The ASE-certified mechanics of Nationwide Tire & Auto’s eight Virginia shops 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 technicians educate patrons on each service performed. The center's eCustomer program stocks noggins with essential automobile information such as driving and safety tips and what to get a car for its 16th birthday. The shops also back up their 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.
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.
When The Smart Car Wash’s proprietors began their business, they did not simply want to clean cars, but also wanted to incorporate [green technology (http://www.thesmartcarwash.com/category/8348/enviroment.htm) into their business out of respect for the environment. A LEED-certified facility, the wash is powered entirely by electricity from off-site wind turbines and all of its water is recycled in a water recycling plant. Additionally, techs use biodegradable chemicals to rid vehicles of dirt and grime and clear off suds with a spot-free rinse before adding deluxe touches such as a triple foam polish and dash dressing. Along with performing washes seven days a week, the crew spruces up vehicles with detailing services including carpet cleaning, interior deodorizing, and revitalizing auto bodies with waxing and synthetic paint sealant.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change's experienced auto repairers classy up vehicles with a full-service treatment. An oil change, which Valvoline Instant Oil Change recommends every three months, 3,000 miles, or total lunar eclipse (whichever comes first), keeps fresh car blood coursing through a vehicle's innards, helping the engine run smoothly. The procedure also includes a complete examination of everything from the brakes to transfer-case fluid. A tire rotation prolongs the life of tires, promoting even wear and improving the overall ride of an automobile, even when running over Wham! cassette tapes.
Voted Best Car Wash in 2010 and 2011 by Northern Virginia Magazine, the chassis shiners at Sonic Soft Car Wash deliver a host of gleam-enhancing services at both their Woodbridge and Falls Church drive-thrus. Though services differ slightly by location, both car washes see exteriors washed, floors and seats vacuumed, and windows wiped clean of finger- and bologna-prints, plus a suite of finish-protecting treatments, such as a wheel brite and a tire shine. A Vision Clear rain repellent helps keep a truck impermeable, and a Teflon clear-coat wax brings out a vehicle's shine. Meanwhile, the three-color ultraviolet protection polish staves off the unsightly blisters and embarrassing bikini lines cars develop in heavy sunshine.
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.