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.
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.
Skyhawk Limousine's professional chauffeurs usher riders to their destinations in style. A fleet of vehicles stands ready to serve clients' transportation needs, from stretch limousines with crisp stereo systems and enough seating for a large prom party, to sedans that discreetly transport individuals to nearby airports or the area's finest fast food drive-thrus. They also maintain large motor coaches with TV and CD systems for conventions, sporting events, and long distance charters, as well as party buses that arrive fully equipped with dance poles, fiber optic lighting, and on-board restrooms.
Diamond in the Ruff Auto helps each car realize its full potential with detailing and repair services designed to keep it looking and running its best. The independently owned auto boutique honors manufacturers' warranties, and ASE-certified mechanics diagnose and treat internal problems, restoring each car’s fuel pump, heating-and-cooling system, and ability to enjoy dairy. While technicians get cars road ready with tune-ups and thorough detailing, drivers can travel anywhere within a 5-mile radius thanks to the shop’s complimentary shuttle service or relax in the comfortable lounge, which comes equipped with a big-screen TV and complimentary snacks.