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.
Midwest Auto Consultants has built a fortress on a foundation of auto detailing and customization. Staffers make cars, trucks, and SUVs feel proud of themselves with professional hand washes and waxes, interior shampooing, headlight restoration, and "Hello my name is Hot Rod" name tags. Cleaning up cars isn't all they do, though—the technicians also install custom chrome accessories, wheels, and tires and are equipped to outfit vehicles with alarms and remote-start systems. A 100% satisfaction guarantee backs each service, fortified by a two-week courtesy follow-up.
All About Autos’ detailing technicians rely on both scientific potions and old-fashioned elbow grease as their tireless wrists scrub cars with pH-balanced soaps and glazes formulated to remove scratches and dings. Chrome polishing, window washing, and tire dressing populate the detailing roster, joining interior treatments including vacuuming and steam cleaning. Beyond the two- to three-hour detailing sessions, the techs also dress engines, replace broken windowpanes, and stock accessories such as remote starters.
Mother Nature causes many things to lose their luster, especially the glossy exteriors of automobiles. Extreme Auto Detailing’s crew addresses that problem with every detail session. After hand washing cars, they tackle hard-to-see debris with clay bars, removing oxidation, tree sap, and lollipop sticks. They also employ a orbital-wax-finishing process to restore the shine. The inside gets the royal treatment, too, from the carpets to the glass to the dash.
An avid cyclist, the owner of Spin Bike Shop helms a staff of certified mechanics and professional racers. Together, they keep their shelves stocked with bikes for all seasons and activities: cyclocross races, road riding, triathlons, mountain trails, and moon jumping. Inside, shoppers can peruse cycles from big-name brands such as Specialized, BMC, Ridley, and Santa Cruz. Mechanics perform a slew of services—such as fittings, repairs, demo-bike rides, and rentals. Staff members also teach classes on how to make basic roadside repairs, perform complete tune-ups, or use a bike frame to fend off an agitated mountain lion. When the staffers aren’t wrenching on bikes, they’re hosting events and welcoming cyclists and triathletes to join their teams and clubs.
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.