HwyAuto’s knowledgeable technicians keep passenger cars and commercial vehicles rolling smoothly by handling everything from everyday maintenance to serious repairs. They mount and balance tires, repair flats, or outfit rides with snowshoes so that drivers can take them sledding. The staffers service cars at 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles and regularly change oil and administer tune-ups. They also improve fuel economy with tire rotations and alignments.
At Gehringer Automotive, technicians use their prodigious tools and talents to make premium European autos purr. Specializing in Jaguar, BMW, Benz, the shop’s team of mechanics bring extensive experience to the advanced engines, brake systems, and electronics of European sports cars. Gehringer also welcomes domestic roadsters of all makes and models and makes sure to park cars next to a neighbor of a different nationality to foster improved trans-muffler relations.
Herb's Garage is a mainstay of the Costa Mesa community, having maintained and repaired area automobiles for 45 years. ASE-certified technicians work on foreign and domestic vehicles, providing a free 15-point inspection with all services, including tune-ups, oil changes, and repair of problems plaguing the brakes, exhaust, electrical system, cooling system, and transmission. As their cars are tended to, clients can wait in the indoor lounge, which features a color TV and a saltwater aquarium where fish flit around the tank or circle it aimlessly to demonstrate existential futility.
The caring car whisperers at Russell Fischer Car Wash primp and pamper automobiles' oil filters and tires for smooth road sailing. During the oil change, trained technicians will install a new filter and replace the aging oil pumping through each car's veins with up to five quarts of regular Valvoline oil (synthetic oil costs extra) so it sings a sweeter tune when plummeting through treacherous cul-de-sacs. The staff will also resuscitate air-starved tires with nitrogen, which can improve the car's handling, fuel efficiency, and tire-pressure retention, and increase the tires' life span to ensure they live to drive on futuristic antigravity highways. As an added bonus, Russell Fischer Car Wash provides complimentary nitrogen tire top-offs for life.
Harry, the owner of Master Mechanix Automotive, has spent the last 40 years in the automotive-repair industry. In 1988, he opened his own shop, where he and his staff of ASE-certified master technicians have been welcoming cars ever since. This experienced team holds certifications in advanced engine-performance diagnostics, computerized engine controls, and electronic fuel injection, though they complete all automotive tasks—from oil changes to brake services—with deft mechanical skill. As a licensed Gold Shield smog-check station, Master Mechanix Automotive is also qualified to test vehicles' emissions.
The vehicle-scrubbing specialists at Paul's Car Wash & Lube Center buff cars to a burnished shine with hand-powered washes. As the half-hour Elite Wash unfolds, cleaning technicians tend to the outsides of cars, bathing them in a sudsy lather and rinsing off caked-on mud, insects, and junkyard magnets. All four rubber rollers gleam after a wheel-brightener and tire-dressing treatment; to care for the rest of the car's body, the staff applies a clear coat sealant and Rainbow wax to leave the exterior protected and shiny. Finally, a vacuum tears through the interior in search of loose filth before a sweet-smelling air freshener settles down to disguise the car's natural factory odor.