Welcoming all manner of automobile, the ASE-certified technicians at Planet AutoWerks are especially adept at all things Saab and Subaru. The shop boasts factory-certified experts fluent in the mechanics of the Swedish- and Japanese-made roadsters, and can administer factory-recommended checkups or major repairs. When it comes to environmental stewardship, however, they set their sights on protecting the health of the entire planet, recycling everything from old metal components and waste oil to the cardboard boxes that make up the office fort.
For more than 30 years, Oil Can Henry's has been making sure road warriors run safely and efficiently with their famous full-service oil change. Relax from the comfort of the driver’s seat as the friendly techs sate your engine’s thirsty parts with up to five quarts of Castrol GTX conventional oil, protecting the engine against thermal breakdown and dry skin. Apart from their delicious new oil, coddled cars also receive a new oil filter, chassis lubrication, windshield washing, and a visual inspection of the chassis and under the hood. A check and fill of the power steering and windshield-washer fluid will leave the auto feeling refreshed, and a tire-pressure check and fill will leave it bouncing like a robotic baby. The maintenance mavens will also check everything from the brake fluid and PCV filter to the lights and windshield wipers, ensuring every inch of your chicken-less carriage is in optimal working order. A video monitor positioned next to the driver's window allows customers to view the entire under-hood and under-body service, and every change comes with Henry's Top-Up Guarantee, which allows customers to return within three months or 3,000 miles for a complimentary topping off of fluids (upon presentation of receipt).
As zombie movies have taught us again and again, resurrecting the dead is often dangerous. But Auto 360’s technicians do just that, returning cars that appear hopelessly damaged to working condition. While they specialize in bodywork and restoration, the technicians just as expertly use the shop’s high-quality paint booth to repaint vehicles. With professional color matching, they can also touch up existing paint jobs or match a car’s hue to its driver’s favorite Transformer.
The mechanics at Schwerin Brake and Automotive have kept engines running smoothly from the days of the Model T. In 1926, William J. Schwerin opened the shop, soon passing the reins to his son, Wilfred, in 1956, and grandson, Bob, 20 years later. Though the shop left the Schwerin family’s care in 2011, the tradition of honest, dependable auto care remains under owners Oscar Valencia and Thom Moulton. Together, the duo carries out scheduled maintenances, such as oil changes and tire rotations, as well as quality repairs and any other automotive services, always taking care to inform customers of their vehicles’ needs and help break the news gently to overly sensitive cars.
When Yamato Auto Repair first opened its garage doors in 1947, many alive could still remember a time when San Francisco's streets were filled with the clatter of horse-drawn carriages. Though cars have changed almost beyond recognition in the intervening 65 years—and mechanics' skills have evolved with them—Yamato's tinkerers have remained steadfast in one respect: their commitment to quick, honest repair work. Though they specialize in Japanese and Asian makes, these auto gurus can service any vehicle.
Motivated by a simple, straightforward agenda, the technicians at Auto Smog & Oil Changers are on a mission to minimize vehicular pollution. During service appointments, they examine vehicles for smog-producing emissions, helping owners determine whether their cars are meeting state standards. Their work is part of a smog-control program that helps the state prevent as much as 100 tons of smog-forming emissions from entering the air every day. And when not analyzing hood or tailpipe fumes, the techs keep vehicles running smoothly with regular oil changes, since well-lubricated engines produce fewer harmful gases and fewer requests to move to Florida for the winter.