With America's Best Car Care Plan, ASE-certified technicians keep autos running smoothly by injecting car insides with up to 5 quarts of clean conventional oil (upgrades to synthetic require additional charges) and performing a host of auto-maintenance services. Brake inspections and adjustments grant drivers the peace of mind that cars are safe and equipped for inclement weather and duck-crossing signs that come out of nowhere. Two tire rotations ensure automotive equilibrium can find long-lasting balance and tire grooves wear evenly.
At A-Plus Auto Service Center's 9,000-square-foot facility, ASE-certified techs twist off lug nuts to install new brake pads and pinpoint under-hood problems with the latest diagnostic technology. Their expertise extends to repair services such as overhauling engines as well as routine maintenance such as draining dirty oil and running smog tests that aren't multiple-choice. With connections to dealerships as well as access to parts from factories across the globe, they usually have all parts needed to complete the job on-hand. Those jobs, as well as most of the parts, are covered by their nationwide 24-month or 24,000-mile warranty, which includes roadside assistance.
After 20 years working for major dealerships and specialty shops glistening with high-end, luxury automobiles, one thing was clear to Diamond Auto Detail’s owner: he loved cars. That’s why he started his own mobile detail service that brings the auto spa experience to customers’ homes and offices. His team of congenial wash-techs tackles all varieties of caked-on road grime, wielding clay bars to remove environmental toxins or rubbing in lustrous polishes and waxes to imbue showroom shines.
To suit individual needs, they also offer multi-service packages such as a speedy 30-minute spruce-up and a comprehensive four-hour service that includes hot-water-extraction steam cleaning. They also execute treatments a la carte, such as graffiti removal and pet hair removal, especially after road trips where you let the dog have a turn steering.
At Almaden Valley Window Washing, a small, family-run business operating for more than three decades, technicians use only child- and pet-safe cleaning products to oust gunk from homes' interiors and exteriors. Grime fighters free windows of light-blocking filth and relieve gutters of accumulated foliage or broomstick fibers dropped by migrating witches. The handy team can also refurbish houses' insides with home repairs or remodeling. Always attuned to homeowner's satisfaction, the company's landscape architects use meticulous techniques when coiffing hedges, installing gutter protectors, or painting decks with glow-in-the-dark bull's eyes for arriving UFOs.
Named Best Auto-Repair Shop in Santa Cruz by _Good Times _ for the past two years running, Specialized Auto offers a menu of maintenance measures to unstick bubble-gummed clutches and realign roaming steering columns. Trained car whisperers adjust fluid levels and exorcize possessed windshield wipers during routine oil changes ($43.50). Sweeten metal lemons with a 5,000-mile service inspection ($50.54), which thoroughly inspects all fluids, lights, and filters, or raise your auto's emission standards with a smog check ($49.85). The shop treats all modes of motion to a courtesy hand wash to compliment their newly invigorated interiors.
Watsonville Auto Body’s technicians bring diverse training and certification—ASE and I-Car Gold Class Professionals, to name a few—to every damaged car that limps into their facility. Seldom do vehicles limp out, though, thanks to the techs’ meticulous collision repair and finish matching that returns frames, finishes, and fenders to their straight-from-the-factory glory. Structural ailments aren’t the only ones they remedy, though; onsite detailers also combat aesthetic blemishes on the inside and outside with washing, waxing, and buffing services. Watsonville Auto Body offers a lifetime warranty on all of their repairs as well as courtesy transportation within the immediate vicinity.
Typically, car washes don't have giant foaming water guns that can be controlled by customers—fortunately, Capitol Premier Car Wash does. Access the infamous FunGun and, more importantly, have your vehicle cleaned inside and out with a "The Works" package. The auto overhaul begins with a thorough washing of your vehicle's well-weathered exterior. During this stage, you or someone you love very much may operate the aforementioned FunGun, which shoots foaming water for a brief, yet blissful few moments. Fun and guns aside, the cleaning team then moves in, polishing and sealing the exterior and moving through the underbody, tire dressings, and wheels. In addition, the outer surfaces receive a final burst of protection from Rain-X, which improves visibility and eats clouds for breakfast.