Herb's Garage is a mainstay of the Costa Mesa community, having maintained and repaired area automobiles for 45 years. ASE-certified technicians work on foreign and domestic vehicles, providing a free 15-point inspection with all services, including tune-ups, oil changes, and repair of problems plaguing the brakes, exhaust, electrical system, cooling system, and transmission. As their cars are tended to, clients can wait in the indoor lounge, which features a color TV and a saltwater aquarium where fish flit around the tank or circle it aimlessly to demonstrate existential futility.
In order to receive Master Technician status from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), mechanics essentially need to know a car inside and out. At Mac's Auto Care, two such technicians oversee the operation at all times. That translates to maintenance services such as oil changes, brake work, and wheel alignments performed expertly on almost all vehicle makes and models, with a specialization in BMWs. And, in the event that a car needs to stay overnight for extensive repair or for a slumber party, the shop offers a complimentary shuttle.
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.
Birch Street Automotive's technicians are ASE-certified and capable of servicing both domestic and foreign vehicles. These techs have been in the industry for nearly a quarter of a century, and they draw upon that vast experience every time they slip beneath the undercarriage, lean under the hood, or check to make sure objects in the rear view mirror really are closer than they appear. They can change your oil or replace your engine, as well as service the transmission, repair the air conditioner, and fix the brakes.
The skilled technicians at Beach Cities Paintless Dent Removal restore dented car surfaces to their original appearance without the use of paints or fillers. During the one-hour service, an experienced staffer approaches the backside of the damaged metal panel with a suite of specialized tools, implementing deft hand-eye coordination to undo dents caused by car doors, maverick shopping carts, or gravel trucks with allergies. In return for this Groupon, Beach Cities' technicians will deal with dings as big as a baseball, or a football if it's on the bumper; larger dents will require extra paper money.