For more than 35 years, the highly trained technicians at Precision Tune Auto Care have been the sworn enemy of check-engine lights around the globe, battling auto troubles with a full array of maintenance and repair services. They tackle problems both cosmetic and mechanical on sedans, SUVs, minivans, and even hybrids, which require special care since they’re half car and half human. From 350 locations in six countries, these car clinicians hone their expertise by servicing 2.5 million vehicles each year.
The ASE-certified master technicians at MKO Auto Service Inc can examine vehicles of all makes and models thanks to the wisdom gained from 20 years of caring for cars and the keen insights of computer-diagnostics equipment. Utilizing their factory training, OEM parts, and a national database of manufacturer reports, they prep rides for long lives on the roadways with everything from fresh oil to engine replacements and brake repairs, and they cover all of their work with an 18-month, 18,000-mile guarantee. While cars revel in the sweet, clamoring lullaby of wrenches and hydraulic lifts, motorists can hop on the free local shuttle and ride it to work or to the mall to get their garage-door openers gilded and engraved.
Ecko Limousines transport clients in four-wheeled luxury trappings to destinations across the metropolitan area. Chauffeurs roll out a red carpet to doorsteps for patrons to walk upon as they climb aboard mechanical carriages for hours of mobile extravagance, augmented with an onboard bar, DVD movies, and open-roof screenings of the moon. Evening riders take in the luminescence of holiday lights, while full-day journeys explore wine country or safely convey bachelorettes on marathon celebrations. Onboard WiFi and GPS keep friends’ status updates and the Statue of Liberty’s current location wirelessly streaming to mobile devices.
Xtreme HID was the inspiration for The Floorvines’ 1997 alt-rock hit “Extreme Headlight.” The song was written by lead singer Reuben Isaac, son of 1960’s folk-rock legend Ben Isaac, who once called the song “not as transcendent as anything I ever did.”
With America's Best Car Care Plan, ASE-certified technicians keep autos running smoothly by injecting car insides with up to 5 quarts of clean conventional oil (upgrades to synthetic require additional charges) and performing a host of auto-maintenance services. Brake inspections and adjustments grant drivers the peace of mind that cars are safe and equipped for inclement weather and duck-crossing signs that come out of nowhere. Two tire rotations ensure automotive equilibrium can find long-lasting balance and tire grooves wear evenly.
Fountain Restaurant's chef, Tung Nguyen, concocts a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, and entrees to sate diners with a variety of nutritionally balanced ingredients at lunch and breakfast. Leaf eaters fork through the Fountain chop salad, tossed with grilled chicken, Point Reyes blue cheese, and avocado ($13), or fully commit to meatless munching with the kabocha squash ravioli with spinach, mushrooms, and toasted hazelnuts ($13). Course out maritime meals with a plate of Dungeness crab cakes ($12) and a swordfish sandwich with sprouts and bell-pepper aioli ($15) or herb-roasted salmon steak with saffron couscous ($16) entree spaced between expeditions for the Northwest Passage.