The two ASE-certified mechanics at MPG Auto Service have gone to great lengths to turn their garage into a viable alternative to pricy dealership repair shops. The owner has achieved the title of Toyota certified master technician and has slain the diesel-powered dragon needed to earn his certificate as a Toyota hybrid-system-qualified mechanic. The team also knows its way around the engines of Fords, Porsches, Volkswagens, and more than 25 other foreign and domestic makes. They put their knowledge to work performing California smog and emissions testing, exhaust-system and electrical repairs, and routine engine maintenance. The shop maintains a user-friendly vibe, encouraging potential patrons to drop in with questions about their limping or coughing automobiles.
During the 17-point oil change, SpeeDee's experienced technicians will replace old, worn-out oil with up to five quarts of fresh-faced young oil, straight from lubricant college and ready to take on the heat, dust, and incredible pressures of today's high-octane internal-combustion world. Additional services include checking and filling transmission fluid, radiator coolant, windshield-washer fluid, and more, as well as inspecting belts and hoses for peanut-butter smears and checking and setting tire pressure. To help newly acquainted oils and fluids fulfill their potential, tires are rotated to encourage even wear, and brakes are checked to extend the lifespan of the vehicle, the vehicle's passengers, and careless ground squirrels.
Michael Rucker has been repairing cars since he was old enough to trade in his rattle for a wrench. He grew up around vehicles and went to trade school soon after graduating from high school. After working for numerous dealerships, Rucker decided to go it alone by purchasing A Auto Haus-Barron Automotive, a family-run establishment that had been around since 1985. Today, he calls upon more than two decades of experience in the auto industry and adds a personal touch to services that range from maintenance and smog checks to major engine repair. Whether the vehicle is American, Japanese, German, or a rocket-powered bumper car, Rucker is likely to know his way around it.
For more than 30 years, Precision has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics whet engine appetites with a premium oil change with up to 5 quarts of oil, and then rotate tires to allow for an even distribution of wear and tear while on the road. The automotive pampering lasts about an hour, during which mechanics dispose of all waste and crumbs from half-eaten parking tickets stuck in the engine. Technicians conclude the ride renovation with a brake inspection to ensure effective stopping post-drive-away. After motor coaches have returned to their youthful, showroom condition, drivers can register for online service reminders, never again relying on their car's unreliable telepathy abilities.
Rich’s Smog & Repair keep cars on the road with a menu of maintenance, bodywork, and inspection services. Rich’s technicians specialize in smog testing and repair, checking for and maintaining eco-friendly emissions levels, and also primp rides by detailing cabins, removing dents, and repainting surfaces marred by the elements or improperly wielded nail clippers. Inside the auto shop, the staff mends all makes and models, including Mazdas and BMWs, using quality and high-performance parts from brands such as AC Delco, NAPA, and Yokohama.