Yearly Archives: 2020

Craftsman Auto Care Takes the Helm at Iconic McLean Automotive

Craftsman Auto Care Takes the Helm at Iconic McLean Automotive

Family-Owned Business Plans to Carry on Tradition at Local Auto Repair Shop MCLEAN, VA – September 15, 2020.  For the first time since 1953 when Paul Justice started the business, McLean Automotive opened its doors under the leadership of another local family. The shop ... read more

Carrying on the traditions at Mclean Automotive Service

Carrying on the traditions at Mclean Automotive Service

Taking ownership of a business is a daunting task and I’ve done it many times in my 35+ years in the auto industry, but nothing compares to the experience I’ve had in the last two weeks as I’ve transitioned McLean Automotive into the Fifth location of Craftsman Auto Care. First, I ... read more

Check out this Sexy New Beast

Check out this Sexy New Beast

Check out this Sexy New Beast! Who ever said servicing your vehicle’s Air Conditioning System isn’t Sexy?  Introducing the next generation of AC Service that is now available at Craftsman Auto Care. We’ve invested in this new ... read more

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Brake "Car-ritus"

Brake "Car-ritus"

“Car-ritus” (rhymes with arthritis) When your vehicle sits unused for a long length of time and suffers from stiffness and deterioration.  Common symptoms include poor engine lubrication, rusty brake rotors & engine components, battery degradation and a ... read more

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Our Top Performance Upgrades

Our Top Performance Upgrades

Anytime is a great time to do performance upgrades on your vehicle - Here are our favorites (and most popular!): Brakes Replace your regular brake pads with performance pads and braided stainless steel brake lines.  ... read more

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Motorsports

Interview with Randy Pobst; Pro Racing Superpowers!

Interview with Randy Pobst; Pro Racing Superpowers!

“The Rocket” Randy Pobst is also known to Matt Curry as “the guy who lit my race car on fire!” Matt Curry and the Craftsman team was fortunate to chat with professional race car driver Randy Pobst about racing with the Craftsman Auto Care Team for the 2020 A ... read more

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Motorsports

BMW NCC Sponsor Highlight

BMW NCC Sponsor Highlight

Craftsman Auto Care is featured in the first article of the new series of Sponsor Highlights in the BMW National Capital Chapter's magazine der Bayerische

How to Prevent "Car-ritus"

How to Prevent "Car-ritus"

“Car-ritus” (rhymes with arthritis) When your vehicle sits unused for a long length of time and suffers from stiffness and deterioration.  Common symptoms include poor engine lubrication, rusty brake rotors & engine components, battery degradation and a ... read more

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Auto Care

TRACK 101: Frequently Asked Questions

TRACK 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Are track days bad for my car? Not necessarily.  For vehicles that are well maintained (regular oil changes, annual inspections, and performing all the manufacturer’s recommended scheduled services), they do beautifully.  Vehicles were made to be driven.  Testi ... read more

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Motorsports

Track 101: Where to Begin (Part 1)

Track 101: Where to Begin (Part 1)

  Hopping onto a road track for the first time is definitely intimidating.  Those of us who are interested or curious and just don’t know where to start, I’d like to share the knowledge I’ve accumulated during sponsoring track events for our local car clubs.  There ... read more

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Motorsports