Tinting is the marquee service at J's Tint, and that's no coincidence; the staff has years of experience in shielding car interiors from the harsh light of the outside world. Each tinting job includes a complimentary estimate and manufacturer's lifetime warranty, but the techs don't limit themselves to windows. They also offer upgrades such as remote starters, custom vinyl stripes, and coats of IcyHot for strained muscle cars.
A family business for more than 70 years, Crack Doctor secures chips in windshield glass and backs the service with a warranty that lasts as long as the customer owns their vehicle. During repairs that last roughly 20-minutes, skilled technicians thoroughly clean the area, before injecting a special adhesive into quarter-sized craters caused by airborne rocks or sneezing tollbooths. Ultraviolet light is then applied to the area to cure the resin, leaving behind a secure glass surface that appears almost chip-less. By stabilizing the chip without removing the windshield, the factory seal is left intact and the damage is stymied before it can expand into larger cracks or space-folding wormholes that may necessitate total replacement.
At five area locations, Dallas Car Care's teams of technicians keep motorists driving safely in healthy, happy automobiles. The auto techs perform tasks big and small, from major transmission overhauls to routine maintenance jobs such as balancing tires, fixing flats, and giving chest bumps to fired-up bumpers. They also have plenty of on-the-road advice for drivers to keep machines moving smoothly year-round.
Drawing upon the street-savvy knowledge stored in their inner GPS systems, the licensed chauffeurs at Prime Limo navigate the thoroughfares of Dallas and Fort Worth in limos or SUVs. Drivers haul guests to destinations of their choice 24-hours a day, seven days a week, taking the stress out of catching early flights, throwing stylish weddings, or staking out intersections to see if stop signs really talk to each other. Welcoming up to 22 passengers in stretch limos, each stretch limo houses four flat-screen televisions, a premium sound system, and ice chests brimming with complimentary water and soda.
The Dallas Auto Show celebrates it 30th anniversary in 2011 by showing off 700 of the world’s newest cars, trucks, and SUVs from more than 30 manufacturers, a showcase of vehicular innovation covering more than half a million sprawling square feet. This year's Dallas Auto Show sports a group of green exhibitors, with manufacturers highlighting planet-pampering hybrids, such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and Toyota Prius V. Automotive enthusiasts of all ages can spend hour after hour kicking tires, smelling new-car smells, and learning the ins and outs of the latest produce from the world's foremost car farmers. Autophiles looking for a more active experience can take part in the all-new ride and drive event, during which attendees can get their kicks behind the wheel as they test drive new road-rompers from Ford, GM, Kia, Toyota, and Subaru. Cameras and video recorders are allowed inside the fest, helping guests preserve their memories, enhance their online dating profiles, and remind their old family wagons that they can be replaced.
Fitness retreats have come a long way since they days when they were the exclusive territory of high-powered celebrities and the old-guard elite. Now, thanks to the help of gurus like Don Miguel, these wellness-oriented escapes welcome a wider audience while retaining their air of exclusive luxury. Don Miguel whips visiting travelers and native Dallasites alike into shape with intimate boutique-style fitness retreats that focus on weight loss and full-body conditioning. Each day, Don Miguel's Fitness spices up group workouts with Zumba or belly-dancing classes, as well as morning and evening yoga sessions. Don also leads guided hikes through the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, a patch of densely forested land a few miles outside of downtown. When he’s not leading these treks or demonstrating an exercise, Don’s hard at work as the CEO of the Fit-for-Me Foundation, an organization that advocates youth fitness and wellness programs.
Participants jump-start weight-loss goals by following a four-day juice cleanse, which involves drinking plenty of fresh-pressed juices before and after each activity. In the evenings, they’ll retire to deluxe suites with a queen bed, free WiFi, and views of the city at the Belmont Hotel, where they can relax or work up a night sweat during optional dream workouts. On the day of your choice, a licensed massage therapist will be on hand to help improve circulation and alleviate muscle fatigue with a 30-minute massage.