The Automotive Service Excellence–certified technicians at Samstone Auto Repair and Spa keep cars in pristine condition both underneath the hood and in the minds of admiring onlookers. When drivers get stranded on the roadway or hear a mysterious noise emanating from the car's engine, they can look to the team for services that span from oil changes to transmission work. Recognizing the importance of a vehicle's appearance, the company also offers wash-and-detail jobs, which allow owners to take pride in their gleaming chariots with no effort required.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car?it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Oil Change
Pro Tip: We are an auto shop with personal touch
What makes your business stand out?
It's bumper-to-bumper car service shop run by professionals with experience in management of Auto Service businesses and professional management experience in corporate America. We have a large and family-friendly customer waiting area. Our mechanics have solid hands-on experience on car service
What inspired you to start or run this business?
I am passionate about cars. Since I was a teenager I've been working on cars.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have glass windows from which customers can watch techs working on their cars. A lots of customers like the fact that they can watch how their car is treated by our techs.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Interacting with customers
What is Jack Junkies?
We are the first and only do-it-yourself auto-repair facility in the Metroplex. We offer a state-of-the-art 15,900-square-foot garage with all the tools and resources you need to perform your own auto repairs, along with a full-time ASE-certified technician to help with questions or assist you with repairs.
What inspired you to start this business?
We realized the need for customers to save money on auto repairs and have options in addition to full-service shops. We also wanted to appeal to the car-enthusiast community.
What’s the vibe of Jack Junkies like?
It’s a safe, clean, educational environment to perform your own auto repairs with all the resources you need at your fingertips.
What’s your most popular service?
The two-post auto-lift rental.
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.
Luxury Sweet Escape Spa was founded by a licensed aesthetician and a licensed massage therapist. Chris and Julie combined their powers to carve out a space where folks can spruce up with beauty treatments or wind down with spa services. The facials include a little of both; they begin with a skin analysis and continue with a deep cleansing, extractions, and choice of aroma?pick from peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, or citrus. The signature massages also include a choice of aroma, and incorporate techniques such as Lomi Lomi, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai table massage to make you as loose and relaxed as a stick-figure in a spy movie. Specialty add-ons, including hot lava shells or a toffee body salt scrub, only augment the indulgence.