Justin, Sam, and Sean?three friends and unrepentant auto enthusiasts?spent years working in dealerships before teaming up and opening The Auto Shop. Their joint venture is a dream come true for them; here, they can put their vast knowledge to use repairing engines and adding plutonium to flux capacitors. It's also a dream come true for their customers, who can kick back in a lounge equipped with cable, Wi-Fi, and cushy leather chairs. There's even a shuttle to ferry customers home or to work while their cars are being cared for.
Herb's Garage is a mainstay of the Costa Mesa community, having maintained and repaired area automobiles for 45 years. ASE-certified technicians work on foreign and domestic vehicles, providing a free 15-point inspection with all services, including tune-ups, oil changes, and repair of problems plaguing the brakes, exhaust, electrical system, cooling system, and transmission. As their cars are tended to, clients can wait in the indoor lounge, which features a color TV and a saltwater aquarium where fish flit around the tank or circle it aimlessly to demonstrate existential futility.
In order to receive Master Technician status from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), mechanics essentially need to know a car inside and out. At Mac's Auto Care, two such technicians oversee the operation at all times. That translates to maintenance services such as oil changes, brake work, and wheel alignments performed expertly on almost all vehicle makes and models, with a specialization in BMWs. And, in the event that a car needs to stay overnight for extensive repair or for a slumber party, the shop offers a complimentary shuttle.
Brothers Auto Care & Tire's certified technicians can claim two advantages over a run-of-the-mill auto shop: advanced tools and computerized diagnostics. The latter help them locate issues in the car, while the former allow them to quickly repair those issues and get you back on the road. Of course, there's no getting on the road without a proper set of tires, which is why Brothers sells top-rated sets from brands such as Michelin and Dunlop. The shop welcomes nearly all vehicle makes and models, including exotic breeds imported from Italy or caught in the wild.
Birch Street Automotive's technicians are ASE-certified and capable of servicing both domestic and foreign vehicles. These techs have been in the industry for nearly a quarter of a century, and they draw upon that vast experience every time they slip beneath the undercarriage, lean under the hood, or check to make sure objects in the rear view mirror really are closer than they appear. They can change your oil or replace your engine, as well as service the transmission, repair the air conditioner, and fix the brakes.
Cherry Avenue Auto Clinic’s technicians facilitate smooth, trouble-free driving through maintenance services and repairs. The former include oil changes, tire rotations, and vehicle inspections that help techs scout out safety hazards or issues in the engine, battery, or glove box. They also repair faulty brakes, engines, and electrical systems, and sell new and used tires and wheels.