Central Valley Smog is a test-only facility. What that means is a shorter wait: drivers are in and out without having to deal with a staff that's busy repairing cars or helping trucks study for an upcoming test. Instead, Central Valley is an official smog-check center and provides smog tests for both standard and diesel vehicles. After inspections, technicians issue a gross polluter certification to prove that your vehicle isn't to blame for California being on the West Coast.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
Massage therapist Sierra Sutherlin draws on her knowledge in three modalities?Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal?to vary her strokes and techniques to best suit her clients? individual needs. Himalayan salt lamps give off a soft glow that permeates her office, lending a soothing warmth to the air as she plies muscles to relieve anxieties and improve circulation. Gathered in a wicker basket beside Sierra?s massage table, smooth pebbles glisten in the dim light. When she isn?t untying knots with long, flowing strokes or preempting the cries of infants, Sierra employs these pebbles in hot-stone massages that melt away tensions nesting in lower muscle layers.
Clarks has been family owned and operated more than 35 years, and its staff cures ailing autos with a wide variety of maintenance and repair services. The NAPA-certified, 15,000-square-foot shop handles routine oil changes in about 25 minutes, extending engine life with new filters and oil drilled from beneath the Fountain of Youth. The mechanics also handle more involved projects, such as transmission repair, suspension maintenance, and complete classic-automobile restoration.
The buggy bathers at Super Shine Hand Car Wash treat every ride to an attentive and quality cleansing. The Diamond package cuts cars to full clarity in nine thorough steps. Two gentle hand washes caress weather-beaten exteriors; then a tandem attack of high-speed forced air blowers and a towel rinses and dries to prevent spotting. Super Shine's car whisperers vacuum interiors, clean carpets and mats, make windows spotless, and dust dashboards, eliminating all evidence of midnight fast-food runs by the pet cat.
Red Carpet Car Wash's veteran cleaners will lovingly wash, hand-dry, and hand-shake your ride with water-wicking Neoglide foam wash, which is designed to be both gentle on your car's clear-coat paint and tough on dirt, leaving your auto's body looking brilliantly bright. Beyond developing a sparkling exterior, your vehicle will receive equally diligent care on the interiors of all windows, as well as a full interior dusting, wipe-down, and vacuuming. The friendly folks at Red Carpet are so generous that they'll even rescue the bugs from your windshield, allowing you to make tiny wishes on each one they set free. You'll know your car is finished when you look into the fully buffed exterior and see a reflection of your younger self, just like a grown-up Peter Pan imagining what his life would have been like had he stayed in Neverland.