A sleek white Ferrari purrs in the parking lot, and suddenly the opaque window rolls down to reveal Kim Kardashian behind the wheel, beaming with joy at her new custom-tinted windows. Fresh Window Tint’s owner Junior Ayala smiles, knowing he has satisfied yet another customer. Since his father and uncle opened the first location in 1990, Junior has expanded their automotive empire to include three locations, each of which cares for clients personally with custom window tinting and other services.
Using only premium products with at least a 20-year history, which includes Llumar protective window tint, insured technicians wrap windowpanes to reduce heat, solar glare, and up to 99.9% of UV rays. They also protect cars’ bodies with vinyl vehicle wrap or enhance headlights with 3M products. Like wallpaper made from dictionary pages, tinted windows are also stylish and practical for residences and businesses, allowing owners to save up to 40% on energy costs. Customers who live in the Santa Clarita/Valencia area may take advantage of Fresh Window Tint's pickup and drop-off service. Customers visiting from farther-flung locations can relax on the lounge’s plush leather sofas, enjoy snacks and beverages, and watch TV while their cars are being armored against heat and the blinding glare reflected off glass-bottom airplanes.
Cleaning technicians come armed with gentle microfiber mittens and an arsenal of Lavaggio and Meguiar’s products at Agoura Hills Car Wash. Vehicles pull up to the shop’s elegant premises and slide beneath the shaded wash station, where technicians diligently wash away grime and treat paint to helpings of Nanoskin spray wax to seal in shimmer. They exorcise dirt and hidden stowaways from the undercarriage, and beautify interiors by steam cleaning front mats and vacuuming upholstery. While vehicles bask in rejuvenating cleanings, drivers can slip into the onsite café for a cup of Peet’s coffee or a fresh panini.
At Lavaggio, each car gets pampered, whether it's undergoing a custom hand wash or a thorough interior and exterior detailing. Mitts made from lambswool gently remove debris from the exterior. Deionized water rinses away suds from eco-friendly cleaning solutions, and soft microfiber towels rub them dry without scratching or leaving rug burns.
This pampering service also extends to the car owners. While they wait for their cherished vehicles, clients stretch out on cushy leather couches to watch television or nibble on croissants. At the marble-topped business center, they can settle down with a Mac to catch up on work or tweet about how good the croissants are here. Busy guests can have the concierge arrange for shuttle service, make dinner reservations, and even check on movie showtimes. Outside, customers sit on the sunny patio alongside a bubbling waterfall as they admire the Spanish-style architecture.
At Simi Auto Spa & Speed Wash, vehicles are revived from the inside out with a multistep car-wash package. During the washes, dirt and grime is scrubbed off paint jobs and tires, then debris is vacuumed from carpets and floor mats. Sessions may last anywhere from 15–45 minutes, depending on how many soothing whispers it takes to lure cars into the water. During detailing sessions, staff buff, wax, and polish cars to a professional shine. In addition to cleaning and shining vehicles, Simi Auto Spa & Speed Wash also offers car repair and oil change services.
The car cleansers at Beverly Hills Car Wash scrub away vehicular dirt by hand, using soft water and products by Armor All to stop streaking, prevent spots, and bolster fiberglass shine. Attentive auto scrubbers wash away grime, wax and buff surfaces, polish exteriors, spray tires with Armor All, clean interiors of crumbs and dirt, hang a choice scent of air freshener, and then high-five doors upon completion. Beverly Hills Car Wash is conveniently located at a 76 gas station so that clientele can fill up to take freshly shimmering cars out for a spin on the town.
In 1986, Rob of Rob’s Glass Tinting found an automotive outlet for his artistic side. While employed by an auto dealer, Rob witnessed a window-tinting expert work his magic and decided on the spot to follow suit. He apprenticed with the expert for two years before opening Rob's Glass Tinting in 1988, darkening the panes of homes, cars, and boats with Solar Gard film.
Through the use of a computerized cutting system, technicians are able to install fitted window films that cling to glass with aesthetic precision, avoiding embarrassing gaffes such as missed corners, sloppy edges, or loose, baggy films that look like hand-me-downs from 1970s conversion vans. They can tailor tints for any make or model of car, and their work has graced cars from automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.