The Automotive Service Excellence–certified technicians at Total Car Care want to get you safely back out on the road. They foster vehicular health and peak performance through a wide slate of automotive services. From diagnostics to transmission replacements and engine rebuilds, they locate the source of the problem and draw upon extensive training to correct it in the appropriate manner. They conduct state inspections to ensure all cars are street legal and also offer maintenance services such as oil changes and tune-ups, which can preempt car troubles.
To commence your car's comprehensive 20-step oil change, a skilled technician will clean out dirty, worn-out oil and replace it with up to five quarts of fresh, clean lubricant. In addition to installing a new filter, the Smithfield Fast Lube staff will give your automobile a thorough inspection, checking the power-steering fluid, the radiator coolant, the tire pressure, the NASA command center in the trunk, the brake-fluid levels, and the transmissions fluids. With Pennzoil products coursing through your vehicle's bloodstream, its engine will be cleaner and better protected against clots of harmful sludge.
With the help of environmentally friendly cleaning products, Freedom Wash's state-of-the-art automatic wash facilities cleanse cars of the street grime, smashed bugs, and Gak gobs that plague them. The All American wash douses cars in foamy fragrance soaps while making multiple high-pressure, soft-touch passes across the vehicle. This sudsy process entails an underbelly flush and cleansing chemicals for renewing the original luster of the wheel rims. A triple-foam soap is followed by the application of a clear-coat protectant and sealer, Rain-X, a spot-free rinse, and high-velocity blowers. Though customers must activate their first wash between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Freedom Wash's Virginia Beach and Chesapeake locations are open 24/7 to accommodate drivers who only come out at night.
As the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the Norfolk Tides diligently prepare young ballplayers for the big leagues. From 1969 to 1992, the team played as the Tidewater Tides and won five International League titles by using the gravitational pull of the moon to rocket home runs into orbit. Since their move in 1993, the team has played their home games at Harbor Park, a nautical-themed complex along the Elizabeth River that was recognized as the finest minor league park in the country by Baseball America in 1995.
The best change for your ride depends on how much sludge resides in the engine's darkened core. A Pennzoil conventional oil change will knock out around 15% of lingering goop on a first change, whereas the Pennzoil Platinum synthetic oil change will triple the knockout, cleaning up to 46%. However, there are many factors that play a part in determining whether conventional or synthetic is right for your wheelmobile. Just remember the classic automotive aphorism: know thy vehicle, know thy engine, know thy oil that thy ride requires, and know the capitals of all 50 states.
The sun is an unwelcome intruder, and it must be stopped. The skilled technicians of Great Bridge Tint & Audio pursue that goal as they apply sun-blocking films to car, home, and office windows, increasing privacy and keeping interiors comfortably cool. Metalized and non-metalized window films in a choice of several degrees of tinting also help to block harmful UV rays, with team members complying with state laws to prevent motorists from being ticketed by state troopers. Vehicle owners can also stop into Great Bridge to have their audio systems upgraded with new stereos, speakers, or old-timey player pianos.
Since 1935, the professional auto technicians at Hornsby Tire & Service Center have extended engine life and preserved tire tread along with maintaining chassis and moving parts with courteous and efficient service. During the oil change, technicians swap out used oil and particulate-clogged filters for a crankcase full of brand-new oil and fresh screener. Meanwhile, tires swap places to ensure even tread wear, increasing the life of each tire and improving traction during winter drag races against dog-sled teams. A keen-eyed technician then administers a 24-point inspection for fluid levels and functionality, looking to prevent future breakdowns by spotting signs of failure. While the staff attends to carriages, owners can relax in the sunlit lobby where a large flat-panel television amuses viewers with sports, news, and stock footage of racehorse retirement ceremonies.