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.
Backed by more than 30 years of experience, the ASE-certified mechanics at Qwik Auto Center pump new life into rides. They keep vehicles running with standard tune-ups, including oil changes and troubleshooting, and readily break out the heavy hardware for major services such as stereo installations and complete engine overhauls. Since 1986, car owners have also rolled into Qwik to shade their autos with window tinting, which is available in six hues. The tints join forces with the center's stock of UV-deflecting Solar Gard window films, helping vehicles remain cool while cruising or parasailing along nearby coasts.
Factory-trained and ASE-certified technicians populate Michael & Company, Inc's AAA-approved auto-repair facility, mending rides with services ranging from oil changes to collision repair. Computerized diagnostics monitor autos’ health, smog emissions tests keep mufflers street legal, and factory-recommended maintenance pinpoints the exact moment when hood ornaments are ripe for harvest. Originally known for their specialty with Hondas, the staff has expanded its expertise to include all makes and models of Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Acura, Ford, Chevy, and Dodge vehicles. Dinged, nicked, or chomped car frames find new life at the body shop, where technicians restore appearances and back them with a lifetime paint warranty.
For more than 30 years, Oil Can Henry's has been making sure road warriors run safely and efficiently with their famous full-service oil change. Relax from the comfort of the driver’s seat as the friendly techs sate your engine’s thirsty parts with up to five quarts of Castrol GTX conventional oil, protecting the engine against thermal breakdown and dry skin. Apart from their delicious new oil, coddled cars also receive a new oil filter, chassis lubrication, windshield washing, and a visual inspection of the chassis and under the hood. A check and fill of the power steering and windshield-washer fluid will leave the auto feeling refreshed, and a tire-pressure check and fill will leave it bouncing like a robotic baby. The maintenance mavens will also check everything from the brake fluid and PCV filter to the lights and windshield wipers, ensuring every inch of your chicken-less carriage is in optimal working order. A video monitor positioned next to the driver's window allows customers to view the entire under-hood and under-body service, and every change comes with Henry's Top-Up Guarantee, which allows customers to return within three months or 3,000 miles for a complimentary topping off of fluids (upon presentation of receipt).
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
Signature service: Tires and complete auto-repair specialists
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Michelin, Kumo, and foreign brands
Pro Tip: We offer free WiFi, local rides, tire rebates, and Goodyear credit cards on approved credit