Amid the uncertainty and complex nature of the aviation industry in the early 2000s, Denise and Mike decided to buck opposition and follow their dreams. The husband-and-wife team kept their dream relatively simple: move to northeast Ohio, secure season tickets for the Indians and Browns, and open up the world of flight to others. They soon took Mike's 35 years experience as an entrepreneur and Denise's time as a commercial pilot and turned it into American Winds Flight Academy. Today, their flight academy preps prospective pilots with FAA-approved ground courses and hands-on instruction in their fleet of Piper and Cessna airplanes and accommodating pterodactyls. The duo's 15-plus flight-training courses and fast-track program include everything from advanced flight-simulator instruction to commercial-pilot certification. Dedicated to assisting veterans on their path to become commercial pilots, American Winds Flight Academy is one of 12 FAA-licensed (Part 141) flight schools in the state of Ohio.
Lube Stop has been lauded by both local and national press outlets for its Sustainability Program, which decreases the environmental impact of the shop's auto services. Its signature EcoGuard oil change, for example, refreshes engines with re-refined motor oil. Lube Stop also recycles oil and antifreeze, and it plants two new oil-filter trees for every one it chops down.
Besides eight kinds of oil changes, Lube Stop provides multipoint inspections, tire rotations, wiper blade replacement, and other maintenance and repair services. More than 240 employees—who receive continuous training to keep up with eco-friendly practices—helm the company's 37 Cleveland- and Akron-area locations, all of which offer E-Check emissions-testing stations.
Named Top Shop in the Country by Motor Age magazine, Rad Air Complete Car Care has been servicing roadsters in the Cleveland area for more than a quarter of a century. Beginning as a radiator and air-conditioning repair shop in Parma Heights, the locally owned auto franchise has expanded to 10 Northeast Ohio locations that perform such services as brake work, tune-ups, electrical repairs, tire and suspension maintenance, and fluid adjustments. Rad Air is a AAA-approved auto-repair center that offers a lifetime warranty on its work and advises clients on what repairs are needed, recommended, and on each car's birthday wish list.
Auto Remedy’s staff has a knack for fixing European makes and models, but that doesn’t stop them from welcoming all types of cars inside their garage. Owner Arthur Knight and ASE-certified technician Brad Bakos—a BMW specialist—repair broken parts, change old motor oil, and detail interiors and exteriors, among other maintenance services. In addition, they can tow vehicles to the shop or the pit lane of the Indianapolis 500 for free.
Diverse wildlife, verdant forests, gushing waterfalls, and a storied past populate the hallowed hills of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For decades, passionate park rover Bob Macak has used his experiences as a trailblazer to study the nooks, crannies, and crania that reveal the area's character. Whether you choose to travel by car, cycle, or leg-mobile, Macak will guide hikers of all ability levels for four hours through areas rife with resplendent views and historical intrigue, from the beaver marsh's ducks, blue herons, and snapping turtles to the cascading beauty of the 60-foot-high Brandywine Falls.
Wash-Works Car Wash's touchless-cleansing system purifies vehicles' exteriors in 180 seconds. During a car's three-minute vacation, powerful jets spray its exoskeletons with a triple-foam solution and wax to imbue a shine more luminous than the well-angled glare of a golden watch. A chassis bath meticulously tickles underbellies to remove built-up dirt, debris, and salt. After a rinsing, staffers release a pack of towels that cling to exteriors and soak up residual water with a thirst at once ferocious and gentle.
Established in 1957
Park Auto Group takes pride in our excellent sales and service departments as well as 100% total customer satisfaction!
"Park Marine" originally started doing business in 1957 operating out of the garage at the residence of Glenn and Irene Mears.
Spitzer Autoworld has been providing exemplary auto service for more than 100 years, having gotten its start selling and leasing Ford Model Ts. With today’s deal, soiled street wagons can ungrunge their outsides for the foreseeable future with a quintet of washes ($12 value each), during which their exteriors will be lovingly cleansed of accumulated grime and restored to factory-fresh spotlessness. Dirt-averse drivers can also opt for just one exterior clean but supplement it with the added perk of a standard oil change ($35 value) to re-lubricate crusty engines and inhibit corrosion, plus a 27-point auto inspection ($45 value) to ensure the car still has at least 27 parts.
At Superior Auto Service, mechanics certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence carry out a variety of maintenance and repair services for all manner of horseless carriage. Servicing all automobile makes, models, and zodiac signs, the well-equipped facility's efficient service and quality parts commingle to create a stellar service center. An A/C system recharge gives cars a fighting chance to stand up against the bullying waves of summer heat ($89.95, plus freon). A tire rotation and 40-point inspection provide much needed attention to insecure cars ($19.95), and computer diagnostics and a half hour of troubleshooting reassure them that their owners don’t just love them for their bodies ($69.95).
Drawing from more than 50 years of combined auto-aiding experience, the ASE-certified mechanics at Shaw Auto Care rehabilitate road warriors with rousing draughts of oil and attentive tire care. The shop's auto surgeons liberate carriages from engine buildups and limber moving mechanisms with spates of ambrosial oil, guarding against long term wear and tear.
At Smilek’s Car Care, experienced technicians quiet engine clunks and calm transmission rattles with preventative maintenance services and repairs backed by a nationwide parts and labor warranty. Heed your car’s cries for an oil change ($32.95 standard, $54.95 synthetic) and prevent lockups during road trips or attempts to skid-mark your name in cursive. Regularly scheduled services such as a transmission flush ($49.95) or tire rotation ($19.95) keep buggies road-worthy, and alignments ($59.95–$79.95) help them follow the straight-line charm of the highway strip. Although illuminated dashboard lights usually just mean the cookies you’re baking on the engine block are ready, Smilek’s trusted mechanics give car systems a thorough diagnosis ($73) to determine any urgent concerns and suss out the proper course of treatment.
The Polish Shop's techs cleanse cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans from the inside out with detailing services that adhere to a strict 25-point checklist. After transferring interiors' loose items and change into a protective bag, staffers spend three–four hours buffing light scratches, shampooing fabrics, degunking gas caps, and peeling away tar deposits. After freeing windows of built-up film and polishing mirrors to a reflective sheen, techs conclude with a final inspection, making sure that surfaces shine, insides sparkles, and bumper stickers feature correct punctuation.
The neon sign flashing OPEN outside of Ultimate Shine Auto Wash never shuts off. All day, every day, the full-service car wash welcomes cars into its arms for one of three washes. But it never actually touches them—lasers guide the 360-degree cleaning machine, adjusting its soapy almost-hug to conform to the shape of cars, trucks, and SUVs alike. Self-serve wash stations put the control in the hands of drivers, allowing them to spruce up vehicles with a foaming brush and discipline misbehaving hood ornaments with a high-pressure water wand.
In addition to computerized alignment equipment and gallons of durable, semi-synthetic oil, Auto & Tire Service Specialists stock quality tires from 16 brands, including Goodyear, Michelin, and Yokohama. They back up all repairs and maintenance with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty.
Dan Kennedy’s secondhand car is far from shabby—before the Rolls-Royce convertible was his, it belonged to Dean Martin. To ensure his ride was meticulously taken care of, Kennedy started his own luxury garage and concierge service, Imperial Auto Castle. The climate-controlled garage, which car owners can view 24 hours a day via wireless surveillance cameras, houses vehicles when they aren’t in use. Technicians can detail and repair the parked cars or even sell them and replace them with a newer model, such as a hybrid—half car, half horse.