Autos of all sorts trundle into the garage of Auto Care 101's brick building where ASE-certified mechanics execute services backed by high-tech diagnostics technology. Their vehicular expertise extends to everything from alignment adjustments to routine oil changes. Though they specialize in Japanese vehicles such as Honda and Toyota, they apply their skills to domestic and European models with the same aplomb, performing smog checks and engine diagnostics without converting pistons to the metric system.
Auto Glass Express's specialists replace and repair windshields and other auto glass, tending to the vehicles that roll into their shop. They also dispatch specialists for glass replacement to perform convenient mobile services, meeting cars where they're parked throughout the East Bay. Their extensive business network spreads across nine metro areas throughout the United States and Canada, giving customers access to low-cost, high quality materials and hard-to-find auto glass. Talented technicians deftly repair scars from wayward rocks, minor cracks, and debris damage from ill-advised science-fair trebuchet tests, greatly reducing the need for complete replacement.
Berkeley Goodyear's punch cards grant autos the attentive service of experienced mechanics during three standard- or synthetic-oil changes with three 30-point safety inspections. During each 30- to 45-minute service, mechanics propel engines toward a longer life by exposing them to frightening pictures of junkyards and by swapping out sludgy oils for up to 5 vigorous quarts of standard or synthetic oil. Once engines have been properly lubricated, the motor medics take a 30-point tour of the car's vitals, casting trained glances at essential components to verify the auto's safety functions and assess performance.
The ASE-certified technicians at Autometrics swap out an engine’s dirty oil and filter with attentive care and professionalism. During the 30-minute service, guests can have the seasoned staffers replenish vehicles with regular or synthetic lubricants, which have both been freshly milked from hormone-free tin men. They'll also replace sullied oil filters with new ones to ensure engines remain cool and free from contaminants. Additionally, Autometrics services a range of import vehicles, domestics, hybrids, and teleportation chambers.
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.
Rolf Crudupt, the founder of Imperial Chauffeur Services, has more than a decade of limo-driving experience—and he knows that limos are for both celebrities and civilians alike. He and his team offer A-list-quality bodyguard services for high-profile clients, and also draw on their fleet of custom-designed limos and sedans for a variety of other trips. They can helm tours of local wineries and the city, or ferry passengers to the airport with in-vehicle flight tracking, which ensures timeliness more effectively than checking the sky a lot.