For 20 years, R & M Automotive Inc.'s ASE-certified technicians have stood by six days a week to counter car troubles with quality workmanship and up-to-date diagnostic methods. The techs welcome most American and imported vehicles that limp into the garage and beg for clean oil, a new engine, or shocks that don't curse every time they hit a pothole, and the staff backs their work with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty. For added convenience, customers can count on a complimentary ride to homes or offices within 15 miles of R & M while cars are out of commission.
As both business partners and brothers, Mark and Robert Beichler pool more than 40 years of collective experience. With the help of a staff of ASE master technicians, these seasoned troubleshooters oust hard-to-find problems with services that range from computer diagnostics to oil changes, tune-ups, and repairing damaged parts. They're also certified to outfit autos with Goodyear tires and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Halloween costumes.
For more than 45 years, Shall-Martin Garage Inc. has been retooling vehicles with an emphasis on honest and transparent customer-employee relationships. Shall-Martin's technicians foster their clients by doting on all kinds of vehicle makes and models with services that include routine inspections, emissions testing, and extensive bodywork, but never pressure drivers into additional work such as converting the trunk into a small public library. A shuttle service and a series of online instructional videos augment the garage’s list of conveniences, as does a complimentary exhaust-flavored lollipop included with each service.
Since 1933, three generations of Blatts have kept area cars running smoothly and safely. Today, the business has gown to encompass three Blatt Tire locations, each of which keeps a large stock of tires on hand from leading brands such as Michelin, Goodyear, and Bridgestone. When it comes to replacements, each location employs well-trained technicians who install new tires and maintain existing ones with wheel repairs, tire rotations, and computerized balancing. Mechanical issues are no sweat for the team either, whether they're performing brake repairs or steering and suspension services. Oil changes and preventive maintenance are also at the top of the Blatt list, helping make sure cars don't end up on the side of the road or being sent off to the junkyard before their time.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
In 1994, fervid car-lover Jason Grubb opened HP Racing and started reconditioning cars. As the business grew, the shop moved multiple times, until Jason and his team finally arrived at their current location in Glen Burnie. Grubb's modern shop features lifts, exhaust-bending equipment, and an entire department dedicated to window tinting. HP Racing technicians can install every item from a stock of parts, accessories, and motorcycle training wheels.