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.
Wheely Clean Car Wash's family of facilities keeps Cleveland-area rides looking their best. Engineered by trained attendants, each wash uses environmentally friendly products, and begins with a hand steam that preps outer surfaces for a cleaning and releases any stubborn paint wrinkles. Vehicles then freely roll through the sudsy process, which includes free vacuuming in Parma or the option for detailing services in Northfield. Wheely Clean also operates as a discrimination-free business, meaning owners never pay more when a full-size SUV, van, or giraffe's limo needs a scrub.
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.
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.
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.