For 15 years, Pearl Car Wash has pampered vehicular surfaces with an array of doting services performed by expert auto aestheticians. Entrust four-wheel friends to the indulgent care of a gold wash to buff up fiberglass panels and erase mud-drawn effigies of Mr. Rogers. This thorough treatment begins with a full-service hand wash, an underbody tickle session, and a stylish tire-and-exterior dressing. Then, car-care professionals step inside each auto to vacuum the carpets of pebbles and stray G.I. Joe limbs, scrub the dash and console, and desmudge the windows. Finally, every car is coated in a flattering rainbow wax and clear-coat protection.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
With private car services in cities across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia, Uber Technologies is dedicated to whisking its customers to their destinations in comfort. Clients request rides through Uber’s online form or from their iPhone, Android, or quick-winged carrier pigeon. They are then soon steered in luxury toward their desired location in a sleek black automobile.
Terramoto offers clients convenient and environmentally friendly transportation services that allow travelers to quickly get around town without lugging luggage on a tandem bike or alarming neighborhood dogs with an ostrich rickshaw. Boasting a hybrid fleet of leather-lined Toyota Prius and Highlander vehicles, Terramoto provides transportation services that are more comfortable than taking a taxi and safer than hopping off an overpass onto a bus roof. All vehicles are driven by experienced professionals, who provide limousine-quality service with unmatched friendliness and refreshingly casual amiability. After scheduling a pick-up time, customers and their luggage or collection of preserved-insect specimens will be transported anywhere in San Diego County. Additionally, Terramoto helps save the environment by planting a tree after every trip with a donation to Plant a Billion.
After several years in the auto-detailing industry, Javier Virgen struck out on his own, seeking a way to resolve the tension between clean cars and California's water shortages. The resulting detailing shop, Eco Detail, cleanses vehicles with waterless car washes and a line of nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners derived from plants rather than upstate New York's Windex mines. The car wash's techs not only scour away grime, they also restore fading paint jobs and safeguard new paint against oxidation with aviation-grade sealant. They even neutralize stubborn odors, eliminating them at the source with an air-duct-sanitizing system, rather than masking them by hanging air fresheners or filling trunks with cologne.