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.
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.
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.
At Finn Tire & Automotive, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicles of all makes and models. Using computer technology, the crew balances tires and scans for looming problems, such as transmission troubles or missing engines. They swap out old oil for new, replace valve sterns, and outfit rides with tires from Michelin, Bridgestone, and BF Goodrich.
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.
For 25 years, Lewis Electronics has been outfitting autos in leather interiors, chrome trim, window tints, and spoilers. Audio systems by JVC and Alpine, mobile video systems by Jensen, and car alarms by AudioVox are just a few of the name brand products that may be purchase and installed at the automotive super store. Remote car starters help drivers thaw out interiors during cold winters, while sunroofs help drivers soak up summer sun. The auto experts also use computer cutting to precisely fit window tints to cars of any year, model, and dress size, and can install satellite radio or navigation systems to help drivers reach their destinations without getting lost or bored.