Pearl Car Wash peppers San Diego with convenient self-service stations for automotive absolution. Customers use Pearl's water, suds, and sponges to decrud their chariots with good, old-fashioned elbow grease. Each token–worth $1 apiece–entitles motorists to about two minutes of wash time, with a full wash typically taking about four to five minutes, about as long as it takes to shower quickly or floss a horse's teeth.
Cali v. Smog, a licensed State of California smog-test facility, ensures that vehicles of all models and manufacture dates aren't emitting excessive pollutants before sending them off with a pat on the trunk and a state certificate. Since Cali v. Smog is a test-only station, motorists can gauge their car's environmental output without being coerced into buying a new muffler or putting their vehicle on a regimen of high-fiber motor oils.
When customers roll into LG Customs with their favorite auto, the technicians unroll tinting film and apply it to the windows using precision tools, including the noble squeegee. They do this not only to enhance the car's appearance, but also to improve the glass's safety and protective features. With professional tinting film properly installed, windows block up to 99% of the sun's UV rays while reducing heat and preventing interiors from fading and cracking. The crew also knows that tinting film adds a level of shatter resistance, holding the glass together during an accident or when transporting troupes of operatic sopranos.
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.
Some drivers may prefer to impress onlookers with a shiny, reflective finish on their car. Others may opt to treat their carpool passengers or favorite morning-radio hosts to freshly laundered interiors. Knowing that motorists have different priorities, Wax Man Industries augments whole-car details with a full spectrum of customized services, which allow drivers to assemble a detail tailored to their own comfort and cosmetic preferences. With the help of nanotechnology products, including high-gloss waxes and sanitizing shampoos, the detailers hone in on smeared exteriors, stained upholstery, and greasy engines to transform every car their sponges touch into a vehicle that looks like it escaped from a Ferrari daycare. Included in the roster of detail services are more-involved restoration techniques, including buffing, sanding, and oxidation treatments performed with a 24-hour turnaround and a money-back guarantee in case clients aren't satisfied. In addition to four-wheeled vehicles, the technicians also revamp boats, airplanes, trailers, and motorcycles to ensure exteriors gleam on the sea, in the air, and through action-movie stunts through the air into the sea. With 15 years of experience, the techs at Wax Man Industries have also extended their cleaning know-how into homes in the form of carpet cleaning powered by hot-water-extraction techniques. They pore over carpets with double-pass cleaning strokes and double-drying strokes that shorten the dry time overall. Even though they remorselessly nix deep-seated stains and blotches, their cleaning techniques are hypoallergenic and remain safe for kids and pets alike.
Continuing a 57-year legacy, the experienced mobile-electronics technicians at Al & Ed's Autosound equip car owners with safe driving solutions during two-hour hands-free Bluetooth installations. Armed with an extensive arsenal of adapters, the technicians integrate Parrot CK3000 Evolution Bluetooth units with existing audio systems, allowing calls to be heard through the vehicle's speakers. Any phone equipped with Bluetooth connectivity can sync with the handy hands-free device, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Responding to voice commands from the driver, the unit conjures up contacts from its database of up to 150 names when called upon, much like a faithful robotic court wizard.