Pistons and shafts overheat and seize up unless protected by a slick, shiny coating of oil, just like classical Greco-Roman wrestlers. Keep your engine parts from throttling each other with today's Groupon: for $18, you get an eco-friendly standard oil change at Green Drop Garage (a $40 value).
Green Drop Garage is a veggie-inspired full-service vehicle shop that will transfuse your car's veins with a re-refined, recycled motor oil that meets all auto manufacturers' rigorous specifications. Green Drop's friendly owners are happy to shoot the breeze while giving your car's systems a general inspection and rejuvenating its oil supply. According to them, the garage's breed of oil takes 85% less energy to produce than typical motor oils derived from crude oil. The oil change (up to 5 quarts) and inspection takes between 30 and 45 minutes and can be upgraded for diesel engines (starting at $55) and synthetic engines (starting at $80) by paying the difference at the time of service.
Vegetables can build a salad, stock a produce section, sauté over a low flame, and make a car drive without giving the environment a black eye. Veggie lovers and haters alike can revel in the rewards reaped by pulverizing greens and herbs into car-food. Oil changes are by appointment only.
- Ghafarzade offers Car Care 101 classes and a Women's Only Basic Car Care class for $20. He sees his shop as something of a community center intent on demystifying cars. It's also a fun space. – Carrie Sturrock, Oregonian
- I have never felt so comfortable at a garage! The guys that work at green drop are extremely nice, not pushy and generally friendly. Its [sic] definitely not your run of the mill car garage. – Julie D., Yelp, 1/11/11
1417 SE 9th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214Get Directions