Ypsilanti is located just a few miles east of Ann Arbor and about 40 minutes from the city of Detroit. Lovingly called “Ypsi”, this city is home to Eastern Michigan University and is minutes from the University of Michigan. Ypsilanti is also close to the far reaching Detroit suburbs of Plymouth and Canton. Whether you are a student or a commuter and you want to know that your vehicle is properly maintained then you will want to swing by Fifties Lube & Oil Change for all your maintenance needs. With our fast, friendly and reliable service, you will have your oil changed and car inspected within no time.
Ypsilanti’s colonial history begins in 1809 when the area was set up as a trading post. Settlers continued to arrive in the city during the 1820’s and a permanent settlement was established. Named after a hero in the Greek War of Independence which concluded in 1829, the city was officially called Ypsilanti after Demetrios Ypsilantis, when it was established in 1829 which coincides with the conclusion of the Greek war. The parallels between Greece’s war and the American Revolution helped inspire the naming. There is a bust of Ypsilantis located at the base of the Ypsilanti Water Tower.
During World War II, the Willow Run Airport Plant was located in Ypsilanti and played a pivotal role in building B-24 Liberator Bombers. Ford had originally run the plant and, at the height of production, a B-24 rolled off the production line once every 63 minutes. Throughout the years, the production facility has been the hub of many major automotive factories. From 1953 onward until 2010, General Motors ran the facility and used it to build powertrains for their vehicles. The Yankee Air Museum is located at Willow Run Airport and features permanent and temporary exhibits highlighting aviation. They house aircrafts from various generations that are still operational including a B-25 used during the war.
One of the cool things about living in Ypsilanti is how close you are to the great outdoors. Just a little drive outside of town and you can hike among beautiful forests, fish in dark blue lakes and even hit the links for golf. Just outside of the city you will find over 23,000 acres of public parks and recreation areas. If you want to do anything from shopping to soaking in the local culture, head on into Ann Arbor and explore the art fairs, farmers markets, boutique stores and entertainment options.
In 1849 the Michigan State Normal School was founded in Ypsilanti. 110 years later, it took the name Eastern Michigan University where today it offers 200 bachelor degree programs and 170 graduate programs. Also attracting young people is the fact that Ypsilanti was considered one of the top 10 places for singles according to Liveability. If you are single and looking to get into a relationship, you are going to want to ensure you have a car that runs well. There is nothing more embarrassing than a car breaking down on a date because you did not take care of scheduled maintenance. When you bring your car in for an oil change in Canton MI at Fifties Lube & Oil Change, we will provide a 20 point inspection to make you aware of any issues. We can also tell you if you are due for any service.
For those driving east for work or school, Canton is right on the way so you can conveniently take care of an oil change without being late to the office. Our highly-skilled technicians can provide you with a speedy oil change or any other maintenance service you require. As a member of the Automotive Oil Change Association, we stand by a code of conduct and ethics that will give you the peace of mind you need when you want honest and efficient service.
Ypsilanti is home to the second largest historic district in the state combining their Depot Town with their downtown area. It is here where culture really thrives and bars, pubs, restaurants and museums are plentiful. Places like the Automotive Heritage Museum and the Michigan Firehouse Museum bring in thousands of visitors every year and are a great way to explore the history of the area. And then there are the festivals and events that take place year round in Ypsilanti such as “The Happiest 5k on Earth”, the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week and the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show.
At Fifties Lube & Oil Change, we love being able to provide a high level of service to folks from Ypsilanti. We know that finding an oil change business that you truly like can be difficult so the next time you are searching for auto service, come to Canton and see how our customer service competes with the competition. For oil changes, tire rotation, transmission flushes and much more, bring your car to Fifties Lube & Oil Change.