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Day 182: Crawford Tire

Crawford Tire

Someone once said, “The only thing you can count on is death and taxes.”  I’d like to add to that “car maintenance and repairs.”  I had a good friend who used to work for a luxury automobile dealer in Bethesda and he let me in on a number of disturbing “secrets” of the business.  Ever since he opened my eyes to what was really going on behind the scenes I’ve been suspicious and leery of dealerships and auto repair facilities and the games they play.  I’m going out on a limb here and recommending Crawford Tire located at 7015 Arlington Road next to the Post Office.  They’ve been servicing cars in our area for the past 20 years and are open from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. M-F and 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday (they get to sleep in until 7:30 a.m. on Saturday).

Full Service Shop

Here’s why I like this family owned and operated company.  #1. Great Tires. They really know their tires.  They are a Goodyear Tire and Service center affiliated with Goodyear, the world’s largest tire company.  Did you know that the first Goodyear balloon airship was built in 1912?  #2. Knowledgeable. Our service advisor Rick is just one of the many very knowledgeable people on staff.  He not only knows tires, but all the major systems of a car, so Crawford can assist you in maintaining your car at far less expense than paying the typical dealer to do the exact same service.  There ASE certified technicians handle tires, alignment and rotation, brakes and shocks, heating, air-conditioning, batteries, belts and hoses, exhaust systems and even transmissions and major engine repairs.  Basically Crawford’s got you covered from bumper to bumper.  They are also a Maryland State Authorized Inspection Station.  #3. Great Value.  Amy and I both needed tires recently and they did an excellent job.  Not only was Crawford Tire significantly less expensive than our respective local car dealers, they also beat many “larger” competitors that advertise on the internet and not nearly as convenient to our area to get the service.  #4. Honest.  I really feel we can trust Rick to look out for our cars and not sell us service our cars don’t really need.   As real estate professionals we depend on our cars for our livelihood and need them available nearly everyday to service our clients.  Here’s a tip.  Their website has some great coupons so before you head over for service checkout this Coupon link for the latest deals. In summary, Crawford Tire keeps us on the road, our passengers safe, and a little more cash in our wallets. ~Brian

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