Just used the Dulles Curry's for the first time. Have to say I was thoroughly impressed! I moved recently and didn't have a "regular" shop to take things to. I have a 2008 Corvette that I am very particular about and where it gets worked on. I just ordered a set of new tires for it (the 'Vette has unusual size tires and most shops don't stock them locally) from TireRack. I wanted a shop that can do a "RoadForce" balance, which most shops cannot (but Curry's can, though be sure to specify). Found them via a list of shops in the area that can provide this type of balance. Also, low-profile tires like the 'Vette uses are more difficult to mount without damaging them, so wanted a shop that clearly had high-end equipment for doing so.
Having gotten my tires via delivery from UPS right around 6 PM, I called Curry's just after 6:30, which was listed as closing at 7:30 to ask what their schedule looked like to either squeeze me in during the evening or try for the morning. Was told I could come on down and they would get me in.
Both customer area and shop are clean, well-lit and welcoming (even the coffee they offer is decent). Charlie, the manager, was very friendly and personable, as well as quite knowledgeable. They got my car into the shop *immediately* and got to it. After noting excessive wear on the inner tread portion of my existing front tires, they recommended an alignment check, which I went ahead with. They got the tires mounted and balanced quite quickly. Since it was late and there were no other customers around, I got to wander back into the shop area for a bit. One thing I noted was that they actually (correctly) used a torque wrench to properly torque down the lug nuts. Far too many shops get lazy and use a pneumatic driver which can over-torque the nuts, leading to damaged lug bolts and warped rotors. They also checked my brake wear while they had the wheels off and let me know that they were in good condition.
As they were bringing the car back down from the lift I asked if it were too late to get an oil change too, for which I was due. They readily agreed to do that and knocked it out in just a few minutes. They then put the car up on the rack to check the alignment, which was only slightly off, but I let them go ahead and correct it. Charlie even knocked a few bucks off on that since it didn't require major correction.
Also, they covered my driver's seat with plastic wrap before pulling it in to avoid getting the interior dirty. I got no grief whatsoever about the fact that I kept them there until around 8 PM. In chit-chat with the techs, they were both very friendly and knowledgeable. I have to say I was really impressed and will definitely be back in the future.
Great job guys, and look forward to coming back!
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