Salem Car Wash promises both speed and thoroughness: the staff can clean most cars inside and out within 10 minutes. Using mild detergents and automatic, soft-cloth washers, technicians prep car exteriors, underbodies, and windows to a factory-floor sheen?and then protect the job with Rain-X and high-end polish. They also vacuum and wipe down interiors. They can customize services based on the season, paying special attention to bugs in the summer and ice in the winter. But regardless of when a customer comes in, they back every wash with a satisfaction guarantee.
After the recession claimed his job in a local steel mill, Julius Oliver started washing cars for neighbors in his driveway. He did such an impeccable job that he had more customers than space, so he started Kingly Hand Wash & Wax. Though it's been more than five years, Oliver continues to please customers with his attention to detail and quick services, leaving vehicles looking like new after washes, waxes, and detailing.
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.
Since 1919, three generations of Ziegler family members and friends have overseen the vehicles that have made their way into Ziegler Tire. The 24-location auto shop, which began as a modest operation by brothers Oliver and Harold Ziegler, now enlists computerized diagnostic systems and ASE–certified technicians to scout and fix automotive maladies. The skilled technicians outfit personal and commercial vehicles of all types and sizes with new wheels and tires from brands such as Michelin, Dayton, Firestone, and Uniroyal and perform a vast repertoire of routine-maintenance services to extend the lives of automobiles and to stave off a resurgence of penny-farthing popularity.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including quick in-and-out oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts. Facilities also encourage odometers to reach up to 300,000 miles with an engine-guarantee program that helps motors live long enough to see tow trucks go extinct. Valvoline extends its care to cars of all makes and models as well as charitable organizations.
The staffers at Chere's Auto Detailing help cars regain their aesthetic and resale value. They do so by administering thorough car washes, waxing treatments, and complete details. With nimble fingers and professional products, they scour the body, interior, seats, dash, and tires, giving cars a second chance at looking as if they just left the dealership or skinny-dipped in the fountain of youth.