Outfitted with crisp red shirts and hands well versed in shop talk, SCR Auto Center’s car custodians expertly execute a robust array of automotive services. During each oil change, chariots, like homesick astronauts, gulp down up to 5 quarts of 5W-30 oil and wipe the corners of their mouths with new filters (cartridge filters not included) before a tasting menu of fresh fluids further whet thirsty receptacles. Technicians then rotate tires into a comfortable radius and thoroughly inspect vehicles in search of disrepair and defects. To top off the automotive spa package, exteriors receive a thorough scrub down and a kiss on the cheek, given ever so gently. SCR Auto Center’s waiting area stocks complimentary coffee, refreshments, and Internet, and an early-bird drop-off option accommodates drivers’ busy schedules.
Every car-cleaning package at Hayward Carwash—from an exterior car wash to an advanced detail—begins with a 100% hand wash. This way, the painted finish is in no danger of being damaged by machines, and the car’s exterior is thoroughly cased for smudges and specks of dirt before the staff dresses it in Rain-X water repellent, Blue Coral wax, and paint sealant. During washes and details, cars shake off their filth as the staff scrubs them down with earth-friendly soaps and solutions to help them shine as brightly as the day they cartwheeled off the assembly line.
Hayward Carwash features an onsite gift shop that stocks auto accessories, beverages, complimentary coffee, and free popcorn that customers and their cars can share later that night at the drive-in movies.
In a wide-ranging fleet of vehicles, the chauffeurs at After Hours Limousines whisk away clients for airport service, winery tours, and special events. Cadillac Escalades, stretch Hummer H2s, and Chrysler limousines transport parties big and small, keeping passengers entertained with DVD players, flat-screen TVs, and luxury bars. Chauffeurs track air travelers' flights for prompt airport pickups, ready to carry bags and dust off any cloud residue from passengers' clothes. Clients can reserve limos for one-time concerts or sporting events or as month-long hibernation spots for bears.
Before a nick has the chance to blossom into a full-on fracture, the technicians at Auto Glass Fixers speedily repair or replace the offending glass to restore visibility and safety. In addition to working on chipped, cracked, or shattered vehicle windows at their on-site shop, they offer free mobile service, traveling directly to the vehicle so clients don’t have to put themselves at risk by driving with a broken windshield. They provide a lifetime warranty on labor and if any glass defects.
Hesperian 100% Hand Carwash rejects cleaning done by machines in favor of the human touch, which is sensitive enough to meticulously preserve the beauty of automobiles and the health of the environment. A crew of 25 detailers scours every crevice with biodegradeable cleaners and microfiber towels and maintains paint jobs with Clay Magic bars and wax buffed in with a lot of sustainably grown elbow grease. The center earned its Blue Coral Beyond Green certification because of the eco-friendly products and also because it recycles 85% of the water used for cleaning. To facilitate communication between clients and the handy staff, managers Michael and Sean are always onsite.