No Finer Car Care Anywhere

Established in 1962.
Call us for your next auto repair needs.

  • Service on all passenger car and truck makes.
  • Rental vehicles available.
  • ASE certified technicians.
  • Standard preventative maintenance + large engine and transmission repairs.

Our History

Our company has had many employees and friends throughout the years, and in no way do we want to leave anyone out of the company history. However, due to space restrictions, we must condense the history of the company as follows:


On July 7, 1962 Walt Stein, the founder of Clintonville Servicenter Inc., leased the Sohio filling station at the corner of Dunedin Rd. and N. High St. in Columbus, from the Standard Oil Company of Ohio. He named the business Clintonville Sohio. Walt hired two employees of the station to stay and work for him. One of them was a young mechanic named Charley Walker, who later became a Service Manager and Stockholder in the company. The business was operated successfully and profitably over the next six years, in both selling gasoline and performing auto repairs. One service bay was added as the automotive service business grew.

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I gotta’ reach out to C.A.R.S. of Clintonville, they’ve got my 99 Accord running great. I keep going there because the guys there are honest, know what they’re talking about and not trying to rip you off. They know if they don’t make a good impression…you won’t return. If you’re in the Columbus area and your car’s having issues, try them, it’s a family owned business, they care about doing the right thing and making sure you’re happy.

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Steve Johnson

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Thanks again to Clintonville Automotive Repair Service (C.A.R.S.) for keeping the U.S.S. Happy running. There are probably 20 other problems with the vehicle that they could have said were related, but they weren’t, and they didn’t. They got to the source of the problem and fixed it quickly and at a very reasonable price. They’re very knowledgeable and very open about sharing that knowledge, even if it doesn’t always add up to a sale. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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Adam Gabriel Stinemetz

We are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

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All of our work has a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. Some parts may be warrantied for a longer OR shorter period of time so be sure to ask if you have any questions. (As a rule of thumb, any USED part will carry a shorter warranty time period.)

The NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty provides coverage for qualifying services and repairs on consumer-owned, non-commercial vehicles up to 1 ton. This warranty is a consumer warranty and covers all parts and labor on covered services and repairs and is valid OUTSIDE a 25-mile radius from the original repairing NAPA AutoCare Center. For any warranty coverage WITHIN 25 miles of our location the vehicle would need to be brought back to our facility.

Should a you need warranty service and for some reason cannot return to the our facility, please call 1-800-452-NAPA (6272) and you will be directed to a nearby NAPA AutoCare Center.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Water Pump
  • Timing Belt
  • Transmission
  • Alternator Check
  • Engine
  • Light Major
  • Fast Lube
  • Oil Change
  • Car Inspections
Our Services

Autocare Financing Available