Squeeky Clean Car & Truck Wash welcomes autos of all shapes, sizes, and makes into its collection of self-service and fully automated washbasins. Automatic washes guide vehicles and trainee weather reporters past a monsoon of multiple presoaks, high-pressure washes, and glistening clear coats. A self-service area ups the ante of DIY washing with an extended tool chest that ranges from tire and engine cleaners to pressure waxes and clear protectants. Squeeky Clean also shows off its humanitarian side with offers to split fundraising profits down the middle with a host of local nonprofits or raise public awareness of endangered sponge-capsule animals.
Central Texas Harley-Davidson has grown from their humble start in 1921 to inhabit their current 50,000-square-foot, full-service dealership, still sparkling from its opening in 2008. Inside, Andre LeCompte and his team of dealers shepherd a flock of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, available for purchase and for rent. They impart their knowledge to prospective riders in their expansive show room as the presence of gleaming exhaust pipes and powerful engines causes adrenaline to percolate in the hearts of motorcycle lovers. The MotorClothes shop outfits riders in branded Harley leather jackets and shirts, and the parts shop vends custom engine components to keep beefed-up bikes running smoothly without resorting to smearing the open road in butter.
At Wash N’ Roll Car Wash, cars roll in dirty and roll out gleaming in a span of just a few minutes. Expert car caretakers administer a variety of washing options that spruce up interiors and exteriors as quickly as possible. Each wash is based around the speedy basic wash, which aims to use only 20 gallons of water—of which 15–18 gallons are recycled—to wash cars in less than five minutes using water-based and biodegradable chemicals. The technicians also blast away dust from interiors with air-pressure guns, sucking up breadcrumbs and Cheeto-dust dunes with vacuums before coating exteriors with various waxes, protectants, and sealers.
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.