At each of its three locations, Auto Collision Solutions restores dusty and damaged autos and RVs to their former glory with thorough detailing treatments and a multistep restoration and repair process. As a direct repair shop, the esteemed business has earned the right to broker directly with insurance companies, handling all ordering, estimate writing, and repairs in a streamlined process, eliminating the need to wait for an adjuster or pay dues to the Worshipful Company of Insurance Middlemen. Technicians conduct a free estimate, and courtesy shuttles or rental cars whisk customers to home or work while licensed mechanics renew all makes of engines and auto bodies. Techs undo collision damage via a precise, computerized color-matching process before scrubbing up the inside, exterior, and tires with extensive detailing.
Founded and led by Dr. Sam Bakhtiar—a bodybuilding champion with both a master's and doctorate degree in fitness—Fitness Concepts houses an enthusiastic team of trainers dedicated to helping clients tone up within a 10,000-square-foot facility with rows of free weights and clusters of exercise machines. During specific programs, such as one-on-one personal-training sessions, they’ll help fit seekers target their personal goals, whether that’s strengthening their core, shaping up before a wedding, or conditioning for a sport.
Fitness Concepts' programs include dynamic boot-camp classes, which burn calories and strengthen bodies with ever-changing workouts and encouragement from invested trainers. Each facet of Fitness Concepts is designed to banish fat, break through fitness barriers, and help members feel more confident than Michael Jordan during his visit to Munchkin Land.
Raceway Nissan's ASE-certified technicians tinker with vehicles of all makes and models to help keep them running smoothly. During the oil change, Nissan-certified mechanics replace used oil with up to five quarts of standard motor oil freshly milked from a robotic cow. Technicians then conduct a 21-point inspection to analyze automobiles' overall health by examining component operation, checking battery performance, and inspecting brakes and tires. The entire three-part service takes approximately one hour to complete, and includes a car wash in which technicians caress vehicles with cloth-equipped hands, wiping exteriors clean of dirt, grime, and Wash Me temporary tattoos. Add a complete detail for optimal auto pampering.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Stationed directly between Los Angeles and San Diego, Pilot Limousine Service offers prompt and reliable transportation services for clients in either city. The company's uniformed chauffeurs man a polished and versatile fleet, which includes black sedans, SUVs, and stretch Hummers and Escalades. With in-car amenities that range from in-dash DVD players to back-lit bars and plasma TVs, the luxurious rides are capable of adding a touch-of-class to any occasion, whether whisking passengers to or from the airport or treating them to multiple spins through the automatic car wash. The company's services also include transport for special occasions such as weddings and proms, or jaunts out to Temecula wine country.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, can trace their auto-repair roots back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop?just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with more than 30 locations, dozens of employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.