When patrons step into Lanes, Trains, & Automobiles Entertainment Depot, playful noises jostle their senses: the crash of bowling pins, the decisive zaps of laser-tag guns, the thunder of colliding bumper cars. The center shelters a spectrum of friendly competition under one roof, but at the heart are 32 bowling lanes. During open-bowling hours and late-night cosmic bowling, touchscreens tally strikes and automatic bumpers shift up and down to accommodate different players in case they decide to somersault down the lane.
Nearby, up to 16 laser-tag soldiers duck behind barrels and walls splattered with neon paint in the 2,500-square-foot Lazer Station. In the Spinzone, black lights and colorful spotlights swivel around a central traffic signal, which dictates the stops, starts, and illegal U-turns of bumper cars.
In the arcade, patrons battle for champion status and pick of pizza toppings at air-hockey tables, skee-ball machines, and racing video games. Professional competitors face off on flat-screen TVs at Tailgaters, an on-site eatery slinging burgers and pizza. Eight VIP bowling lanes, a designated party zone, and a stage for live entertainment and karaoke act as peaceful dignitaries in the 4,500-square-foot restaurant as well.
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Signature VW Hyundai’s factory-trained auto technicians administer engine massages that penetrate beyond your car’s metallic exoskeleton to relieve uptight pistons with tender care. Echoes of cars honking their horns in ecstasy fill the service center, where technicians flatter engine innards with a five-quart deluge of nonsynthetic oil and exchange each blackened oil filter for a spotless counterpart. A 27-point safety test leaves no nozzle or connection unturned, thoroughly assessing filters, brakes, and batteries to root out delinquent parts. To complete the 45-minute package, technicians top off transmission, brake, power-steering, and coolant fluids to ensure that cars stay supple and hydrated for future demolition derbies.
In 15–20 minutes, the experienced mechanics at Havoline Xpress Lube prime cars with up to five quarts of Havoline oil with Deposit Shield, a fortifying feature that helps to protect engines from buildup and sludge. After funneling the lube into the auto and capping it with a clean filter, technicians wash the windows, vacuum, and take a 12-point safety tour of the car. Once fluids have been properly topped off, mechanics thoroughly clean the fuel-injection system in order to boost fuel economy. Cars snag a new pair of standard wiper blades before revving their engines and speeding out the door to chase some dogs.
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