Empire Auto Detailers' skilled technicians strike fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. These dedicated detailing experts roam the DC 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. Meanwhile, waiting customers can enjoy the shop's free Wi-Fi, watch cable on a flat-screen TV, and sip on complimentary coffee and tea.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
They don't use water, which might seem hard to fathom. But cars under the care of Eco Klean Carz's attendants still emerge from their water-less bath looking like they've just strutted fresh off the factory catwalk. A member of the Green Business Bureau (GBB), Eco Klean Carz is committed to protecting vehicles and their earthy mother with eco-friendly detailing services. The combination car wash, polish, and protective glaze they employ utilizes polymeroxane fluids wetting agents, and hydrophenolic lubricants to thwart stains, mud, and temporary car tattoos, all with ingredients that soften and emulsify grime and lift dirt from paint surfaces without leaving a scratch or a carbon footprint.
Royal Glass, a 40-year veteran of quality glass repair, employs skilled technicians and follows an in-house policy to return every vehicle to its pre-purchased Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Handy staffers stabilize up to three dings in the glass surface, securing the damage caused by rocks, debris, or vengeful lawnmowers. The service stabilizes the damage before it can grow into large, untreatable cracks, and restores visibility for the driver. A headlight restoration yields lucid illumination after technicians tend to soiled lenses and remove light-obstructing films, residues, and cynical philosophies. Clear lenses allow bulbs to project their brightest rays forward, keeping roads properly lit so drivers can safely navigate dark streets.
For more than 20 years, All Pro Car Care's team of skilled technicians has worked to keep vehicles running smoothly with an assortment of repairs, maintenance, and inspections. Services range from oil changes and emissions diagnostics to removal of Kick Me bumper stickers.
Signature service: Car Audio, In car entertainment, & more
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: DEI Viper Python Alpine Sony Pioneer Kicker JBL Metra ETC
Pro Tip: We offer the highest quality service for your aftermarket car customization needs.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Our technicians are true car guys, the kind of people who eat, sleep and breath car audio, automotive electronics and vehicle customization. Due to this fact, your car will not be worked on by a "part-timer," or "New Guy," but rather an MECP-certified professional who takes care of your car as [if] it was his own. Furthermore, we only use name brand product to ensure top-notch function.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
All services rendered are supported with a lifetime guarantee on our work as well as a minimum of a one year in-house guarantee on parts.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We are perfectionists, so expect quality over quantity. This means that your car will be worked on with perfection in mind, rather [than] speed.