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.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, can trace their auto-repair roots back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop?just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with more than 30 locations, dozens of employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.
Owner of Quicklane at Elk Grove Ford Matt Wood maintains a one-stop shop for car owners and owners-to-be. In addition to selling new, preowned, and commercial vehicles, the staff keeps cars trucking in its comprehensive service center, where they change oil, install wiper blades and new tires, align wheels, and perform 21-point inspections.
Most Popular Service: oil change and brakes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less
Brands Used: OEM
Pro Tip: call before visting us
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.
Since 1993, the ASE-certified technicians at Smog Mart Plus have kept vehicles operating smoothly with a full-service repair shop and California-licensed smog testing services. They’re dedicated to quality service, enough so that the owners back up their brake and engine repair services with extended warranties for parts and labor.
While technicians conduct auto repairs in the garage, feel free to kick back in the waiting area and take advantage of the free WiFi, or sit in front of the flat-screen TV as a mechanic gives behind-the-scenes commentary on Herbie: Fully Loaded .