VMS Auto Body Center traces its lineage to 1967, and has since forged a well-earned reputation for the integrity, skill, and passionate dedication of its staff to the craft of auto-body restoration and repair. They spruce up vehicular surfaces under the able leadership of chief painter Sako, a master at manipulating urethane topcoats and catalyzed undercoats, and auto-body artist Mihran, who once converted a Pontiac Fiero into a Lamborghini, and a Model T into an ancient Assyrian chariot. Teams of technicians undo unsightly collision damage on all domestic or imported cars, restore rare antique automotives, and reassure potential customers with free estimates for all work, all while recycling any hazardous waste.
From two service tunnels on opposing ends of the facility, EZ Car Wash & Lube washes and maintains vehicles with products from Armor All, Blue Coral, Rain-X, Black Magic, and Westley's. In the wash-and-detail tunnel, staff members cleanse autos exclusively by hand before releasing them to folic in the pristine pastures at the other end. Eschewing harsh tactics, the detailers dote on paint jobs with soft lamb's-wool mittens, soft-water detergents, 100% cotton towels, and shampoo and conditioners with balanced pH levels. In charge of purging vehicle insides, the team at the oil-change station replaces old motor oil and filters with a haste that approaches the speedometer's highest documented speed.
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.
ASE-certified technicians at Richard Hibbard Auto Center diagnose and repair vehicles every day. In addition to the bustling body shop, Richard Hibbard Auto Center also features an inventory of preowned vehicles as well as a stock of Wheego electric cars.
Each wash lasts about 20 minutes, allowing you to kick back in Fairway's clean, bright indoor lounge. Catch the game, a sports game, or the Most Dangerous Game on its plasma TVs; toss back refreshments; or employ the free WiFi to stare into your laptop and avoid eye contact, deftly dissuading the soda machine’s unwelcome advances.