Automated car washes come with the risk of damaging a car’s finish or convincing the vehicle to run away to Henry Ford’s birthplace. Thus, the techs at Laguna Niguel Carwash do everything by hand—or, to be precise, by soft lamb’s wool mitts. The Meguiar’s-certified carwash tackles automotive blemishes with a huge battery of products, including rainbow triple wax, tire dressing, and air freshener. A full automotive haven, Laguna Niguel Carwash also features a gas station and convenience store so that both car and driver can fuel up before hitting the road.
Aliso Viejo Auto Center's ASE-certified technicians facilitate smooth and trouble-free driving in all makes and models—including Prius hybrids—with a range of maintenance and repairs. Led by a 20-year veteran technician, deft mechanics install quality parts, perform electronic repairs, send email upkeep reminders to car owners, and administer certified smog tests to make sure cars aren't emitting excess pollution or grandiose promises of everlasting motion. The dependable technicians back every repair with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty and offer a free 30-point inspection with every service. Customers who live or work in a 5-mile radius of the shop can hitch a ride on the shop's free shuttle while their car is being serviced.
The staff and mechanics at 714 Auto Repair keep their customers educated and informed about all the work they do, whether it be a transmission replacement, oil change, or a pep talk when the car's voice begins to change. In addition to a full spread of repair services, they provide towing and roadside assistance 24 hours a day. Their shuttles whisk customers to any spot within five miles of the shop, free of charge.
Big O Tires outfits wheels with tires from Michelin, Goodyear and other trusted brands–including their own Big O brand tires that are backed by a three-year warranty and a lifetime of rotations. The retailer has been in the road-ready rubber trade since 1962, when it began as a single co-op; over the past five decades, it has blossomed into a network of more than 480 locations, spanning 20 states. The shops’ ASE-certified technicians not only specialize in tires, but also tend autos with a comprehensive array of repair and maintenance services. They deftly change oil, replace brakes, and meticulously administer multi-point inspections, which ensure that headlights work and that wiper blades aren’t actually sleeping rattlesnakes.
Motorists can treat their hacking and wheezing motorcar to a trio of oil changes at eOilChange.com's participating auto shops. During each 30-minute service, skilled technicians replace used motor oil with up to 6 quarts of standard engine juice and install a new oil filter to ensure vehicles' veins pump clean, contaminant-free oil. Most autos are welcome, save trucks that weigh more than one ton, and all three services must be performed on the same vehicle. Drivers have 365 days to use all three oil changes at a single location, which means cars won't need to suck fresh oil from vulnerable pump jacks for at least a year.
The technicians at Executint are plenty familiar with applying window films to automobiles, permanent structures, and boats—they’ve been doing it for thirty years. With finesse and painstaking craftsmanship, they lay tints over car windows to protect drivers from heat and UV rays and to give the car a sleek aesthetic. A number of tint styles are available for residential and commercial buildings—for the former, they carry infrared and ceramic films, and for the latter, they stock BlackOut, frosted, etched, and opaque films that provide two-way privacy. Executint also installs 3M Scotchguard paint protection films and anti-graffiti coating to protect surface walls from vandals and next-door neighbors that load up their homemade catapults with cans of paint.