Daphne Brewer draws on years of Hollywood styling experience to cultivate face-framing cuts and transform locks with expert coloring services. Clients can also check out Daphne’s in-person and web-based styling tutorials to learn how to self-apply hair color or french-braid eyelashes.
From the mud-stained tire rubber to the bird-stained roof—and all the worn interiors between—Long Beach Auto Detail's technicians turn their attentive eyes and unforgiving soaps on car dirt. A hand wash kicks off every cleaning frenzy, after which technicians use clay bars to pull contaminants off the paint, lock the glossy shine into the finish with sealant, and put the finishing touches on tires, chrome, and hood ornaments that promise not to bite. Knowing that dirt does not discriminate against its victims, the techs turn the same zealous eye toward revamping motorcycles, trailers, and boats. In addition to detailing, they also lay sleek tints over auto windows and pry out exterior dents with a paintless process that preserves the integrity of the ride's original finish.
The lobby at Ray-A-Motive inspires nostalgia from the moment clients walk in. Above checkerboard tile, a display case towers in the style of a classic Shell gas pump. Despite the retrospective atmosphere, the Automotive Service Excellence–certified, circa-1986 garage traffics in the most modern of automotive care. Oil changes, emissions tests, and repair services keep rides in working order. The team also is experienced in working with RVs, effortlessly fixing malfunctioning powertrains, and figuring out why honking the horn turns on the microwave.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Cerritos Nissan's oil changes keep auto innards well-greased with the addition of revivifying streams of fresh-faced fluids. Technicians bolster mechanical heartbeats by swapping out grimy crude, extending engine life, reducing friction, and evicting broken-down debris from piston hiding places. A new oil filter assists the lubrication quest, catching truant gunk before it can clog up whirling parts or tape “Kick Me” signs to the transmission. Cerritos Nissan's meticulous techs cap off car care packages with a tire rotation, mitigating uneven wear or premature baldness by shuffling rubbers into new positions.