Since its asphalt cooled in 1968, Texas World Speedway has hosted races big and small, gaining renown as “the world’s fastest speedway” in 1973 when Mario Andretti set his closed-course speed record there. The racing mecca continues to expand its repertoire with a performance driving school, which couples classroom learning with on-road experience, as well as through a work-drive program that lets young racers exchange a day of toil for everyday practice on the track. Frequent visitors can reap the rewards of the speedway‘s membership program, which grants holders access to benefits such as gear, discounts, exclusive events, and secret handshakes that produce motor oil.
The Peveto family's name became synonymous with stopping power when John Peveto II opened his first Brake Check shop in 1968. More than 40 years and 40 shops later, the family still helps cars stop (and go) with brake-pad inspections, wheel alignments, battery replacements, and oil changes. With convenience in mind, each shop opens its work bays seven days a week, offers online appointments, and backs up several of their services with lifetime warranties that are then backed up by other even more muscular warranties.:m]]
What makes your business stand out?
Our focus on each passenger's travel experience. We strive to provide a reliable, efficient, and safe travel experience for our passengers and do this by ensuring we value their time and experiences as highly as they do. Our onboard cabin crew not only provides great service en route and during boarding, but ensure our passengers' safety and overall enjoyment during travel. While some carriers aim to provide the lowest-cost offering possible, our goal is to provide the best value and travel experience.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
Traveling frequently for work, I realized how unenjoyable much of my travel was and how much productivity I was losing during travel. Starline aims to let passengers take back their travel time, be it for enjoyment or work purposes. While it's great to save on gas, the bigger benefit is regaining your time and peace of mind in not having to worry about travel.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our GameLiner and CityLiner services allow travelers to enjoy their destinations and not have to worry about travel, parking, or road safety after a night on the town or a big game's tailgate.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: GameLiner - Express game-day service
Pro Tip: Take the hassle out of travel. Travel Smart. Travel Starline.
Auto Fix Unlimited’s four facilities staff ASE-certified technicians who offer oil changes, maintenance services, and repairs to keep cars running at peak performance. In addition, they also provide towing services and diagnostics, as well as state inspections. Loaner cars are available to customers if they need a ride while their cars are being serviced.
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.
There's a reason why owner Bill Lawrence decided to set Bubbles Hand Car Wash apart with upscale services and a pleasant ambiance. As Lawrence relayed to Allison Wollam of the Houston Business Journal, he was charmed by a clean, welcoming car wash he visited shortly after moving to Texas from New York, where car washes typically charged a convenience fee to any customer who smiled. Lawrence knew he could cater better to luxury car owners like himself with a conveyerized hand-wash system that combined the convenience of the tunnel model with the hands-on meticulousness of a traditional hand wash. His idea has caught on with some very high-profile customers. Houston Texans linebacker Mister Alexander trusts his ride to the skilled hands of Bubbles’ technicians, as do Houston Rockets players Hakeem Olajuwon and Kenny Smith, not to mention former president George Bush.
Even patrons without a Porsche or a professional sports career appreciate Bubbles' gentle lamb's wool mitt washes and eco-friendly soaps, sealers, waxes, and conditioners, as proven by the business’s 2010 and 2012 Houston A-List awards for Best Car Wash. Customers seem to be as taken with the company’s facilities as they are with its services; each lobby invites relaxation with free WiFi, a bemusing gift shop, and shoe shines so effective that patrons need only stand beside their vehicle to check its undercarriage. The community-conscious car washes also use less than a quarter of the water typically expended during a home wash, and the locations offer free car washes for military personnel on Veterans Day.