Everett Street Autoworks manages the needs of auto owners with the modern responsibilities of a green business. As an EcoBiz-certified establishment, the shop uses recycled anti-freeze when possible, recycles all their used oil filters, and utilizes only environmentally friendly degreasers for cleaning. Inside the 10,000-square-foot garage, a team of ASE-certified technicians tackles factory-scheduled maintenance, oil changes, or full-scale engine repairs. Located near the city’s light rail, Everett Street Autoworks offers patrons alternative commuting options including a free shuttle or pony.
The cordial car caretakers at Green Drop Garage respect cars, clients, and the environment as they refresh engine bellies with up to 5 quarts of re-refined and recycled motor oil. Green Drop's pedigreed oil uses 85% less energy to produce than standard crude and can be upgraded to diesel ($55+) and synthetic ($80+) solutions for an additional fee. After restoring engine oil, mechanics inspect cars' crucial mechanisms and report back to car owners with their findings. Together, the oil change and inspection last between 30 and 45 minutes, or the time it takes to figure out all of the anagrams for “Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”
At Hazel Dell Car Wash, manager Markus Slagle—or the “artist with a buffer,” as his customers know him—and his professional team of detailers restore cars from bumper to bumper with car washes and detailing treatments. Vehicles can zip through the garage for a swift soft-cloth wash and towel dry, or relax with an in-depth detail, in which the crew freshens air with electronic odour elimination, spruces up engines, and shampoos carpets. Aside from washing rides, the Hazel Dell Car Wash team also touches up scratched paint and mends rock chips ailing the windshield or drivers' glasses.