Automotive in Annapolis

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Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.

131 Prince George St
Annapolis,
MD
US

The 90-minute narrated tour, led by expert guides who share insider info about the city and the Inner Harbor, shows off the city's prime sights. From the Annapolitan II, a luxury water van, you can spot Federal Hill, Fells Point, and the USS Constellation, and get a glimpse of Fort McHenry. While the open upper deck is ideal for making eye contact with attractions, a climate-controlled lower level, featuring a full-service bar with drinks and snacks available for purchase, provides some respite from potential awkward encounters with socially inept seabirds.

1 Dock Street
Annapolis,
MD
US

The technicians at Mr. Tire maintain and repair more than three million cars a year, replenishing oil and rotating tires for sustained, smooth vehicle performance. During the oil change and tire rotation, technicians outfit autos with new oil filters and keep engines purring with up to five quarts of conventional oil. Mr. Tire’s technicians also inspect tires’ air- and peer-pressure levels, then rotate tires before bad influences can convince them to shoplift broken glass. A brake inspection acts as a reflex test for cars, keeping vehicles’ reaction times sharp.

600 Abruzzi Dr
Chester,
MD
US

Vehicles roll into West Street Car Wash for a full-service scrub-down in a well-equipped, automated washing bay, which, along with the help of shammy-wielding professionals, leaves automobiles as spotless as the day they were hatched at the dealership. To begin the process, a motorized mechanism uses pressurized soap and clean water to evict grime from car exteriors. Next, technicians spot-shine wheels and side-mirror disco balls, and during full-service washes, they vacuum interiors free of crumbs and debris.

During the entire process, auto owners wait in a fully furnished, plant-adorned lounge complete with comfy red chairs, a small table, and complimentary coffee.

1918 West Street
Annapolis,
MD
US

Any proud car owner knows that exiting a wash with your vehicle looking like new is something to be proud of?and an essential part of upkeep, too. Rolling through Quiet Waters Exxon's automated wash, cars are spiffied up bumper to bumper and top to bottom, including the undercarriage. After the pre-soak, the exterior receives both high-pressure and soft washes before being coated with triple-colored foam wax. Wheels are scrubbed, and the vehicle gets a DuraShield protectant to preserve its paint job. Those measures are followed by a spot-free rinse and drying blasts of warm air that are more effective than assigning your kids to handheld blow-dryer duty.

1000 Forest Dr
Annapolis,
MD
US

With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.

906 West Street
Annapolis,
MD
US