The wheel was one of mankind's greatest inventions, and the ASE-certified technicians at Signature Tire treat it accordingly. Their shop—which opened in 1995—is an authorized Goodyear tire and auto-care center home to stacks of name-brand tires and techs versed in an array of rubber-mending services. They also keep cars ready for the road with essential auto maintenance, such as changing oil, servicing brakes, and aligning wheels in accordance with that day's zodiac forecast.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
The staff members of Route 66 tend to men and women alike, providing salon services and barbering as needed. Under the leadership of owner Ron Dubin, they cultivate a warm atmosphere and begin each session with a focused conversation about the client's wants and needs. Then the styling and barbering commences, as guests gaze at memorabilia relating to the historic highway for which the shop was named. Treatments bear similarly nostalgic names—a Cruiser, or a precision cut on top with clippered sides, is one of several options for gentlemen, whereas ladies can opt for a Barbara Ann, a Peggy Sue, or a Paint Job, which does not actually involve paint.
Metrolink's efficient, dependable rail service threads through a total of six SoCal counties, sending out seven raily runners to connect its network of 55 stations. Venture from Ventura County to North San Diego and all stops in between with a one-day pass, which gives the bearer unlimited access to trains and one complimentary rooftop brawl. Metrolink's comfortable double deckers satisfy latent older-sibling impulses to claim the top bunk. Due to yuletide shenanigans, there will be limited service on December 24–25, 31, and January 1, so read up on holiday service changes here; if you plan to ride on the 18th or 19th, watch out for the Holiday Toy Express, which steams in from the North Pole every year to drop off unwanted elves.
Vehicles enter the car-wash tunnel at Pomona Express Car Wash and emerge with a near-factory-issue gleam. Best of all, each car wash can take as little as five minutes, meaning customers often find time to sneak in a wash during their lunch breaks. The tunnel blasts dirt from wheels with a high-pressure washer, and optional wax applications keep cars shiny, even when they've angered the rain gods.