The ASE-certified mechanics at Alameda Oakland Tire-Brake & Muffler maintain automotive health with oil changes, repairs, and inspections. Punch-card carriers are privy to a trio of one- to two-hour oil changes, during which mechanics extract old oil, replace it with standard or synthetic libations, and listen as the lubricated car parts hum "Happy Trails" in unison. Punch cards come with additional free benefits, such as tire rotations to prolong wheel performance, free flat-tire repairs, and battery recharges and system analyses. Additionally, certified mechanics check all fluid levels and perform a 50-point inspection to scour the car for signs of malfunction, damage, or broken windows held together by hope.
Segway of Oakland harbors a fleet of off-road Segway x2s and street-friendly Segway i2s, which renters mount for city tours, lessons, and offsite events. Both tours and lessons begin with a video overview of segway basics to acquaint the rider and the ridden. Tours then traverse the city, with guides sharing historical tidbits on Oakland’s oak-ruled past on a route that hits Jack London Square, the downtown sector, and the shores of Lake Merritt. Group lessons jet through skill-building exercises in parking lots and on bike paths. After building confidence, students graduate to higher speeds and more varied terrains, such as bridges and grassy fields, and lessons culminate in an independent ride. Segway of Oakland can also enrich team-building events for companies or exceptionally competitive families with segway demonstrations.
DoneRight Auto Spa's detailers treat vehicles to beautifying services fit for such luxury makes as Ferrari, Mercedes, and Lamborghini. Detailing and auto body repair restore vehicles to their showroom glory, and hand-wax services keep outer coats glistening and protect paint to maintain rides’ youthful vigor. The efficient staff’s free pickup and delivery service whisks away autos and returns them later, shiny and full of stories with which to regale a neighbor's irritable moped.
The technicians at West Oakland Tires and Repairs work hard to keep a car healthy, popping its hood to check the engine and lifting it up for a look at the underbelly. They change oil, install brakes, align wheels, and give warning lights the evil eye until they wink off in defeat. The crew also specializes in new and used tires, outfitting rims up to 35 inches. For cars unable to make it to the garage under their own power, they offer pickup service.
The auto experts at Tires and Brakes for Less keep road-weary wagons from sputtering to an untimely end with thorough preventative maintenance services. By draining overused sludge and replacing it with smooth-flowing engine elixir, these motor masters maximize the performance and ensure proper lubrication of crankcase components, such as pistons, shafts, and internal combustion kidneys. Then vehicular doctors analyze horseless chariots from bumper to bumper during a multipoint inspection, checking auto systems for any potential faults or errors. Unlike quick change shops and pit crews working out of highway ditches, these car crusaders are meticulous with their work, spending at least an hour swapping out oil and scrutinizing each jalopy. Redeem the second oil change as needed during a later visit.
The state-licensed technicians at Berkeley Smog Test Only Center have conducted more than 50,000 smog checks all in the name of California's air quality. They welcome cars of all makes, models, and ages, gauging the emissions of convertibles and mobile homes alike. Their expertise enables them to complete most tests in approximately 20 minutes—though vehicles with complex parts may require a bit longer—and they cut down on long lines and exaggerated sighs with online booking. Clients can submit their rides for any reason, whether they are keeping abreast of biennial certification requirements or transferring their car to a new owner who could never love it like they did. Regardless of motive, the staff preserves a cheery and professional ambiance.