During a full-service oil change, Citgo's technicians, all certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, will replace old, worn-out engine fluids with fresh-faced young fluids, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane, internal-combustion world. To help new oil adjust to its new job, all precious moving parts, gaskets, and various shafts, are attended to during a 15-point safety check. All services come with a vow to top off all fluids to optimal level, and to implement more than 30 years of comprehensive experience.
Allen Automotive keeps cars on the road and out of the shop with a comprehensive menu of auto-maintenance services for any make or model. Up to five quarts of oil suffuse engines with fresh lubrication during the regular oil change, and the synthetic oil change promises a transfusion of up to seven quarts. Following the oil swap-out, Allen Automotive mechanics perform a visual inspection of the vehicle to spot potential problems and test their sense of object permanence. The service usually lasts about 45 minutes, depending on the car. Technicians adhere to the shop's strict code of ethics, which promises fair, quality service with no insider trading of dashboard ornaments.
For more than 35 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts to run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics whet engine appetites with a premium oil change (up to 5 qts.), top off fluids, and rotate tires to allow for even distribution of wear and tear. A windshield-wiper replacement for two 16- to 24-inch blades ensures a close shave so autos look their springtime best, and battery and charging-system checks safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Ride renovations end with a brake inspection to assure working parts post-drive-away.
Most families get together for meals, but the clan that owns A&S Service Center like to change oil and rotate tires together. Of course, there’s still food involved, as guests enjoy free snacks in the lobby while technicians do their work. They inspect breaks, swap hardware, and prepare vehicles for each season in order to extend their lives, as they are often an important member of their clients’ families.
ATI Auto Service's mastery over the intricacies of fuel, intake, and electric systems, as well as transmissions and heating components, enables the automotive experts to keep owners informed on engine health and maintenance needs. As members of the Tech-Net Professional Auto Service Network, the specialists adhere to a service-oriented code of ethics, ensuring detailed price estimates, customer authorization before doing auto work, and strict prohibition against padding the car's GPA. During each 20-minute preventative pit stop, the ASE-certified team members replace five quarts of conventional or synthetic oil, using the specified oil grade and weight for each vehicle. In helping autos to transition between seasons, the car pharmacists also replace filters to prevent clogs and extend engine life. A comprehensive fluid check will monitor the proper levels of brake, power steering, and transmission fluids as well as windshield washer solvent to prevent limited visibility and antifreeze to provide autos with immunity during games of parking lot freeze-tag.
Precise Auto Service’s owner and president, Philip Pierce, started his automotive career as an oil and lube technician and has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Recognizing a need for reliable automotive service in Kensington, the Northern Virginia native decided to relocate to Maryland. Since then, Precise Auto Service has tended to brakes, changed oil, performed inspections, treated transmissions, and been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award. The shop welcomes both domestic and foreign vehicles and is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 2 p.m. on Saturday. They also provide a pick-up and drop-off service and free estimates before clients decide whether to pay with cash, credit, or Monopoly money.