Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.
Wilshire West Car Wash's wash tunnel and its team of detailers promise multiple ways to clean a car. Inside the tunnel, cars are lathered with soaps and cleaning products that coax off grime and road filth. Detailers, meanwhile, tackle more advanced signs of dirt by hand?offering hand waxes, carpet shampoos, and upholstery conditioning that make rides look and feel like new.
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.
Valet Detail's mission is twofold: make cars look prettier, and protect them from further wear and tear. For the detail team with more than 33 years of experience and an arsenal of detailing products and tools, it's a piece of cake. The detailers do their work in Valet Detail's slickly outfitted facility. Valet is located inside of Pacific Coast Tire & Service, which tends to the performance side of things with maintenance, mechanical repairs, and tire and wheel services. They'll hand wash, steam clean, and dress the car to fulfill their first mission of making auto-bodies shine. Protection comes by way of Meguiar's professional line and 3M system that ensures a protective layer against road debris and weather hazards. Every detail also includes a free paint touch-up treatment.
At each of its locations throughout the area, the technicians of Los Angeles Car Care keep their customers mobile with a wide variety of automotive repair capabilities. The team deals with leading manufacturers such as Michelin and Uniroyal when cars need new tires, but also forestalls a big tire purchase with computer balancing, rotation, and convincing current tires to think younger. Owners can also bring their sickly cars in for procedures ranging from oil changes and tune-ups to transmission repairs.
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.