Per its name, Glass Doctor of North Texas heals broken glass in cars and homes with a combination of mobile and in-store services. Skilled technicians zoom to accident sites 24/7, tending to cracks and shattered panes with supplies from their emergency vehicles. Their ministrations range from replacing broken windows with plywood to measuring openings for new glass and placing rush orders. As they work, they tread carefully in clients’ spaces, wearing shoe covers and conducting meticulous cleanups, rather than just sweeping debris in piles shaped like mocking smiley faces.
For less immediate repairs and a more comprehensive selection of auto glass to choose from, patrons can stop by one of the franchise’s more than 275 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The staff guide clients through the nuanced pros and cons of their varied glass panels, which run the gamut from tinted and energy-saving glass to insulated glass, which keeps homes warm more safely than burning curtains.
Sun Masters Automotive’s technicians revamp vehicles from the inside out. They turn cars into mobile concert halls with Sony and Pioneer sound systems, equip them with video systems and GPS navigators, and give them the wherewithal to protect their new gadgetry with name-brand alarm systems. Further security comes in the form of tinted window film, which not only restores privacy to drivers and their electronics, but also gives the vehicle a stylish new look that can distract radar guns. Technicians also armor cars with paint protectants that minimize scratches and fading, and plaster energy-saving tinted films on residential and commercial buildings.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
The first Kwik Car Lube & Tune shop opened in 1986, later followed by more than 350 locations that gradually created a stretch of auto-maintenance nirvana across eight states. At any Kwik Car shop, technicians direct their automotive-maintenance services toward brakes, engines, transmissions, tires, and air conditioners.
Autoscope Foreign Car Care's factory-certified technicians detail and service nearly all European makes and models, including Audi, Mercedes, and Jaguar. At the two Dallas locations and the one in Plano, they execute plans to fix everything from cooling systems and brakes to engines that foolishly thought they could, stamping each car's maintenance book to keep the original manufacturer's warranty valid. They also hand wash and vacuum every car that comes in for a service. However, the shop's team can perform a more thorough cleaning with detailing services, scrubbing frown lines from bumpers, peeling off contaminants such as tree sap and bugs, waxing, and completely cleansing cars inside and out.
A line of BMWs, Porsches, and Rolls-Royce luxury saloons dominates the pavement, the sun glistening off their shining bodies and attracting even the shiest eye. This isn't the Geneva Motor Show, but rather the grounds of Dallas European Auto, where certified master technicians nurse ailing European autos back to health. After free estimates, they go to work, with services ranging from brake-system checks and drivetrain work to heating and cooling calibration. Though they specialize in tinkering with autos from Western Europe’s finest constructors, they can also deftly service domestic cars, imports from other regions, or Yugos moonlighting as bumper cars. Shuttles pick up and drop off customers as they wait for their trusty autos to emerge from the garage, and a no-charge pickup and drop-off service scoops up rides within a 5-mile radius.