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
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.
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.
The two ASE-certified mechanics at MPG Auto Service have gone to great lengths to turn their garage into a viable alternative to pricy dealership repair shops. The owner has achieved the title of Toyota certified master technician and has slain the diesel-powered dragon needed to earn his certificate as a Toyota hybrid-system-qualified mechanic. The team also knows its way around the engines of Fords, Porsches, Volkswagens, and more than 25 other foreign and domestic makes. They put their knowledge to work performing California smog and emissions testing, exhaust-system and electrical repairs, and routine engine maintenance. The shop maintains a user-friendly vibe, encouraging potential patrons to drop in with questions about their limping or coughing automobiles.
The technicians at Premier Star Smog Check have one goal in mind each time a vehicle rolls onto the premises, and that's to check its smog levels to ensure that they're in compliance with the law. If it has four wheels, a motor, and isn't some sort of scary robot, the technicians will perform a range of tests to check each vehicle's smog levels before awarding it a certificate or sending it back to smog school. Though each smog check takes only about 15 minutes, Premier Star Smog Check still offers patrons free WiFi and is situated near different eateries for those seeking a quick bite.