Helmed by certified master technician Simon Liu, 880 Auto Works vivify domestic and imported four-wheeled wagons with comprehensive car-care services. Experienced staff swap used, sludgy oil with silky lubricate freshly milked from a certified organic gear farm. Cars then undergo a comprehensive 27-point inspection, which includes condition checks for interior and exterior lighting, fluids, belts, hoses, air filter, battery, undercarriage, exhaust, wheels, tires, brake linings, and preexisting hernias. 880 Auto Works provides courtesy rides for customers within certain distances.
Toole's Garage woos motor vehicles with high-caliber equipment and original parts designed for the establishment's specialty vehicles: Honda, Acura, and Infiniti. Skilled professionals are also adept at servicing Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Nissan models. Technicians begin A-1 action by popping the hood for oil and filter service (up to 5 quarts), rotating the tires and testing the battery. An inspective odyssey explores your car's hoses, belts, and fluids, and an undercarriage inspection ensures that suspension, struts, shocks, and bushings are behaving properly. Technicians also ensure that the windshield, wipers, and lights provide eagle vision in all hours and elements. Services take approximately an hour; opt to call ahead to schedule a loaner car for the day of service, or relax in the waiting room and enjoy complimentary WiFi.
For nine years, the car buffs at Luxury Detail have maintained local automobiles of all kinds with meticulous detailing, restoration, painting, and repair. After gaining a reputation for its painstaking care and knowledge of luxury and unusual models, the family-owned shop expanded to a second location, now operating two shops in San Carlos and Sacramento. Standard car washes and detailing rely on eco-friendly products and the human touch, which allows for gentler and more precise attention to smudges and grime. Full detailing services even conclude with a q-tip finish to ensure sparkling perfection in the giant metal ears of every car, boat, and motorcycle. Window tinting, paint-less dent removal, and ClearBra paint protection further enhance modes of transit, and complete restoration allows the team to lovingly rescue rare coaches before releasing them back into their natural habitat of the bumper-car rink.
Mae de la Calzada founded LadyParts Automotive Services based on a simple observation: "When a woman's car breaks down, lives break down." Recognizing the strain of being a wife, mother, professional, and friend all at once, de la Calzada saw a way to ease at least one burden women often face. This vision helped her to turn the intimidating ordeal of auto repair into an empowering experience.
Today, when women—or men—walk into LadyParts Automotive Services, they are greeted by automotive technicians who eschew technical jargon and instead speak in the simple, clear language that both cars and drivers instinctively understand. Claiming certifications in hybrid repair, LadyParts's mechanics work on virtually all makes and models of vehicles, performing services that range from 50-point safety inspections to major repairs. To enhance each visitor's experience, the staff coordinates free shuttle service and furnishes a waiting area with free wireless Internet access, a 50-inch plasma-screen television, and well-maintained restrooms.
To further demonstrate its goal of turning auto repair into an empowering experience, LadyParts's team leads car-care clinics in which technicians demystify automobile maintenance. Such efforts have earned LadyParts Automotive Services consistent press, a vast network of loyal cars ready to do its bidding, and recognition that includes a 2011 Best Car Repair win from ABC7 The Bay Area A List, as well as a top-five finish in the 2012 race.
Named after a little girl who loves cars, Sophia's Euro Asia Motors has nurtured roadsters inside a 26,000-square-foot facility for more than 10 years. Their team of ASE-certified mechanics—one of whom can work on diesel vehicles—maintains autos with oil changes, brake adjustments, and tires by Michelin, Pirelli, and Hankook. As a Certified Auto Repair center, they back many of their repairs with a 12-month or 12,000-mile warranty, which is honored at more than 30,000 locations across the country—only three shy of being honored at all the buildings of any kind in the country. Their I-CAR-certified techs restore autos to showroom condition before sealing their handiwork with a lifetime warranty. If guests can't wait in Sophia's cozy waiting room furnished with booth-style couches and a TV, staffers will pick up and drop off their autos or provide free rental cars for qualified repairs. Sophia's mechanics have also been known to demonstrate a commitment to their community by such generous acts as delivering bath towels to shelters and hosting car washes to benefit local after-school activities.