Pearl Car Wash peppers San Diego with convenient self-service stations for automotive absolution. Customers use Pearl's water, suds, and sponges to decrud their chariots with good, old-fashioned elbow grease. Each token–worth $1 apiece–entitles motorists to about two minutes of wash time, with a full wash typically taking about four to five minutes, about as long as it takes to shower quickly or floss a horse's teeth.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
The friendly, skilled technicians at Platinum Auto Sports' three San Diego–area locations draw from the shop's two decades of expertise as they customize cars of all sizes. Specialty chrome rims from brands such as Moto Metal, KMC Wheels, and ATX Series glint from their hooks on the shop walls, waiting to be paired with new high-performance tires. Platinum Auto Sports also outfits engines with turbo kits, wires cars with security and audio systems, and repaints exteriors to match the steely glint of determination in drivers' eyes.
With private car services in cities across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia, Uber Technologies is dedicated to whisking its customers to their destinations in comfort. Clients request rides through Uber’s online form or from their iPhone, Android, or quick-winged carrier pigeon. They are then soon steered in luxury toward their desired location in a sleek black automobile.