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.
Now in its 23rd year, the I-X Indoor Amusement Park returns to the International Exposition Center with more than 20 acres of rides, games, and attractions. The indoor wonderland opens its doors from late March to early April on select dates, giving Cleveland families a springtime window to zip around on more than 30 thrill rides or read poetry to farm animals at a petting zoo. The newly added Cirque Shanghai dazzles eyes with a mammoth spectacle of daring acrobatics and motorcycle daredevilry, while daily Big Cat shows showcase the abilities of rescued tigers from a Sarasota, Florida, animal sanctuary. A collection of carnival fare, such as corn dogs, cotton candy, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and deep-fried baseball caps, rounds out the summer-like atmosphere.
For nearly 25 years, the techs at Noyz & Toyz have been upgrading automobiles. Their selection of audio equipment, from flashy head units to full speaker systems, is culled from trusted brands such as Pioneer and JVC. On the toys side of things, a wide range of gadgetry and cosmetic upgrades awaits, from remote car starters to vinyl decals to custom rims and tires. No matter what cars, trucks, or even motorcycles are begging for, they'll find it on display in the 12,000 square foot showroom. Noyz & Toyz also offers SunGard window tinting, optimal for keeping the heat from making leather seats scalding and sticky, and from giving the dashboard hula dancer a nasty sunburn.
Hovering around a cracked windshield, gloved mechanics discuss swapping in glass from Carlite, AP Technoglass, and other brands, all of which are designed to meet the vehicle manufacturer's requirements for safety and quality. Other crews move past, loading gear into vans to service vehicles at patrons’ offices and homes. They repair chips from rocks flung by truck tires or pennies flung by the parade floats millionaires always drive. The techs wield a resin that can prevent the chip from spreading and weakening the windshield's integrity and also fix and repair everything from door glass to moldings and mirrors.
Tint-N-More’s technicians outfit rides with accessories of all kinds, from Solar Gard window films to custom sound systems. Front, back, and side glass goes from crystal clear to elegantly dark thanks to resistant tints that protect against sweltering temperatures and block dangerous glare from the sun and other nearby stars. The team also jazzes up wheels with custom rims and tires, paints designs across windows, and installs a range of electronics, including radios, speakers, and alarms.
Shoppers of Hansa Import Haus appease their cravings for German meats, cheeses, condiments, and bakery items while surrounded by old-world murals and the strains of European music. A staple of epicurean culture for 51 years, the specialty store boasts bread varieties including seven-grains bread ($3.99) and bauern schnitten farmer's rye ($3.49), which arrive each week from the Dimpflmeier Bakery. Top grainy pedestals with traditional limburger cheese ($5.99) or soft, ripened champignon brie ($3.99), known to lure kobolds in addition to making tasty sandwiches at home. Bavarian and potato dumplings ($2.98+), various Hengstenberg and Löwensenf mustard varieties ($2.37+), and authentic kraut selections ($1.98+) stock lonely pantries, and the deli’s specialty meats ($4.42+) await selection to keep feuding slices of bread at safe distances from each other.