The nautical-themed Pirates Car Wash substitutes the rough seas for delicate wash tunnels whose ebb and flow of soft cloths, eco-friendly cleaning solutions, and microfiber towels bring land vessels to a pampered state of cleanliness. The long reaches of brushless towels and sheets of soap leave underbodies flushed of harmful residue, windows gilded by Rain-X repellants, and chrome as polished as a card shark's lucky cheat mirror. For cars that require more attentive grooming, detailers stand at the ready to dip into the latticework of grills, vents, and panels with waxes and steam cleaners. Pirates Car Wash also offers unlimited wash plans and runs fundraising referral programs that send proceeds to nonprofit organizations.
Glass technicians mend up to three small chips in automotive windows, restoring the glass's optical clarity by up to 95% while preventing spidering and further damage. Alternatively, if the cracks are too severe to be repaired, customers can apply the Groupon value as a credit toward a window replacement: Technicians restore busted glass in its entirety with urethane adhesives that meet governmental and original equipment manufacturer safety standards. Though the cost of a full window replacement varies by the make and model of each vehicle, Prestige Auto Glass charges $370 for mid-level full replacements.
For more than 80 years, Western Express has ferried clients' belongings through the air, across bodies of water, and over roads and railroad tracks. They meticulously pack possessions before shipping them, and also take care of details such as insuring items or gaining clearance from international customs. Western Express also gives back to the community through its work with Move for Hunger, a program that stocks local food banks.
Freeway Airport has been offering flight instruction for more than 50 years and is the closest general aviation airport to Capitol Hill without restrictive security regulations, making it an excellent access point for DC Metro-area residents who want to earn their wings. Introductory lessons start with a guided preflight check of the aircraft and examination of fuel levels and flight controls, as well as a brief training session on proper tints for aviator shades. You’ll spend about 30 minutes in the air with your instructor, during which you’ll get hands-on experience in flying fundamentals such as turns, straight and level flying, climbs, and descents. Enjoy gorgeous views of Annapolis and the playful giant crabs of the Chesapeake. Return to base to debrief with your wise wingperson about what you’ve learned and accomplished during your intimate cloud encounter.
The technicians at Leher Mobile Detailing know that their clients' need for a well-groomed ride can crop up anytime, anyplace. That’s why the full mobile wash-and-detail center beautifies cars daily from before 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The skilled technicians scrub away dirt and unlucky bugs during an exterior wash and primp insides and outsides with meticulous detailing. The center accepts all cars, whether they be foreign, domestic, or made by fairy godmothers.