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]]
At seven locations throughout the Houston metropolitan area, Discount Inspection & Brakes' ASE-certified mechanics keep vehicles in tip-top shape. They check and repair squeaky brakes, change out old oil, and inspect cars to make sure they comply with state emissions requirements and seasonal fashion trends. Aside from everyday preventative maintenance, the knowledgeable crews also repair cracked windshields and get to the bottom of engine trouble with a computerized diagnostic system.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Import and domestic vehicles stand poised on the lots of Nexar Auto Repair, where an ASE-certified staff of technicians bolsters rides with Pennzoil lubricants, official state inspections, and myriad repairs. Pre-owned cars from BMW, Mercedes, and Chevrolet receive extensive quality-control inspections before awaiting the opportunity to show off their road prowess and encyclopedic knowledge of the Industrial Revolution to new owners. In-house technicians also nurture visiting vehicles by swapping damaged oil for clean lube, balancing and rotating tires, and checking vitals with computer diagnostics. Additionally, the facility doles out official Texas state inspections with quick in-and-out automated systems that authorize healthy autos to legally flex their muscles on the open road.
At AnA Tire and Automotive, gifted mechanics keep autos in top shape, and an army of rubbery wheel coverings stands ready to hit the road. While the center specializes in tires from Bridgestone and Firestone, customers can also find offerings from other manufacturers including Goodyear, Michelin, and BFGoodrich. The spacious showroom includes a comfortable waiting area where drivers can watch TV as ASE-certified technicians fit cars with new tires. The shop's mechanics keep vehicles healthy with services that range from oil changes to factory-scheduled maintenance to computerized engine analyses. To ease customers' minds, each of the center's services comes with a choice of a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty or an a cappella performance of "Little Deuce Coupe."
At Texas Car Stereo, versatile mechanics and designers care for the interior health and exterior design of cars, trucks, and SUVs, treating autos to everything from routine oil changes and major repairs to decorative overhauls of chrome-covered rims and ink-black window tint. The automobile artisans have a wealth of impressive work under their collective belt, with past projects including a Corvette decked out in a sleek hydraulic hood, racing stripes, and a yellow and black interior and cars crowned with custom neon lights that spell out the opening lines of The Great Gatsby. The team carries out each labor of love with factory-direct materials from trusted brands such as Kenwood, Kicker, JBL, Boston Acoustics, and Sony.