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.
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.
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.