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.
In 1994, fervid car-lover Jason Grubb opened HP Racing and started reconditioning cars. As the business grew, the shop moved multiple times, until Jason and his team finally arrived at their current location in Glen Burnie. Grubb's modern shop features lifts, exhaust-bending equipment, and an entire department dedicated to window tinting. HP Racing technicians can install every item from a stock of parts, accessories, and motorcycle training wheels.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
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.
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.
LXT Automotive's ASE-certified mechanics harness their experience to conduct extensive maintenance services, helping ensure efficient air-conditioning operations in hot summer months. The team will visually inspect belts for cracks or damage, and compressors for proper operation, before vacuum testing the air-conditioning system, adding dyes to find leaks and prepare hoses for upcoming Grateful Dead concerts. After evacuating existing refrigerant from the system, LXT's cool-air coaches will recharge the system with the appropriate amount and type of refrigerant in accordance with the vehicle's factory specifications. Ever the gracious guests, technicians will place floor mats and seat covers before servicing vehicles so as not to sully the interiors of prima-donna autos.