The beachside beauty of San Diego can take its toll on vehicles, as sand sneaks its way onto floor mats and the bright sun slowly damages paint and clear-coat protectant. The traveling technicians at Mobile Detailing Specialists protect vehicles from the Pacific's salty breeze through comprehensive, top-to-bottom detailing services. Auto techs use only purified, deionized water to rinse exteriors, earth-friendly cleaning products to scrub away dirt, and swaths of hand-applied carnauba wax to restore paint’s shine. As they clean, staffers can isolate especially troublesome areas of the car, restoring cloudy headlights for an extra charge, or completely detailing tires and rims made dirty from romps through the local tar pit.
Discount Tire’s professional technicians install and service a vast trove of tires and wheels to keep wagons rolling safely. Experienced, trained mechanics manage an inventory replete with tires by brand names such as Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone ($60–$100/tire for most vehicles) and a huge range of wheels ($50–$100/wheel for most vehicles). Proud owners of newly outfitted buggies receive advice on how to improve their rubber-road marriages or ability to do donuts on the lawns of rival librarians. Along with recommendations on products and services, tire installations include new valve stems, road-hazard protection, and lifetime rotations.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
The technicians at Encinitas Mobile Detailing take their scouring and polishing skills on the road to their customer's home or office. This saves the customer time and allows his or her ride to enjoy a professional detailing or wash and wax service that maintains paint jobs and chrome, as well as interior upholstery, carpeting, and germaphobic dashboard hula dancers.
For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Each time you tote your rangy ride to your desired location, it will be treated to a thorough interior and exterior overhaul. Windows are scrubbed until they perform as mirrors, and mirrors are polished until the objects in them appear cleaner than they may be. A long-lasting wax on the prow of your land-train will repel dirt and gravity while blinding the sun and impressing local mail carriers. The car's interior receives a mixed treatment of meticulous care and specialized shampoos. Rugs will be expunged of dirt and dashboards will be primped, restoring new car smell, which is the fuel of cars of the future. Groupon holders will also get to take advantage of discounts on any additional services the location may offer, such as oil changes or psychic readings.