The team members at Airo Auto Glass take an environmentally conservative approach to windshield problems, attempting to repair cracks rather than replacing the glass entirely and adding to the bulk of area landfills. They mend cracks and chips without replacing the factory seal, which improves the structural integrity of the windshield and can prevent the issue from spreading. A high-optical-clarity resin seals repairs, preventing discoloration ; it also aids in protection from leaks of rainwater and off-key radio sing-alongs. The staff will perform mobile services within 25 miles of its headquarters at no additional charg e.
Clearside Auto Glass's auto experts travel to any location within Orange County, repairing damaged panes with expert craftsmanship. Seasoned technicians inject a clear resin into unsightly chips, sealing them up before blemishes spiral out of control. Clearside's intimate knowledge of professional-grade adhesives ensure that drivers renew the windows to their vehicles' souls both safely and inexpensively. Clearside also promotes the green side of windshield repair; windshields are made from non-recyclable material, so having them fixed before they need to be replaced entirely helps keep the environment free of waste.
At OC Glass Craft technicians swiftly swap out spiderwebbed panes for crystal-clear sheets and follow a 12-point checklist to ensure the job is done safely and efficiently. The outfit maintains a robust stock of equipment to provide same-day service, and their work is both approved and recommended by many insurance companies.
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.
Since 1989, the founder of Mike’s Tint Shop has been augmenting car windows with his custom, computer-generated tints, which range from subtle dot patterns to flames and sports-team logos. His work has caught the attention of celebrities such as Hollywood heavyweight Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, and whose Mercedes bears the company's namesake tinting work. Beyond tints, the shop offers LLumar paint protection, a nearly invisible coating that safeguards vehicles' bodies against stone chips, scratches, insects, and freckles. Technicians can also cleanse vehicles with hand washes and detail work, which ranges from wheel dressing to wiping out cup holders.
Ultimate Shield sounds like a comic book character, and it could be—it heroically protects cars just as any decent superhuman would, fighting to keep vehicles beautiful at its headquarters in Ultimate Auto Care’s repair shop. One of the Shield’s weapons is paint-protection film, a thermoplastic material originally tested by military personnel and prized by racecar drivers for its ability to preserve sponsor graphics. Like most versions on the market, Ultimate Shield’s is known as the clear bra, and is designed to safeguard automotive bodies against flying gravel, debris, and people who jaywalk with scissors. Bolstering Ultimate Shield’s powers are special sealants that help the paint job resist UV rays, sap, bugs, and acid rain, and render interior fabric and leather resistant to stains. Ultimate Auto Care offers more than films and sealants, though—working in the Shield’s shadow, the shop’s crew can also detail motorcycles, cars, RVs, and boats. These cleaners attack grime with services ranging from basic washes and interior scrubdowns to a clay treatment for paint, which absorbs pollutants and other potentially corrosive elements. And once cars are clean, they can add a touch of customization by tinting windows, smoking taillights, adding dash accents, and painting brake calipers.