University of Texas alumnus, husband, and father of two, Steve Takamatsu took up the reins at long-standing Lawson Tire & Automotive to better accommodate his growing family and to provide local drivers with the services of ASE-certified technicians. Steve and his crew keep cars running with the help of AC Delco parts and Mobil motor oils, brandishing AAA approval, a Blue Seal of Excellence from the Automotive Standards of Excellence, and three gold star stickers on the staff refrigerator. The team offers an expansive list of services that tends to almost all makes and models, and a specialized Fast Brake mobile brake-repair service that fixes or replaces faulty brakes at customers’ locations. Inside the shop, a comfortable waiting area helps drivers pass the time with amenities including DSL Internet access, TV, vending machines, and complimentary coffee.
Austin Auto Glass' high-tech facility can replace a broken side window or windshield with new dot-tempered glass or deploy technicians direct to driveway and rehab rides with its specialty mobile service. To set the mind at ease, the transferrable glass warranty is included for the full lifetime of the vehicle. Clients may also solicit the auto gurus to fix the leaks in an ailing car or dice fresh leeks for a nice summer soup.
Under the direction of an ASE-certified master technician, the experts at Abee's Hi-Tech Auto Service fall back on more than 30 years of experience to keep rides running smoothly. They especially emphasize the importance of regular maintenance, including oil changes and brake repairs. Although simple, these services ensure a car remains in optimal driving condition at all times, whether bouncing through Austin traffic or racing away from an Austin volcano. Routine wear and tear aside, the Abee’s team is equipped to handle major repairs too, including those for engines and suspension systems.
ith more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
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 the standard brake service 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, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.