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.
Wheely Clean Car Wash's family of facilities keeps Cleveland-area rides looking their best. Engineered by trained attendants, each wash uses environmentally friendly products, and begins with a hand steam that preps outer surfaces for a cleaning and releases any stubborn paint wrinkles. Vehicles then freely roll through the sudsy process, which includes free vacuuming in Parma or the option for detailing services in Northfield. Wheely Clean also operates as a discrimination-free business, meaning owners never pay more when a full-size SUV, van, or giraffe's limo needs a scrub.
The professional staff at Motorcars Tire & Service Center coddles cars with cleansing services. Soft cloths sooth ticklish metal hides, and automated systems keep chassis from hitting a sudsy traffic jam mid-pamper. Splashes of rinse-free cleaning agent gently erase streaks and smudges from exteriors marred by rain, mud, or insect graffiti artists. To complete the wash, a 20 horsepower blow-dry system blasts beads of water across freshly shined surfaces before gleaming rides are released back on the road.
For 25 years, Lewis Electronics has been outfitting autos in leather interiors, chrome trim, window tints, and spoilers. Audio systems by JVC and Alpine, mobile video systems by Jensen, and car alarms by AudioVox are just a few of the name brand products that may be purchase and installed at the automotive super store. Remote car starters help drivers thaw out interiors during cold winters, while sunroofs help drivers soak up summer sun. The auto experts also use computer cutting to precisely fit window tints to cars of any year, model, and dress size, and can install satellite radio or navigation systems to help drivers reach their destinations without getting lost or bored.
The principle behind Rain-X is simple: it causes water to bead and roll off the glass, therefore improving the driver’s visibility during inclement weather. This humble concept has made the product one of the most called-upon tools in the auto industry, including at A-1 Auto’s & Detail. During their exterior detail, A-1’s technicians apply a quick spritz of Rain-X to all windows, allowing car owners to cruise through thunderstorms or have a good cry on the roof of their car, worry free. Aside from Rain-X, the team also treats exteriors to products by Black Magic, including their wheel shine, and sweeps through interiors with vacuums and ultra-violet cream protectant for the dash.
At Finn Tire & Automotive, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicles of all makes and models. Using computer technology, the crew balances tires and scans for looming problems, such as transmission troubles or missing engines. They swap out old oil for new, replace valve sterns, and outfit rides with tires from Michelin, Bridgestone, and BF Goodrich.