Two-wheelers, four-wheelers, no-wheelers—whatever it is, Joey Barbour can clean it. For more than 15 years, his company Wet Reflections Auto Detailing has scrubbed down cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats using eco-friendly cleaning products. His service packages range from quick, budget washes that rinse and wax vehicle exteriors to specialized detail services, which add a layer of defense to vehicles using Valugard fabric, leather, and protection products backed by a three-year warranty and an army of rust-eating billy goats.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
The stockroom at Best Auto Glass carries more than one million auto parts. While it’s hard to imagine the variety of windows, windshields, tints, and wiper blades for countless vehicle makes and models, one thing is clear—coming in for glass or mirror repairs or replacements means same-day service and a true match.
Among the company’s common repairs perfected over 10-plus years in business is windshield cracks. Before a windshield chip spiders into a crack, Best’s certified glass techs fill it with a resin to preserve its integrity. If the chip has already cracked, they carefully pop the windshield out and plug in a new, factory-authorized one. They also repair glass regulators when side windows become troublesome to roll up or down and can cleanly peel away old tinting from windows. Two locations conveniently serve the DC area, and techs also offer mobile services to areas such as Stafford, Ashburn, Silver Spring, and all of DC.
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.
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.
Fairfax Auto Repair's trained and certified technicians help keep foreign and domestic vehicles in road-worthy condition. In addition to performing routine safety inspections and protecting pistons with regular and synthetic oil changes, they use their technical skills to perform more involved repairs on everything from the transmission to the miniature Tesla coils that power the headlights. They always make sure to follow the maintenance booklet of each car no matter what repair they do.