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.
The certified auto technicians at Locust Grove Auto Repair confidently pop the hoods on just about every make and model of vehicle on the road today. Established in 2013, the team equips its spacious bay with the tools and know-how necessary to keep conventional cars as well as hybrids motoring with oil changes, replacement of high-voltage components, and full engine swaps. Techs also keep customer convenience in mind by adding fluid-level checks and inspections to each of their routine-maintenance services.
Roger Powell’s 26 years in the automotive industry have earned him numerous titles, including ASE-certified Master L1 technician. The skills that earned him these distinctions are on full display at American Automotive, where he and his team service vehicles of all makes and models. From simple oil changes to large-scale repairs, they strive to get cars back on the road and running smoothly before they collect rust or begin writing their own For Sale ads. Drawing on their expertise and experience, the technicians service brakes, batteries, and electrical systems, and can even help car buyers avoid lemons by performing pre-purchase inspections.
Committed to the environment as much as they are to customer satisfaction, the auto bathers at Flagship Carwash coddle dusty vehicles with eco-friendly chemicals and the green LEED-certified water system found at their Herndon location. From eight locations across the Washington, DC, area, they vacuum rugs and wipe down dashboards before cars bask in a high-pressure tunnel wash. Technicians also break out the elbow grease for hands-on detailing services, scraping off splattered bugs and tar, buffing exteriors to remove scratches, or spiffing up interiors to obscure werewolf gashes in leather seats. To restore smooth surfaces, they touch up paint on car bodies and remove small dents by popping the metal back into place.
Sporting ASE Blue Seal certification and AAA-repair-facility approval, Piedmont Tire and Auto's attuned technicians lubricate engines and rotate tires, preventing deeper damage through regular maintenance. During the 45-minute engine cleansing, a mechanic swaps grimy, used oil with up to six quarts of fresh standard motor oil, making engines run more smoothly than a dolphin-drawn submarine. The new coat of oil allows pistons to freely fire at tops speeds and prevents friction-induced engine corrosion. The technician then relocates tires into new wells during a tire rotation, ensuring treads and rubber-clinging ghosts are evenly worn down. Riders and their motor-steeds leave the auto shop toting an 18-month, 18,000-mile nationwide warranty backing their services and a lollipop rewarding good manners.
Running off the infectious sonic fumes from his I Am Not a Human Being album and upcoming full-length Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne lands his spaceship for a speaker-blowing stop on the extended leg of his summer tour. The Grammy winner touts an impressive curriculum vitae punctuated by CEO status, unabashed genre-crossing, and standout lyrics woven together with sagacious metaphors. Although Tunechi fans can anticipate a high-octane performance rife with hit singles as well as mixtape favorites, the tour's white-hot opening acts acclimate concertgoers with equal parts R & B silk, rap grit, and synth-powered spunk. Frequent Lil Wayne collaborator and Miami boss Rick Ross partners with breakout diva Keri Hilson, club-bangers Far East Movement, and velvet-voiced Lloyd for a hard-hitting evening that rivals at-home puppet shows outfitted with homemade pyrotechnics.