TIREMAX trains its staff in-house, preparing each technician to match clients with the proper tires based on their concerns for safety, speed, and value. The shop’s selection of tires ($43.10+ each) encompasses brand names such as Firestone, Bridgestone, and BFGoodrich, as well as specialty circulars including the Yokohama Avid Touring-S ($71.17 each), whose etched channels quickly wick away rain and sweat dripped from out-of-shape engines. Wheels highlight road rubber with shiny chrome, bronze, gunmetal, or gold finishes (prices quoted by staff), and TIREMAX's technicians also expertly install selected treads in 30 minutes or less, ensuring each set’s stability by balancing every tire on the nose of a seal before securing them to the car.
Texas Motorplex is an all-concrete quarter-mile drag racing facility located in Ennis, Texas. The facility opened in 1986, becoming the first super-stadium built specifically for drag racing. The Motorplex has hosted national event racing since 1986 and has been the site of record-breaking passes, championship-clinching pe
The staffers at MBC Professional Services have their hands in almost every aspect of the business world, from job training and small-business marketing to computer repair and office cleaning. Not bound by traditional commerce conventions, MBC is able to straddle multiple industries, moving seamlessly from steam cleaning automobiles and inverting door dents to dispensing legal counsel. MBC also hosts real-estate classes where students learn how to invest in homes without losing money, which normally requires buying a house that isn't near an ice-cream truck route.
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.
At LJ’s Tints & Wheels, window tints aren’t just for cars—they’re also for boats, homes, and commercial buildings. Wherever they're applied, the tints block 99% of UV rays, reducing glare and preventing sun damage. Langley, the shop’s owner since 1988, creates the custom tints in various colors and shades. He also stocks a wide range of car and truck accessories that add flair to vehicles without the hassle of keying smiley faces into the doors.
A haven for both new and used vehicles, Lakeside Chevrolet outfits customers with compatible cars and tweaks careworn rides in its service department. The dealership's GM-certified technicians carefully comb over cars of all makes and models to ensure that they conform to state standards. They also visit vital vehicle components, such as the battery, tire treads, belts and hoses, and fluid reservoirs, to preempt potential problems. The shop keeps customers moving while their cars are otherwise occupied, offering shuttle services, loaner cars, and fresh horses to get drivers from point A to any other point in the alphabet.
The ASE-certified mechanics at Pete's Tires and Automotive Service scrutinize cars made in 1996 or later to ensure they meet the state's safety and emissions expectations. During the state inspection, trained eyes gaze into the depths of your car, analyzing the exhaust system, tinkering with turn signals and headlights, and testing the horn by honking through your favorite rock song. Technicians also gauge tire pressure and fiddle with the seat belts, parking brakes, and windshield wipers. After checking the brake system to verify that the brakes are powerful enough to stop cars from trying to race into every destruction derby they pass, the auto doctors bring the one-hour service to an end with a tire rotation.