"We love to wash your car!" is the motto at Napa Valley Hand Car Wash. With six iterations of its exterior hand car wash, this must be true. Whether car owners want a simple wash and towel dry, or a more intense package that includes paint protection and tire dressing, the staff cares for each vehicle with meticulous attention. Interior detailing packages get cars looking equally as good on the inside, with services such as carpet steam cleaning and leather rejuvenation that reverse damage left by dogs who just love taco sauce.
Mobile Pro Detail is a fully self-contained car wash on wheels. Its technicians travel to homes and business armed with their own supply of water—which they filter and de-ionize to prevent spotting—and set to work detailing all manner of vehicle, from cars to airplanes. Each of their professional-grade cleaning products is nontoxic, and their process complies with EPA regulations, bringing autos show-room shines without drawing crowds of protesting redwoods.
Long visited by dreamy visions of starting their own tour company, Jewels Wine Tours owners and Napa Valley residents Julia Young and Ryan Raes utilize their regional intimacy to construct guided tours to the finest wineries, distilleries, and restaurants the area has to offer. The team takes great joy in customizing packages to their guests’ preferences, whether customers are looking to taste-test a certain hard-to-find vintage, or just want to be driven around by someone other than the family dog. A dedicated driver handles navigation for the duration of each tour, allowing the grape gurus to focus on enriching the tour experience by answering in-depth questions and providing insights into Napa and Sonoma Valley history.
The experienced instructors at Sonoma Valley Flying Club guide students through ground training before escorting them through the scenic skies over the rolling hills of wine country. Plane whisperers first explain basic plane mechanics, control functions, and what shade of bomber jacket goes best with most complexions. The Bellanca Citabria plane's simple systems, electronics, and radios ease the learning process for beginning flyers, as do its tandem seating, stick controls, and responsive handling when it comes time to climb. To ensure that aerial adventures are as smooth as a butter sculptor's hands, the Bellanca Citabria undergoes a thorough inspection by a certified airplane mechanic every 100 flight hours. The small, local nature of Sonoma Skypark allows pilots-in-training to avoid the traffic jams of larger airports.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, have auto-repair roots that reach 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 nearly 20 locations, 300 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.
Led by owner Billy Gaul, the team at The Tint Guyz accessorizes windows with tinted film, effectively enhancing appearance while adding subtle safety features. Window films reduce glare, preventing vision impairment and leading to safer driving, and may hold together a shattered windshield in the event of an accident or another case of pennies raining down from heaven. Tinting also keeps temperatures down during the summer months and can block up to 99% of the sun's UV rays. Committed to making vehicles safer, The Tint Guyz restores headlights and outfits fenders with clear bras that protect them as well as the hood, bumper, and mirrors.