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.
The knowledgeable technicians at Funk Bros. Complete Auto Repair care for domestic and imported cars under the supervision of the same service-oriented family that founded the shop in 1925. A slew of preventative services, such as oil changes and air-filter replacements, ward off latent malfunctions, and mechanics also tackle full-blown repairs, taking the time to carefully explain each adjustment to customers. Funk Bros. has also been hired to tune up vehicles on movie sets, from stuntmen’s souped-up cars to directors’ limos made from melted award statuettes.
The ASE-certified mechanics that staff FixCarNow's five locations reinvigorate cars with Castrol GTX oils and preempt problems with sweeping diagnostics. During each one-hour premium oil change, techs drain contaminated lubricants and replace them with up to five quarts of clean oil (synthetic available for an additional fee). New filters then assume guard duty in place of their dirty predecessors, intercepting dirt and rumors about recent monster-truck sightings. A 16-point diagnostic inspection takes techs on a tour of car’s vital components, and includes a brake inspection, chassis lube, fluid top off, and wiper-blade check. Service bays happily hoist cars up for fluid transfusions seven days a week, meaning drivers can no longer use busy schedules or observance of Take Your Unicycle to Work Day as an excuse for shirking automotive duties.
Since 1983, Find It All Audio has outfitted cars with custom audio, video, and security gadgets, leading them to earn a spot on LA HotList's roster of the Best Places to Pimp Your Ride. The shop's manufacturer-trained technicians specialize exclusively in auto accessories, which range from laser-cut, heat-resistant window tints to GPS systems and iPhone, Android, and telegraph integration. They even protect newly installed gadgets, including audio and video systems by Pioneer, Sony, and Viper, with vehicle security systems.