So confident in his team’s abilities, Joe Martin says they can work on everything from a brand new set of wheels to a Model T. That kind of confidence helped him win 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year as awarded by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. And he backs up his statement with ASE-certified mechanics and services that include total vehicle care such as oil changes, transmission repairs, and engine replacements. Besides a complete commitment to his customers, he also commits Bergin’s Automotive to eco-friendly standards as a Green Station certified by the state of California.
Continuing in the legacy of 40 years of car-friendly service, Paradise Chevrolet's team of vehicle revampers shines up rides inside and out. Staffers hand-scrub vehicles, ridding bodies of grime before shining up paint jobs with a hearty coat of wax. A cleansing steam clean then scours engines with hot, gaseous water to melt away dirty deposits. Technicians finish off the three-hour buggy cleaning by sprucing-up interiors and sudsing-up carpets, leaving cars feeling fresh and ready to drive through mud.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Watershed Auto Care’s licensed and insured detailers remove the gritty wear of the road from cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. They achieve that goal by pampering exteriors with lamb-wool-mitt hand washes and using their own brand of car-wash shampoo with wax that emulsifies grime and imbues shine. With elbow grease and specialized products, they can also rid autos of major swirls, surface scratches, and paint imperfections. Interiors receive equal attention, including conditioning of vinyl and leather and the shampooing of all fabric. Once vehicles have been thoroughly buffed and scrubbed, the crew can further enhance appearances with window tinting.
Whether they roll in under their own power or hitch a ride on the shop’s towing and transport trucks, cars head to Iron Horse Auto Body for restorative appointments with the team of seasoned repair techs. Mechanics roll up their sleeves and roll out polishes and power tools as they repair dented fenders, restore chipped-off paint, buff exteriors until they shine, and perform other rejuvenating auto services. They also repair and repaint motorcycles dented in collisions or faded by the shadows of Shriners’ fezzes.
American Luxury Limousine's large fleet has been transporting people to special and everyday occasions—be it a college shindig or a business meeting—for more than 27 years. Professional drivers chauffeur bridal parties in style, pulling up to weddings in shiny stretch Hummers, party buses, and Lincoln Town Cars. They also offer leisurely wine tours of the Santa Monica Mountains to acquaint oenophiles with local varietals, and they host bachelorette parties to put an appropriately epic period on the end of a bride’s single life.