Automotive in Cal Expo

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For more than 30 years, the technicians at Professional Autoworx have cleaned automobiles to a spotless shine?or, when they're feeling ambitious, totally transformed them. They go about these vehicular makeovers with a broad spectrum of services, such as window tinting, custom car wraps, and crystal-clear sound systems.

2101 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

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.

2430 Harvard St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Von Housen Mercedes-Benz's vehicular geniuses pamper the most mobile member of the family with an eight-hour inspection and detailing package. During the vehicular makeover (a $255 value), a thorough scrubdown sweeps grime and dust away before gentle wax seals out future interlopers to maintain the paint’s just-washed luster. Crumbs meet their match in the form of hungry vacuums, while car stylists hide wear and tear by shampooing frazzled carpets and giving comb-overs to balding floor mats. A rubber and vinyl protection guards non-metal parts of the exterior, and the tire shine waxes grubby wheels into lustrous spinners. Window washers remove evidence of splattered insects, while auto internists clean the engine compartment in preparation for the maintenance inspection.

1810 Howe Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

M.K. Auto Inc. connects drivers with used automobiles and keeps existing vehicles healthy and rolling. Sales reps oversee a searchable database of used coupes, sedans, vans, SUVs, trucks, and wagons, and the auto center's service shop offers basic maintenance and helps keep air clean with standard smog tests instead of spending weekends stuffing dirty clouds into air mattresses.

2301 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

Quick Wash Waterless was born in 2011, when California was in a drought and water was scarce. Why not, the founders thought, start a car-washing business that spruces up automobiles without using water? And they did just that.

Expert technicians travel to locations across Sacramento, toting soft cloths, vacuums, and professional polishes. They gussy up the interior and exterior of vehicles, finishing jobs off with professional waxing treatments and thorough shampoos. They also use a biodegradable formula that waxes and washes your car at the same time. They can service cars parked nearly anywhere within the area, excluding private lots, locked garages, and troll-guarded underpasses. Every wash saves 38 gallons of water, and a portion of the proceeds go towards constructing wells in Africa to provide clean drinking water.

On Location
Sacramento,
CA
US

A lifelong car enthusiast, eMotorsWest.com founder Todd Lutes envisioned a robust online presence for his car dealership that would help drivers make purchasing decisions. Lutes personally picks every vehicle on the lot, drawing upon years of experience to cultivate a selection of different autos from brands such as Toyota, Acura, and Jeep. At the dealership's adjoining service center, service manager Jim Moore and his staff of repair technicians perform all manner of automotive services, from simple oil changes to emotional support for cars dealing with a recent fender bender.

1733 Fulton Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US