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.
At Shenandoah Buick GMC, drivers amble through an exhaustive inventory of new and used cars, truck, and luxury SUVs. Sales associates can pair customers with the latest roadsters to come off the assembly line, including the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 and Buick Enclave, or foster an introduction to certified pre-owned Cadillac, Chevys, and Pontiacs. GM-trained technicians can tackle seasonal checks, order genuine replacement parts, or get your OnStar system to stop telling you where you went off track in your quest to be a full-contact mime.
The ASE-certified technicians at Bob Sumerel Tire & Service mend automobiles of all makes and models with a comprehensive list of services. To ensure smooth operation, mechanics offer engines fresh conventional motor oil during the 60-minute full-service oil change, also adding a new filter, which keeps contaminants from organizing anti-piston rallies at the bottom of the oil pan. Technicians then reposition each of the four tires, a ritual that evens out tread wear and brings balance to the vehicle's driving life, enabling better navigation through tight turns and along narrow sidewalks.
From humble beginnings as a coin-op car wash, AquaJet Express has blossomed into a network of 43 car-beautification centers since the opening of its first location in 1977. While its primary concern is the cleanliness of cars—a mission undertaken with soft cloths, environmentally friendly cleaning agents, and a gentle touch—its geographical growth has allowed the company to broaden its automotive purview. The ever-expanding team now includes a variety of maintenance specialists, who swap out spent oil and coolant or remove bodywork dents and unfortunate fender tattoos alongside their car-scrubbing coworkers. :m]]