Jim Carpenter has always loved working on cars, but it took time for his passion to transform into a career. Jim served six years in the army, worked as a correctional officer for the state of Ohio, and diagnosed production problems as a car manufacturer before finally establishing Auto Inspection Services, a full-service automotive-repair business focused on exceptional customer service. As a family-owned-and-operated business, clients can expect to find Jim's daughter, Julie, managing appointments, paperwork, and payments, while his ASE Master–certified son helps keep cars healthy as a lead technician. Along with a Master technician, an experienced welder, and a fabrication associate, the car-care cavalcade performs a variety of services, including repairing engines, brakes and ABS, and windshields. Auto Inspection Services honors a one-year parts-and-labor warranty on all repairs, and guarantees to consistently catch clients during trust exercises.
The ASE-certified mechanics at Auto Repair Technology, Royal Car Care, and Automotive Specialty Services—with at least one Master technician on-site at all times—work to keep cars in peak physical condition. A few quarts of fresh engine oil ensures pistons continue pumping in lubricated harmony, relieved of the dirty sludge that was threatening to create internal friction and attracting mechanical-engineering students. After garnishing the oil change with a new filter, the mechanics lube up the chassis and rotate the tires to maintain even tread wear, then comb through the car point by point and inspect brakes, airbags, and ejector seats to ensure each part lives up to rigorous safety standards. Loaner cars are available for customers who feel the urge to drive while their vehicles are being serviced.
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.