Offering a range of services for wheeled whippersnappers, QuikStop provides high-quality care at stopwatch-stupefying speeds. Sate a combustion engine’s crude cravings with fresh high mileage and synthetic oil during QuikStop's 10-minute oil change. Fresh-faced young emollients step in to slicken your motor's innards, keeping dust, metallic shavings, and other contaminants from abruptly halting internal-combustion engine chitchat.
When Mike's Carwash first opened in 1948, it was one of only 18 carwash businesses in the United States. Today, the family-owned establishment keeps the 65-year-old tradition of gussying up automobiles alive at 42 locations throughout the Midwest. At each location, accommodating staffers stand by to assist customers during the cleaning process. Decked out in cartoon neckties, the cheerful team ushers cars into computer-controlled washers that eschew traditional gear-operated brushes and baseball bats in favor of controlled sprays and soft cloths. After the mixture of eight signature soaps de-grimes surfaces, 200-miles-per-hour gusts of hot air dry vehicles instantly. Mike's also offers specialty coats to give car exteriors and tires additional shine.
Owners Steve and Julie Poe started their business with a small two-bay shop on Buffalo Street and a dream for success. In just a few years they had expanded Steve's Auto Care to a building just west of Pierceton, where five lifts and extra space allowed them to add tire and alignment services to their menu of auto maintenance. The husband-and-wife duo didn't stop there; they relocated to an even larger facility in Warsaw, where highly trained staffers—including an ASE-certified master technician—fix and maintain cars. At the current NAPA AutoCare Center location, the crew's purview includes repairs for AC systems, engines, and brakes for imported, domestic, and extraterrestrial vehicles. The Poe family's dedication to customer satisfaction is evident in the comfortable waiting room, where guests relax on leather-style sofas with a complimentary cup of hot coffee or tea to watch TV or use the free WiFi. They've even designed a colorful Kids Korner, complete with a chalkboard where youngsters can draw up blueprints for hybrid-powered training wheels. The business has also given back to the community by hosting events, including SafeAssured, a complimentary child identification program, as well as an event to support US military personnel.
Though Vordeman Volkswagen's mechanics and technicians know how to care for cars of all kinds, their bread and butter is European and luxury cars. It?s not rare to find service bays occupied by Porsche 912s, BMW convertibles, and classics such as a 1977 Mercedes. Even the parking lot regularly fills up with VW Beetles for meetings of the Old Fort VW Club, and team members have been known to race their own Volkswagens in autocross competitions. Additionally, three team members are master certified by Volkswagen, a rare distinction earned after spending 65 eight-hour days learning the intricacies of maintenance.
In addition to doling out free flat repairs, alignment checks, and front-end, brake, and tire inspections, the ASE?certified mechanics at Patriot Tire & Auto head off or mend automotive malfunctions with preventive service and repairs. A nationwide limited warranty then covers some services for up to 12 months or 12,000 miles. True to its name, Patriot Tire & Auto also stocks name-brand tires trusted manufacturers including Michelin, Goodyear, and Bridgestone.
A Grease Monkey full-service oil change is more than a simple oil infusion. Expert mechanics give your car a full physical, checking its respiratory system (air filter, breather element, and PCV valve), vision (windshield-wiper blades and exterior lights), and circulatory system (power-steering fluid, battery fluid, windshield fluid, transmission or transaxle fluid, differential fluid, and engine-coolant level). Your car's carpets will then be vacuumed and its exterior windows washed, leaving it cleaner and healthier than a bar of soap running on a treadmill. A tire rotation completes your car's transformation into a fully tuned wheelmobile.