For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care's ASE–certified technicians bolster and maintain automobiles of most makes and models with 5W-30 oils. During the 30- to 40-minute service, deft mechanics drain dirty oils from the bottom of the car, funnel in up to 5 quarts of new 5W-30 standard oil, and install a clean filter to make rides run more smoothly than a curling stone gently gliding over a well-oiled seal. Once dry car parts have been adequately slickened, eagle-eyed mechanics examine the car's perimeter during a multipoint inspection, throwing glances toward essential operations to quell safety concerns, confirm optimal performance, and make sure engines think before revving. Precision's customer-waiting area allows drivers to relax their pedal-pressing toes while professional techs service their cars.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.
For more than 25 years, BMW of Escondido has kept the Southern California community rolling in some of the industry's sleekest rides. Its showroom glistens with shiny new bimmers, ranging from the best-selling 3 Series and the family-friendly SUV X-series to the unparalleled sport performance of BMW’s M-division vehicles. BMW of Escondido also caries certified preowned BMWs, as well as preowned cars from makes such as Mini Cooper and Toyota. A service center keeps cars on the road with regularly scheduled maintenance, and a collision center handles bodywork ranging from minor dings and scratches to collision repair for cars involved in accidents or a dog’s first driving lesson.
BumperDoc's I-Car-Platinum-certified shop managers oversee an experienced team of specialists as they repair damaged windshields. Using a special transparent resin, technicians work to quickly mend cracks, chips, and tiger-claw marks smaller than the size of a quarter, keeping flaws from mutating into large fractures or divots that can compromise the structural integrity of vehicles' viewfinders. Each procedure takes 30–45 minutes to complete and helps restore windshields' clarity, but won't remedy a car's fear of chip-causing, robotic dragonflies. To prove their ability to the entire Internet, BumperDoc's staff has filled an online gallery with photos of their windshield-repairing efforts.
Trained technicians at Low Price Auto Glass repair and replace damaged windows and windshields on chariots of all sizes. During 30- to 45-minute repair sessions, they buff out glass chips acquired during hailstorms or accidental drives through apple orchards, reducing the risk of a larger crack developing over time. Technicians will travel up to 10 miles from the Low Price Auto Glass shop to replace excessively damaged windows at no additional cost.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Tint's crew has safeguarded drivers from arm-scorching UV rays with their tinting services, laminating windows with a sleek film that fits like a pair of Ray-Bans for cars, trucks, and SUVs. Mr. Tint’s dedicated staff lavishes every vehicle that pulls into the shop with the same attention to detail, whether it’s a Lamborghini or a Formula 1 Wienermobile. The tinting materials come with the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty, which covers fading, bubbling, or peeling. Clients waiting for their four-wheeled companions can sip complimentary beverages or surf the shop’s WiFi network. Mr. Tint’s team can also tint residential windows for improved privacy, reduced energy costs, or decoration.