Discount Tire’s professional technicians install and service a vast trove of tires and wheels to keep wagons rolling safely. Experienced, trained mechanics manage an inventory replete with tires by brand names such as Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone ($60–$100/tire for most vehicles) and a huge range of wheels ($50–$100/wheel for most vehicles). Proud owners of newly outfitted buggies receive advice on how to improve their rubber-road marriages or ability to do donuts on the lawns of rival librarians. Along with recommendations on products and services, tire installations include new valve stems, road-hazard protection, and lifetime rotations.
In 1976, Apple computers were born, America celebrated its 200-year anniversary, and San Diegoans were introduced to AJ’s full auto maintenance, collision, and sales center. More than three decades later, AJ’s service department’s team of ASE master-certified technicians still keeps rides such as BMWs, Mercedes, imports, and SUVs in peak condition, earning them an Auto Club of Southern California AAA 100% customer satisfaction score and subsequent pizza party 3 years in a row. External body damage can be fixed by the collision department’s computerized frame-measuring and paint-matching systems, and for repairs requiring extended chunks of time, AJ’s provides free shuttle service or on-site Enterprise rental cars.
Since 1985, the family-owned Pit Stop Auto Repair shop has upheld its reputation as an honest and convenient maintenance depot for domestic and international cars. Even when the Union Tribune came in undercover with an exaggerated problem, the mechanics of Pit Stop correctly diagnosed the simple issue?a disconnected spark plug?and did not inflate the issue or the cost to fix it. All of the ASE-certified mechanics are poised to tackle jobs from routine upkeep to extensive repairs, such as burping the carburetor. This facility is also a state-licensed smog check station and is certified in brake and lamp repairs.
The certified window-tinting specialists at Oasis Trade Window Tinting apply protective films to office buildings, homes, and cars. The 2-ply Kooltek brand of film they use on vehicles shields an estimated 99.9% of UVA rays in addition to UVB and is 1.5-millimeter thick, yet maintains a virtually clear appearance that doesn't convince drivers they've made a wrong turn into a coal mine. Residential and office tinting can lower energy bills by preventing an excessive buildup of heat, and hurricane and security films deter smash-and-grab burglaries and keep glass in place during extreme weather conditions.
At Top10Motors, a team of factory-trained technicians accomplishes maintenance and repair services using the latest diagnostic tools and OEM-recommended replacement parts. They work with both European and non-European makes and models, and refresh vehicular appearances with custom bodywork and paint jobs.
With licenses from the state of California, the team at this three-location outfit helps car owners obtain hassle-free smog certifications. While technicians run a 20-minute diagnostic to make sure automobiles meet state emissions standards, clerks begin processing to make sure they get to the paperwork before it tries to fly back home.