Between the palm trees of South Bristol Street, it rains every day, sometimes hundreds of times. But this is no ordinary shower. It’s a special kind that makes cars sparkle. The staffers of Bristol Speedwash control this stream, directing it toward grimy windshields and mud-caked tires for each of their 100% hand washes. If requested, they also wax the entire surface until it glows brighter than a jellyfish hovering through a discotheque. Car owners can enjoy free WiFi inside during these standard washes or VIP detailing services, which see the washers lavishing vehicular shells with a clay bar and high-speed buff before polishing the chrome and wheels. Instead of topping the buggy with a maraschino cherry, they conclude the service with an air freshener, available in sweet scents such as cherry, strawberry, and vanilla. The shop can also restore headlights and repair chipped windshields.
The detailing technicians at Clean Car Wash & Pro Detail render rides red carpet-worthy without the vehicles having to risk hitting a muddy pothole or paint-filled fire hydrant on the way home. A fully mobile detailing service, the team carts their clay bars, cleansers, and waxes to where the vehicle is located, shining paint jobs, wiping down consoles, and dressing tires.
Brothers Auto Care & Tire's certified technicians can claim two advantages over a run-of-the-mill auto shop: advanced tools and computerized diagnostics. The latter help them locate issues in the car, while the former allow them to quickly repair those issues and get you back on the road. Of course, there's no getting on the road without a proper set of tires, which is why Brothers sells top-rated sets from brands such as Michelin and Dunlop. The shop welcomes nearly all vehicle makes and models, including exotic breeds imported from Italy or caught in the wild.
Roadshields owner John F. Robinson V developed a passion for classic cars as a young man working in his family's auto-glass business. Robinson founded Roadshields in 2005 after noticing car collectors' need for high-quality, affordable auto glass for their vehicles. Roadshields currently supplies glass parts over the Internet to individual car owners and operates auto-glass-repair shops, fitting classic and new models from roughly 40 foreign and domestic car manufacturers, including BMW, Jaguar, Ford, Hummer, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
From its beach-adjacent headquarters at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, OC Helicopters whisks clients away on aerial tours that deliver a rare vantage point for familiar southern California places and Orange County beaches. The owner and head pilot mans air-conditioned and reliable Robinson R44 helicopters and other aircraft that can comfortably seat three or four passengers in chairs that provide a 180-degree view. Customers choose from a number of aerial tour routes, veering south over Laguna Beach's luxury golf courses and sprawling houses or hovering near Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Helicopters can also head northwest and take the Surf City Tour, which traces the shoreline while supplying an aviator's eyeful of Dana Point's population of surfers as they come ashore to lay their bronze eggs. OC Helicopters also offers custom tours.