Central Valley Smog is a test-only facility. What that means is a shorter wait: drivers are in and out without having to deal with a staff that's busy repairing cars or helping trucks study for an upcoming test. Instead, Central Valley is an official smog-check center and provides smog tests for both standard and diesel vehicles. After inspections, technicians issue a gross polluter certification to prove that your vehicle isn't to blame for California being on the West Coast.
The Sequoia Shuttle whisks its passengers from Visalia to Sequoia National Park, a 400,000-acre nature preserve that houses General Sherman, the largest tree in the world. During rides, an informational video prepares riders for the natural wonders ahead, ensuring that the trees’ height doesn’t intimidate insecure basketball stars. Once in the park, visitors choose from three free in-park routes, which provide easy access to campgrounds, parking lots, and landmarks such as the Crescent Meadow and the Giant Forest Museum. The Sequoia Shuttle cuts down on the exhaust fumes and noise pollution that private vehicles inject into the park atmosphere, preserving a peaceful environment where critters can roam and trees can nurse their woodpecker-induced concussions.
Red Carpet Car Wash's veteran cleaners will lovingly wash, hand-dry, and hand-shake your ride with water-wicking Neoglide foam wash, which is designed to be both gentle on your car's clear-coat paint and tough on dirt, leaving your auto's body looking brilliantly bright. Beyond developing a sparkling exterior, your vehicle will receive equally diligent care on the interiors of all windows, as well as a full interior dusting, wipe-down, and vacuuming. The friendly folks at Red Carpet are so generous that they'll even rescue the bugs from your windshield, allowing you to make tiny wishes on each one they set free. You'll know your car is finished when you look into the fully buffed exterior and see a reflection of your younger self, just like a grown-up Peter Pan imagining what his life would have been like had he stayed in Neverland.
With their charter and instruction services, the experienced staff at Memley Aviation assists customers in traveling the skies and chasing their piloting dreams. Captain Alan Memley mans the cockpit of a pair of charter Eclipse 500 business jets, comfortably carrying up to four passengers at speeds of up to 425 mph. Weather updates, GPS navigation, and geese that have swallowed compasses also aid Alan in steering guests toward their destination in a timely, safe manner. If you crave your own opportunity to navigate the skies, Memley Aviation instructors dispenses their expertise at private pilot and instrument rating courses. At a pace tailored to their needs, lessons imbue students with piloting know-how as they earn airborne hours in a Cessna or Piper Cherokee.
At Great American Car Wash, dexterous carriage cleansers speedily refurbish dirt-encrusted vehicles with diligent washes. Cars careen through the automatic vestibule, where robotic scrubbers loosen dirt and tickle the underbelly, all within five minutes or fewer. Once the mechanical crew has done its job, the shop's meticulous detailing team takes over to douse paint in carnauba wax, treat windows to helpings of Rain-X, and vacuum and air-freshen interiors. Because maintaining a clean car may help prevent illnesses and allergies, monthly passes are offered to make sprucing up vehicles quick and easy. For certain packages, the shop hands out free rewashes within three days, granting messy roadsters a mulligan after an unexpected rainstorm or off-road trip through a sloppy-joe festival.
Maaco's automotive artists complete continual training sessions to master the myriad techniques they use to restore damaged cars back to their original settings. Mechanics perform collision, bodywork, and painting jobs for cars old and new to remove dents and dings from a newborn Lexus or grass stains a 12-year-old Ford got while playing soccer. Specialists can recondition vintage vehicles to showroom appearance and take care of practical services, such as refurbishing bumpers, defogging headlights, and preventing rust buildup. The well-organized body shop also houses a pair of computerized estimation terminals to customize orders on site, and two Blowtherm Concept II downdraft paint booths coat cars in even shades matched to any color requests.