Texas Motorplex is an all-concrete quarter-mile drag racing facility located in Ennis, Texas. The facility opened in 1986, becoming the first super-stadium built specifically for drag racing. The Motorplex has hosted national event racing since 1986 and has been the site of record-breaking passes, championship-clinching pe
The ASE-certified mechanics at Pete's Tires and Automotive Service scrutinize cars made in 1996 or later to ensure they meet the state's safety and emissions expectations. During the state inspection, trained eyes gaze into the depths of your car, analyzing the exhaust system, tinkering with turn signals and headlights, and testing the horn by honking through your favorite rock song. Technicians also gauge tire pressure and fiddle with the seat belts, parking brakes, and windshield wipers. After checking the brake system to verify that the brakes are powerful enough to stop cars from trying to race into every destruction derby they pass, the auto doctors bring the one-hour service to an end with a tire rotation.
The locally owned Express Care Quick Lube center betters the interior and exterior of vehicles with the same skill and professional touch championed by Valvoline in more than 100 different countries. Full-service oil changes keep cars running smoothly, and replacement batteries reinvigorate weary engine blocks. While transmission and radiator services take care of the inner organs, laser car washes keep the car’s shell radiant with high-pressure washes, polishes, and sealants that protect the paint against moisture and UV rays.
At a family-run auto shop, Rick and his son Jeremy lead a team of mechanics ready to tackle all automotive needs. They accomplish a wide range of services for American and foreign cars, including engine tuning, brake repair, and electrical diagnosis. Their expertise also extends to exhaust troubles as well as the installation of truck accessories and trailer hitches.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.