Specializing in Toyotas, Elk Grove Toyota’s troupe of automobile experts extends the vehicular lifespans of all makes and models with a lineup of lubricating oil changes, detailed inspections, and whole-body scrub-downs. Mechanics whet automotive appetites by swapping out mucky oil with fresh servings of lubricant, bestowing engines with a healthy purr and keeping automotive whooping cough at bay. A multipoint inspection puts cars in the limelight with a skillful technician scrutinizing vehicles bumper to bumper for worn-out tires, lethargic wiper blades, and squeaky brakes. Cars reap the reward for good behavior with a trip through the carwash vestibule, complete with a sudsy scrubbing and belly-scratch.
Servicing cars, trucks, and SUVs of all makes and models, Quick Lube at Nissan of Elk Grove’s trained technicians keep four-wheelers in tiptop shape with maintenance services. No appointment is required, and the team of ride rescuers keep warranties firmly intact by swapping out old, cynical oil for up to 5 fresh quarts eager to make a difference in the lives of pistons and shafts, along with a new filter. After a multipoint inspection to make sure parts are in working order, the team tops off essential fluids such as coolant, allowing patrons to stop siphoning their juice boxes to keep the windshield-wiper-fluid reservoir full. Finally, because automobiles perform better when they’re not constantly glancing in the rearview mirror, a thorough wash and vacuum leaves cars looking their best by erasing all signs of dirt, grime, and road rage.
For California Custom Trailers & Power Sports owners Todd and Karol Messersmith, what began as a small horse-trailer dealership has steadily ballooned into a successful business that rents and sells all manners of outdoor adventure vehicles and trailers. The duo boasts an inventory of high-quality gear from brands such as Polaris, Western Power Sports, and Husqvarna, outfitting clients with snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and scooters for all-season jaunts in the outdoors or inside track-equipped libraries.
Sac Town Pros' resident technicians repair chipped windshields with premium resin tested and used for its strength, clarity, and longevity. As technicians fill in each chip or crack with resin, a plunger-injection system sucks out air to create a vacuum-tight seal that cures within 30 minutes. Airtight fillers ensure a more durable windshield and prevent water from leaking through the glass or government secrets from leaking out of the glove compartment. The eco-friendly process also comes with the added benefit of keeping laminated glass out of landfills. Following the repair, most chips are less noticeable, though some retain a visible outline and serve as a constant reminder to avoid driving through the running of the bulls again. If the damage is too far-gone, customers can put their Groupons toward fresh panes of glass starting at $150.
A & J Automotive Repair and Fleet Services' 8,500-square-foot facility houses a four-man team of ASE-certified technicians who keep vehicles of all makes and models running smoothly and looking fresh. After affixing their eyes with headlights for better vision, mechanics conduct a bumper-to-bumper safety inspection and remove the car’s wheels to investigate the entire braking system. If necessary, the experienced techs also adjust the rear drums and rotate the tires, then go above and beyond the lube-job call of duty by spoiling horseless chariots with an exterior car wash, an interior vacuuming, and an engine-diagnostic scan.
The expert mechanics at Prestige Auto Works back up their work with heavy credentials. They're ASE certified, licensed by the state of California, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Further, all parts and labor are covered by warranty. Preventative maintenance is this full-service auto shop's philosophy, but the technicians' skills run the gamut from routine oil changes and tune-ups to complete engine replacements. To make maintenance as easy as possible, they also email or text reminders, recommendations, and recipes for making healthy dishes for your car at home.
At Pavilion Car Care, technicians keep vehicles running smoothly and looking good with an onsite car wash, detail center, and quick-lube service. Quick trips to the car wash remove caked-on debris from tires and exteriors, and detailing packages provide carpet shampooing, paint-sealant application, and clay-bar treatments that get vehicles ready for car prom. À la carte cleaning services target water spots or dusty floor mats. Techs can also perform engine maintenance, keeping pistons, serpentine belts, and gearboxes humming with Chevron-brand lubricants.