Central Valley Smog is a test-only facility. What that means is a shorter wait: drivers are in and out without having to deal with a staff that's busy repairing cars or helping trucks study for an upcoming test. Instead, Central Valley is an official smog-check center and provides smog tests for both standard and diesel vehicles. After inspections, technicians issue a gross polluter certification to prove that your vehicle isn't to blame for California being on the West Coast.
With their charter and instruction services, the experienced staff at Memley Aviation assists customers in traveling the skies and chasing their piloting dreams. Captain Alan Memley mans the cockpit of a pair of charter Eclipse 500 business jets, comfortably carrying up to four passengers at speeds of up to 425 mph. Weather updates, GPS navigation, and geese that have swallowed compasses also aid Alan in steering guests toward their destination in a timely, safe manner. If you crave your own opportunity to navigate the skies, Memley Aviation instructors dispenses their expertise at private pilot and instrument rating courses. At a pace tailored to their needs, lessons imbue students with piloting know-how as they earn airborne hours in a Cessna or Piper Cherokee.
At Great American Car Wash, dexterous carriage cleansers speedily refurbish dirt-encrusted vehicles with diligent washes. Cars careen through the automatic vestibule, where robotic scrubbers loosen dirt and tickle the underbelly, all within five minutes or fewer. Once the mechanical crew has done its job, the shop's meticulous detailing team takes over to douse paint in carnauba wax, treat windows to helpings of Rain-X, and vacuum and air-freshen interiors. Because maintaining a clean car may help prevent illnesses and allergies, monthly passes are offered to make sprucing up vehicles quick and easy. For certain packages, the shop hands out free rewashes within three days, granting messy roadsters a mulligan after an unexpected rainstorm or off-road trip through a sloppy-joe festival.
Maaco's automotive artists complete continual training sessions to master the myriad techniques they use to restore damaged cars back to their original settings. Mechanics perform collision, bodywork, and painting jobs for cars old and new to remove dents and dings from a newborn Lexus or grass stains a 12-year-old Ford got while playing soccer. Specialists can recondition vintage vehicles to showroom appearance and take care of practical services, such as refurbishing bumpers, defogging headlights, and preventing rust buildup. The well-organized body shop also houses a pair of computerized estimation terminals to customize orders on site, and two Blowtherm Concept II downdraft paint booths coat cars in even shades matched to any color requests.
The professionals at Tint Techs can deftly affix window film from brands such as Johnson Window Films to automobiles, boats, homes, and offices. Technicians perform a range of window-tinting jobs, such as applying ceramic-based film to vehicle windows, or to front windshields and front doors for off-road vehicles. Backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, the films can help reduce unwanted UV rays, protect car interiors, and help reduce energy costs in homes. Tint Techs also specializes in complex jobs for vehicles such as RVs and boats.
Drawing upon more than 40 years of glass-mending experience, Western Mobile Glass’s team of technicians repairs and replaces marred or broken windshields. During the 30-minute chip-repair services, the team stymies the growth of three quarter-size windshield blemishes on autos afflicted by hurtling rocks, errant debris, or puberty. Technicians stabilize glass dings before they can grow into cracks and spread across the vehicle's optical center, restoring safe visibility to the driver. Windshields with large cracks or hazardous obstructions can be swapped out for new crystalline panes ($145+ for molding), which are securely installed and fitted into the front slot to ensure that drivers aren't distracted by damage or led astray by cracks shaped like outdated road maps. This Groupon may be used in conjunction with insurance, and Western Mobile Glass accepts most major insurance companies.