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.
After the untimely passing of Flip's Wesco Tire & Wheel Auto Center's founder Philip “Flip” Smith in 2008, Flip's son Shawn and daughter Kristin decided to use their lifelong industry experience and keep their father's legacy alive. To this day, customers stop by the center for vehicle supplies that range from automotive services to new tires—each of which comes with complimentary 5,000-mile rotations, wheel balancing, and flat repairs. During all services and installations, the experienced technicians administer a complete inspection designed to uncover operational and safety issues, such as leaky undercarriages and missing windshields. While clients wait for their rides to be fully refined, they can surf the web with the center's free WiFi.
For more than 35 years, the experts at International Auto Radio have been souping up and stylizing cars with top of the line electronics and security enhancements. Technicians collaborate with customers to create customized sound systems for boats, video entertainment for an RV, or a car navigation system that drives you straight to the nearest donuts. The techs can also transform trunk space into wall-to-wall speaker systems, install fuchsia under-lighting for a Spyder motorcycle, or plug in high-resolution digital screens in the backseat of sedans. To amp up security, staffers can also install systems from ScyTek Electronics that beam signals directly to a driver’s smartphone.
Quick Lane populates its more than 600 nationwide locations with factory-trained technicians who quench dried-out engines with invigorating motor oil. During the one-hour service, techs bolster engine endurance and promote maximum mileage with a five-quart booster shot of clean, conventional oil and a new filter, which replaces its clogged predecessor. The shop also stocks synthetic oil, which enriches engines with premium lubricants designed to last longer, withstand severe temperatures, and talk the engine out of breaking down when its ex-girlfriend calls. Next, techs redistribute tread wear with speedy tire swaps. During the multipoint inspection, the technicians scout the car's components for signs of safety hazards or performance issues, confirming vehicular health before cars attempt arduous tasks such as long road trips or learning to use jumper cables as a lasso.
The repair shop, which provides a host of services for both foreign and domestic vehicles, is staffed by an experienced father-and-son team of automotive technicians that’ll give your car’s engine a quick transfusion, replacing its coagulated blood with brand-new plasma.