For the guests of Cowboy Fan Connection, a Dallas Cowboys game actually starts three hours before kickoff. For both home and away games, the company hosts all-inclusive tailgate parties?with or without tickets to the game itself?that keep revelers sustained with burgers, brats, drinks, and raffles for Cowboys merchandise. Customers can dress the part with apparel from the online store to show off their fandom or eerie resemblance to Troy Aikman to current and former players during private autograph sessions.
In addition to game-day events, Cowboy Fan Connection also hosts Saturday-night dinner parties where fans come together to break bread as sportswriter Mickey Spagnola and former Cowboy Nate Newton broadcast their weekly radio program, Radio Road Show. Stadium tours the day before or after a game enable fans to guide themselves throughout Cowboys Stadium, while off-season trips such as a weekend in the Bahamas give fans the chance to draw up defensive plays in the sand with current and former Cowboys.
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 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.
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 Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote 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 helps prevent 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) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
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 brake-line repair and replacement, ABS diagnosis and repair, and adjustments that come with 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.