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.
The caring car whisperers at Russell Fischer Car Wash primp and pamper automobiles' oil filters and tires for smooth road sailing. During the oil change, trained technicians will install a new filter and replace the aging oil pumping through each car's veins with up to five quarts of regular Valvoline oil (synthetic oil costs extra) so it sings a sweeter tune when plummeting through treacherous cul-de-sacs. The staff will also resuscitate air-starved tires with nitrogen, which can improve the car's handling, fuel efficiency, and tire-pressure retention, and increase the tires' life span to ensure they live to drive on futuristic antigravity highways. As an added bonus, Russell Fischer Car Wash provides complimentary nitrogen tire top-offs for life.
Harry, the owner of Master Mechanix Automotive, has spent the last 40 years in the automotive-repair industry. In 1988, he opened his own shop, where he and his staff of ASE-certified master technicians have been welcoming cars ever since. This experienced team holds certifications in advanced engine-performance diagnostics, computerized engine controls, and electronic fuel injection, though they complete all automotive tasks—from oil changes to brake services—with deft mechanical skill. As a licensed Gold Shield smog-check station, Master Mechanix Automotive is also qualified to test vehicles' emissions.
Led by manager Gersain Aaron, the highly trained team at Expert Car Wash can meticulously clean the components of almost any vehicle, from an RV's broad sides to the tiny rearview mirrors on a Shriners' motorcycle. The German-engineered automated wash tunnel ousts exterior grime, and staffers complete the machine's blow-dry with a soft microfiber wipe down. Clients watch TV or trade vehicle baby pictures in a clean and cool waiting area while detailing experts deploy formulas from the Meguiar's and Armor All line of car-care products. To show their commitment to high-caliber service, the attentive crew offers a satisfaction guarantee on all washes.
Hand washes with puffs of lamb's wool begin each detailing service at Rhino Custom Detailing. These services span from mini details to a signature package with orbital polishes and hand-applied polysealant and carnauba wax. Staffers also throw elbow grease into à la carte services such as convertible-top cleaning, headlight restoration, and removal of faded “I Like Ike” decals. Drivers can wait for their rides at the shop or hitch a complimentary ride (available with packages that cost $40+) to the location of their choice within Huntington Beach.
Believing that the chauffeur industry was ripe for more courtesy and punctuality, Jon Walcher founded I-Drive in September of 2012. Now more than a year into the project, Jon offers a wide range of transportation services, ferrying passengers inside his vans and sleek black sedans. Whether you're catching a ride to the airport, going out on the town, or dispersing free samples of Grey Poupon, you can simply inform the driver of your intended destination, then sit back and enjoy the ride.
When the transmission goes out on a car, a mighty machine is reduced to a 2-ton paperweight. Saving the denizens of Huntington Beach and Orange County from shot gearboxes and nonpropellant propeller boxes, the specialists at Warner Transmission keep drivers shifting with their expert knowledge of the engine innards of major foreign and domestic automobiles. Racking up repeat and referral customers due to their diligent doctoring, the savvy mechanics quickly diagnose transmission ailments before performing repairs, overhauls, and entire transmission rebuilds using top-tier replacement parts. In addition to their transmission forte, Warner's technicians also offer affordable general automotive repairs such as brake services and battery replacements.