The squad of specialists at Tint Works dresses standard coupes and sedans with Solar Gard tints. After calling and setting up an appointment, motorists can steer their horseless chariots into the shop, where technicians will use a computerized cutting system to slice and dice the high-quality film until it meets the vehicle's demands. Tint Works' staffers will help customers decide on a level of darkness for their tints, which can reject up to half of total solar energy and block 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays, thus protecting interiors from premature fading or embarrassing seatbelt tan lines. The 90-minute tinting service comes with a lifetime warranty that protects against peeling, bubbling, and discoloration.
With more than 30 years in business, the team at Premier Car Wash have gotten their process down to an environmentally friendly science. They use only green products from Blue Coral, and rinse cars clean with recycled water they treat themselves. And because their teams can complete a wash in around 20 minutes, they conserve about half the amount of water that's used during at-home washes in
driveways or Buick-sized bath tubs. Though their service is speedy, it does not sacrifice quality—every wash unites both exterior and interior treatment, including vacuuming, a wipe-down of the dash, and an undercarriage rinse. Customers can also choose to add extras such as sealant and rust inhibitors, or detailing services that include carpet shampooing, and leather treatment.
Dads can be pretty protective of their cars. Mike's dad was no exception, but as a kid, he was handed a cloth and allowed to help with the waxing. It instilled in Mike a passion for auto care that has never waned. "As a teen," he says, "I was into muscle cars and, while my car might not have been the fastest, it was always the shiniest."
Restoring that new-car appeal to a vehicle is something of a passion for Mike, and at Mose Auto Detailing he indulges this sense of perfectionism by restoring cars to the shimmering gems they were when first driven off the lot. Accumulated brake dust, "bird bombs," and "just divorced" paint signs are no match for Mike, whose brushes, buffers, and leather treatment gear delves into car nooks and crannies.
With 15 years in the automobile industry under their toolbelts, the proprietors of 2K Performance know how to run an auto repair shop right. First, they fix and maintain just about everything: fuel pumps, fluids, filters, cooling systems, exhaust and emissions, front and rear differentials, and complete engine rebuilds. Because of the technicians' comprehensive knowledge of all things on wheels, customers never have to take their rides elsewhere for more extensive upkeep. In addition to their basic and comprehensive services, the team at 2K Performance also offers an array of soup-up services to transform buggies into rubber burners, and the shop is adjoined to SacTown Pros for those seeking new windows and hi-fi sound systems.
It's hard to miss Twin Rivers Limousine's most recognizable vehicle as it cruises the streets of Sacramento. It is, after all, pink—very pink, as in bumper-to-bumper, everything-but-the-windows pink. Rather than a brazen display of ostentation, however, the vehicle represents the company's commitment to a higher calling: 10% of the pink vehicle's proceeds go toward breast-cancer research. The vehicle is just one of a whole fleet of luxury vehicles available for everything from airport pickups to wine-country excursions. At the helm of each 4-passenger sedan, 10-passenger limo, and 12-passenger stretch SUV sits a licensed and insured chauffeur, who sees to it that charges arrive at their destination in a safe and speedy manner.
The experienced glass guardians at Windshield Pros North ensure car owners enjoy unencumbered views by fixing glass damage before it spreads. 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 at both locations, and though many services are quick, drivers take advantage of free rental cars. The team also travels directly to homes with its mobile glass services.