Committed to the environment as much as they are to customer satisfaction, the auto bathers at Flagship Carwash coddle dusty vehicles with eco-friendly chemicals and the green LEED-certified water system found at their Herndon location. From eight locations across the Washington, DC, area, they vacuum rugs and wipe down dashboards before cars bask in a high-pressure tunnel wash. Technicians also break out the elbow grease for hands-on detailing services, scraping off splattered bugs and tar, buffing exteriors to remove scratches, or spiffing up interiors to obscure werewolf gashes in leather seats. To restore smooth surfaces, they touch up paint on car bodies and remove small dents by popping the metal back into place.
With Mother Nature as its main squeeze, Green Shine Wash features an eco-friendly waterless car wash. For every wash completed, it also donates 20 ounces of water to developing countries, taking clean water and its conservation to heart. With the customer in mind as well, it offers mobile services, bringing the waterless wash to customers' homes, offices, or solar-powered treehouses. Services include everything from basic washes with interior vacuuming to comprehensive interior and exterior detailing, with add-ons such as shampoo treatments, headlight restoration, and EcoWax.
Twenty-four months or 25,000 miles: that's how long the certified technicians at Community Car Care guarantee their work. For more than 25 years, these car-care pros have been maintaining vehicles with expert services that range from car repairs and tune-ups to tire servicing and sales of brands such as Michelin, BF Goodrich, and Dunlop. Community Car Care is also a certified state emissions and inspection station, and they can apply their expertise to service and monitor fleets.
Behind the wheel of each luxury sedan, SUV, and limo in CP Limousine's fleet, a knowledgeable, well-appointed chauffeur stands at the ready to aim polished hood ornaments toward clients' destinations. Each professional driver demonstrates his or her regional expertise during VIP tours that traverse the pavement between DC’s many sought-out attractions, or when called upon to suggest fine-dining options or non-touristy post offices. Stationed in the capital, CP Limousine’s fleet accommodates a range of clientele, from foreign dignitaries to wedding and prom partygoers, all of whom benefit from each ride’s spacious interior and plush amenities.
The specialists at ShredStation Express shred paper documents and pulverize hard drives; they recycle items such as cables and computer towers, ensuring that none of it ever ends up in a landfill. Patrons can drop off boxes and bundles of unwanted items or schedule pickup service.
John F. Hogan Jr. was a consistent man. He had been clocking in to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s corporate office in Akron each day for more than 25 years, learning the ins and outs of its tires. Then, in 1984, he made a slight change. He decided to move to Virginia, open Hogan & Sons Goodyear, and share his knowledge of Goodyear’s tires there. Since then, his business has grown right along with his family—there are now eight locations and many more Hogans. All of the full-service automotive shops have complimentary shuttles and, of course, Goodyear tires. The full-service auto repair shop is staffed by continually trained ASE-certified technicians, who swap out motor oil, realign wheels, inspect brakes, and teach air-conditioning units how to whistle during maintenance and repair services. They service all makes and models and include a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty on all their work.
Rosslyn Automotive's skilled technicians keep highway chariots galloping smoothly with tender loving care. The 90-minue service begins with an oil change, as thirsty motors are fed up to five quarts of fresh lubricant and fitted with a new filter. Next, sputtering A/C units are charged to improve their chilling capabilities and assure that passengers remain as cool as a cucumber gazpacho. Finally, auto gurus rotate tires to extend their life spans and improve road safety.