The ASE-certified mechanics at Alameda Oakland Tire-Brake & Muffler maintain automotive health with oil changes, repairs, and inspections. Punch-card carriers are privy to a trio of one- to two-hour oil changes, during which mechanics extract old oil, replace it with standard or synthetic libations, and listen as the lubricated car parts hum "Happy Trails" in unison. Punch cards come with additional free benefits, such as tire rotations to prolong wheel performance, free flat-tire repairs, and battery recharges and system analyses. Additionally, certified mechanics check all fluid levels and perform a 50-point inspection to scour the car for signs of malfunction, damage, or broken windows held together by hope.
An innovative service featured by the likes of CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, Getaround puts you in someone else's driver's seat. Thousands of users with available vehicles list them on the site for nearby renters to browse and borrow through the Getaround mobile app?which can even unlock most vehicles, making impulsive getaways easy. In addition to providing more flexibility and convenience than most standard rental agencies or sharing services, another benefit of Getaround's model is access to a wide variety of exciting rides: luxury cars such as BMWs and Porsches join a loose-knit fleet that also includes Priuses, Teslas, and Smart cars. Full insurance coverage protects both drivers and renters, and round-the-clock roadside assistance provides a dependable safety net in case a car has an acute attack of homesickness mid-trip.
Lyft plays the role of being your good friend with a car. Passengers can log into the app on their smartphone, request a ride with tap of a button, see a picture of their car and driver, and be on their way within minutes, safely in the front seat of a quirky, pink mustachioed car piloted by a background-checked driver. Bulit-in reviews ensure that drivers maintain an excellent record in the community, and passengers can charge their phone and pick music. Besides making rides convenient with cashless payments, Lyft rides also make for an economically sound choice—typically, Lyft rides cost around 30% less than traditional taxis. The company has received an array of press accolades—including features by USA Today, Forbes, and the New York Times_—and been featured in a _Conan sketch.
Giant Reef Limousine's armada of luxury cars have cruised the highways and byways of the Bay Area in more than 1,000 tours during their more than six years in business. It includes the Executive Sedan with a sleek black leather interior and the Cartier Series with glossy in-car bars and TVs. And then there's the king of them all, the stretch limo, a beautiful behemoth and the ultimate means to cruise around in style. These comfortable vehicles can be deployed for an impressive airport pickup, a night on the town, or a chauffeured tour of the city and surrounding areas.
EagleRider rented out its first Harley-Davidson in 1992. Since then, its franchises have sprouted all across the world—including Dubai, Madrid, and New Zealand—and its selection of rental vehicles has expanded to include Honda, BMW, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha motorcycles, as well as ATVs, dirt bikes, scooters, snowmobiles, and jet skis. However, the focus is still on motorcycles, as evidenced by EagleRider’s slew of self-guided and guided motorcycle tours, such as the 15-day Easy Rider-inspired tour from Los Angeles to New Orleans and the 10,890-day tour from Chicago to Mars.