Care car in the Los Angeles, California area can be a profitable business due to a large number of cars and trucks in the area needing service. The Preston Tire Company pictured in this 1932 image, in addition to tire service also contained: a Socony Certified Lubrication Service, an Auto Painting bay, an Official Brake Station, a Headlight Adjusting Station, and a Starters-Generators and Willard Battery service area.
The center of the complex contained a 24-hour General Petroleum filling station with three visible style pumps selling purple Violet Ray gasoline for 17-cents a gallon, and Motogas at 13-cents. To the far right was a small restaurant where you could have a steak, chilli or a hamburger while waiting for your car. Check out the sectional enlargements (below) for more detail and better views of the cars in the scene.
The photos are courtesy of the USC Libraries.