At a family gathering soon after Ben Shamoiel started college, his uncle suddenly turned to him and said, "You are going to become a chiropractor!" Though he wasn't entirely sure what a chiropractor was and had, in fact, been planning to study photography, Ben was intrigued. Eschewing the cameras, lenses, and tiny top hats that all photographers must wear, he sought out as much information on chiropractic as he could. The idea that healing can be attained without drugs or surgery resonated strongly with him, and soon, Ben knew he had found his calling.
After moving to Georgia to attend grad school and complete his residency, Dr. Ben—as he is affectionately known as by his patients—returned to Los Angeles to provide the community with gentle, thorough care. When he is not treating patients at his practice, Dr. Ben travels extensively to share his knowledge at health-and-wellness events and also pursues higher education, recently attaining his doctorate in chiropractic.
In 1976, Apple computers were born, America celebrated its 200-year anniversary, and San Diegoans were introduced to AJ’s full auto maintenance, collision, and sales center. More than three decades later, AJ’s service department’s team of ASE master-certified technicians still keeps rides such as BMWs, Mercedes, imports, and SUVs in peak condition, earning them an Auto Club of Southern California AAA 100% customer satisfaction score and subsequent pizza party 3 years in a row. External body damage can be fixed by the collision department’s computerized frame-measuring and paint-matching systems, and for repairs requiring extended chunks of time, AJ’s provides free shuttle service or on-site Enterprise rental cars.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Tint's crew has safeguarded drivers from arm-scorching UV rays with their tinting services, laminating windows with a sleek film that fits like a pair of Ray-Bans for cars, trucks, and SUVs. Mr. Tint’s dedicated staff lavishes every vehicle that pulls into the shop with the same attention to detail, whether it’s a Lamborghini or a Formula 1 Wienermobile. The tinting materials come with the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty, which covers fading, bubbling, or peeling. Clients waiting for their four-wheeled companions can sip complimentary beverages or surf the shop’s WiFi network. Mr. Tint’s team can also tint residential windows for improved privacy, reduced energy costs, or decoration.
ADS Mobile's 20 years in the business have taught the company, now at its new location on Industrial Street, that more is more. Every car that the company's mobile team of techs services receives a wash, a tire dressing, and a rim, glass, and well cleaning?no matter what service the auto came in for. Those services cover a broad range of aesthetic improvements including paint-job touchups to cover minor dings and scrapes and window tinting to help retired coal miners to adjust to life in full sun. Of course, an extensive repertoire of wash and detailing packages dominates the company's menu of services, including more exotic procedures such as the wet-sand treatment, which restores badly damaged paint to a fresh-from-the-showroom gleam.
Maaco's automotive artists complete continual training sessions to master the myriad techniques they use to restore damaged cars back to their original settings. Mechanics perform collision, bodywork, and painting jobs for cars old and new to remove dents and dings from a newborn Lexus or grass stains a 12-year-old Ford got while playing soccer. Specialists can recondition vintage vehicles to showroom appearance and take care of practical services, such as refurbishing bumpers, defogging headlights, and preventing rust buildup. The well-organized body shop also houses a pair of computerized estimation terminals to customize orders on site, and two Blowtherm Concept II downdraft paint booths coat cars in even shades matched to any color requests.
The expert mechanics at Prestige Auto Works back up their work with heavy credentials. They're ASE certified, licensed by the state of California, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Further, all parts and labor are covered by warranty. Preventative maintenance is this full-service auto shop's philosophy, but the technicians' skills run the gamut from routine oil changes and tune-ups to complete engine replacements. To make maintenance as easy as possible, they also email or text reminders, recommendations, and recipes for making healthy dishes for your car at home.