Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigor with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable full synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with EPA- and CARB-complying catalytic converters, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Falken, Cooper, Michelin, and BFGoodrich.
Owner and mechanic Victor Amaya brings a decade of experience to AmayaS’ Auto Repair, where foreign and domestic cars can hop on a lift and forget their problems. Victor and his crew offer services that run the gamut from basic oil changes and tune-ups to replacements for finicky brakes, axles, and alternators. The technicians can also root out the causes of motor troubles and run diagnostics for the check-engine light, which typically illuminates when a good Samaritan leaves a cash prize under a car’s hood.
The ASE-certified mechanics at A1 Imports Autoworks keep both foreign and domestic vehicles humming smoothly down thoroughfares. Helmed by JP Cadoux, a seasoned motorsports enthusiast with professional racing experience, the auto-savvy team of techs brings a love for all things automotive to every oil change and tune-up. The staff, which specializes in BMW rebuilds, skillfully cares for coaches of any make and model. For quick care, A1 also performs basic work such as oil changes in about 45 minutes, or approximately the time it takes to microwave, eat, and regret 15 Hot Pockets.
California Smog Test employs an ASE-certified staff to check cars to ensure they are road ready. They complete the DMV-required biennial smog testing by placing your vehicle on a dynamo meter to test for emissions. The team can certify diesel and regular cars and trucks, out-of-state registration changes, and renewals of your current smog approval rating. The staff also recommends you warm up your vehicle before a smog check, or, if your vehicle is more than a decade old, fill up the gas tank to help ensure a passing measurement.