John Searcy started his battery business out of the back of his truck in spring 1950. He opened an official storefront in 1952, naming it Interstate Battery System after the new network of interstate highways that was under construction across the country. Over the next 60 years, his company expanded to all 50 states, as well as Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. Each Interstate All Battery Center location—as well as the company's online database—houses an extensive selection of batteries for cars, electronics, household items, and computers. They also collect power sources for security systems, medical equipment, and other niche devices. Many of their batteries come with a 45-day satisfaction warranty, though it doesn’t cover batteries stolen by siblings to power their Game Boys.
At an early age, Kevin Coulter acquired advanced detailing and vehicular-reconditioning skills while working at a local Indiana Auto Auction. Today, he draws on more than 20 years of experience as he operates Luxury Cars of Indianapolis, where skilled techs service chariots using Meguiar's nonabrasive and eco-friendly products. The team wields pH-balanced leather conditioner to moisturize seats, a detailer's clay bar to smooth exterior surfaces, and custom-mixed paints to brighten auto cheeks. Staffers can also pick up, drop off, and spin vehicles on their fingertips for an additional cost.
O'Brien Auto Center belongs to the service wing of the O'Brien family's well-established car-dealership enterprise, which started in 1933. Helping uphold the family's history of automotive expertise are the center's certified technicians, who handle an array of maintenance duties, including changing oil, rotating tires, and flushing transmissions. Moreover, they can realign wheels and remake the melted snowmen that keep all vehicles' air-conditioning units cold.
The GM-factory-certified technicians at Bill Estes Chevrolet spruce up all makes and models. Amid the hum of hydraulic lifts and electric wrenches, skilled mechanics perform all manner of maintenance tasks, from brake checks to flashy upgrades like headrest TVs and invisibility wax. Car owners can take advantage of local-shuttle services or chill out in a lounge area with WiFi, computers, and snacks.
The Butler Auto Group comprises dealerships and certified service centers for Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Scion, and Kia cars. The network also includes a certified collision and bodywork center for Toyota and Scion vehicles that’s staffed by a team of technicians adept at rejuvenating cars to pre-accident condition.
The ASE-certified techs at Automotive Service Group (ASG) coddle cars with fresh oil, filters, and visual inspections. After draining dingy, contaminated oil, techs replenish automotive arteries with up to 5 quarts of Valvoline conventional oil. Mechanics also swap out clogged oil filters for fresh lube sieves. Roadweary wagons then have their tire pressure and fluid levels checked, and techs top off any skimping solutions before performing a visual inspection and lubing the chassis when applicable.