For more than 14 years, M & G Customs has outfitted rides with spiffy doodads and necessary upgrades. The shop's arsenal of accessories stretches across conventional and into eccentric, with installations ranging from window tints, navigation systems, and alarms to more ornate extras, such as DVD players, in-dash video, and high-intensity discharge lighting systems. A full line of name-brand tires is also available, and no matter the service, M & G's technicians vow to finish in a timely fashion, ensuring cars can return to cruising or chasing parked dogs as quickly as possible.
The trained technicians at B&B Customs customize vehicles with a slew of gadgets, such as remote-start and security systems from Code Alarm. They give drivers fobs that have the power to start engines from afar and unlock doors without a key or secret password, and they boost in-car entertainment with audio and video systems, such as MP3-accessible CD receivers or custom subwoofers. In 2004, the company added a scooter shop and loaded it with a stockpile of scooters and ATVs for renting, buying, or using to patch a scooter-shaped hole in your wall.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
Seven cosmetic car-care packages attract soiled vehicles to Performance Window Tinting & Auto Detailing's shop, where dedicated motor maids vacuum, hand-wash, wax, and buff them until they're clean and idling happily. Thanks to the garage's tinting services, drivers can hide their autos' insides from prying eyes once technicians equip windows with SunTek or Hüper Optik films. The vehicle doctors also perform a number of auto-body repairs, patching up hail damage, fixing windshield chips, and nursing black headlights received in fights with bullying mail trucks.
Fluent in six languages—English, Portuguese, Spanish, Farsi, Nepalese, and Swahili—Omid's Crown Auto Service's crew of car cleansers purges cars of dirt with efficient machinery and meticulous hand washing. During the five-minute Ultimate wash, double soft cloths caress car shells and foaming baths snuggle against the exterior, plucking out bonded contaminants with soapy automaton fingers. Cleaning solutions spray the undercarriage and disentangle gooey accruements, and blasters discharge soapwater that de-mucks tires and wheels. Auto aestheticians then lather a clear coat on the frame to make the veneer gleam like a new penny after receiving a straight-A report card, and a spot-free rinse eschews any residual particles clinging to the frame.