Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
Their window tinting services may add privacy, but Xtreme Tint has been seen in more than 26 national and international media outlets and has serviced famous faces of celebrity athletes and music moguls. Auto services glamourize cars with protective window tint, custom car audio systems, and vehicle wraps or vinyl designs that add favorite corporate logos or such graphics as checkered flags or tribal decals. Auto security systems keep belongings safe and paint protection covers exteriors in a protective film that defends against road debris, shopping carts, and bugs wearing metal armor. While technicians spoil cars, drivers can relax in front of a plasma TV and sip coffee or peruse the collection of auto accessories that includes chrome accessories, grills, and custom license frames with bling.
Though he's been in the detailing game since 1981, Transhine Auto Detailing's Bill DeBever has continuously invested in technologies and training that has kept his business on the cutting edge of industry innovations, and this dedication caught the attention of Drive! magazine in 2009. The energy he and his staff have put in to protecting vehicles from daily wear and tear—as well as nature's arbitrary attacks—earned Transhine Best of Whittier awards from the U.S. Commerce Association in 2010 and 2011. When they aren't defending autos from rogue gravel chunks and the sun's aggressive paparazzi photons with 3M paint-protection film and window tint, Bill and his staff detail vehicles, steam-clean engines, remove dents, and polish careworn headlights.
Every one of Soundz Good Custom's shops are staffed by In Car Experts (ICE) who typically boast 20-plus years of experience in the field of mobile electronics. That enables them to give sound advice as they guide customers through the showrooms, where navigation systems, security systems, and satellite radios await a new four-wheel home. The stock includes sound systems and all the accessories necessary to play CDs or MP3 players, video systems, and remote starters that allow drivers to get their engines going from the comfort of home or a less expensive car. Soundz Good Custom's technicians, meanwhile, are always on hand to install the new electronics or fit cars with custom wheels. Their team of window tinters boast 10 years of experience, and they offer a lifetime warranty on Johnson Window Tint.
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.