While RedOx Automotive’s technicians work beneath hoods and scope out engines, customers can keep their own hands and eyes busy with in-house iPads and complimentary Wi-Fi. This is just one example of RedOx's commitment to customer comfort. Another example: the shop provides a free shuttle service, as well as complimentary loaner cars for clients whose vehicles require more than 12 hours of service—which means they can keep on schedule without having to flag down a taxi driver and ask him to call them a limo.
But RedOx Automotive doesn’t want to keep your car that long. That’s why they staff technicians who service engines, transmissions, and electrical systems with the skill and backing of ASE certification. Beyond performing repairs, the shop's staff also sells and installs tires and conducts rotations.
The technicians at Executint are plenty familiar with applying window films to automobiles, permanent structures, and boats—they’ve been doing it for thirty years. With finesse and painstaking craftsmanship, they lay tints over car windows to protect drivers from heat and UV rays and to give the car a sleek aesthetic. A number of tint styles are available for residential and commercial buildings—for the former, they carry infrared and ceramic films, and for the latter, they stock BlackOut, frosted, etched, and opaque films that provide two-way privacy. Executint also installs 3M Scotchguard paint protection films and anti-graffiti coating to protect surface walls from vandals and next-door neighbors that load up their homemade catapults with cans of paint.
Allstar Detail’s hardworking technicians impart cars, trucks, and SUVs with a luxurious shine and a protective finish following intensive detailing treatments. Each vehicle in the shop’s care bathes in gentle reverse-osmosis water, ensuring an exterior free from spots or semipermeable cell membranes. Pressurized water removes built-up dust and grime from wheel wells, while liberal applications of elbow grease cover up blemishes with biodegradable coats of Meguiar’s wax. In addition to bringing cars to their original factory-floor good looks through exterior and interior detailing, the techs at Allstar Detail outfit windows with UV-blocking tints, remove dents, and guard against scratches and chips with transparent clear bra films.
Oscar Najera, the owner of Pacific Park Auto Care, is an ASE-certified Master Mechanic. He's gathered a team of fellow ASE-certified technicians to helm the work bays at this 30-year-old auto care center. Using computer diagnostics and other modern tools, the technicians perform repairs of all scales. They offer everything from oil changes to engine rebuilding, including specialty repairs for exotic cars such as Jaguars and BMWs. Pacific Park also offers free pick-up and drop-off services and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The staff and mechanics at 714 Auto Repair keep their customers educated and informed about all the work they do, whether it be a transmission replacement, oil change, or a pep talk when the car's voice begins to change. In addition to a full spread of repair services, they provide towing and roadside assistance 24 hours a day. Their shuttles whisk customers to any spot within five miles of the shop, free of charge.
The ASE-certified technicians at Tony's Automotive complete major and minor auto repairs on both imported and domestic vehicles, using their vehicular expertise to recharge air-conditioning systems stressed from the hot California weather. Each air-conditioning service begins with a thorough system evaluation, including a system pressure check and visual inspection that roots out leaks and ensures all frozen turkeys are securely in place. A full recharging of the system ensues, followed by freon replacement of up to 1.5 pounds. While awaiting the completion of the 60–90 minute service, patrons can chill out in Tony's comfy waiting room while watching cable TV, surfing the Internet via the establishment's free WiFi, or filling up on all-you-can-eat soap in the pristine customer-only washroom.