The friendly, skilled technicians at Platinum Auto Sports' three San Diego–area locations draw from the shop's two decades of expertise as they customize cars of all sizes. Specialty chrome rims from brands such as Moto Metal, KMC Wheels, and ATX Series glint from their hooks on the shop walls, waiting to be paired with new high-performance tires. Platinum Auto Sports also outfits engines with turbo kits, wires cars with security and audio systems, and repaints exteriors to match the steely glint of determination in drivers' eyes.
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.
Tint Dynamics Sun Control keeps harmful UV rays away from the interiors of homes, businesses, and automobiles with window- and glass-tinting services. The darkened film covers windows so sunshine won't burn drivers or fade interiors. The tint also makes windows less transparent, making it difficult for thieves to spot expensive laptops, cell phones, and backpacks full of money.
At All Tune and Lube, owner Randy Jemiola oversees a staff of ASE-certified technicians who specialize in keeping cars tuned up and on the road. Using products from trusted brands such as Mobil 1, ACDelco, and O’Reilly Auto Parts, techs diagnose automotive ailments and perform services ranging from oil changes and wheel alignments to cooling-system services, emissions testing, and transmission services. The car-care specialists can also swap out a car’s old pair of tap shoes for a shiny new set of tires from brands such as BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Michelin, and Goodyear.
Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.