Since 1919, three generations of Ziegler family members and friends have overseen the vehicles that have made their way into Ziegler Tire. The 24-location auto shop, which began as a modest operation by brothers Oliver and Harold Ziegler, now enlists computerized diagnostic systems and ASE–certified technicians to scout and fix automotive maladies. The skilled technicians outfit personal and commercial vehicles of all types and sizes with new wheels and tires from brands such as Michelin, Dayton, Firestone, and Uniroyal and perform a vast repertoire of routine-maintenance services to extend the lives of automobiles and to stave off a resurgence of penny-farthing popularity.
Spitzer Autoworld has been providing exemplary auto service for more than 100 years, having gotten its start selling and leasing Ford Model Ts. With today’s deal, soiled street wagons can ungrunge their outsides for the foreseeable future with a quintet of washes ($12 value each), during which their exteriors will be lovingly cleansed of accumulated grime and restored to factory-fresh spotlessness. Dirt-averse drivers can also opt for just one exterior clean but supplement it with the added perk of a standard oil change ($35 value) to re-lubricate crusty engines and inhibit corrosion, plus a 27-point auto inspection ($45 value) to ensure the car still has at least 27 parts.
The touch-free technology at Wash-Works Car Wash ousts outer layers of vehicle grime in about three minutes. Employing a triple-foam formula, the automated wash spritzes accumulated filth off exteriors before finishing with wax for a shine more brilliant than a rocket scientist wearing a sequined lab coat. The dirt-seeking nozzles then clear mud and debris from the nooks and crannies of the undercarriage. Finally, staffers grab towels to wick away lingering moisture and running mascara.
The neon sign flashing OPEN outside of Ultimate Shine Auto Wash never shuts off. All day, every day, the full-service car wash welcomes cars into its arms for one of three washes. But it never actually touches them—lasers guide the 360-degree cleaning machine, adjusting its soapy almost-hug to conform to the shape of cars, trucks, and SUVs alike. Self-serve wash stations put the control in the hands of drivers, allowing them to spruce up vehicles with a foaming brush and discipline misbehaving hood ornaments with a high-pressure water wand.
In addition to computerized alignment equipment and gallons of durable, semi-synthetic oil, Auto & Tire Service Specialists stock quality tires from 16 brands, including Goodyear, Michelin, and Yokohama. They back up all repairs and maintenance with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty.
Auto Remedy’s staff has a knack for fixing European makes and models, but that doesn’t stop them from welcoming all types of cars inside their garage. Owner Arthur Knight and ASE-certified technician Brad Bakos—a BMW specialist—repair broken parts, change old motor oil, and detail interiors and exteriors, among other maintenance services. In addition, they can tow vehicles to the shop or the pit lane of the Indianapolis 500 for free.