The check-engine lights don’t stay lit long at SAP Automotive Center, and that’s because the staff of ASE-certified technicians specializes in diagnostics. But as a full-service repair and collision shop, they also dedicate their time to an array of other services. Their shop—which welcomes all domestic and foreign vehicles—is littered with stacks of certified used tires, and houses a tow truck that is available 24 hours a day ever since it switched from gasoline to espresso.
For more than 35 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts to run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics whet engine appetites with a premium oil change (up to 5 qts.), top off fluids, and rotate tires to allow for even distribution of wear and tear. A windshield-wiper replacement for two 16- to 24-inch blades ensures a close shave so autos look their springtime best, and battery and charging-system checks safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Ride renovations end with a brake inspection to assure working parts post-drive-away.
Next Level Handwash Carwash spruces up metal chariots with five different levels of washing that remove dirt and oil by hand and shine car coats so that their hides resemble that of a seal catching waves atop a newly waxed surfboard. During services, patrons relax inside one of two lounges, staring up at plasma TV screens instead of down at their watches. Car-wash customers can also request mobile service, which dispatches Next Level car cleaners to home driveways so washes can be witnessed through the venetian blinds in your living room. Next Level also offers paintless dent-removal services and auto detailing, in addition to pickup and drop-off services.
The sight of Empire Auto Detailers' white and orange vans rolling down the street strikes fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. The source of this dread is not the vans' self-sufficient supply of water and electricity, nor is it the onboard supplies and rain-shielding canopy; it is the technicians riding inside. These dedicated detailing experts roam the Baltimore area ready to perform fully-loaded service packages that incorporate biodegradable carpet shampoos and steam cleaners, paint sealants that last from three months to one year, and waxes that leave cars with the sleek, wet look of a seal zooming down a Slip 'n' Slide. Ever ready to help autos in need, the technicians lend their careful hands to tint windows, install audio and alarm systems, and repair wheels and rims.
For more than 50 years, Edison ParkFast has sheltered drivers from the cutthroat world of street parking while striving to supply hassle-free parking spots and plentiful amenities. A month of parking in one of its three garages allows quick access to the Inner Harbor, whether drivers need a cushy launch pad for the workday or a convenient spot for a night on the town. Customers who call or text ahead will find staff glad to prepare vehicles for departure, an indispensable service for beating rush-hour traffic or making quick getaways after jewel heists. Edison ParkFast's cozy facilities also house bikes, scooters, and motorcycles, and its on-site charging stations restock electric cars and robot backseat drivers with power.