For more than 30 years, Precision has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics whet engine appetites with a premium oil change with up to 5 quarts of oil, and then rotate tires to allow for an even distribution of wear and tear while on the road. The automotive pampering lasts about an hour, during which mechanics dispose of all waste and crumbs from half-eaten parking tickets stuck in the engine. Technicians conclude the ride renovation with a brake inspection to ensure effective stopping post-drive-away. After motor coaches have returned to their youthful, showroom condition, drivers can register for online service reminders, never again relying on their car's unreliable telepathy abilities.
In Focus: Redwood General Tire
Proof of the staff’s expertise: They’re certified by the ASE, AAA, and Run Flat.
Specialties: the sale, installation, and repair of tires
Other parts of the car they service: brakes, engines, air conditioners, cooling systems
How to get home if your car needs to spend the night: A free shuttle is available to take customers to their homes or workplaces.
How they keep extra-fancy rides safe: with the Euro-style Hunter TC 3250 tire changer, which is designed specifically to protect custom rims and performance tires
Biggest honor from a government agency: the Prestigious Award from the Department of Toxic Substances Control, which is only given to businesses that pass a rigid, 29-point pollution-prevention inspection
A state-certified emissions tester, Menlo Park Star Smog Station keeps cars compliant with eco-friendly limits in a simple process that takes approximately 20 minutes. While owners wait or use the time to communicate with their car telepathically, the technicians inspect and fix the exhaust system to keep it from spewing out pollutants at prohibited levels. The process works wonders for all vehicles, including older cars, newly acquired rides, and those running on diesel.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.