Precise Auto Service’s owner and president, Philip Pierce, started his automotive career as an oil and lube technician and has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Recognizing a need for reliable automotive service in Kensington, the Northern Virginia native decided to relocate to Maryland. Since then, Precise Auto Service has tended to brakes, changed oil, performed inspections, treated transmissions, and been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award. The shop welcomes both domestic and foreign vehicles and is open until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 2 p.m. on Saturday. They also provide a pick-up and drop-off service and free estimates before clients decide whether to pay with cash, credit, or Monopoly money.
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.
At J's Auto Repair and Service, professional auto mechanics perform automotive services ranging from swapping out motor oil to tackling technical issues. Car owners––often already hassled enough by difficulties with securing alternative transportation and doctor's notes for car high school––enjoy services such as vehicle pick-up and drop-off and appointment scheduling on the company's website.
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.
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.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.