With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
Valet Detail's mission is twofold: make cars look prettier, and protect them from further wear and tear. For the detail team with more than 33 years of experience and an arsenal of detailing products and tools, it's a piece of cake. The detailers do their work in Valet Detail's slickly outfitted facility. Valet is located inside of Pacific Coast Tire & Service, which tends to the performance side of things with maintenance, mechanical repairs, and tire and wheel services. They'll hand wash, steam clean, and dress the car to fulfill their first mission of making auto-bodies shine. Protection comes by way of Meguiar's professional line and 3M system that ensures a protective layer against road debris and weather hazards. Every detail also includes a free paint touch-up treatment.
With lube and service centers spread across America, Valvoline Instant Oil Change ensures that roads from coast to coast teem with automotive vigor. Certified technicians perform a roster of services, including drive-thru oil changes that allow motorists to arrive without an appointment and remain in their car while Valvoline oils forge a truce between metal parts.
The ASE-certified mechanics that staff FixCarNow's five locations reinvigorate cars with Castrol GTX oils and preempt problems with sweeping diagnostics. During each one-hour premium oil change, techs drain contaminated lubricants and replace them with up to five quarts of clean oil (synthetic available for an additional fee). New filters then assume guard duty in place of their dirty predecessors, intercepting dirt and rumors about recent monster-truck sightings. A 16-point diagnostic inspection takes techs on a tour of car’s vital components, and includes a brake inspection, chassis lube, fluid top off, and wiper-blade check. Service bays happily hoist cars up for fluid transfusions seven days a week, meaning drivers can no longer use busy schedules or observance of Take Your Unicycle to Work Day as an excuse for shirking automotive duties.
There’s little to the Overland Tire Center from a structural standpoint, with a small office alongside a row of work bays and not much else to enjoy. But it’s the people inside the Center, from the greeter at the front gate through the technicians who patiently explain their work, that help set Overland Tire apart. The neighbors know the shop as a place both for affordable tires (its long-running special is any set of four 15-inch tires for $300) as well as minor auto repairs and maintenance, like oil changes. The Center also keeps a stock of used tires, so those not willing to commit to a new set of wheels can save money and pick up a single replacement when needed.
There’s a simplicity in play at Liberty Tire and Auto Center, the Culver City-adjacent emporium for all things spherical and inflatable. Reasonable prices and helpful customer service has kept the company in business in a crowded market, and in a neighborhood spoiled for choice within the automotive niche. The store keeps a stock of repaired and used tires on hand for emergencies, and can also place orders for any number of sizes and styles, both regular and specialized. The shop also does some brake work, engine diagnostics and other minor work, but it’s the affordable wheel work and the straightforward, trustworthy employees that keep regular customers returning to this simple automotive shop.