Road Trip Prep

Is the open road calling your name? Before you head out of town, give your car a little TLC. From auto mechanics to car washes, put these city favorites on your pre-trip to-do list.

Updated: May 14, 2007


Take your car for a tune up before you tune out.

Pinnacle Automotive Service

4808 Hargrove Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616

Dauntless Transmissions

8809 Gulf Ct, Raleigh, NC 27617


It may not be clean at the end, but at least start your trip with a car that gleams.

Bunkey's Car Wash

1921 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519

Scruffy Duck Full Service Car Wash

1202 Laura Village Dr, Apex, NC 27523

Carolina Auto Spa

1370 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27513


Don't have wheels? Rent your vacation mobile at one of these Triangle picks.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

525 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518

Avis Rent A Car

4237 Louisburg Rd Ste 108, Raleigh, NC 27604

Dollar Rent A Car

1009 Rental Car Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560