As Super-Lube's name suggests, its signature service is the oil change. Technicians at its more than 50 locations lubricate engines with up to five quarts of oil, including the option for recycled, locally sourced oil, if visitors ask for the eco-friendly treatment. The comprehensive service, which requires no appointment, also comes with a 20-point maintenance check, and a free fluid top-off between changes. The technicians' handiwork extend beyond oil changes, too?they can change radiator fluid, swap out fuel filters, and replace broken windshield wiper blades.
Since 1945, Fuller's Carwash, Detail Center & Fast Stop has mollycoddled motor vehicles with a slew of auto services. Founder Bob Fuller's relatives manage each of the auto center's 11 locations, which sprout up every time someone buries a ratchet in fertile soil. Skilled technicians populate the work bays and invite vehicles inside for oil changes, auto repairs, and tire rotations that extend the life of vehicular shoes by encouraging even tread wear. Soft-cloth car washes and meticulous detailing services bolster a car’s resale value and ensure it stays as pristine as the day it was delivered by a factory-assembled stork.
Welcoming harried hair owners to find respite amid high ceilings and dreamy blue hues, the professional pamperists at True Colors Salon rely on organic haircare products and advanced techniques to renovate neglected noodle nests. Spicy up boring head threads with a new hue ($55+ for all-over color), or bestow tinted spunk to the best-behaving strands ($45+ for partial foil). True Colors Salon’s friendly mane tamers will groom overgrown head gardens into well-coifed masterpieces free of tangles, split ends, and crabgrass ($30 for women’s haircut; $20 for men; $15 for children), or sculpt elegant updos ($45+) to suit any evening of dining, dancing, or fancy mopping.
Attendants at Legacy Auto Detail kick off every service with a hand wash, using nimble digits to pluck the tiniest specks of dirt from car surfaces. This attention to detail knows no bias for antique hot rods or overburdened minivans, as the staff members groom auto bodies of all statuses with the same in-depth attention. They leave rides gleaming inside and out with artfully applied buffers, waxes, and applications of Armor All, and smatterings of shampoo and conditioner produce freshly laundered seats. The versatile menu of services also includes tiered wash packages and add-ons that target specific imperfections such as pet odors, rust, and food morsels stuck in the hood ornament's teeth.
The dapper and professional chauffeurs behind Limos, Inc. transport wayfarers to weddings, airports, and events with their fleet of vehicles. While Lincoln Town Cars offer leather seating for up to three, stretch limos provide walnut accents, champagne chillers, and one-touch intercom systems for as many as 10. For groups in search of a mobile shindig, the 15-passenger party bus combines a black paint job with mysterious tinted windows that conceal an interior illuminated by neon lights. All vehicles come equipped with musical devices, such as radios, CD players, and player pianos.
So established is Circle K Midwest that even brand-new vehicles recognize what its red-and-white logo stands for—fuel, snacks, and everything else a car might need to keep powering down the road with its driver. Circle K's story starts back in 1951, when Fred Hervey bought three Kay's Food Stores in El Paso, Texas. Under his guidance, these three little shops grew into the more than 3,000 convenience stores that crouch on our nation's street corners today.
After rolling up to a Circle K, drivers can pump their faithful roadsters full of high-octane fuel and send them skipping through a car wash to experience the cleansing touch of Blue Coral Beyond Green and Rain-X products. Then it's time to step inside the air-conditioned shop for a peek at the provisions. Rows of sodas hibernate behind glass doors, and snacks, candy, and their ATM guardians stand boldly out in the open. Some Circle Ks also offer the Take Away Fresh Café, which presents an appetizing lineup of healthy road fare including sandwiches, fruit cups, and fresh-cut vegetables. Drivers can gear up for a long drive with premium coffees or enjoy a cold Polar Pop, whose specially formulated cup keeps drinks colder thanks to the family of tiny snowmen trapped in its foam walls.