Automotive in Santa Monica

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For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Online clients simply browse a list of locations?more than 100 in California alone?and sign up for unlimited cleanings at the most accessible one. But regardless of which location they choose, they can rest assured that their car will be bathed by professionals wielding only the highest quality cleaning products on the market. The teams strip away grime with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, as well as top-notch formulas, including a special closed-cell Envirosoft Foam, a cleansing foam designed not to scratch exteriors. The cleansing arsenal also includes products like ArmorAll Professional, Mequiar, Blue Coral, and Rain-X?all of which work to protect the car's finish from harsh environmental factors and any birds that decide to hold tap dance practice on its hood.

2320 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica,
CA
US

The ASE-certified mechanics that staff FixCarNow's five locations reinvigorate cars with Castrol GTX oils and preempt problems with sweeping diagnostics. During each one-hour premium oil change, techs drain contaminated lubricants and replace them with up to five quarts of clean oil (synthetic available for an additional fee). New filters then assume guard duty in place of their dirty predecessors, intercepting dirt and rumors about recent monster-truck sightings. A 16-point diagnostic inspection takes techs on a tour of car’s vital components, and includes a brake inspection, chassis lube, fluid top off, and wiper-blade check. Service bays happily hoist cars up for fluid transfusions seven days a week, meaning drivers can no longer use busy schedules or observance of Take Your Unicycle to Work Day as an excuse for shirking automotive duties.

1620 26th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US

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.

1558 5th St
Santa Monica,
CA
US

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.

3108 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Located two blocks from Venice Beach’s iconic boardwalk, Venice Beach Station assembles a fleet of rental bicycles and skateboards with which to cruise along the shore in style. Once equipped with a mount and protective equipment, customers can explore the 2.5-mile pedestrian-only promenade, where scores of artists and performers entice riders to stop and take in the vibrant culture mixed with solemn remembrance of fellow mimes crushed by invisible pianos.

100 Venice Way
Venice,
CA
US

The team at Santa Monica Car Wash & Detailing has one nemesis: road grime. Armed with powerful pro cleaning products, paint-shining suds, and buckets of elbow grease, wash techs battle environmental contaminants, including the mighty bird dropping. To enhance appearances while protecting finishes from sun-worn battle scars, they use high-quality waxes as well as clear-coat sealants.

2510 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica,
CA
US