In 1940, Lloyd Johnson had the vision of serving Santa Cruz County with the very best in quality tires and service. Lloyd’s Tire Service, now one of the nation’s largest independent Michelin dealers, has been family owned and operated ever since.
Doc Auto owner "Doc" Ken Potts combines his knowledge of technology with his passion for cars at his AAA- and Diamond-certified facility, which is staffed by ASE-certified technicians who service makes and models from compact car to light truck to plus-size. Doc Auto's 3,000-mile service ensures functionality for further excursions ($39.95), and a tire rotation meticulously adjusts tire position for even tire wear ($19.95). To ensure minimum emissions, Doc Auto's motor menders will perform smog testing and certification (starting at $39.95, plus $8.25 for certificate), or they can flush brake fluids ($89.95) so drivers can maintain control of their automobile friend without having to send it to obedience school. A complimentary brake inspection and motor mint are included in all of Doc Auto's services.
From the shore, Seal Rock—with its rounded crags and compact shape—looks like an oversize mass floating on the Pacific Ocean. Upon closer examination, one can see its silhouette shifting as hundreds of sea lions atop the rock bob their heads or dive into the water. In addition to hosting this majestic hoard, the rock makes for a popular stop for Segway Santa Cruz tours, which peer at it from shore on their way to other sights. Aboard eco-friendly two-wheelers, guides lead groups along Westcliff Drive en route to an array of seaside attractions, including Santa Cruz Lighthouse and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, as well as Santa Cruz Wharf's boardwalk, restaurants, and shops. The tours are open to guests of all ages with no experience driving a segway, as guides prep each person on safety of the segways before taking off on sightseeing around the town.
Almost all of the foodstuffs at Santa Cruz Local Foods hail from farms within a hundred-mile radius, making a weekly shopping trip as eco-friendly as it is convenient. After ordering online, you’ll have a box ready for either pickup or delivery the following Tuesday, packed with eight selections of the season's ripest produce, such as sweet potatoes, apples, avocados, pod-people pods, and lettuce. Bread, cheese, and olive oil might round out your pic-a-nic basketload of fresh, healthy vittles. Besides filling your body with fruit that doesn't have the waxy aftertaste of wax fruit, a box of goodies from Santa Cruz Local Foods fits your carbon footprint into the daintiest sandal and supports family farms in the community.
Owned and operated by Master ASE Technicians, Extra Mile Repair treats cars to skilled workmanship and their owners to thoughtful customer service. Besides harnessing special knowledge of the Land Rover and Mini Cooper, the shop's mechanics know how to keep most wheeled things rolling smoothly through all seasons. Services range from brake repair and tire rotations to oil changes, safety inspections, and other ways to make improvements on one's auto without having Ursula the Sea Witch steal interesting voices for the GPS.