Tucked in the rear of a large parking lot off the beaten path of South Lamar, Austin Speed Shop is a place for car gearheads to embrace works of art on display. A peek inside the shop reveals a museum of vintage cars and parts, as well as their own custom apparel and accessories. Next to the shop, a big yellow Texas-shaped sign guards a grassy yard with old car bodies and other parts, inviting car enthusiasts in to chat while they wait for their latest project to come to life. Each job at the speed shop is customized to keep the owner’s original vision for the car in mind, which means restored versions of old classics like a 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan, a 1934 Ford Coupe and a 1960 Cadillac get the treatment they deserve.
Each of the mechanics at Accent Auto has spent a minimum of 10 years in the field. That experience enables the full-service dealership to take on any job from all makes and models of vehicle, including those by American and Japanese manufacturers and European brands such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Accent specializes in major repairs, including the rebuilding of engines and transmissions. In its body shop, the company also spruces up rides by replacing windshields, refreshing paint, and repairing damage from golf ball?sized hail or that day when golf balls actually fell from the sky.
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.
Since 1954, Carter’s Auto Repair has maintained and repaired cars of all makes and models. Today, the shop's three locations are manned by a crew of ASE-certified technicians adept at inspecting everything from trucks and SUVs to sedans and smart cars. The team checks and repairs engines, transmissions, and suspension systems, as well as replacing malfunctioning clutches and servicing air conditioners. Beyond major repairs, Carter’s also helps vehicular health by changing oil, rotating tires, and stuffing vegetables into the fuel tank.
Green Earth Automotive not only brings your car to its peak performance, it promotes a sustainable future for the Austin area. The car repair shop uses biodegradable lubricants and G-oil?a bio-based synthetic motor oil?as part of its green oil change. In addition to these eco-friendly alternatives, techs can also repair brakes, air conditioners, and radiators with the same environmentally oriented standards.
Hector Cerda and his team of technicians help protect a car?s interior?and that includes its driver and passengers. The technicians apply SunTek films to vehicle windows in order to protect upholstery and dashes from fading and drivers from getting sunburn. The film blocks up to 99% of UV rays and keeps glare to a minimum, so drivers don?t have to wear blindfolds to keep the sun out of their eyes. Films come in black or charcoal colors and in standard, carbon, or ceramic series.