Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
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 professional brake services including brake-line repair and replacement, ABS diagnosis and repair, and adjustments that come with 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, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
Drawing on half a century of automotive service, Midas helps drivers to prolong vehicle vigour with factory-recommended maintenance services. Mechanics pop car hoods to perform oil changes with standard and temperature-durable synthetic solutions, taking time to inspect belts, hoses, fluids, and the air conditioner's resident penguin. Armed with efficient catalytic converters built to U.S. EPA standards, the staff helps to shrink harmful emissions during muffler and exhaust-system checks. Trained technicians augment brake services with lifetime guarantees and curate healthy, evenly worn tires with rotations or replacements from Goodyear, Michelin, Firestone, and Bridgestone.
If it rolls, there's a good chance the technicians at DFW Camper Corral can improve upon it. Their stock of camper shells and tonneau covers from A.R.E., SnugLid, and BakFlip fit diverse models with flat makes or styles with aerodynamic curves, ideal for when trucks need to visit their second cousins, airplanes. After protecting upholstery with Llumar window tints or outfitting rides with car and truck accessories, the techs can even safeguard their handiwork with alarm systems and other high-tech gadgets.
The engine isn’t a single thing—it’s a collection of smaller moving parts that work together to make a car run. Oil lubricates the parts, preventing the friction that can make engines overheat. At Meineke Car Care Center, technicians specialize in oil changes, replacing old, broken-down oil with a fresh batch. Their maintenance services don’t end there, though—the technicians can also rotate and balance tires, flush debris from transmissions, and replace windshield wipers.