After 25 years of service, to the auto-maintenance professionals at Carney Tire and Car Care Center, the only thing more important than nurturing their relationship with the environment is nurturing their relationships with their clients. Inside their shop—which is heated by 100% recycled oil—they spruce up downtrodden rides with repairs and inspections of belts and hoses, as well as basic services such as oil changes and battery replacement. They break out advanced equipment to perform complex transmission maintenance and computerized engine analysis. Carney also serves as a title and tag service as well as a Maryland state inspection center. Their tire shop stocks quality rubber from brands such as Goodyear, Yokohama, Bridgestone, and Michelin, which keeps tires hugging the road like a bear cub hugs its favorite teddy human. Putting client comfort in the forefront, Carney Tire and Car Care Center has appointed their waiting area with plush leather couches and a large flat-screen TV.
Heritage Honda revamps cruisers with comprehensive auto services performed by vehicular specialists. Under the oil-coated stethoscopes of Honda-certified technicians, horseless carriages are carefully inspected to make sure fluids are high, parts aren't worn out, and engine cylinders haven’t morphed into cubes. An oil-and-filter change pairs well with a front-end alignment ($100) or a tire rotation and new cabin air filter ($100). Replace batteries ($100) or front brake pads worn down from too many trips around Dead Man’s Curves, the draining men-only fitness club ($100). A convenient online scheduling form affords appointments for speedy express service or more intensive maintenance work.
The technicians at Mr. Tire maintain and repair more than three million cars a year, replenishing oil and rotating tires for sustained, smooth vehicle performance. During the oil change and tire rotation, technicians outfit autos with new oil filters and keep engines purring with up to five quarts of conventional oil. Mr. Tire’s technicians also inspect tires’ air- and peer-pressure levels, then rotate tires before bad influences can convince them to shoplift broken glass. A brake inspection acts as a reflex test for cars, keeping vehicles’ reaction times sharp.
The technicians at Kustom Window Tint & Motorsports perform warranty-backed tint jobs that block out 99.9% of all UV light. During the approximately 1.5-hour procedure, experienced tinters carefully outfit all windows—save the windshield—with either Johnson- or Global-brand window film for a sleek look that can cut down on glare from the sun, headlights, and prison searchlights. Tinted windows can also cool interior temperatures by up to 78%, decreasing the rate at which seats, wood trim, and dashboards fade. Kustom Window Tint & Motorsports is open Mondays–Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The Audio Connection's award-winning team of technicians customizes mobile investments with a complete range of audio equipment, security systems, and electronics upgrades. With the installation of a Crime Stopper one-button remote starter, car owners can warm up engines from up to 1,000 feet away to avoid winter damage and warm up the tiny musicians that live in car stereos. Alternatively, smartphones and MP3 players can be integrated into dashboards, allowing for easy charging and music access. The hands-free Bluetooth kit's voice dialing and redial features keep commutes safe and respect state laws that prohibit drivers from talking on handsets or steering with their knees.
As both business partners and brothers, Mark and Robert Beichler pool more than 40 years of collective experience. With the help of a staff of ASE master technicians, these seasoned troubleshooters oust hard-to-find problems with services that range from computer diagnostics to oil changes, tune-ups, and repairing damaged parts. They're also certified to outfit autos with Goodyear tires and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Halloween costumes.