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For more than 20 years, GotCarWash.com has been providing unlimited car washes to customers nationwide through its innovative membership program. Online clients simply browse a list of locations—more than 100 in California alone—and sign up for unlimited cleanings at the most accessible one. But regardless of which location they choose, they can rest assured that their car will be bathed by professionals wielding only the highest quality cleaning products on the market. The teams strip away grime with biodegradable shampoos and cleansers, as well as top-notch formulas like a special closed-cell Envirosoft Foam, a cleansing foam designed not to scratch exteriors. The cleansing arsenal also includes products like ArmorAll Professional, Mequiar, Blue Coral, and Rain-X- all of which work to protect the car's finish from harsh environmental factors and any birds that decide to hold tap dance practice on its hood.

2661 Via De La Valle
Del Mar,
CA
US

Eschewing the over-the-top costumes and writing that typify many other murder-mystery dinners, The Dinner Detective San Diego’s cast of improvisational actors blends in with audiences, holding secrets tight to their chests while steering each night’s tension-filled storyline. After a diner is found murdered, a resident detective helps lead the investigation, allowing guests to interrogate one another with Tickle Monster tactics to distinguish the culprit among the crowd of fellow diners and dissembling thespians. Multicourse meals keep bodies well fueled during spurts of crime-solving intuition, and a prize basket awaits the gumshoe who comes closest to solving the case.

15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar,
CA
US

Discount Tire’s professional technicians install and service a vast trove of tires and wheels to keep wagons rolling safely. Experienced, trained mechanics manage an inventory replete with tires by brand names such as Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone ($60–$100/tire for most vehicles) and a huge range of wheels ($50–$100/wheel for most vehicles). Proud owners of newly outfitted buggies receive advice on how to improve their rubber-road marriages or ability to do donuts on the lawns of rival librarians. Along with recommendations on products and services, tire installations include new valve stems, road-hazard protection, and lifetime rotations.

685 San Rodolfo Dr
Solana Beach,
CA
US

The technicians at Encinitas Mobile Detailing take their scouring and polishing skills on the road to their customer's home or office. This saves the customer time and allows his or her ride to enjoy a professional detailing or wash and wax service that maintains paint jobs and chrome, as well as interior upholstery, carpeting, and germaphobic dashboard hula dancers.

741 Jacquelene Court
Encinitas,
California
US

The beachside beauty of San Diego can take its toll on vehicles, as sand sneaks its way onto floor mats and the bright sun slowly damages paint and clear-coat protectant. The traveling technicians at Mobile Detailing Specialists protect vehicles from the Pacific's salty breeze through comprehensive, top-to-bottom detailing services. Auto techs use only purified, deionized water to rinse exteriors, earth-friendly cleaning products to scrub away dirt, and swaths of hand-applied carnauba wax to restore paint’s shine. As they clean, staffers can isolate especially troublesome areas of the car, restoring cloudy headlights for an extra charge, or completely detailing tires and rims made dirty from romps through the local tar pit.

2155 Valleydale Ln.
Encinitas,,
California
US

Motorists can treat their hacking and wheezing motorcar to a trio of oil changes at eOilChange.com's participating auto shops. During each 30-minute service, skilled technicians replace used motor oil with up to 6 quarts of standard engine juice and install a new oil filter to ensure vehicles' veins pump clean, contaminant-free oil. Most autos are welcome, save trucks that weigh more than one ton, and all three services must be performed on the same vehicle. Drivers have 365 days to use all three oil changes at a single location, which means cars won't need to suck fresh oil from vulnerable pump jacks for at least a year.

1424 Encinitas Boulevard
Encinitas,
CA
US