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Readers Choice - Daily Herald 2020


Jim Closs


James Closs | Closs Tire & Auto

Jim is the owner and founder of Closs Tire & Auto. His career started with Uniroyal Tires as a service trainer and manager. In the late 1970’s Uniroyal closed its retail stores leaving Jim without a job. That’s when he pursued his dream and founded Closs Tire & Auto. His vision of honest, affordable, dependable service is our foundation. Jim passed away in April of 2020. We continue to live out his dream of owning his own repair shop.

Sue Dickson - Owner | Closs Tire & Auto

Sue Dickson


Sue has been with Closs Tire since 1984. Her career started out by attending Automotive training classes and working in the field. She has taken her father’s vision and added a woman’s touch. She is actively engaged with the Lake County Tech Campus, & CLC working with the internship program.

Sahag Kelekian - Service Manager | Closs Tire & Auto

Sahag Kelekian


ASE Certified Master Technician, Sahag has been in the automotive industry for over 25 years, former owner of Highland Park Auto & Tire. He brings his expertise in diagnostics, imports and loves to work on Corvettes. Engine replacement is his specialty along with diagnosing vehicles running issues.

Carl Petrick - Technician | Closs Tire & Auto

Carl Petrick


Carl has over 35 years of experience in the auto repair business. In the past Carl has worked at Firestone, and Great American Tire. He brings years of knowledge to our customers and a passion to do the job right. His specialty is brake/fuel line repair, suspension and brakes.

Shawn Wedge - Service Advisor | Closs Tire & Auto

Shawn Wedge


Shawn has been in the automotive business for over 12 years. Her automotive background was in auto body repair and most recently expanded to automotive repair. Her expertise is listening to the customer’s vehicle issues and determining what types of services are recommended. She provides complete customer service.

David Knoll - Driver | Closs Tire & Auto

David Knoll


Retired from Abbott Labs, Dave is our car enthusiast. He loves to tinker with cars and projects around the shop. He is our official tire man. This service is invaluable to Closs Tire. He is the friendly face that will pick up or drop you off anytime you need.

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