Northern VA Auto Repair


AMP it UP!

AMP up your protection of bacteria, viruses and mold in your vehicle with our new service offering!

Anti-Microbial Protection (AMP) Service uses a non-toxic spray solution that is an EPA-registered, hospital-grade, antimicrobial (disinfectant) that provides a bacteria, virus & mold killing barrier that molecularly bonds to treated surfaces and kills bacteria and harmful microbes for up to 30 days.*  

  • Cleans & disinfects; the barrier Kills 99.9% of bacteria and harmful microbes.
  • Odorless with no scented masking agents; instantly eliminates odor molecules in the air and that have penetrated or rested on surfaces.
  • Environmentally friendly, Non-toxic, non-flammable, hypoallergenic with no harsh chemicals or fumes.
  • Long-term protection for you and your vehicle; The patented bonding agent adheres to and forms a protective shield that delays growth of harmful microbes on interior surfaces.
  • Safe for all surfaces; non-abrasive, no residue, non-leaching, bleach free.
  • Allows protection in all the nooks and crannies and hard-to-reach areas in your vehicle.
  • Help prevent the spread of viruses and other harmful microbes.
  • Made in the USA.

*(Durability for the length of the coating depends on surface applied and amount of friction on the surface)

For a limited time, the driver’s side of all of our customer’s vehicles will be sprayed with AMP product to protect you and our teams and to help prevent the spread of any harmful viruses and bacteria.

Our complete AMP Service includes:
  • Spray barrier on exterior door handles including cargo areas
  • Interior spray on all surfaces including inside door panels, instrument panel, steering wheel, front and back seat areas and foot wells.
  • All seatbelts
  • Circulation through AC vents
Replacement of the cabin air filter is recommended with this service.

How it works

The liquid product is sprayed onto all surfaces from a distance of 8”- 12” with a spray nozzle that is hooked up to one of the shop’s compressors. 

-The surfaces need to be completely dry to allow a bond to form. 

-It’s suggested that all large items like clothing, cups and any bags or food be removed from the vehicle to ensure the solution evenly reaches and coats all surfaces. 

Once it is completely dry (about 10 minutes), any excess solution can be wiped off with a clean cloth. It’s advised that to wait one day before washing your vehicle.

The science

AMP is a clear, colorless, antimicrobial solution containing the active ingredient in an aqueous solution. It contains no thickeners, stabilizers, colorants, dyes, fragrances or additives. It is non-toxic, non-mutagenic, non-teratogenic and non-allergenic. It is non-oxidative and is therefore safe for application to a wide variety of surfaces and materials including fabrics, carpet, upholstery, drapes, linens, wood, plastics, stone, porcelain and metals. It contains no chlorine and on microbial interaction will not produce halogenated by-products of disinfection such as carcinogenic trihalomathanes (Trihalomathane). Application to surfaces produces an invisible, transparent and durable antimicrobial film that will not transfer on contact with other surfaces and is non-leaching on contact with water or solvents. Once applied, the bonded antimicrobial film is nonvolatile, odorless, and colorless and produces no chemical vapors. (Click for more details)

A simpler explanation:

The solution contains deionized water that is striped of one ion, so it immediately bonds to the first surface it comes in contact with.  It then forms spike-like polymer matrix that penetrates and bursts the membrane of the intruding microbe (mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses) which then breaks it up and destroys it; rendering it useless.


Will it harm my car surfaces, especially the leather interior?

The solution is 98% deionized water and is applied in a fine mist that instantly evaporates.  It does not contain any harm chemicals or bleach and is safe for all car interior surfaces.

Is it safe for my pets and children?

            Once it’s dry, it is non-toxic and safe for humans and pets.

How long does it last?

Within a vehicle, it’s recommended to treat regularly used surfaces every 30 days.

Where else can I get it?

Craftsman Auto Care is the only independently owned retail shop distributor in the DMV.

How much does it cost?  $39.95

How long does it take?

            A whole vehicle can be done in 15-30 minutes, depending on the size.

Is it made in the USA?

Yes, it’s manufactured in Texas by BioPledge.

Where does it come from?

The AMP solution is manufactured by BioPledge.

How often do I need to do it?

It’s recommended to treat regularly used surfaces every 30 days.  The bond can be viable for up to 90 days if there is no friction to loosen or remove the bond. 

Do I need an appointment?

We always recommend an appointment because it’s important to provide each customer with the attention they deserve.  However, if you are not able to make an appointment, we certainly want you to come by!  We welcome everyone to come in and ask that you be patient so we can serve everyone.

Will AMP trigger any issues with allergies?

No, BioPledge AMP has no acids, ammonia, bleach or VOCs.

So, what’s exactly in it?

1.3% 3-(trihydroxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride + 98.7% inert ingredients.

How can you prove that this works?

BioPledge is registered with the EPA (Reg.No.90856-2-91691) and is scientifically based on the mode of action of the antimicrobial agent with respect to both solution activity and surface bound activity, as detailed on this technical review.

Where can I find out more?

Visit the BioPledge website: or email [email protected]


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