With more than 40 years of combined experience in managing service stations, the Daggle family recognized an opportunity to help the community where others saw only disrepair. After purchasing Columbia Car Wash, the family renovated the property, adding a full-service wash center with a highly efficient 90-foot bay. The Daggles have remained committed to eco-friendly practices, including water and energy conservation and biodegradable cleaning agents. The station is open year-round, relieving exteriors of road salt in the winter, pollen in the spring, and the remnants of cars' Halloween makeup in the fall.
Staffers can put finishing touches, such as a towel dry and tire shine, on the soaking, cleaning, and clear-coat and surface protection performed by the automated bay. In addition to washes and interior and exterior detailing at the wash center, an adjacent tire and auto-care facility offers Maryland state emissions inspecions and a variety of automotive services.
The ASE-certified mechanics of Nationwide Tire & Auto have kept domestic and foreign vehicular chariots rolling for more than half a century with AAA-approved repairs and tires from Yokohama, Goodyear, and Michelin. Certified emissions-repair facilities inhibit smog, and complimentary shuttle services reduce the need to call in favors from friends or strap rockets to rollerblades. Technicians educate patrons on each service performed, and the center's eCustomer program stocks noggins with essential automobile information. Advance Auto Care and Tire Center also backs up parts and services with a 12-month or 12,000-mile warranty to ensure that newly smooth rides stay cruising during long road trips or motorized reenactments of the Olympic hurdles.
AAMCO Transmissions' locally owned outposts dot cities and towns from coast to coast. Since AAMCO opened 50 years ago, its transmission masters have extended their range of services to the realm of total car care, offering cars with faulty brakes, dirty oil, or broken air conditioners some one-on-one time with a handy mechanic. This commitment to full auto health also underlines AAMCO's promise that every vehicle receiving service is privy to a free multipoint inspection, during which mechanics explore beneath the hood, under the car, and in the GPS navigator's psyche to ensure safe operations and optimal performance.
Go Dentless's factory-authorized technicians help vehicles regain youthful looks with a wide array of services, including paintless dent removal, and scuff and scratch removal. Unlike popular dent-repair methods that employ dry ice, chemicals, suction devices, or the hot breaths of Norse gods, paintless dent removal is done by hand, with dents slowly massaged until they’re undetectable. The technique fixes most dents in less than 30 minutes and costs significantly less than traditional-body-shop rates.
Gentle sprays of soap and water soar at vehicles of all shapes and sizes as the technicians helm a revolving-belt system that carries autos through a cleansing crucible without scrapes or scratches. After customers drive their roadsters through the wash tunnel, they can relax in Planet Auto Wash's lobby, where snacks await and a plate-glass window offers a prime view of each vehicle as it passes through the detailing area, gets an interior vacuuming and wipe down, or tackles the obstacle course.
A & J Automotive Repair and Fleet Services' 8,500-square-foot facility houses a four-man team of ASE-certified technicians who keep vehicles of all makes and models running smoothly and looking fresh. After hoisting automobiles up on a dedicated service bay or titanium chopsticks, mechanics swiftly sap engines of soiled engine juice, and refill reservoirs with up to five quarts of standard motor oil. The experienced techs also install a new oil filter, inspect all fluid levels, and lube undercarriages during the oil change, then go above and beyond the lube-job call of duty by spoiling horseless chariots with an exterior car wash and interior vacuuming. According to the latest research, customers can expect to make their way out of the shop in 30 to 60 minutes.