For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. During oil changes, professionally trained mechanics whet engines' appetites with up to 5 quarts of standard motor oil, before serving them with a freshly baked oil filter. Afterward, the vehicle maintenance inspection scrutinizes steel steeds, working to uncover potential problems and keep vehicles running as smoothly and effortlessly as a cheetah wearing silk socks. Then, during tire rotations, experienced technicians will switch around their chariot's feet, ensuring an even distribution of wear and tear, and helping drivers avoid interstate breakdowns and awkward silences in the cab of the tow truck.
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.
At the AAA–approved facilities, mechanics attend to vehicles with all the skill and understanding you'd expect from ASE–certified technicians. Versed in every make and model of car out there, they dive underneath hoods and reinvigorate autos with Interstate batteries and products from BG Products Inc., repairing anything that's broken and slapping down a 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty. This castle of car care doubles as a state-certified emissions-inspection facility, and their shuttle treats auto owners to free rides whenever it's not busy rescuing helpless jalopies from junkyards.
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.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Precise Auto Service’s owner and president, Philip Pierce, started his automotive career as an oil and lube technician and has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Recognizing a need for reliable automotive service in Kensington, the Northern Virginia native decided to relocate to Maryland. Since then, Precise Auto Service has tended to brakes, changed oil, performed inspections, treated transmissions, and been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award. The shop welcomes both domestic and foreign vehicles and is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 2 p.m. on Saturday. They also provide a pick-up and drop-off service and free estimates before clients decide whether to pay with cash, credit, or Monopoly money.