At The Dent Hub, Jeff Hubbard and his team continue a method of auto-body repair first practiced in the 1950s by Mercedes-Benz assembly-line workers: paintless dent repair. Using this process, Hubbard's technicians can mend nearly any dent, ensuring no creases in the metal or breaks or cracks in the paint. They forego the use of fillers, grinders, primers, and paint, and instead pull dents out of the metal as gently as a clingy boyfriend pulls out your hairs while you sleep. The technique requires time and precision, taking about an hour for each dent between the size of a dime and silver dollar, and up to several hours for each dent the size of a baseball or larger. The results, however, reward the patient: vehicles retain their factory paint jobs, which especially helps cars painted like The Scream.
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 US 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.
To make the chore of cleaning the car easier, Ultra Shine Auto Detail brings its mobile-detailing act on the road. Its services range from hand washes that use water-conserving, no-rinse cleaners to Ultra Fine details, which are capped off with a protecting application of a polymer-Teflon shield. Like a nice warm scarf wrapped around the car, this finish can fend off attacks from the elements. Other a la carte services include headlight restorations, window treatments, and interior shampoos and stylings.
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 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.