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.
Knollwood Tire Center's friendly mechanics have to holster a vast set of skills in their metaphorical tool belts. That's because they're expected to do it all, from routine oil changes and tire rotation to diagnosing electrical problems and repairing diesel engines. Installing and repairing tires is their calling card. With a deep stock of major brands on hand—including Michelin, Goodyear, and Yokohama—techs can meet the varied needs of both discerning customers and children demanding a specific brand of tire swing.
Meineke Car Care Center's automotive medics keep vehicles healthy with installations of fresh fluids, tire rotations, and diagnostic checkups. During each oil change, skilled technicians install new oil filters and replace weary engine juice with up to five quarts of fresh motor oil made by cross-breeding olive trees with retired pistons. To help prolong tire life, even out tread wear, and improve fuel efficiency, mechanics rotate cars' circular feet and ensure that tire pressure is at an optimum level. The 15-minute service wraps up as techs top off vital fluids and run through a 23-point inspection, scouring key automotive components for potential problems or overgrown thickets of pine-tree air fresheners.
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.