In 1950, a man named Ernest Ellis started a car wash in Grand Rapids. There were no motorized brushes or automated sprays back then; instead, cars would drive through the building as staffers positioned along the route used steam guns, wash tanks, and hand mitts to wipe away dirt and Dewey for President fliers from automotive exteriors. After a name change, a panoply of new locations, and many upgrades to what was often the most cutting-edge wash technology in the country, today's Southland Auto Wash maintains its high-tech approach to cleaning with automated wash tunnels, in-depth detailing, and luxurious extras including its own signature tire protectant. This passion for meticulous care, along with the wash's extensive water-conservation projects, earned the sudsatorium a nod as Grand Rapids Magazine's Best Car Wash for more than 14 years straight.
Lucky777Coach facilitates easy group travel to area gambling spots including Little River Casino, Soaring Eagle Casino, and FireKeepers Casino. Almost everyday of the week, guests can hop aboard a bus and speed off toward slot machines and poker tables on trips that often include rewards towards gaming and food. In addition to daylong sojourns, Lucky777Coach organizes overnight trips so gamblers can play into the wee hours of the morning and their companions can try every type of dressing at the salad bar at least once.
Trusted by more than 20 local car dealerships, Crystal Clean Auto Detailing revives groggy vehicles from their grime-naps with top-quality products and state-of-the-art techniques. Its experienced wash-and-wax wizards will discard your ride's muck mask with a meticulous exterior cleansing that includes a litany of dirt-hunting maneuvers, from a hand wash with pH-balanced soap to a thorough wheel flossing and hand-dry finish. The wash is augmented by protective measures, such as a high-gloss polymer sealant and water-repellent window treatment. Since vehicles, like blisters and overripe tangerines, often use attractive exteriors to mask their ugly insides, Crystal Clean also tackles interiors. Detailers vacuum, wipe, dust, and condition, scouring and revitalizing every square inch of rolling real estate.
Performance Plus Quick Lube's team of trained technicians is well-versed in the most common oil myths and uses that knowledge during regular oil changes to transform coughing engines into efficient, long-lasting, high-performance car-hearts. After expunging the contaminated sludge from the engine’s crankcase, the Performance pit crew enlists up to five quarts of Quaker State Enhanced Durability synthetic blend motor oil for a three-month (or 3,000-mile) tour of lubrication duty that eases piston pounding and traps engine dirt in suspended animation. Once they've installed a new oil filter, they'll top off the car's coolant, power steering fluid, and umbrella drink.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Servicing the west-Michigan area for more than 90 years, Ronda Truck Center revitalizes ailing autos with thorough services performed by ASE-certified mechanics. Treat your horseless carriage to a standard oil change, which replaces up to 6 quarts of oil with the viscosity grade based on manufacturer recommendations, and includes a new oil filter to keep operation as smooth as a freshly ironed ceiling tile. Next, technicians ensure car innards are working competently with a 17-point inspection, exhaustively examining the key components of a working vehicle with a heptadecegon-toothed comb, before easing road-rash and promoting even wear with a soothing tire rotation. A visual brake inspection rounds out the package, providing peace of mind for drivers, lending them the confidence to run errands and pop triple-axel wheelies with aplomb.