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.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
Backed by more than 30 years of experience, the ASE-certified mechanics at Qwik Auto Center pump new life into rides. They keep vehicles running with standard tune-ups, including oil changes and troubleshooting, and readily break out the heavy hardware for major services such as stereo installations and complete engine overhauls. Since 1986, car owners have also rolled into Qwik to shade their autos with window tinting, which is available in six hues. The tints join forces with the center's stock of UV-deflecting Solar Gard window films, helping vehicles remain cool while cruising or parasailing along nearby coasts.
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.
BumperDoc's shop managers oversee an experienced team of specialists who make it their mission to restore bruised and weathered autos to fine fettle. Bumper repair and dent removal address the damage from small fender benders; full-scale body repair helps vehicles recover after serious accidents or attacks by jilted horses. BumperDoc also treats cars to window tinting, detailing, and paint touchups. To prove their ability to the entire Internet, BumperDoc's staff has filled an online gallery with photos of their car-beautifying efforts.