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.
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.
West Coast Auto Glass's technicians are certified by the National Glass Association to repair and replace windshields that have been chipped, cracked, or turned green by rotted air fresheners. Using Essex urethane sealants, they stymie small chips in the glass before they become cracks. Technicians fit frames with OEM glass during window replacements, which means they work with the same materials used by major auto manufacturers. Tint films give sleek cover to interiors while blocking the sun's blinding rays. Many of these repairs are available as same-day and mobile services for the convenience of clients.
Soundiego's team of audiophiles has been fitting rides with custom sound systems since 1990. Relying on equipment from brands such as Boston Acoustics and Sony, they equip cars, trucks, and motorcycles with crystal-clear stereophonics through simple installations and complete overhauls. In addition to musical enhancement, the crew augments roadsters with Solar Gard window tints, alarms, and DVD systems.
For 21 years Audioland has been giving automobiles electronic and cosmetic upgrades. The shop's techs install car stereos, subwoofers, and speakers from brands such as JVC, swapping out factory stereos for modern digital sound systems. Audioland features other mobile gadgetry such as car alarms, and installs window tints and graphics, giving cars enough swagger to stop traffic and invert speed bumps.