Gentle sprays of soap and water soar at vehicles of all shapes and sizes as the technicians helm a revolving-belt system that carries autos through a cleansing crucible without scrapes or scratches. After customers drive their roadsters through the wash tunnel, they can relax in Planet Auto Wash's lobby, where snacks await and a plate-glass window offers a prime view of each vehicle as it passes through the detailing area, gets an interior vacuuming and wipe down, or tackles the obstacle course.
The ASE-certified mechanics of Nationwide Tire & Auto have kept domestic and foreign vehicular chariots rolling for more than half a century with AAA-approved repairs and tires from Yokohama, Goodyear, and Michelin. Certified emissions-repair facilities inhibit smog, and complimentary shuttle services reduce the need to call in favors from friends or strap rockets to rollerblades. Technicians educate patrons on each service performed, and the center's eCustomer program stocks noggins with essential automobile information. Advance Auto Care and Tire Center also backs up parts and services with a 12-month or 12,000-mile warranty to ensure that newly smooth rides stay cruising during long road trips or motorized reenactments of the Olympic hurdles.
Inspections VA-MD's 23-step auto inspection and emissions test evaluate cars to confirm they're road ready, air-friendly, and conform to Virginia's emissions standards. During the 30-minute process, technicians run through a long list of checks starting with the brake system, which they scour for defective drums, leaks, and worn disk pads that could lead to embarrassing slide-bys in the fast-food drive-thru.
Serving Northern Virginia since the 1960s, Embassy Autowash carefully cleans each vehicle that cruises through its wash tunnel. During car wash sessions, the brushless system protects automobiles' sensitive surfaces from microscopic scratches while keeping every hair in place.
L.A. Tint's factory-trained technicians curtail heat with scratch-resistant Formula One tint films, which come recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Window tints are both practical and stylish, like leopard-print Post-It notes, and keep the interiors safe from high temperatures, UV rays, and blinding glares. Drivers seeking some shade can enlist the aid of two front-window tints ($89), and a full tint job for a two-door car ($169) keeps the sun from sneaking in through a side door or rear entrance. Prices range based on the car's size and ability to sit without blinking, and all tints are backed by a national manufacturer's lifetime warranty.
Each year, the Washington Redskins team up with Easterns Automotive Group to host a car show at Redskins Park. The show gives fans access to the team's practice field, as well as an opportunity to meet Redskins players and cheerleaders face-to-face. An array of classic, custom, and exotic cars on display compete for prizes, and the entertainment also includes a DJ booth, inflatable games, and face-painting booths.