Led by owner Billy Gaul, the team at The Tint Guyz accessorizes windows with tinted film, effectively enhancing appearance while adding subtle safety features. Window films reduce glare, preventing vision impairment and leading to safer driving, and may hold together a shattered windshield in the event of an accident or another case of pennies raining down from heaven. Tinting also keeps temperatures down during the summer months and can block up to 99% of the sun's UV rays. Committed to making vehicles safer, The Tint Guyz restores headlights and outfits fenders with clear bras that protect them as well as the hood, bumper, and mirrors.
The experienced glass guardians at Windshield Pros North ensure car owners enjoy unencumbered views. Glass installers certified by the National Glass Association and Dow Automotive Systems employ high-quality materials and specially formulated adhesives to repair or replace glass panes, carving specialized pieces to fit windshields, doors, vents, and back panels. Windshield Pros North’s technicians perform onsite handiwork six days a week, and drivers take advantage of free rental cars. The team also travels directly to homes with its mobile glass services.
Don and Rick Wood, owners of Cooks Collision, have auto-repair roots that reach back to the 1930s. Their grandfather, Clyde, built cars for Ford Motor Company and later started his own body shop, where he passed his knowledge on to his son, Bob. After working as a body-shop manager for Saltnes Volkswagen, Bob took out a mortgage against his family home and purchased Cooks Auto Body, fulfilling his dream of starting his own shop—just like his dad. Today, Don and Rick carry on the family legacy with nearly 20 locations, 300 employees, and one magical vintage racecar. Their ASE-certified mechanics are factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, and Volvo, and they repair around 30,000 cars each year.
The experts at Oil Can Henry's wear bow ties and newsboy hats, hinting at pleasant anachronism. Completing the effect of having stepped back in time, however, drivers remain in their cars, flipping open free newspapers as though they were in a mid-century service station. As Henry's knowledgeable technicians whip through oil changes, reviving autos with a lube job, fluid top-off, visual inspection, and other services, patrons look on via a video monitor. The close-up vantage point and tips from the workers help guests learn new things about their autos and not to be too grossed out to touch the headlights anymore.
A range of Castrol motor oils, each designed to meet unique driving conditions and vehicular needs, waits on shelves, and fuel additives give an additional boost. Within the sheltered bays, the crew provides further maintenance services such as cooling-system flushes and constructive criticism of homemade hood ornaments.
The mechanics at Vacaville Autopro address all kinds of vehicular needs, from preventative maintenance to complete repair. Canvassing cars with a free inspection, the techs can uncover early warning signs before small problems manifest into bigger issues. Deeper under the hood, the staff gets to work servicing parts including electrical circuits, serpentine belts, and worn transmissions. As drivers wait, they can take advantage of the shop’s free WiFi and cable TV, or use a night drop box to drop off vehicles after work or to send secret-admirer notes to the dreamiest mechanic.
Mobile Pro Detail is a fully self-contained car wash on wheels. Its technicians travel to homes and business armed with their own supply of water—which they filter and de-ionize to prevent spotting—and set to work detailing all manner of vehicle, from cars to airplanes. Each of their professional-grade cleaning products is nontoxic, and their process complies with EPA regulations, bringing autos show-room shines without drawing crowds of protesting redwoods.
With participating locations nationwide, Auto Care Special lets customers reach out to their local garages for a grab bag of free and discounted maintenance services. Cards may be redeemed for multiple vehicles over the course of one year for services such as oil changes, safety inspections, and engine-light diagnoses. Those who move or create alter-egos over the course of the year can scan the locations page for participating garages in their new cities of residence to receive a complimentary maintenance bundle.