A sleek white Ferrari purrs in the parking lot, and suddenly the opaque window rolls down to reveal Kim Kardashian behind the wheel, beaming with joy at her new custom-tinted windows. Fresh Window Tint’s owner Junior Ayala smiles, knowing he has satisfied yet another customer. Since his father and uncle opened the first location in 1990, Junior has expanded their automotive empire to include three locations, each of which cares for clients personally with custom window tinting and other services.
Using only premium products with at least a 20-year history, which includes Llumar protective window tint, insured technicians wrap windowpanes to reduce heat, solar glare, and up to 99.9% of UV rays. They also protect cars’ bodies with vinyl vehicle wrap or enhance headlights with 3M products. Like wallpaper made from dictionary pages, tinted windows are also stylish and practical for residences and businesses, allowing owners to save up to 40% on energy costs. Customers who live in the Santa Clarita/Valencia area may take advantage of Fresh Window Tint's pickup and drop-off service. Customers visiting from farther-flung locations can relax on the lounge’s plush leather sofas, enjoy snacks and beverages, and watch TV while their cars are being armored against heat and the blinding glare reflected off glass-bottom airplanes.
The crew at Foster Tire has kept wheels rolling since 1966. Staffers help maintain style and function with new and used tires from myriad brands ranging from Yokohama and BFGoodrich to Michelin, Bridgestone, and Hankook. Foster Tire's staff also specializes in general maintenance ranging from alignment and brake adjustments to battery replacement, oil changes, and MiST air-quality evaluations that purge ventilation systems of mildew, mold, and bacteria.
In 1986, Rob of Rob’s Glass Tinting found an automotive outlet for his artistic side. While employed by an auto dealer, Rob witnessed a window-tinting expert work his magic and decided on the spot to follow suit. He apprenticed with the expert for two years before opening Rob's Glass Tinting in 1988, darkening the panes of homes, cars, and boats with Solar Gard film.
Through the use of a computerized cutting system, technicians are able to install fitted window films that cling to glass with aesthetic precision, avoiding embarrassing gaffes such as missed corners, sloppy edges, or loose, baggy films that look like hand-me-downs from 1970s conversion vans. They can tailor tints for any make or model of car, and their work has graced cars from automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.
The traveling technicians at Aaron's Mobile Detailing arrive armed with an arsenal of high-tech cleaning products to sanitize cars, SUVs, and trucks. As vehicles loiter in their own driveways or parking spaces, the staff performs an eco-friendly hand wash and slaps on coats of wax to evoke a shine that sunrays dream of ice-skating across. The detail also includes an interior vacuum, a full interior wipe-down, exterior trim and tire dressing, rim shining, and choice of air freshener. Add-on upgrades are available at an additional cost.
Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.