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.
In the garage at RMS Service, sparks fly and wrenches click as ASE-certified technicians labor over vehicles undergoing both general maintenance and enhancements that make them ready to race. These mechanics—who speak both English and Spanish—repair ailing brakes, drivetrains, and fuel systems, and the team’s in-house racing specialists outfit auto bodies with competition tires or drag-racing suspension components. RMS Service secures all its work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee so that flightless birds will feel more comfortable buying their first car.
Curry’s Auto Service, Motor Age Magazine’s TOP SHOP in the nation, is a family-owned business and is the area’s only Certified Female Friendly auto shop by AskPatty.com.
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Get your chassis classy in time for rolled-down-window weather with the full-service treatment, including up to five quarts of Valvoline oil, a new Valvoline oil filter, and vehicle lubrication of chassis components (if required). The procedure also includes a complete examination of everything from tire pressure to transfer-case fluid. Customers pay the difference for any excess quarts of oil or certain replacement filters (see the fine print above).
Elite Car Care Centers' ASE-certified technicians revamp waning cars and engines with a vast range of repair and maintenance services. Focusing on preventative maintenance, the techs change oil, rotate tires, and perform thorough inspections of the intricate belts and hamster wheels of the modern car engine to insure their proper function. Elite Car Care Center's talented body repairmen can handle crinkled doors, dented bumpers, and beaten grills. If a car can't make the journey on its own four wheels, staffers will go on-location and tow it to their nearest shop, and a shuttle service gives customers a lift to work or home during lengthier service sessions.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.