Car Culture On Melrose: Where To Rent, Wash, Fix, Customize and Fuel Up

Car Culture On Melrose: Where To Rent, Wash, Fix, Customize and Fuel Up

If you live in L.A., or are visiting L.A., you’re going to want to have wheels. Most of us choose four, and that’s why SoCal is #1 in the country for car culture. While having a vehicle is great for taking advantage of all the region has to offer, they still require a lot of care.

In between the great restaurants, bars, and shops on Melrose are some of the best car care businesses around. Here’s the complete guide for renting, washing, fixing, customizing, and fueling your car on Melrose Avenue.

 

PLATINUM MOTORSPORT

Platinum Motorsport has a few divisions to satisfy your badass car desires. George and Jack Keshishyan built quite a reputation for repairing, modifying, and customizing high-end vehicles. Its transportation group provides exotic and luxury car rentals and chauffeur service. With such extraordinary quality, it’s no surprise celebrities, pro athletes, royals, politicians, and CEOs are clientele.

PLATINUM MOTORSPORT
7327 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.935.9222
platinummotorsport.com

 

MELROSE STRIP AUTO DETAILING

Doesn’t matter if your car is a tricked-out luxury ride or if you’ve got 100,000 miles on the Camry, every car looks better clean. And clean means inside and out. The obsessive detailers at Melrose Strip Auto Detailing will make you feel so much better by meticulously vacuuming, dusting, washing, and buffing your car to perfection.

MELROSE STRIP AUTO DETAILING
7673 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
323.658.8872

 

JIFFY LUBE

Take care of your car and your car will take care of you. So oil changes are a necessary evil. Luckily, Jiffy Lube can get that annoyance taken care of really fast. They also handle all those other necessary maintenance issues like air filters, cooling and fuel system service, tire rotation, and belt, battery, and wiper replacement. Check the website for generous money-saving coupons.

JIFFY LUBE
702 No. LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.937.7179
jiffylube.com/locations/ca/los-angeles/1470

 

KING’S OF BODY

No matter how careful you are, you’re eventually going to get dinged (hopefully not seriously). Scrapes and dents are the cost of car culture in L.A. And that’s why having a quality body shop in your phone book is imperative. George and the King’s of Body crew are cost and time efficient without compromising impeccable work. From touch-up painting to post-accident repairs, the King’s will take good care of you and your car.

KING’S OF BODY
6935 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.413.2136

 

COMMUNITY AUTO CENTER

You also need a go-to mechanic if you’re a car owner in L.A. Community Auto Center offers full-service car and truck repair by some of the best mechanics in L.A. The shop itself is clean and fresh-looking, and the staff is super friendly and accessible. Honest and reliable, CAC is highly rated on Yelp for providing fast and complete service with absolutely no hassle, and full respect for your time.

COMMUNITY AUTO CENTER
6800 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
323.466.1097

 

MOBIL & 76

Mobile

 

 

76

All this car care means nothing if you don’t have the fuel to get her on the road. If you’re on Melrose and need to fill the tank, both Mobil and United Oil 76 will be there for you. Convenient, safe, and competitively priced, both stations are open 24/7. Both take credit cards and have an ATM. And they each have a convenience store and restroom as well as air and vacuum.

MOBIL
6601 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.939.5209
exxonmobilstations.com/

UNITED OIL 76
7861 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
323.852.1242
unitedoilco.com/station?IDS=41

 

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.