Recognized throughout the area for their automotive know-how, the ASE-certified technicians at Tune Up Plus have been caring for and correcting wayward vehicles for more than 20 years. Their skill powers a wealth of services, from basic tune-ups and full-service oil changes to axle repairs and headlight restoration; they can also keep roadsters legit with state inspections and state-bird-shaped stickers. If the promise of Wynn's car-care products isn't enough to attract passing vehicles, Tune Up's technicians lure them off the road with free air-conditioning, engine-light, and brake inspections.
Secure in the Town Center complex's concrete embrace, Irving's Detailing Salon waits to share the love with any car that drives within waxing range. Drivers can search for Waldo in the center's shops and restaurants while the salon's automotive aestheticians get to work, beginning with a gentle hand wash. Ready to race across this soapy foundation is a fleet of detailing services that leave no floor mat or lifeless bug unturned. When customers return with full shopping bags and bellies, their cars will be waiting—clean and shiny.
Pickup and drop-off services are available within the Town Center's compounds. On weekends and holidays, Irving's crew offers mobile cleanings by appointment, traveling to your backyard or parking lot to scrub down boats and motorcycles or feed Jaguars a diet of hard wax shaped like unsuspecting antelope.
Freedom Wash operates three car wash facilities around Virginia, two of which are open 24/7. That means you never have to compromise your schedule in order to use one of the company's automatic car wash tunnels, self-service bays, vacuums, and other dirt-expunging tools. But regardless of when you visit, the company's tiered car wash services will allow you to customize your car's bath to its needs, whether it could benefit from rust inhibitor and RainX treatments, or just needs a basic sudsing, followed by a spot-free rinse. And, in addition to fragrance and air machines and carpet shampoos, each location also features rug beaters, which customers can use to help rid interior floors of dirt, pet hair, and any chocolates the car has been hoarding.
Buggy Bathe’s state-of-the-art system restores vehicles to a right-off-the-lot gleam while adhering to environmentally friendly business practices. The Governor’s Carriage package—which lasts between 15 and 25 minutes—begins with a meticulous vacuuming of seats, carpet, and mats, leaving no trace of french-fry snacks or reckless donut indulgences. Autos then indulge in a full-exterior automated sudsy shower with a triple-foam protectant before an undercarriage scrubbing sloughs away hidden gunk for a clean bottom layer sure to impress mechanics and sewer dwellers. Then a slathering of cleaner expunges dirt and road backwash from tires, leaving them ready to rotate with a glossy glow. Car-wash artisans hand-dry all exterior panels, door jams, bumpers, and wheels, and pamper four-wheeled friends with a two-sided window cleaning and a thorough wiping of dashboards, steering wheels, and center consoles.
At Kings Grant Citgo–voted Best Automotive Service Center and one of the Best Car Wash winners in the Best of Hampton Roads 2011 awards–a cadre of ASE-certified technicians give domestic and foreign cars of all makes and models the maintenance they need to hug the road. During the one-hour hand wash and vacuum, a skilled auto-bather slathers suds over windows, sloughs debris off of fenders, and chips away any sand bags preventing the car from achieving flight. A thorough vacuum extricates crumbs and other debris from floorboards, seats, and cup holders.
Entrust tired trucks and road-weary wagons to First Landing's Automotive Service Excellence–certified technicians, who will swap out your auto's oil and filter before topping off fluids. After retiring aging oil and replacing your vehicle's fast-fading filter, techs pour in up to 5 quarts of piston-polishing conventional 5W-30 or BG brand full synthetic motor oil to rejuvenate motor mojo. While conventional motor oil should be replaced every 5,000 miles, synthetic oil can last up to 7,500 miles and an even greater number of kilometers. If you select the synthetic oil change option, the First Landing techs will perform a courtesy 16-point check of your vehicle, topping off fluids and adjusting tire pressure before releasing it back into its naturally paved habitat.