When cars leave Dr. Smog N Lube, they roll out with an engine full of new, clean oil and a clean bill of health from the state. Technicians bolster cars with regular- and synthetic-oil changes, tire rotations, and safety inspections that check 18 separate points. During state-emission inspections, the staff tests each car to make sure its smog output is below the legal limit and awards passing vehicles with a state-certified approval before sending them on their way to brag about it at the nearest gas pump.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
Lankershim Car Wash's auto-detailing package puts a twinkle back into the grille-smile of even the dingiest jalopy, be it an SUV, compact, or van. Seven days a week, Lankershim's buggy bathers begin each two- to four-hour scrub-down by hand waxing and buffing your human hauler until mud stains, avian expulsions, and embedded meteors seem like a fleeting bad dream. Team Lankershim will then shampoo your steel steed’s shell and string it onto a touristy necklace. Wheels are likewise steamed from top to bottom, while interiors and tires are dressed until their luster and dignity is restored.
At Universal Service Station, friendly, knowledgeable technicians keep foreign and domestic vehicles of all types running smoothly and safely with diagnostic services and tune-ups as well as major overhauls and repairs. Drivers leave their cars, vans, trucks, and motorcycles in the care of skilled mechanics, who protect moving parts from wear with oil changes and help motorists avoid crashing through giant ice sculptures that are constantly being carried across the city’s streets with brake repair and replacement.
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.
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.