Pennzoil is a service sanctuary designed to revitalize four-wheeled friends. During your car's full-service oil change, an ASE-certified technician will replace sludgy motor juice with up to five quarts of new golden Pennzoil brand 5W30, 5W20, or 10W30 lubricant, as well as install a new filter. Other oil types are available for an additional charge. In addition to a comprehensive 16-point inspection, cars receive a pair of brand new RainX wiper blades (up to 22 inches) for navigating safely through rainstorms or Bunyan family funerals.
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.
Christian Brothers Automotive's team of talented mechanics keeps vehicles running smoothly with myriad maintenance and repair services. The full-service oil change ensures long-lasting engine purrs, as technicians trade out grimy lubricant for a fresh dose of semi-synthetic oil and a brand-new filter. During the 45- to 60-minute service, mobile masters top off essential fluids, gauge tire pressure, and perform a courtesy inspection to check for engine fleas. During the 15- to 20-minute tire rotation, tires are swapped into new wells to promote consistent performance, extending their lifespan and ensuring even erosion on rubbery circles.
Don Davis Aviation provides tours and flight training to budding barnstormers. During the one-hour tour, an experienced pilot will take an airborne apprentice and two friends on a tour in a Diamond DA40 plane over the woods, lakes, and rivers of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.
At Mid Tenn Motorcycle Education Center, nationally certified instructors impart the secrets to safe and street-legal riding. Through their basic courses, students step in on Saturday and leave on Sunday with the comprehensive knowledge and skills to bypass the written and driving portions of the state licensing test. The instructors spread tutelage across 5 classroom hours and 10 hours of on-cycle instruction. More advanced students can dip into one-day, six-hour experienced-rider courses to practice precision handling, advanced braking, and dodging squirrels. The school also hosts women-only classes that teach terminology and skills free of testosterone-induced wheelie popping.
Led by Gary Kirtland, a certified colon hydrotherapist, food-psychology coach, and holistic-health counselor, the crew at Clarksville Colonics aims to detoxify bodies with more than 15 services, including signature colon-hydrotherapy treatments. Five types of cleanses, ranging from those focused on the liver or heavy metals, pair with 7- or 28-day detox plans. To help its clients, including members of the military, shed pesky pounds and pass their weight and tape test, the staff builds weight-loss programs from personalized diet coaching, infrared-sauna sessions, and abdominal wraps.