The full-service oil change includes up to 5 quarts of Mobil oil, a new oil filter, and a freshly lubricated chassis. Mobil1 Lubes’ experienced technicians will check and, if needed, fill the following parts and reservoirs: air filter, crankcase breather, PCV valve, transmission fluid, power-steering fluid, clutch fluid, windshield-washer solvent, antifreeze, battery electrolytes, wiper blades, lights, vehicle belts, tire pressure, and brakes, extending the lifespan of the vehicle and careless squirrels. Just when you thought the checklist champion reached for the belt, the exterior windows are washed, the interior is vacuumed, and any problems that need further maintenance will be explained. If your road baby demands oil opulence, you can top off oil between services for free.
While the S.S. Badger has been honored with a placement on the National Register of Historic Places, its beginnings were humble. First setting sail in 1953, the Badger originally carried railcars, along with a few select passengers, across scenic Lake Michigan year round. Now the last of the United States’s coal-fired steamships, the 410-foot vessel ships cargo of a different kind, transporting guests and their vehicles across Lake Michigan with the comforts and amenities of a modern cruise ship, with efforts to improve their ship environmentally in the near future.
While the boat embarks along between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin, guests amble through the open deck for views of the scenic shorelines or set up shop on deck chairs, armed with a cool drink and a Mermaid-to-English dictionary. The ship’s shaded interior entertains with movies, guests shouting at celebratory bingo, and arcade games giving off musical tones as kids set new high scores. For a more muted ride, private staterooms let guests snooze away the hours, and a quiet room elucidates the ship’s history in hushed solitude. An in-house bar blends, shakes, and stirs ingredients into a range of refreshing cocktails, while the café showcases artfully crafted sandwiches like a deli hall of fame.
Road dirt and grime fall away at the first touch of Full Service Car Wash’s soft cloths and liquid soaps. At any of its four locations, automatic tunnels lavish cars from roof to undercarriage with rust-preventing waxes, triple-coat paint shields, and clear-coat polysealants that rebuild the vehicle’s glossy and reflective finish. For more extensive auto care, they’ll shampoo the seats clean and machine polish the finish in the detailing center.
At Diamond Brite Auto Detailing, cleaning crews restore cars of all shapes and sizes with interior and exterior detailing services. They hand-wash and wax surfaces, removing scratches and ridding tires of dirt and muck. On the inside, the team vacuums and steam-cleans carpets and upholstery, wipes down the dash before applying a vinyl protectant, and removes stork nests attached to the roof. Aside from auto detailing, Diamond Brite creates custom paint jobs for cars, repairs or replaces cracked windshields, and removes road paint and overspray. The garage can also detail cars while customers are at work with their free pickup and delivery service.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
Scrub A Dub carwash and oil-change centers have been popping up around the Metro Milwaukee Area since the company's origins in 1947. A team of AOCA-certified lube technicians mans each garage, expertly administering professional oil changes and a wide range of transmission, radiator, and other automotive repair services. Each center is home to an advanced automated carwash system, which uses gentle cleaners, conditioning waxes, and premium polishes to gussy up automobile exteriors.