With more than 40 years of combined experience in managing service stations, the Daggle family recognized an opportunity to help the community where others saw only disrepair. After purchasing Columbia Car Wash, the family renovated the property, adding a full-service wash center with a highly efficient 90-foot bay. The Daggles have remained committed to eco-friendly practices, including water and energy conservation and biodegradable cleaning agents. The station is open year-round, relieving exteriors of road salt in the winter, pollen in the spring, and the remnants of cars' Halloween makeup in the fall.
Staffers can put finishing touches, such as a towel dry and tire shine, on the soaking, cleaning, and clear-coat and surface protection performed by the automated bay. In addition to washes and interior and exterior detailing at the wash center, an adjacent tire and auto-care facility offers Maryland state emissions inspecions and a variety of automotive services.
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.
Go Dentless's factory-authorized technicians help vehicles regain youthful looks with a wide array of services, including paintless dent removal, and scuff and scratch removal. Unlike popular dent-repair methods that employ dry ice, chemicals, suction devices, or the hot breaths of Norse gods, paintless dent removal is done by hand, with dents slowly massaged until they’re undetectable. The technique fixes most dents in less than 30 minutes and costs significantly less than traditional-body-shop rates.
Evolution Auto Care's buggy bathers wash, wax, and vacuum filthy cars inside and out during a two-hour dirt-purging session. Soaps pluck bonded gunk from the frames during the initial body wash, which eliminates grime and fudge stains left by flirtatious ice-cream trucks. Technicians then shroud the auto's body in wax, cajoling the original showroom shine to emerge glossy and radiant and clean wheels to sweep mud and dust from the rubber and rims. Once the exterior is bathed, technicians hop inside to interrogate cushions, crevices, and floors with a vacuum, which evicts fallen crumbs and leaves interior surfaces clean and ready to carry equally clean cargo.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.