Per its name, Glass Doctor of North Texas heals broken glass in cars and homes with a combination of mobile and in-store services. Skilled technicians zoom to accident sites 24/7, tending to cracks and shattered panes with supplies from their emergency vehicles. Their ministrations range from replacing broken windows with plywood to measuring openings for new glass and placing rush orders. As they work, they tread carefully in clients’ spaces, wearing shoe covers and conducting meticulous cleanups, rather than just sweeping debris in piles shaped like mocking smiley faces.
For less immediate repairs and a more comprehensive selection of auto glass to choose from, patrons can stop by one of the franchise’s more than 275 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The staff guide clients through the nuanced pros and cons of their varied glass panels, which run the gamut from tinted and energy-saving glass to insulated glass, which keeps homes warm more safely than burning curtains.
Sun Masters Automotive’s technicians revamp vehicles from the inside out. They turn cars into mobile concert halls with Sony and Pioneer sound systems, equip them with video systems and GPS navigators, and give them the wherewithal to protect their new gadgetry with name-brand alarm systems. Further security comes in the form of tinted window film, which not only restores privacy to drivers and their electronics, but also gives the vehicle a stylish new look that can distract radar guns. Technicians also armor cars with paint protectants that minimize scratches and fading, and plaster energy-saving tinted films on residential and commercial buildings.
An avid art collector, January McPhail fills the lobby of Marshall Motors with the work of local artists, hosting a wine-and-cheese event for every artist featured. A little further inside, her brother Thom Marshall conducts a crack team of ASE-certified mechanics who tend to the armada of autos parked in their 18,000-square-foot facility. Specializing in 16 types of German and Japanese vehicles, the Marshall mechanics keep roadsters running with services ranging from preventative maintenance to air-conditioning, brake, and transmission work. Though they issue 32-point inspections along with most oil changes, they can also get to know vehicles through a 97-point inspection prior to service. After the thorough inspection is complete, they furnish customers with a detailed report of the car's condition and the secret piercing it's been hiding on its hubcap.
Specializing exclusively in mobile electronics and car restyling, the technicians at Bonnie and Clyde’s CB and Stereo skillfully install a range of automotive accessories. Multi-zone in-car video systems let kids watch DVDs or enjoy video games without disturbing the game of Stratego their parents are playing in the front seat. Navigation systems and hands-free Bluetooth systems eliminate distractions caused by looking at maps or talking on the phone, while remote starters by Viper and Compustar save you the hassle of rotating your wrist once. Beyond electronics, Bonnie and Clyde’s also protects windows with 3M and Llumar window films.
At Classic Auto Works, I-Car-certified technicians restore auto frames and paint jobs within an 11,000-square-foot facility. With more than 20 years of experience, these paint-and-body technicians employ a computerized paint-mixing system to refinish exteriors and can handle everything from dents to busted fiberglass to air bags filled with squirrels. Classic Auto Works goes to great lengths to pamper visiting vehicles, sheltering them under the watchful eye of a security system. The shop offers free vehicle pickup and delivery, as well as a waiting lounge with WiFi access, satellite TV, and hot and cold beverages.