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 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.
At a family gathering soon after Ben Shamoiel started college, his uncle suddenly turned to him and said, "You are going to become a chiropractor!" Though he wasn't entirely sure what a chiropractor was and had, in fact, been planning to study photography, Ben was intrigued. Eschewing the cameras, lenses, and tiny top hats that all photographers must wear, he sought out as much information on chiropractic as he could. The idea that healing can be attained without drugs or surgery resonated strongly with him, and soon, Ben knew he had found his calling.
After moving to Georgia to attend grad school and complete his residency, Dr. Ben—as he is affectionately known as by his patients—returned to Los Angeles to provide the community with gentle, thorough care. When he is not treating patients at his practice, Dr. Ben travels extensively to share his knowledge at health-and-wellness events and also pursues higher education, recently attaining his doctorate in chiropractic.
Specialists at Tirexperts' network of independent tire dealers fit customers? cars with durable treads from brands such as Dunlop, Kumho, and Summit. Oil changes and other maintenance services help to lengthen engines' life spans, and shock and strut maintenance can help enhance steering response, stability, and smoothness on bumpy rides atop roads paved in lychee fruit.
Parking a car outside leaves it vulnerable to wind, rain, and—in some cases—roofing tar. Fortunately, 26th Street Auto Center’s team of highly trained mechanics—who are also certificated in auto-paint reconditioning services––is able to restore these kinds of defiled vehicles, as shown on their Facebook page. The staff also applies their knowledge of automotive repair and maintenance––from tire replacement and oil changes to interior detailing and air-conditioning repairs––to any type of foreign or domestic car. In addition, they exude even more confidence when tending to hybrids and rare luxury vehicles, such as Teslas and Fiskers, much like a rocket scientist building a papier-mâché volcano.
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.