In Polar Bear Auto Care's warehouse-size shop, ASE-certified techs slip under hoods to fix or install air-conditioning and heating systems. Those systems are nearly identical to the factory units, as many of the systems they install are made by the same manufacturers. On their walls hang hundreds of parts, with more stored onsite, including new heater cores as well as compressor mounts for car models from the years 1965 to 1999. This lets them work on all kinds of vehicles, from brand-new cars and tractors to RVs and vintage UFOs. They back up their services with a two-year or 24,000-mile warranty, which extends to electrical repairs as well as the maintenance of steering, exhaust, and brake systems.
The expert mechanics at Prestige Auto Works back up their work with heavy credentials. They're ASE certified, licensed by the state of California, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Further, all parts and labor are covered by warranty. Preventative maintenance is this full-service auto shop's philosophy, but the technicians' skills run the gamut from routine oil changes and tune-ups to complete engine replacements. To make maintenance as easy as possible, they also email or text reminders, recommendations, and recipes for making healthy dishes for your car at home.
At Pavilion Car Care, technicians keep vehicles running smoothly and looking good with an onsite car wash, detail center, and quick-lube service. Quick trips to the car wash remove caked-on debris from tires and exteriors, and detailing packages provide carpet shampooing, paint-sealant application, and clay-bar treatments that get vehicles ready for car prom. À la carte cleaning services target water spots or dusty floor mats. Techs can also perform engine maintenance, keeping pistons, serpentine belts, and gearboxes humming with Chevron-brand lubricants.
John Ellis Garage's eponymous founder, his son Dave, and their successor Bob Pugh put down the foundation for the garage's 80-year reputation of repairing automobiles with a focus on customer service and honest work. Despite a lineage dating back to the Roaring Twenties, the garage maintains its original, welcoming persona with double doors sliding open just off the street. Now under the helm of seven talented mechanics, the full-service garage fills its spacious bays with repair jobs, including transmission flushes, carburetor service, and antenna-flag ironing. The staff also keeps automobiles street legal with certified smog checks, performed by the garage's two full-time smog technicians.
The experienced glass guardians at Windshield Pros North ensure car owners enjoy unencumbered views. Glass installers certified by the National Glass Association and Dow Automotive Systems employ high-quality materials and specially formulated adhesives to repair or replace glass panes, carving specialized pieces to fit windshields, doors, vents, and back panels. Windshield Pros North’s technicians perform onsite handiwork six days a week, and drivers take advantage of free rental cars. The team also travels directly to homes with its mobile glass services.
Having opened nearly 900 locations in the United States since its inception in 1972, Meineke Car Care Center's steadfast staff revamps vehicles during a slew of automotive maintenance and repair services. Meineke's technicians will drain oil laden with built-up impurities or 3,000 miles of emotional baggage, or outfit rides with new brakes, batteries, tires, or mufflers. For customers' convenience, Meineke is open in the early morning, in the early evening, and on Saturday.