With the two-hour car-care package, Steve's Auto Care’s ASE-certified master technicians switch out aged oil with up to 5 quarts of fresh engine juice (an additional fee is charged for vehicles that require more oil) as staff members grease up gears and change filters. Tires rotate to new axles before mechanical buffs meticulously explore intricate brake systems. Technicians then put car batteries and charging systems to the test, ensuring successful road trips and fully operational rearview-mirror disco balls. A 96-point visual inspection unearths any under-hood afflictions plaguing hoses, belts, and fluids before technicians consult with customers about a plan of action.
Ziebart has had plenty of time to perfect its auto-detailing services: the shop has been in business for more than 50 years. Trained and certified technicians use ultramodern equipment and Ziebart's own brand of products to detail interiors and exteriors, protect paint, and repair scratches. They also tint windows and program remote starters.
Auto Clinic's friendly, dedicated staff has kept cars on Michiana roads for more than three decades. Within their full-service NAPA AutoCare Center and Bosch-authorized service center, they treat all makes and models of foreign and domestic cars with maintenance and diagnostic services, such as oil changes and bumper-to-bumper inspections. For repairs, they draw from a vast inventory of more than 375,000 parts, 1,000 of which are the same novelty horn from The Dukes of Hazzard. NAPA's Peace of Mind warranty stands behind much of their handiwork, covering qualifying repairs and services for 12 months or 12,000 miles.
Auto Fix draws on their parent company's deep wells of experienced, ASE-certified technicians to staff their seven garages in Illinois and Indiana. The full-service shops keep cars running with oil changes and thorough vehicle check ups, and they routinely flush power steering, radiator, and transmission fluids. Having spent years working with vehicles, Auto Fix technicians can repair any part of the car from the suspension to the fuel system. They're confident in their repairs as well, offering any client a 12-month or 12,000-mile guarantee on each fix. The team also renders problem-precluding services such as full safety inspections, shocks and struts service, and tire rotation—which does not mean enforcing who’s up next on the backyard tire swing.
Drive & Shine's lengthy wash tunnel scrubs muck and mire from auto frames with eco-friendly soaps and nimble-fingered soft foam wraps. During the 10- to 15-minute service, an underbody wash cleanses the car's road-facing parts, and autos beam like a smiling hologram after being lovingly smothered in applications of clear-coat sealant and foam polish. A layer of Diamond Wax projects the radiant luster of the finish far into the future, and Wheel Brite and tire dressing keep the vehicle's rubber boots looking spick-and-span. To keep the interior looking sharp, technicians climb inside to vacuum dirt, debris, and crumbs from the rugs and seats, beat particles out of mats, scrub windows, and wipe dashes and door jambs with soapy foam wraps. Ten percent of Drive & Shine's proceeds will be donated to United Way, an organization that promotes healthy living and helps humans reach their full potential.