Specializing in Toyotas, Elk Grove Toyota’s troupe of automobile experts extends the vehicular lifespans of all makes and models with a lineup of lubricating oil changes, detailed inspections, and whole-body scrub-downs. Mechanics whet automotive appetites by swapping out mucky oil with fresh servings of lubricant, bestowing engines with a healthy purr and keeping automotive whooping cough at bay. A multipoint inspection puts cars in the limelight with a skillful technician scrutinizing vehicles bumper to bumper for worn-out tires, lethargic wiper blades, and squeaky brakes. Cars reap the reward for good behavior with a trip through the carwash vestibule, complete with a sudsy scrubbing and belly-scratch.
Servicing cars, trucks, and SUVs of all makes and models, Quick Lube at Nissan of Elk Grove’s trained technicians keep four-wheelers in tiptop shape with maintenance services. No appointment is required, and the team of ride rescuers keep warranties firmly intact by swapping out old, cynical oil for up to 5 fresh quarts eager to make a difference in the lives of pistons and shafts, along with a new filter. After a multipoint inspection to make sure parts are in working order, the team tops off essential fluids such as coolant, allowing patrons to stop siphoning their juice boxes to keep the windshield-wiper-fluid reservoir full. Finally, because automobiles perform better when they’re not constantly glancing in the rearview mirror, a thorough wash and vacuum leaves cars looking their best by erasing all signs of dirt, grime, and road rage.
For California Custom Trailers & Power Sports owners Todd and Karol Messersmith, what began as a small horse-trailer dealership has steadily ballooned into a successful business that rents and sells all manners of outdoor adventure vehicles and trailers. The duo boasts an inventory of high-quality gear from brands such as Polaris, Western Power Sports, and Husqvarna, outfitting clients with snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and scooters for all-season jaunts in the outdoors or inside track-equipped libraries.
Owner of Quicklane at Elk Grove Ford Matt Wood maintains a one-stop shop for car owners and owners-to-be. In addition to selling new, preowned, and commercial vehicles, the staff keeps cars trucking in its comprehensive service center, where they change oil, install wiper blades and new tires, align wheels, and perform 21-point inspections.
In Polar Bear Auto Care's warehouse-size shop, ASE-certified techs slip under hoods to fix or install air-conditioning and heating systems. Those systems are nearly identical to the factory units, as many of the systems they install are made by the same manufacturers. On their walls hang hundreds of parts, with more stored onsite, including new heater cores as well as compressor mounts for car models from the years 1965 to 1999. This lets them work on all kinds of vehicles, from brand-new cars and tractors to RVs and vintage UFOs. They back up their services with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty, which extends to electrical repairs as well as the maintenance of steering, exhaust, and brake systems.
The expert mechanics at Prestige Auto Works back up their work with heavy credentials. They're ASE certified, licensed by the state of California, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Further, all parts and labor are covered by warranty. Preventative maintenance is this full-service auto shop's philosophy, but the technicians' skills run the gamut from routine oil changes and tune-ups to complete engine replacements. To make maintenance as easy as possible, they also email or text reminders, recommendations, and recipes for making healthy dishes for your car at home.