Though the name implies speed, the staff of Quicki Kleen Car Wash is still thorough—all four of their wash and dry services are done by hand with additional touches that include waxing or interior vacuuming. Detailing treatments attend to the inside or outside of vehicles, and extra services such as headlight restoration ensure drivers’ ‘My Headlights are Brightest’ bumper stickers ring true.
Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson makes motorcycle pipe dreams come true with its stock of glistening hogs and Harley Davidson–certified instructors, who teach new riders the ins and outs of navigating the road. A far cry from Stockton’s first Harley-Davidson dealership, which was opened by Soapy Sudmyer in the 1930s, Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson has changed hands numerous times in the last 80 years, finally coming to rest in the paws of Terry Davis, who relocated the dealership to its current 46,000-square-foot facility. Here, hundreds of motorcycles, racks of clothing, and a parts department coexist in a winery-themed complex where massive wooden eagles overlook the showroom. Technicians swap out oil and repair broken parts in 14 service bays, and Buell Blast practice bikes help riders learn the rules of the road during extensive five-day training courses.
No job is too big for the team at Time To Shine Automotive Detail Specialist—they extend their services to vehicles as large as limos, RVs, aircraft, and pool floats shaped like planes. They scour rides large and small with the same meticulous care, waxing exteriors, conditioning leather, and restoring headlights to their original shine. To further convenience clients, they offer mobile detailing, as well as pickup and drop-off services.
With a big yellow sign spanning its entire garage, Honest Auto Repair is nearly impossible to miss. As drivers pull into the shop, they’re greeted by manager Abe J. who calls upon more than 20 years of experience to lead his team as they swap out old oil for new, tune up rides, and put systems through thorough safety inspections. The car-care pros also check engine lights and brakes, usually delivering rides back to their human keepers with same-day service.
With an eye for detail, the roving cleaners of Mobile Wash N Wax hand wash and detail vehicles at their customers' convenience. Cars, motorcycles, and boats shine under coatings of hand-applied wax as technicians scour interiors for accumulated dust, gravel, and half-eaten parking tickets. Services range from simple washes to complete detailing, including carpet and seat conditioning and cleaning of all cracks and crevices.
Driving a vehicle that exceeds emission limits is not only illegal, but it also contributes to the already alarming amount of pollution coughing its way out of cars. The ASE-certified master technicians at Stanislaus Smog help solve this two-pronged problem with professional smog tests to keep emissions at bay. The team clamps monitoring devices to tail pipes of all types of vehicles, including gross polluters and out-of-state rides, checking not only for the amount of emissions, but also the types of pollutants. Once complete, the technicians can either approve autos for DMV renewals, title transfers, and soccer-team tryouts, or send them off to a repair shop to prepare for a second test attempt.