For more than 35 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts to run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics whet engine appetites with a premium oil change (up to 5 qts.), top off fluids, and rotate tires to allow for even distribution of wear and tear. A windshield-wiper replacement for two 16- to 24-inch blades ensures a close shave so autos look their springtime best, and battery and charging-system checks safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Ride renovations end with a brake inspection to assure working parts post-drive-away.
Allen Automotive keeps cars on the road and out of the shop with a comprehensive menu of auto-maintenance services for any make or model. Up to five quarts of oil suffuse engines with fresh lubrication during the regular oil change, and the synthetic oil change promises a transfusion of up to seven quarts. Following the oil swap-out, Allen Automotive mechanics perform a visual inspection of the vehicle to spot potential problems and test their sense of object permanence. The service usually lasts about 45 minutes, depending on the car. Technicians adhere to the shop's strict code of ethics, which promises fair, quality service with no insider trading of dashboard ornaments.
For more than a decade, technicians at Redline Motorsports have sold scooters and serviced two-wheeled vehicles of all makes and models. Each member of the highly knowledgeable sales staff has an extensive background in scooters and motorcycles, helping clients zero in on a Kymco, Eton, or TaoTao two-wheeler ideal for any budget or transportation need. Certified mechanics bring motorcycles and scooters back to a healthy, energy-efficient purr with regular tune-ups, as well as extensive repairs and overhauls, backed with years of professional experience and scooter-specific training.
When Gary Lockhart lost his job as an engineering technician, he took a bold step into a new industry: auto detailing. The Washington Business Journal profile of Lockhart and his enterprise, Finish'N Touch Mobile Wash & Detail Service, details his ups and downs, including the decision to move out of his shop and make his business fully mobile. This has allowed him to cater more closely to customer convenience, driving his fully equipped van to driveways and parking lots for fast hand washes or specialty services such as engine cleaning and window-tint removal. Much of his success has depended on word of mouth, with enthusiastic customers singing his praises to coworkers, neighbors, and dogs with learner's permits.
Transgap Executive Limousine's fleet of sleek black sedans have been ferrying customers to and from DC's airports for more than a decade. The punctual, polite drivers know the city better than its founders, Romulus and Remus, preventing delays when heading to the airport or unnecessary detours on the way back home. And the town cars' plush leather interiors make passengers feel like the kings and queens they are, at least until they get to the airport security checkpoint.