Metrolink's efficient, dependable rail service threads through a total of six SoCal counties, sending out seven raily runners to connect its network of 55 stations. Venture from Ventura County to North San Diego and all stops in between with a one-day pass, which gives the bearer unlimited access to trains and one complimentary rooftop brawl. Metrolink's comfortable double deckers satisfy latent older-sibling impulses to claim the top bunk. Due to yuletide shenanigans, there will be limited service on December 24–25, 31, and January 1, so read up on holiday service changes here; if you plan to ride on the 18th or 19th, watch out for the Holiday Toy Express, which steams in from the North Pole every year to drop off unwanted elves.
Vehicles enter the car-wash tunnel at Pomona Express Car Wash and emerge with a near-factory-issue gleam. Best of all, each car wash can take as little as five minutes, meaning customers often find time to sneak in a wash during their lunch breaks. The tunnel blasts dirt from wheels with a high-pressure washer, and optional wax applications keep cars shiny, even when they've angered the rain gods.
From two service tunnels on opposing ends of the facility, EZ Car Wash & Lube washes and maintains vehicles with products from Armor All, Blue Coral, Rain-X, Black Magic, and Westley's. In the wash-and-detail tunnel, staff members cleanse autos exclusively by hand before releasing them to folic in the pristine pastures at the other end. Eschewing harsh tactics, the detailers dote on paint jobs with soft lamb's-wool mittens, soft-water detergents, 100% cotton towels, and shampoo and conditioners with balanced pH levels. In charge of purging vehicle insides, the team at the oil-change station replaces old motor oil and filters with a haste that approaches the speedometer's highest documented speed.
ASE-certified technicians at Richard Hibbard Auto Center diagnose and repair vehicles every day. In addition to the bustling body shop, Richard Hibbard Auto Center also features an inventory of preowned vehicles as well as a stock of Wheego electric cars.
Specialists at Tirexperts' network of independent tire dealers fit customers’ cars with durable treads from brands such as Dunlop, Kumho, and Summit. Oil changes and other maintenance services help to lengthen engines' life spans, and shock and strut maintenance can help enhance steering response, stability, and smoothness on bumpy rides atop roads paved in lychee fruit.
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.
At Tint Works, professional technicians tint panes of cars and homes with Llumar window film. The film—which comes with a lifetime warranty—can help reduce the penetration of unwanted UV rays while also boosting privacy. This can lead to cooler interiors for cars and reduced energy costs for houses.