Maaco's automotive artists complete continual training sessions to master the myriad techniques they use to restore damaged cars back to their original settings. Mechanics perform collision, bodywork, and painting jobs for cars old and new to remove dents and dings from a newborn Lexus or grass stains a 12-year-old Ford got while playing soccer. Specialists can recondition vintage vehicles to showroom appearance and take care of practical services, such as refurbishing bumpers, defogging headlights, and preventing rust buildup. The well-organized body shop also houses a pair of computerized estimation terminals to customize orders on site, and two Blowtherm Concept II downdraft paint booths coat cars in even shades matched to any color requests.
With the standard five-quart oil change, a Clovis-Ashlan Express Lube mechanic will make sure your car is emptied of its dirty, unwanted oil, replacing it with new, clean lubricant. The Automotive Service Excellence–certified staff will go the extra kilometer, not only changing the oil and oil filter but also topping off fluids and giving a thorough inspection of the belts, hoses, wiper blades, thermonuclear landing gear, tires, air pressure, holographic Morgan Freeman–designed navigation system, brakes, and front suspension. In general, automobile owners should make sure to change their oil either every 3,000 miles—or three Vanessa Carlton hit singles in the metric system—or every three to six months.
Red Carpet Car Wash's veteran cleaners will lovingly wash, hand-dry, and hand-shake your ride with water-wicking Neoglide foam wash, which is designed to be both gentle on your car's clear-coat paint and tough on dirt, leaving your auto's body looking brilliantly bright. Beyond developing a sparkling exterior, your vehicle will receive equally diligent care on the interiors of all windows, as well as a full interior dusting, wipe-down, and vacuuming. The friendly folks at Red Carpet are so generous that they'll even rescue the bugs from your windshield, allowing you to make tiny wishes on each one they set free. You'll know your car is finished when you look into the fully buffed exterior and see a reflection of your younger self, just like a grown-up Peter Pan imagining what his life would have been like had he stayed in Neverland.
Meineke Car Care Center's experienced technicians ready cars, trucks, and SUVs for reliable starts and safe cruises with preventive maintenance and repair services. After calling one of three shops to schedule an appointment, customers can roll their rides in and let mechanics feed engines fresh motor oil, install new filters, and remind carburetors of life's inherent beauty.
Charging-system tests ensure batteries are ready to rouse engines, and cooling-system diagnostics scour systems for leaks or blockages. Roadside-assistance packages?good for 24-hour towing, jump-starts, flat-tire service, and doo-wop singing in place of broken radios?allow motorists to travel without worry, and state inspections ensure jalopies stay on the good side of the law. Drivers can hang out in vibrantly colored waiting areas, sip complimentary coffee, and use the free WiFi to find the origin of the term WiFi.
CT Auto Repair & Tires has been in business for more than 25 years. Technicians there are ASE-certified and specialize in servicing high-end vehicles: Mercedes, Porsche, and Jaguar, to name a few. But they welcome all Asian, European, and domestic vehicles for services and offer their 12-month, 12,000-mile "peace of mind" warranty with every service they perform. Services run the gamut of auto needs, ranging from oil changes and preventative maintenance to larger tasks like repairing brakes, alternator servicing, and grill flossing. CT Auto also offers a complimentary shuttle for its customers so they can get to work without building a temporary hovercraft while their cars are being serviced.
With outposts dotting the greater Sacramento area, Sacramento Car Care keeps customers mobile with a wide variety of automotive repair capabilities. The team's expertise starts with name-brand tire manufacturers such as Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Uniroyal when folks need replacements, and extends to tire rotation and computer balancing to keep current sets rolling and able to withstand countless kicks of admiration. Owners can also bring their sickly cars in for procedures such as oil changes, tune ups, and transmission repairs.