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.
The trained technicians at B&B Customs customize vehicles with a slew of gadgets, such as remote-start and security systems from Code Alarm. They give drivers fobs that have the power to start engines from afar and unlock doors without a key or secret password, and they boost in-car entertainment with audio and video systems, such as MP3-accessible CD receivers or custom subwoofers. In 2004, the company added a scooter shop and loaded it with a stockpile of scooters and ATVs for renting, buying, or using to patch a scooter-shaped hole in your wall.
In Environmental Auto Services’s six bays, ASE-certified technicians tend to cars of all makes with services for everything from the brakes to the air conditioners. Their work has an eco-friendly bent—they pay a premium to dispose of waste ethically, and they strive to minimize cars’ carbon footprints without locking them permanently in their garages. When not fixing autos, the technicians show their appreciation for the community through food drives and other charity events.
The techs at Elite Auto Image trick out, clean, and restyle roadsters. Their custom body work, rims, and HID lighting improve the exterior look, and their Katzkin leather interior kits cover seats with assorted colors and custom logos. Techs use computer technology to precisely cut premium window films to block UV rays,and signs and graphics to display company information. After they install stereos, entertainment systems, and Bluetooth integrations with products by Pioneer, Alpine, and Sundown Audio, they back their work with a lifetime guarantee. They can also install security systems to protect autos from robbers and remote starters that warm up or cool down interiors before drivers venture out to capture their would-be robbers. Meanwhile, their mobile detailing crew washes and waxes autos by hand and scours sullied interiors on location.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
Signature service: Car Audio, In car entertainment, & more
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: DEI Viper Python Alpine Sony Pioneer Kicker JBL Metra ETC
Pro Tip: We offer the highest quality service for your aftermarket car customization needs.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Our technicians are true car guys, the kind of people who eat, sleep and breath car audio, automotive electronics and vehicle customization. Due to this fact, your car will not be worked on by a "part-timer," or "New Guy," but rather an MECP-certified professional who takes care of your car as [if] it was his own. Furthermore, we only use name brand product to ensure top-notch function.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
All services rendered are supported with a lifetime guarantee on our work as well as a minimum of a one year in-house guarantee on parts.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
We are perfectionists, so expect quality over quantity. This means that your car will be worked on with perfection in mind, rather [than] speed.