will have its surface scrubbed and hubcaps rubbed into a sublime state of shininess. Soft-cloth cleansing mechanisms, meanwhile, wash your horseless carriage's delicate underbelly and behind-the-ear areas. Auto Spa will also solemnly remove any insects that have met their untimely end upon the war-torn windshield, notify their loved ones, and give them a proper burial. A Lustra surface gloss will then be lovingly applied to your auto-wagon's surface, coating it with iridescent brighteners and ultraviolet protection. The wash is concluded when the sopping vehicle is turbo-dried, smacked on the bottom, and effectively reborn into automotive existence.