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.
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.
Pearl Car Wash peppers San Diego with convenient self-service stations for automotive absolution. Customers use Pearl's water, suds, and sponges to decrud their chariots with good, old-fashioned elbow grease. Each token–worth $1 apiece–entitles motorists to about two minutes of wash time, with a full wash typically taking about four to five minutes, about as long as it takes to shower quickly or floss a horse's teeth.
For more than 25 years, BMW of Escondido has kept the Southern California community rolling in some of the industry's sleekest rides. Its showroom glistens with shiny new bimmers, ranging from the best-selling 3 Series and the family-friendly SUV X-series to the unparalleled sport performance of BMW’s M-division vehicles. BMW of Escondido also caries certified preowned BMWs, as well as preowned cars from makes such as Mini Cooper and Toyota. A service center keeps cars on the road with regularly scheduled maintenance, and a collision center handles bodywork ranging from minor dings and scratches to collision repair for cars involved in accidents or a dog’s first driving lesson.
Trained technicians at Low Price Auto Glass repair and replace damaged windows and windshields on chariots of all sizes. During 30- to 45-minute repair sessions, they buff out glass chips acquired during hailstorms or accidental drives through apple orchards, reducing the risk of a larger crack developing over time. Technicians will travel up to 10 miles from the Low Price Auto Glass shop to replace excessively damaged windows at no additional cost.
Since 1983, Shiny Side Auto Detailing has been restoring vehicles with detailing services rendered right at the client’s location. Low-pressure water, clay bars, hand waxes, vacuums, and carpet protectants power the meticulous work, which can take several hours to complete and leaves no bobble head unturned. Shiny Side also offers extra services for gracing rides with an ageless beauty, such as headlight restoration, windshield-chip repair, and laser hitchhiker removal.