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.
Swedish Motors' ASE-certified technicians take pride in restoring vehicular functionality and cosmetic appeal. A 45-minute intermediate maintenance service swaps out the auto's exhausted lifeblood for up to 6 quarts of premium synthetic blend oil, and also replaces its filter cartridge, drain plug gasket, and toothbrush along the way. An included inspection provides a meticulous once-over on remaining fluid levels, belts, brakes, hoses, and tires, noting the condition as well as any wear that would benefit from additional attention. The positive crankcase ventilation system receives a pressure test to guard against sludge buildup and overachieving emissions and wiper blades shed performance-hindering grime via a thorough wipe down. The technicians' dutiful eyes also scan for flaws in the suspension and exhaust systems, before conducting a thorough testing of all exterior lights in a sensory deprivation chamber.
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.
For more than 70 years, the ASE-trained technicians at Brooks-Huff Tire & Auto Centers have maintained vehicles with services ranging from routine oil changes to major repairs such as transmission replacements. The company operates out of three locations in Baltimore metropolitan area and three in Pennsylvania, all of which uphold industry standards as Goodyear Tire and Service Network dealers and AAA-Approved Auto Repair centers. In addition to servicing nearly all vehicle makes of models, the company specializes in tire sales and service.
Since its birth as a single-bay tire shop in 1929, Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers has vastly expanded its array of vehicle services and spawned more than 20 additional shops throughout the state. During each of the three included oil changes, a team of knowledgeable car whisperers convinces motors' mouths to open wide as they swap soiled oil for up to five quarts of fresh, standard engine juice and install a new filter. Steel steeds with a flat tire can lurch into the shop and ask one of Jack Williams' experts to repair it; if the puncture wound is fixable, drivers can enjoy lifetime repairs and rebalancing on that one tire. To top it all off, rewards-booklet-toting folk can enjoy a bevy of additional savings including a 50% discount on a wheel alignment and a state safety inspection, as well as free shuttle service and complimentary midservice performances of "Greased Lightning."
Middletown Auto Repair's trained techs know their job is not only about maintaining and repairing customers' cars—it's also about ensuring their safety on the road. And it's a responsibility they don't take lightly, whether they're executing a standard oil change or repairing a small engine. Other services include muffler repairs, state inspections, and air-conditioning maintenance. In addition, only quality replacement parts are used, along with the latest diagnostic equipment.