For more than 15 years, the ASE–certified technicians at Desi Auto Repair have kept vehicles of all makes and models merrily chugging along with a full gamut of services geared to customer satisfaction. Inside the modern, spacious garage, repairmen wield up-to-date equipment to meet vehicles’ factory-maintenance schedules, replace failed parts, or readjust emotionally clingy seat belts while keeping owners apprised of all repairs. The team’s dedication to customer satisfaction demonstrates itself through their free towing and shuttle services, taking stress out of breakdowns by bringing vehicles directly to the garage and seeing carless drivers arrive at their original destinations.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, can trace their auto-repair roots back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop?just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with more than 30 locations, dozens of employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.
At Naz Hair Salon & Skin Care, aesthetician Tara improves the health and beauty of skin. She treats men and women alike, customizing products and techniques to suit every skin type. In addition to traditional facials, she offers innovative treatments such as Hydroptimale, a service that intensively moisturizes skin, and Beta Ex Skin Exfoliation, a skin-resurfacing procedure that diminishes signs of aging and photodamage.
Hesperian 100% Hand Carwash rejects cleaning done by machines in favor of the human touch, which is sensitive enough to meticulously preserve the beauty of automobiles and the health of the environment. A crew of 25 detailers scours every crevice with biodegradeable cleaners and microfiber towels and maintains paint jobs with Clay Magic bars and wax buffed in with a lot of sustainably grown elbow grease. The center earned its Blue Coral Beyond Green certification because of the eco-friendly products and also because it recycles 85% of the water used for cleaning. To facilitate communication between clients and the handy staff, managers Michael and Sean are always onsite.
BumperDoc's shop managers oversee an experienced team of specialists who make it their mission to restore bruised and weathered autos to fine fettle. Bumper repair and dent removal address the damage from small fender benders; full-scale body repair helps vehicles recover after serious accidents or attacks by jilted horses. BumperDoc also treats cars to window tinting, detailing, and paint touchups. To prove their ability to the entire Internet, BumperDoc's staff has filled an online gallery with photos of their car-beautifying efforts.
When you leave San Leandro Arco & Car Wash, you can do so with a clean, fueled-up car. That's because the gas-station franchise has onsite car-wash services. Best of all, in an effort to give services a more personal touch than a car-wash tunnel or a pond, the staff applies the soap by hand.