The friendly, skilled technicians at Platinum Auto Sports' three San Diego–area locations draw from the shop's two decades of expertise as they customize cars of all sizes. Specialty chrome rims from brands such as Moto Metal, KMC Wheels, and ATX Series glint from their hooks on the shop walls, waiting to be paired with new high-performance tires. Platinum Auto Sports also outfits engines with turbo kits, wires cars with security and audio systems, and repaints exteriors to match the steely glint of determination in drivers' eyes.
Because houses stubbornly refuse to clean themselves, Steamco Carpet Cleaning picks up the slack with his brimming menu of home-makeover services. The company's licensed and insured techs evict grime from home façades with a gentle pressure washing, or tackle tile and carpet stains with high-powered truck-mounted steam cleaning. Lending a hand after disaster, Steamco sweeps in for smoke- and flood-damage remediation. Area-rug cleanings are also available to remove red wine from Persian rugs and eagle feathers from clumsy flying carpets.
With private car services in cities across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia, Uber Technologies is dedicated to whisking its customers to their destinations in comfort. Clients request rides through Uber’s online form or from their iPhone, Android, or quick-winged carrier pigeon. They are then soon steered in luxury toward their desired location in a sleek black automobile.
After several years in the auto-detailing industry, Javier Virgen struck out on his own, seeking a way to resolve the tension between clean cars and California's water shortages. The resulting detailing shop, Eco Detail, cleanses vehicles with waterless car washes and a line of nontoxic, biodegradable cleaners derived from plants rather than upstate New York's Windex mines. The car wash's techs not only scour away grime, they also can restore fading paint jobs and safeguard new paint against oxidation with aviation-grade sealant. They can even neutralize stubborn odors, eliminating them at the source with an air-duct-sanitizing system, rather than masking them by hanging air fresheners or filling trunks with cologne.
V2 Nail Bar Salon's nail-polishing services clip, buff, and shine keratinous appendage-enders with professional flair. Gift grippers with a spa manicure and a therapeutic anti-aging hand treatment with cleansing, exfoliation, cuticle shaping, and hand massage to complement the nail-shaping service. While mitten-fillers are mollycoddled, paws are pampered with a spa pedicure—a gentle, thorough exfoliation with a robust Dead Sea salt-butter unguent that soothes sandpapery soles and scours away dead skin, an essential oil soak, and a nail trimming for the southernmost phalanges.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.