Originally run out of one pickup truck, Houston Auto Glass & Windshield Replacement has spent nearly two decades growing a fleet of mobile technicians big enough to serve customers throughout Dallas and Houston. The techs swap out windshields lacerated with cracks and replace them with shiny new units, allowing drivers to easily see when the road ahead is actually their neighbor's swimming pool. Urethane adhesives and quality sealant join a steadfast warranty to keep new panes in place. The glass gurus also repair rock chips and tackle other services such as painting and body repair.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes 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 prevents 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) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
360 Cowboys Auto Center carries tires from leading makers such as Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Goodyear. The wide inventory of tires and wheels can help any hobbled vehicle regain its smooth gait, as can the staff of technicians, who service cars in need of maintenance or repairs. Their services include oil changes, engine service, and tire rotations, and 360 Cowboys Auto Center also deals in both foreign and domestic preowned cars.
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.
The well-trained troop of carriage cleaners at DFW Mars restores cars to their showroom sheen with meticulous interior and exterior detailing treatments. Utilizing a specialized line of cleaning products, auto beauticians vivify outer surfaces with sudsy washes and a giant loofah. Once buggy baths expunge unsightly grime from hoods, bumpers, and headlight eyelashes, specialists transform metallic shells into sleek veneers with a thorough application of wax. Moving inward, scrubbing contingents infiltrate interior nooks during a deep clean of wagon heartlands. Material cracks caused by wear-and-tear or hibernating squirrels receive punctual treatment, and windows, rugs, and dashboards bask in the soft afterglow of a fresh buff. In less than two hours, previously untouchable sedans will emerge fresher and shinier than a newborn Christmas-tree ornament.
The owner of On the Spot Mobile Detailing spent a considerable amount of his childhood washing cars either for fun or for church fundraisers, which led to an aficionado's appreciation for clean cars that he carried over into his detailing business, which he founded in 1998.
These days, he's traded in the garden hose for a fleet of mobile detail units, each equipped with water, specialized polishing equipment, and electricity, and he's drafted detail artists with 25 years of experience to help to keep vehicles as spotless as a dalmatian puppy dipped in whipped cream. From clients' driveways or On the Spot's permanent location, the detailers clean, wax, and polish interiors and exteriors, their steadfast attention to detail earning them gigs from companies such as Starbucks Coffee and Jason's Deli.