Specializing in Toyotas, Elk Grove Toyota’s troupe of automobile experts extends the vehicular lifespans of all makes and models with a lineup of lubricating oil changes, detailed inspections, and whole-body scrub-downs. Mechanics whet automotive appetites by swapping out mucky oil with fresh servings of lubricant, bestowing engines with a healthy purr and keeping automotive whooping cough at bay. A multipoint inspection puts cars in the limelight with a skillful technician scrutinizing vehicles bumper to bumper for worn-out tires, lethargic wiper blades, and squeaky brakes. Cars reap the reward for good behavior with a trip through the carwash vestibule, complete with a sudsy scrubbing and belly-scratch.
Servicing cars, trucks, and SUVs of all makes and models, Quick Lube at Nissan of Elk Grove’s trained technicians keep four-wheelers in tiptop shape with maintenance services. No appointment is required, and the team of ride rescuers keep warranties firmly intact by swapping out old, cynical oil for up to 5 fresh quarts eager to make a difference in the lives of pistons and shafts, along with a new filter. After a multipoint inspection to make sure parts are in working order, the team tops off essential fluids such as coolant, allowing patrons to stop siphoning their juice boxes to keep the windshield-wiper-fluid reservoir full. Finally, because automobiles perform better when they’re not constantly glancing in the rearview mirror, a thorough wash and vacuum leaves cars looking their best by erasing all signs of dirt, grime, and road rage.
For California Custom Trailers & Power Sports owners Todd and Karol Messersmith, what began as a small horse-trailer dealership has steadily ballooned into a successful business that rents and sells all manners of outdoor adventure vehicles and trailers. The duo boasts an inventory of high-quality gear from brands such as Polaris, Western Power Sports, and Husqvarna, outfitting clients with snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and scooters for all-season jaunts in the outdoors or inside track-equipped libraries.
Owner of Quicklane at Elk Grove Ford Matt Wood maintains a one-stop shop for car owners and owners-to-be. In addition to selling new, preowned, and commercial vehicles, the staff keeps cars trucking in its comprehensive service center, where they change oil, install wiper blades and new tires, align wheels, and perform 21-point inspections.
Premium Glass & Tint Inc.’s factory-trained technicians battle harmful UV rays and stifling temperatures with 3M and Solar Gard films. A lot of glass has felt their touch in the past, including the windows of more than 10,000 cars and several buildings at the San Jose International Airport.
With help from a computer, the techs custom-cut films to fit car windows. They cloak autos in a spectrum of products, from color-stable films with a factory-glass gleam to crystalline tints designed for high-end cars and bicycles that think they're cars. The team heads to residences with films that can block the sun—and lower AC costs—as well as prevent glass from shattering during inclement weather or stuntman conventions. Premium Glass & Tint also offers gift certificates, which customers can use for tinting windows, or the shop's other services, including replacing and repairing busted windshields, and protecting paint with Scotchgard Paint Protection film.
Manned by ASE-certified technicians, the River City Brakes garage treats vehicles of all makes and models to maintenance and repair services. The team rids engines of stale oil and forgotten Easter eggs with helpings of fresh lube and throws in a complimentary tire rotation with each change. They also vend and install brake pads, as well as inspect and repair alternators, starters, and belts.