For 30 years, Downey Hand Car Wash has employed a team of prequalified chamois slingers and auto technicians that restore motorized carriages to their showroom heydays and keep moving parts in working order. During oil changes, technicians swap out corroded oil and filters for fresh batches of lube and debris bouncers. Inspections then scrutinize over 15 points for proper function, such as belts, tires, transmissions, and hydraulic car seats. Detailing services vanquish grime from vehicles’ nethermost nooks and polish paint with a sheen-inducing finishing wax. A recycled-water system and pH-balanced products protect the environment by conserving H2O reserves and preventing harmful soapy chemicals from leaching into the soil. An outdoor waiting area sports a flat-screen TV, or patrons can enjoy the indoor oasis, which is equipped with complimentary coffee, free WiFi, and a gift shop filled with goodies to reward vehicles for good behavior during bath time.
Cerritos Nissan's oil changes keep auto innards well-greased with the addition of revivifying streams of fresh-faced fluids. Technicians bolster mechanical heartbeats by swapping out grimy crude, extending engine life, reducing friction, and evicting broken-down debris from piston hiding places. A new oil filter assists the lubrication quest, catching truant gunk before it can clog up whirling parts or tape “Kick Me” signs to the transmission. Cerritos Nissan's meticulous techs cap off car care packages with a tire rotation, mitigating uneven wear or premature baldness by shuffling rubbers into new positions.
The lobby at Ray-A-Motive inspires nostalgia from the moment clients walk in. Above checkerboard tile, a display case towers in the style of a classic Shell gas pump. Despite the retrospective atmosphere, the Automotive Service Excellence–certified, circa-1986 garage traffics in the most modern of automotive care. Oil changes, emissions tests, and repair services keep rides in working order. The team also is experienced in working with RVs, effortlessly fixing malfunctioning powertrains, and figuring out why honking the horn turns on the microwave.