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.
Roger Powell’s 26 years in the automotive industry have earned him numerous titles, including ASE-certified Master L1 technician. The skills that earned him these distinctions are on full display at American Automotive, where he and his team service vehicles of all makes and models. From simple oil changes to large-scale repairs, they strive to get cars back on the road and running smoothly before they collect rust or begin writing their own For Sale ads. Drawing on their expertise and experience, the technicians service brakes, batteries, and electrical systems, and can even help car buyers avoid lemons by performing pre-purchase inspections.
Horse racing has been apart of the Rust family for centuries. The family celebrates their lineage at White Horse Auto Wash with an equestrian theme that is present throughout their whole establishment, from the White Horse name—an homage to the legend of the Shenandoah River fishing rock—to the horse-racing terms used to describe each car-wash package. But despite the richness of the Rust family history, it is their modern approach to cleaning cars that garners the most attention.
Below concrete floors, thousands of gallons of recycled water churns through White Horse's reclamation system, sending it to the surface through low-flow nozzles to cleanse vehicles. To complement this eco-friendly system, White Horse's team give each car, truck, and SUV a glossy shine using biodegradable products, from a triple-foam polish to Rain-X and a carnauba-based wax applied with an orbital buffer.