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.
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.
AAA-approved and bustling with ASE-certified technicians, Dulles Shell Service Center mends domestic and foreign cars with an array of repair and maintenance services bolstered by computerized diagnostic technology. Led by master technicians Mike Jacobs and Gary Martz, the staff dives under hoods and chassis to inject engines with oil and service brakes and exhaust systems. The state-certified emissions repair facility also administers safety and emissions inspections to keep vehicles road-safe and smog at a minimum. During repairs that require overnight stays, the facility's complimentary shuttle service whisks auto owners to workplaces, homes, or makeout points within a 3-mile radius of the shop.
Committed to the environment as much as they are to customer satisfaction, the auto bathers at Flagship Carwash coddle dusty vehicles with eco-friendly chemicals and the green LEED-certified water system found at their Herndon location. From eight locations across the Washington, DC, area, they vacuum rugs and wipe down dashboards before cars bask in a high-pressure tunnel wash. Technicians also break out the elbow grease for hands-on detailing services, scraping off splattered bugs and tar, buffing exteriors to remove scratches, or spiffing up interiors to obscure werewolf gashes in leather seats. To restore smooth surfaces, they touch up paint on car bodies and remove small dents by popping the metal back into place.
Since 1996, A La Carte Limousine's professional chauffeurs have chartered a fleet of gleaming limousines, luxury sedans, party buses, and other vehicles that make travel a luxury. All of the drivers have passed drug tests, aced rigorous examinations, and bonded with their vehicles over candlelit dinners in the garage. With such high standards to maintain, they keep a professional attitude whether they're picking up corporate passengers, making airport runs, or leading winery tours through the countryside.
Passengers can choose from vehicles including stretch limousines with wraparound seating and roomy SUVs. Also in the mix are party buses wired to play movies and music as passengers swing 'round the dance pole beneath a mirrored ceiling.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.