In Polar Bear Auto Care's warehouse-size shop, ASE-certified techs slip under hoods to fix or install air-conditioning and heating systems. Those systems are nearly identical to the factory units, as many of the systems they install are made by the same manufacturers. On their walls hang hundreds of parts, with more stored onsite, including new heater cores as well as compressor mounts for car models from the years 1965 to 1999. This lets them work on all kinds of vehicles, from brand-new cars and tractors to RVs and vintage UFOs. They back up their services with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty, which extends to electrical repairs as well as the maintenance of steering, exhaust, and brake systems.
The expert mechanics at Prestige Auto Works back up their work with heavy credentials. They're ASE certified, licensed by the state of California, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Further, all parts and labor are covered by warranty. Preventative maintenance is this full-service auto shop's philosophy, but the technicians' skills run the gamut from routine oil changes and tune-ups to complete engine replacements. To make maintenance as easy as possible, they also email or text reminders, recommendations, and recipes for making healthy dishes for your car at home.
At Pavilion Car Care, technicians keep vehicles running smoothly and looking good with an onsite car wash, detail center, and quick-lube service. Quick trips to the car wash remove caked-on debris from tires and exteriors, and detailing packages provide carpet shampooing, paint-sealant application, and clay-bar treatments that get vehicles ready for car prom. À la carte cleaning services target water spots or dusty floor mats. Techs can also perform engine maintenance, keeping pistons, serpentine belts, and gearboxes humming with Chevron-brand lubricants.
Having opened nearly 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open in the early morning, in the early evening, and on Saturday.
The hatchback healers at International Auto Body & Frame, a NAPA-certified auto-care center, extend autos’ working lives with an array of services. While wagons indulge in mollycoddling, owners can relax in the comfortable waiting area featuring cushy couches and magazines for reading or rolling into nonfunctional telescopes.
The Scoot Shop's array of personal people movers set rambles rolling, and its full-service garage keeps each scooter in roadworthy condition. Zip around avenues at up to 60 miles per hour on the Buddy International 150cc, which gobbles up pavement at the behest of its air-cooled 150cc 4-stroke engine. Driving an economic 90 miles per gallon, the International saves money for other types of fuel, freeing up dollars for revivifying iced coffee. An automatic transmission lets riders focus on the road ahead without the distraction of manual shifting, and the front disc brake combines with the rear drum break for precision stopping prowess. The International arrives clothed in one of three stunning color schemes: the Saint-Tropez steals a slice of sky with three shades of blue, the Pamplona’s burgundy and cream harkens back to Old World refinement, and the Italia’s green and cream comes ready to traverse a tree-lined street or camouflage itself in the middle of a key lime pie. Each new scooter comes with a two-year warranty and two years of roadside assistance.