Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
For more than 25 years, the Startronics team of technicians has tinted glass, integrated audio systems, and customized rides for drivers in the greater Los Angeles area. Nowadays, it continually updates its technological prowess, offering everything from a full stereo overhaul to the installation of iPod-integration devices. Its services use brand-name products such as 3M window films, Hertz Audio's Italian-made speakers, and Samsung GPS devices, which can help vehicles find their way to the out-of-the-way service station hosting that week's car-motorcycle mixer.
The fleet of Cessna aircraft at Santa Monica Aviation escort passengers to the skies for everything from training runs to aerial tours over LA. Students eyeing their pilot's license get their wings wet on a Discovery Flight, which places them alongside a Certified Flight Instructor for hands-on instruction and coves everything from picture-perfect take-offs to landing without training wheels. Casual flyers, meanwhile, can sign up for a LA Landmark tour, which flies high over famous sites such as the Hollywood Sign and the Getty Museum, or the Coastline Tour, which follows the sand southward over Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Long Beach Harbor.
The automotive pros at Santa Monica Car Sound specialize in quick changes that completely personalize vehicles. Services range from Bluetooth audio and navigation systems to window tinting and xenon headlights. Complete sound systems from Kenwood, Sony, and Pioneer beef up bass and help force the entire neighborhood to recognize the brilliance of the use of 12/8 meter in Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony. Once cars have been made comfier, more functional, or simply cooler looking, the staff helps keep them safe with alarm and car-tracking systems.
Nick’s staff members understand that though their customers want a quality tinting job, they also need their cars back as quickly as possible so they can get on with their lives. As a result, techs apply tint to windows with speed and efficiency. The film they affix—which can also be used on home and office windows—blocks up to 99% of UV rays, reduces glare, and protects interiors from fading caused by sunlight. They are also nonmetallic as well as scratch-resistant, protecting against cats and world-record holders for the longest fingernails ever.
Specialists at Tirexperts' network of independent tire dealers fit customers’ cars with durable treads from brands such as Dunlop, Kumho, and Summit. Oil changes and other maintenance services help to lengthen engines' life spans, and shock and strut maintenance can help enhance steering response, stability, and smoothness on bumpy rides atop roads paved in lychee fruit.