The team of trusty mechanics at Meineke Car Care Center performs a slew of services seven days a week to keep autos running smoothly and efficiently. During the Preferred oil change, the shop's techs drain each motor-wagon's old, broken-down oil and replace it with 5 quarts of young, wide-eyed oil ready to undertake the task of protecting the car's hundreds of banging parts. Along with the oil change, the tires are rotated to prevent uneven wear, and the brakes receive a thorough inspection and a stern lecture. Prideful car owners can also up the ante by choosing the Supreme oil change, which includes the Preferred services plus a tire balancing. Customers can generally expect a clean 30–40 minutes of relaxed waiting time while Meineke's experts do all the dirty work.
A1 Auto Temecula's noble acts of vehicular upkeep earned it the title of Best Auto Service and Repair Facility in the Riverside County Press-Enterprise's 2010 Annual Readers' Choice poll. During two oil changes, A1's mechanics drain depleted auto life essence before re-revving engines with a new filter and up to 6 quarts of conventional motor oil. This treatment works for any car, SUV, or Popemobile that takes regular oil, but synthetic oil incurs an additional charge.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Technicians at The Tint Shop coat car windows in Llumar Window Films, which block out 99% of the sun's UV rays. The two-hour treatment covers portals with an upgraded tinted film and can help to preserve upholstery, reduce glare, and enhance autos' aura of mystery by giving them a Secret Service code name. Backed by a lifetime warranty, films should last without cracking, bubbling, or fading. Removing old window tint requires an additional fee, as it forces stubborn cars to temporarily reveal what's driving them inside.
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.