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.
From more than 35 years with 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile national warranty.
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.
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.
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.
Since 1998, the ASE-certified mechanics at The Star Auto Service have issued drivers a simple promise: “If you drive it on Earth, we’ll probably service it.” From within the tool-packed service bays of this certified NAPA Auto Center, the techs live up to that promise every day, tackling jobs ranging from oil changes and preventive maintenance to engine replacements, transmission work, and electronics overhauls. High-tech diagnostic equipment burrows to the source of potential problems, and a 21st Century tune-up unearths an even more in-depth analysis. In addition to its initial promise, the team also abides by a strict code of ethics, which dictates its commitments to the customer and how to conduct a drag race between minivans.