After a successful career in manufacturing, Will Speace was looking for a change of pace. A long-time car buff, he decided to create Columbia Junction Car Wash to test his business acumen and sharpen his service skills. The flourishing business, carried on today by his wife and two sons, treats car owners to a variety of gentle and high-tech services. Soft-cloth or laser-wash technology wipes away road grime, while a la carte detailing services tackle upholstery, bug removal, bug burial, and rims.
For more than 20 years, All Pro Car Care's team of skilled technicians has worked to keep vehicles running smoothly with an assortment of repairs, maintenance, and inspections. Services range from oil changes and emissions diagnostics to removal of Kick Me bumper stickers.
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.
With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
All Tune & Lube’s technicians never roll their eyes at a “stupid” question. Whether performing a simple oil change or overhauling an entire engine, the crew at this veteran repair shop—which first opened its doors in 1984—encourages customers to stay involved throughout the entire service, ensuring that both the customer and car are happy in the end. The crew puts both domestic and import vehicles through a range maintenance and repair services, and also offers miscellaneous tasks, such as towing, pre-purchase inspections, and engine conversion from diesel to vegetable oil or vegetable oil to maple syrup.
Empire Auto Detailers' skilled technicians strike fear into the scratchy, whirring brushes of automatic car washes everywhere. These dedicated detailing experts roam the DC area ready to perform fully loaded service packages that incorporate biodegradable carpet shampoos and steam cleaners, paint sealants that last from three months to one year, and waxes that leave cars with the sleek, wet look of a seal zooming down a Slip 'n' Slide. Ever ready to help autos in need, the technicians lend their careful hands to tint windows. Meanwhile, waiting customers can enjoy the shop's free Wi-Fi, watch cable on a flat-screen TV, and sip on complimentary coffee and tea.