For 15 years, Pearl Car Wash has pampered vehicular surfaces with an array of doting services performed by expert auto aestheticians. Entrust four-wheel friends to the indulgent care of a gold wash to buff up fiberglass panels and erase mud-drawn effigies of Mr. Rogers. This thorough treatment begins with a full-service hand wash, an underbody tickle session, and a stylish tire-and-exterior dressing. Then, car-care professionals step inside each auto to vacuum the carpets of pebbles and stray G.I. Joe limbs, scrub the dash and console, and desmudge the windows. Finally, every car is coated in a flattering rainbow wax and clear-coat protection.
Water from the tap contains minerals that leave speckles and streaks on otherwise gleaming autos. Wax On Wax Off Auto Detailing uses a de-ionization system with specially formulated resins to bind and filter out the dissolved salts that can result in these telltale spots, yielding H2O superior to what is available in most homes. The crews also use a range of products designed to cleanse tires, dashboards, center consoles, and door panels and make wishful bumper stickers about owning an honor student come true. Clay bars help technicians working on home driveways or in the company’s lot to remove miniscule particles of grit from paint, and carnauba wax and UV-protection elixirs further equip them to beautify rides.
A1 Auto Temecula's noble acts of vehicular upkeep earned it the title of Best Auto Service and Repair Facility in the Riverside County Press-Enterprise's 2010 Annual Readers' Choice poll. During two oil changes, A1's mechanics drain depleted auto life essence before re-revving engines with a new filter and up to 6 quarts of conventional motor oil. This treatment works for any car, SUV, or Popemobile that takes regular oil, but synthetic oil incurs an additional charge.
The team of trusty mechanics at Meineke Car Care Center performs a slew of services seven days a week to keep autos running smoothly and efficiently. During the Preferred oil change, the shop's techs drain each motor-wagon's old, broken-down oil and replace it with 5 quarts of young, wide-eyed oil ready to undertake the task of protecting the car's hundreds of banging parts. Along with the oil change, the tires are rotated to prevent uneven wear, and the brakes receive a thorough inspection and a stern lecture. Prideful car owners can also up the ante by choosing the Supreme oil change, which includes the Preferred services plus a tire balancing. Customers can generally expect a clean 30–40 minutes of relaxed waiting time while Meineke's experts do all the dirty work.
At All Tune and Lube, owner Randy Jemiola oversees a staff of ASE-certified technicians who specialize in keeping cars tuned up and on the road. Using products from trusted brands such as Mobil 1, ACDelco, and O’Reilly Auto Parts, techs diagnose automotive ailments and perform services ranging from oil changes and wheel alignments to cooling-system services, emissions testing, and transmission services. The car-care specialists can also swap out a car’s old pair of tap shoes for a shiny new set of tires from brands such as BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Michelin, and Goodyear.