Autopia's team of talented technicians fortifies vehicles against harsh winter weather with heater tune-ups and expert maintenance. Nullify the creeping tendrils of winter frost with a comprehensive heating-system tune-up, which keeps the coolant flowing properly and ducts clear of built-up grime. Certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Autopia's mechanics can also ensure that engine lights stay off with a fuel-injection cleaning ($199.26) and that fresh power-steering fluid ($170.73) gives daring drivers plenty of road-feel during reenactments of the car-chase scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor. All of Autopia's services include a courtesy maintenance inspection and hand car wash, ensuring components ring with pitch-perfect harmony before cars leave the lot.
At the corner of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street stands a brick fortress of a building, topped by a cloud-tickling sign that heralds Calhoun Square and its signature blend: namely, the breadth of a suburban mall mixed with the accessibility of a neighborhood hub. Two floors hold nearly three dozen storefronts and kiosks, from Chiang Mai Thai's low-lit haven for famously fiery seafood and curries to the ComedySportz theater, which reverberates with laughter four nights a week during fast-paced, competitive improv shows. Elsewhere, shoppers can pick up mod home decor, stylish sunglasses, and rugged boots, among other adornments for the home and body.
Bobby & Steve's Auto World repairs, maintains, and spruces up autos across eight Twin Cities locations, each decked out in vintage Coca Cola and Chevy memorabilia. On-site mechanics tackle all kinds of transportation-related jobs, from oil changes and flat tires to broken glass and sputtering exhaust pipes. The specialists can also tow your car, replace feeble batteries, and calmly persuade doors to open after extended lock-outs. At the detail shop, a team of highly trained reconditioning techs uses specialized tools to gussy up your car. They'll remove oxidation with orbital polishers or deep-clean carpets with hot water extractors. The shop also has an arsenal of more than 20 chemicals to treat all types of surfaces; enlist their help for vinyl and leather conditioners or Rain-X solution, which fends off stains due to precipitation or truck beds full of sports mascots with super soakers.
A five-minute drive from downtown, Uptown’s public spaces entice visitors with bike paths, sculpture gardens, and locals blasting impressions of Björk's pet swan over a megaphone. Nearby, rented canoes crisscross Lake Calhoun’s calm waters, and restaurants serve eclectic cuisines from fresh seafood to Japanese cuisine on outdoor patios. Visitors to Uptown can feast on American fare at restaurants such as Primebar, which serves up sandwiches, steak, and seafood with largely local brews; The Herkimer Pub & Brewery in Lyn-Lake, known for its small batches of craft beer; and the Uptown Cafeteria, offering trendy contemporary meals. Evenings out at Bar Louie tempt guests with martinis, margaritas, and other cocktails accompanied by pub food, and Chino Latino delights palettes with dishes small and large, spicy and explosive. Wayward mermaids dining at Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar can enjoy a feast fit for the sea with raw, grilled, and baked items, or step on shore and visit moto-i in Lyn-Lake to sample the food you’d find on Japanese streets.
It's important to take care of your car, especially if you threw away the box it came in and can't return it. But the costs of regular maintenance can add up fast, and a major repair can really break the bank. That's where Planet Super Saver comes in.
By partnering with local mechanics (and car washes and windshield repair shops), the coupons give customers a hand with basic automotive services. Planet Super Saver also offers discounts for dry-cleaning facilities and occasionally offers deals on special products, such as e-cigarettes.
Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box filter; a checking and filling of transmission, differential, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights.