Smog Check in Malibu Beach

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Westlake Village Car Wash's auto experts pay careful attention to detail while wielding high-quality cleansing products during thorough car washes. Staffers handle four-wheeled friends with a tender touch, gently hand washing surfaces before concluding with a by-hand towel dry and open-handed high five.

30909 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village,
CA
US

When cars leave Dr. Smog N Lube, they roll out with an engine full of new, clean oil and a clean bill of health from the state. Technicians bolster cars with regular- and synthetic-oil changes, tire rotations, and safety inspections that check 18 separate points. During state-emission inspections, the staff tests each car to make sure its smog output is below the legal limit and awards passing vehicles with a state-certified approval before sending them on their way to brag about it at the nearest gas pump.

3701 Magnolia Blvd, Ste 1
Burbank,
CA
US

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.

13060 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Pro-Tech Automotive's team of expert car-care technicians perform routine and complex repairs and maintenance on any make and model of automobile. Armed with advanced diagnostic tools, they keep cars running with regular maintenance such as oil changes, air conditioning service, and brake repair. They can also handle complicated procedures such as engine tune-ups, suspension and steering repair, clutch replacement, and curing a truck of its fear of yield signs. Coupled with an emphasis on customer service, this reliable work has produced a loyal customer base, with some clients notching more than 20 years of patronage.

5334 Alhama Dr
Woodland Hills,
CA
US

In the state of California, smog tests are required every two years for all vehicles, from cars to mobile homes. At STAR-certified Smog Center locations, licensed technicians help owners stay compliant and air friendly through a three-step process. It begins with a visual inspection of the vehicle for obvious emissions problems, followed by a functional exam and an evaluation. But what the process doesn't include is a sales pitch: since the facility is a test-only center, the staff doesn't try to sell owners on extra repairs, nor on gold watches conveniently located in a mechanic's trenchcoat.

22041 Costanso St 103
Woodland Hills,
CA
US

The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.

In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.

2905 E Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks,
CA
US