A.T.C. Flight Training Center has guided fledgling pilots through the skies with FAA-certified instruction since 1991, emphasizing good judgment, quick decision making, and practical skill. With approval from the Secret Service and FBI, and permission slips signed by their mothers, the seasoned instructors teach their flight courses in an airborne classroom high above the Potomac River. They lay out a clear path for students to earn FAA private-pilot certification through classroom lectures, hands-on flight instruction, and the Jeppesen ground and flight syllabus. Flight lessons aboard the center's two Cessna 172 planes cover basic flight techniques, such as fending off territorial weather balloons, before moving on to jaunts to other airports, night flying, and more advanced skills.
Already experienced pilots can instead embark on leisurely trips in a Cessna 182, outfitted with GPS navigation and autopilot. At the center's shop, staffers further outfit pilots with headsets, charts, and approach plates, as well as ASA training materials, aviation books, and films about flight.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
The technicians at Mr. Tire maintain and repair more than three million cars a year, replenishing oil and rotating tires for sustained, smooth vehicle performance. During the oil change and tire rotation, technicians outfit autos with new oil filters and keep engines purring with up to five quarts of conventional oil. Mr. Tire’s technicians also inspect tires’ air- and peer-pressure levels, then rotate tires before bad influences can convince them to shoplift broken glass. A brake inspection acts as a reflex test for cars, keeping vehicles’ reaction times sharp.
The staff at Brother Jay’s Mobile Auto Detailing takes care of the dirty work—washing, waxing, and steam cleaning vehicles—in the comfort of a car's own driveway or office parking space. Teams arrive in fully-powered mobile units and pore over every crevice of the vehicle’s interior and exterior using an eco-friendly steam cleaning system, as well as an arsenal of cleaning products that don't sting if they get in a car's headlights. The detailers offer multiple wash and detailing packages as well as upholstery cleaning, buff waxing with orbit polishers, and headlight restoration, and they also service RVs, trailers, and boats.
The wrench-wielding virtuosos at Wiygul Automotive Clinic call upon more than 35 years of automotive experience to keep roadsters running smoothly with a variety of services. Steel ponies of all makes and models can roll into the shop’s service bays, where mechanics pore over parts to confirm safety and snuff out problems. Safety inspections and state emissions tests pinpoint fume outputs and confirm that seat belts and airbags adhere to safety standards established by Evel Knievel fan fiction. Technicians also repair engines, transmissions, and power steering; adjust heating and cooling systems; and encircle wheels with Dunlop and Goodyear tires. Wiygul Automotive Clinic doubles down on its work with 12-month/12,000-mile warranties on parts and labor, and shuttles drivers home and back during their cars' appointments.
The ASE-certified mechanics of Nationwide Tire & Auto have kept domestic and foreign vehicular chariots rolling for more than half a century with AAA-approved repairs and tires from Yokohama, Goodyear, and Michelin. Certified emissions-repair facilities inhibit smog, and complimentary shuttle services reduce the need to call in favors from friends or strap rockets to rollerblades. Technicians educate patrons on each service performed, and the center's eCustomer program stocks noggins with essential automobile information. Advance Auto Care and Tire Center also backs up parts and services with a 12-month or 12,000-mile warranty to ensure that newly smooth rides stay cruising during long road trips or motorized reenactments of the Olympic hurdles.