Town East Ford's service center employs a team of factory-trained technicians ready to keep vehicles of all makes and models running and rolling smoothly. The 60-minute service begins with an oil change, where mechanics convince engines to spit out their soiled crude and gulp a fresh batch of conventional motor oil. While autos hang in the air atop a lift bay, staffers rotate tires to balance tread-wear and run through a multipoint inspection to check for potential issues or accumulations of orange cones in the wheel wells. A complimentary car wash cleanses exteriors of built-up dirt and grime, sending cars on their way with a factory-fresh finish. As customers wait to be reunited with their four-wheeled babies, they can run errands with the help of Town East Ford's courtesy shuttle or practice advanced thumb-wrestling moves on their nondominant hand.
Trophy Nissan and its team of 20 ASE- and Nissan-certified technicians outfit autos with full-service tune-ups, oil changes, and cleanings. Service commences inside the 44,000-square-foot facility with an oil and filter change, reenergizing operating systems with life-sustaining fluids. A tire rotation distributes wear and tear on all four pavement pounders, keeping the car driving as smoothly as a baby covered in high-performance motor oil. Additionally, multipoint probing searches for mechanical problems simmering below a soon-to-be-gleaming car surface, which is soon to be enhanced by an interior suction of lingering dust mites.
For 23 years, Splash N Dash Car Wash & Lube has washed, detailed, and fixed up vehicles from its retro, yellow service compound. Automatic tunnels lavish cars with tri-foams, clear coat, and conditioners, and rigorous detailers shine fa?ades with Blue Coral waxes before restoring cabins to pre-carpool condition with interior shampoos and upholstery treatments. Onsite mechanics flush residue and Crackerjack prizes from stagnant transmission and cooling systems, and dispatch standard, synthetic, and diesel motor oils to mediate between friction-filled components. Customers flop down on plump leather couches inside Splash N Dash's waiting lounge, where flat-screen TVs and a small convenience store distract car owners from their desire to peek at their cars in the shower.
650,000 square feet filled with cars, trucks, and SUVs could be a jam-packed parking lot?but if those vehicles are all shiny, new, and indoors, you've got the DFW Auto Show. Makes and models of all kinds fill the showroom floor at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Auto manufacturers featured at the show include domestic and foreign companies such as Jaguar, Mini, Bentley, and Chevrolet. Guests can admire the added width on the BMW 4 Series Coupe or the zip on the 2015 Corvette Stingray, which can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, or the same amount of time it takes a drive-through employee to yell, "Hey, you need to pay for that!"
Rustic charm meets opulent décor inside The Old Warsaw, where white tablecloths and burgundy drapes mingle with chandeliers and grand paintings, setting the scene for decadent plates of French continental cuisine honed over six decades. Dishes range from classic French fare such as escargot and chateaubriand to braised pheasant and roasted duck, all of which can be paired with any of 460 wines procured from regions such as Europe, North America, and South America. As diners sample rich seafood crepes and lobster bisque, live musicians tickle eardrums with soft melodies, special songs for birthdays and proposals, and occasional legal advice.
Magic Car Care’s troupe of auto experts outfits rides with entertainment and comfort amenities including window tints, alarm systems, and sound systems. Pulling from product lines by Kenwood and Sony, technicians enhance on-the-road entertainment by installing iPod hookups, subwoofer boxes, DVD players, and small bunk beds for live-in disc jockeys. Techs also survey vehicular innards to ensure cars run in tip-top shape, changing oil and conducting state inspections.