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As both business partners and brothers, Mark and Robert Beichler pool more than 40 years of collective experience. With the help of a staff of ASE master technicians, these seasoned troubleshooters oust hard-to-find problems with services that range from computer diagnostics to oil changes, tune-ups, and repairing damaged parts. They're also certified to outfit autos with Goodyear tires and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Halloween costumes.

9126 Harford Rd
Parkville,
MD
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In 1994, fervid car-lover Jason Grubb opened HP Racing and started reconditioning cars. As the business grew, the shop moved multiple times, until Jason and his team finally arrived at their current location in Glen Burnie. Grubb's modern shop features lifts, exhaust-bending equipment, and an entire department dedicated to window tinting. HP Racing technicians can install every item from a stock of parts, accessories, and motorcycle training wheels.

705 Crain Hwy.
Glen Burnie,
MD
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With more than 40 years of combined experience in managing service stations, the Daggle family recognized an opportunity to help the community where others saw only disrepair. After purchasing Columbia Car Wash, the family renovated the property, adding a full-service wash center with a highly efficient 90-foot bay. The Daggles have remained committed to eco-friendly practices, including water and energy conservation and biodegradable cleaning agents. The station is open year-round, relieving exteriors of road salt in the winter, pollen in the spring, and the remnants of cars' Halloween makeup in the fall.

Staffers can put finishing touches, such as a towel dry and tire shine, on the soaking, cleaning, and clear-coat and surface protection performed by the automated bay. In addition to washes and interior and exterior detailing at the wash center, an adjacent tire and auto-care facility offers Maryland state emissions inspecions and a variety of automotive services.

10611 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
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Curry’s Auto Service, Motor Age Magazine’s TOP SHOP in the nation, is a family-owned business and is the area’s only Certified Female Friendly auto shop by AskPatty.com.

Voted as the best repair shop by thereaders of Northern Virginia Magazine, customers rave about Curry’s honest repair advice that is based on customer’

457 N Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg,
MD
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LXT Automotive's ASE-certified mechanics harness their experience to conduct extensive maintenance services, helping ensure efficient air-conditioning operations in hot summer months. The team will visually inspect belts for cracks or damage, and compressors for proper operation, before vacuum testing the air-conditioning system, adding dyes to find leaks and prepare hoses for upcoming Grateful Dead concerts. After evacuating existing refrigerant from the system, LXT's cool-air coaches will recharge the system with the appropriate amount and type of refrigerant in accordance with the vehicle's factory specifications. Ever the gracious guests, technicians will place floor mats and seat covers before servicing vehicles so as not to sully the interiors of prima-donna autos.

12273 Nebel St
Rockville,
MD
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