The technicians at European Auto Corporation draw on more than 20 years of car expertise to keep engines purring and wheels rolling smoothly. They use computer diagnostics to help assess looming threats, from transmission trouble to asthmatic tailpipes, and replenish parched engines with both conventional and synthetic fluids. Beyond surface inspections, the team repairs brakes and competently fiddles with engines.
Helmed by certified master technician Simon Liu, 880 Auto Works vivify domestic and imported four-wheeled wagons with comprehensive car-care services. Experienced staff swap used, sludgy oil with silky lubricate freshly milked from a certified organic gear farm. Cars then undergo a comprehensive 27-point inspection, which includes condition checks for interior and exterior lighting, fluids, belts, hoses, air filter, battery, undercarriage, exhaust, wheels, tires, brake linings, and preexisting hernias. 880 Auto Works provides courtesy rides for customers within certain distances.
Toole's Garage woos motor vehicles with high-caliber equipment and original parts designed for the establishment's specialty vehicles: Honda, Acura, and Infiniti. Skilled professionals are also adept at servicing Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Nissan models. Technicians begin A-1 action by popping the hood for oil and filter service (up to 5 quarts), rotating the tires and testing the battery. An inspective odyssey explores your car's hoses, belts, and fluids, and an undercarriage inspection ensures that suspension, struts, shocks, and bushings are behaving properly. Technicians also ensure that the windshield, wipers, and lights provide eagle vision in all hours and elements. Services take approximately an hour; opt to call ahead to schedule a loaner car for the day of service, or relax in the waiting room and enjoy complimentary WiFi.
The automotive experts at San Carlos Auto Performance specialize in a variety of vehicle makes, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz , Honda, and Nissan. They maintain these automobiles with services such as oil changes, tune-ups, and transmission rebuilds. They also perform smog checks and diagnostic services.
Realizing the challenges of balancing family, career, and health, Brien Shamp decided to help mothers reduce stress and boost self-confidence via exercise. Pulling from his years of industry experience and fitness certifications, Brien spearheaded the boot-camp fitness program that has been lauded on Best of the Bay. He works with trainers at multiple gyms to lead women and other fitness-seekers through creative, constantly varied workouts. In addition to classes, Brien provides his clients with comprehensive nutritional advice while warning them of common diet mistakes, such as eating snacks with too much sugar or the realistic-looking plastic scones in their child's tea set.
Mae de la Calzada founded LadyParts Automotive Services based on a simple observation: "When a woman's car breaks down, lives break down." Recognizing the strain of being a wife, mother, professional, and friend all at once, de la Calzada saw a way to ease at least one burden women often face. This vision helped her to turn the intimidating ordeal of auto repair into an empowering experience.
Today, when women—or men—walk into LadyParts Automotive Services, they are greeted by automotive technicians who eschew technical jargon and instead speak in the simple, clear language that both cars and drivers instinctively understand. Claiming certifications in hybrid repair, LadyParts's mechanics work on virtually all makes and models of vehicles, performing services that range from 50-point safety inspections to major repairs. To enhance each visitor's experience, the staff coordinates free shuttle service and furnishes a waiting area with free wireless Internet access, a 50-inch plasma-screen television, and well-maintained restrooms.
To further demonstrate its goal of turning auto repair into an empowering experience, LadyParts's team leads car-care clinics in which technicians demystify automobile maintenance. Such efforts have earned LadyParts Automotive Services consistent press, a vast network of loyal cars ready to do its bidding, and recognition that includes a 2011 Best Car Repair win from ABC7 The Bay Area A List, as well as a top-five finish in the 2012 race.