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.
An avid art collector, January McPhail fills the lobby of Marshall Motors with the work of local artists, hosting a wine-and-cheese event for every artist featured. A little further inside, her brother Thom Marshall conducts a crack team of ASE-certified mechanics who tend to the armada of autos parked in their 18,000-square-foot facility. Specializing in 16 types of German and Japanese vehicles, the Marshall mechanics keep roadsters running with services ranging from preventative maintenance to air-conditioning, brake, and transmission work. Though they issue 32-point inspections along with most oil changes, they can also get to know vehicles through a 97-point inspection prior to service. After the thorough inspection is complete, they furnish customers with a detailed report of the car's condition and the secret piercing it's been hiding on its hubcap.
Specializing exclusively in mobile electronics and car restyling, the technicians at Bonnie and Clyde’s CB and Stereo skillfully install a range of automotive accessories. Multi-zone in-car video systems let kids watch DVDs or enjoy video games without disturbing the game of Stratego their parents are playing in the front seat. Navigation systems and hands-free Bluetooth systems eliminate distractions caused by looking at maps or talking on the phone, while remote starters by Viper and Compustar save you the hassle of rotating your wrist once. Beyond electronics, Bonnie and Clyde’s also protects windows with 3M and Llumar window films.
Stovall Auto Service's mechanics maintain cars, trucks, SUVs, and transportation fleets by providing a slew of repair and upkeep services. Though the business is new to the Dallas scene, their technicians and staff members have strong automotive backgrounds, and many come from the recently closed Hill Tire and Service.