Clean Cars of Washington's staff whittles dirt-encrusted cars back down to their clean, fresh-from-the-factory state during 15–35-minute bath appointments. Technicians first wipe muck and mire from the frame's surface, scrubbing every inch until the vehicle looks as radiant as a just-married binary star. Next, they venture down to the tires to peel away layers of highway dust before dispatching vacuums to roam like K9 dogs through the interior, sniffing out crumbs, and leaving surfaces free of unwanted detritus. In an effort to dry off, exterior panels and trim snuggle up into the cleaners' soft chamois rags, which glide eloquently across the car leaving trails of shiny, postbath goose bumps in its wake.
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.
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.
Elite Limo Service's fleet of sleek black town cars, SUVs, and limousines transport passengers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. A professionally trained driver takes the wheel of each vehicle to
chauffeur clients to and from important meetings and ceremonies, or provide round-trip transportation to and from BWI, Reagan, and Dulles airports. Many of these vehicles are outfitted with amenities such as compact TV screens and tinted windows, which enhance passenger comfort and ensure no one outside the car accidentally sees how Dallas ends. On-board GPS helps ensure prompt arrival and departure.
Herb Gordon Volvo scrubs, buffs, and polishes each car under its care to leave virtually every inch of vehicle unsullied inside and out. During a four-hour full detailing, the latest products caress the vehicle's exterior as it's cleaned, buffed, and waxed, and an interior shampoo creates a hospitable environment for backseat drivers, backseat passengers, and front-seat cupcake peddlers. The dealership's experienced detailers dress the tires to a handsome gleam, and the engine is thoroughly divested of grime and debris. If customers wish, the staff can employ the deodorizing powers of an electronic air purifier to clear the interior atmosphere of smoky odors and bad vibes.
MR WASH is family owned and operated with locations throughout the region, offering full-service or express car wash services. Trading bristly brushes for soft cloths, the Super Wash carefully cares for cruisers with wheel cleanings, clear-coat protectants, a full wipedown, an undercarriage bath, window cleaning, and a vacuuming to undust the interior. The Weather Shield Ultimate car wash, which only aims its cleansing sprays at a car's outer parts, features a soft cloth brushless wash, tunnel wash, undercarriage wash, clear-coat protectants, and a weather shield application to protect it from Mother Nature's water balloons.