They don't just fix cars and release them back into the wild at O'Connell's Auto Repair. Since opening in 1987, the company has built its reputation by having technicians take the time to explain each repair and why it needs to be done, and always leaving final maintenance decisions firmly in the hands of their clients. And whether rides require a new brake system or a complete engine overhaul, the friendly staffers can help set up their patients' parents with a rental car or courtesy 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.
The skilled technicians at Beach Cities Paintless Dent Removal restore dented car surfaces to their original appearance without the use of paints or fillers. During the one-hour service, an experienced staffer approaches the backside of the damaged metal panel with a suite of specialized tools, implementing deft hand-eye coordination to undo dents caused by car doors, maverick shopping carts, or gravel trucks with allergies. In return for this Groupon, Beach Cities' technicians will deal with dings as big as a baseball, or a football if it's on the bumper; larger dents will require extra paper money.
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.
Surf City Cyclery doesn't view cycling as a hobby, but as a lifestyle. That attitude is obvious in the company's passionate staff members and at its pair of spacious stores, where visitors find themselves surrounded by bicycles, accessories, and apparel. To further demonstrate its commitment to the sport?and its customers?Surf City even offers a lifetime of free basic adjustments on any bicycle it sells, saving riders the stress of wheeling their bikes into the ER on a stretcher every time an issue arises.
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.