In 1986, Rob of Rob’s Glass Tinting found an automotive outlet for his artistic side. While employed by an auto dealer, Rob witnessed a window-tinting expert work his magic and decided on the spot to follow suit. He apprenticed with the expert for two years before opening Rob's Glass Tinting in 1988, darkening the panes of homes, cars, and boats with Solar Gard film.
Through the use of a computerized cutting system, technicians are able to install fitted window films that cling to glass with aesthetic precision, avoiding embarrassing gaffes such as missed corners, sloppy edges, or loose, baggy films that look like hand-me-downs from 1970s conversion vans. They can tailor tints for any make or model of car, and their work has graced cars from automakers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, and Bentley.
Using Autologic computer diagnostics, Sherman Oaks Exclusive’s factory-trained technicians can spot any number of automotive issues—whether an engine needs to be replaced or just requires a quick oil change. In addition to improving performance, the staff can spruce up a car’s cosmetic side with upholstery replacements, car wraps, flashy new tires and wheels, or racing stripes made of lipstick. Sherman Oaks Exclusive also showcases rows upon rows of domestic and imported rides that feature low mileage and glossy finishes.
The wayfaring detailers at Shine Bright Mobile Auto Detail & Wash cart their own soft-water supply to every job they're called upon. That way, they help drivers avoid the dreaded spotting associated with standard car washes or driving behind a leaky milk truck. Shine Bright knows that interiors are just as important as the exteriors, which is why they also offer interior shampooing, pet-hair and gum removal, and leather conditioning.
The car cleansers at Beverly Hills Car Wash scrub away vehicular dirt by hand, using soft water and products by Armor All to stop streaking, prevent spots, and bolster fiberglass shine. Attentive auto scrubbers wash away grime, wax and buff surfaces, polish exteriors, spray tires with Armor All, clean interiors of crumbs and dirt, hang a choice scent of air freshener, and then high-five doors upon completion. Beverly Hills Car Wash is conveniently located at a 76 gas station so that clientele can fill up to take freshly shimmering cars out for a spin on the town.
A sleek white Ferrari purrs in the parking lot, and suddenly the opaque window rolls down to reveal Kim Kardashian behind the wheel, beaming with joy at her new custom-tinted windows. Fresh Window Tint’s owner Junior Ayala smiles, knowing he has satisfied yet another customer. Since his father and uncle opened the first location in 1990, Junior has expanded their automotive empire to include three locations, each of which cares for clients personally with custom window tinting and other services.
Using only premium products with at least a 20-year history, which includes Llumar protective window tint, insured technicians wrap windowpanes to reduce heat, solar glare, and up to 99.9% of UV rays. They also protect cars’ bodies with vinyl vehicle wrap or enhance headlights with 3M products. Like wallpaper made from dictionary pages, tinted windows are also stylish and practical for residences and businesses, allowing owners to save up to 40% on energy costs. Customers who live in the Santa Clarita/Valencia area may take advantage of Fresh Window Tint's pickup and drop-off service. Customers visiting from farther-flung locations can relax on the lounge’s plush leather sofas, enjoy snacks and beverages, and watch TV while their cars are being armored against heat and the blinding glare reflected off glass-bottom airplanes.
At Fashion Square Car Wash, winner of the Los Angeles Daily News Best Car Wash from 2010-2013, staff members dedicate themselves to more than just beautifying vehicles inside and out. With every wash, they make a small donation to the customer?s choice of charity, such as The American Cancer Society or City of Hope. As customers avoid the heat in the wash?s shaded waiting area or liquid-nitrogen-chilled gift shop, the technicians set about scrubbing exteriors until they gleam and vacuuming interiors until they?re spotless. Premium washes also include such first-class extras as Blue Coral polishes, Rain-X window treatments, and Black Magic tire dressings. Oil changes incorporate a 22-point inspection.