When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Continuing in the legacy of 40 years of car-friendly service, Paradise Chevrolet's team of vehicle revampers shines up rides inside and out. Staffers hand-scrub vehicles, ridding bodies of grime before shining up paint jobs with a hearty coat of wax. A cleansing steam clean then scours engines with hot, gaseous water to melt away dirty deposits. Technicians finish off the three-hour buggy cleaning by sprucing-up interiors and sudsing-up carpets, leaving cars feeling fresh and ready to drive through mud.
So confident in his team’s abilities, Joe Martin says they can work on everything from a brand new set of wheels to a Model T. That kind of confidence helped him win 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year as awarded by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. And he backs up his statement with ASE-certified mechanics and services that include total vehicle care such as oil changes, transmission repairs, and engine replacements. Besides a complete commitment to his customers, he also commits Bergin’s Automotive to eco-friendly standards as a Green Station certified by the state of California.
Westlake Village Car Wash's auto experts pay careful attention to detail while wielding high-quality cleansing products during thorough car washes. Staffers handle four-wheeled friends with a tender touch, gently hand washing surfaces before concluding with a by-hand towel dry and open-handed high five.
Cleaning technicians come armed with gentle microfiber mittens and an arsenal of Lavaggio and Meguiar’s products at Agoura Hills Car Wash. Vehicles pull up to the shop’s elegant premises and slide beneath the shaded wash station, where technicians diligently wash away grime and treat paint to helpings of Nanoskin spray wax to seal in shimmer. They exorcise dirt and hidden stowaways from the undercarriage, and beautify interiors by steam cleaning front mats and vacuuming upholstery. While vehicles bask in rejuvenating cleanings, drivers can slip into the onsite café for a cup of Peet’s coffee or a fresh panini.