Automotive in Houston

Interior-Detailing Package for a Small, Medium, or Large Vehicle at Car Toys (Up to 57% Off)

Car Toys

Multiple Locations

$179.98 $79

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Package includes vacuum, hot-water extraction for carpets and floor mats, and ozone-deodorizing refresh treatment

$23 for $50 Groupon — Patsco Windshield Repair

Patsco Windshield Repair

South Main

$50 $23

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 for $100 Toward Automotive Maintenance at Auto Check One

Auto Check One

Energy Corridor

$100 $50

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Keep your car in shape with repairs and services from Auto Check One's ASE-certified technicians

Full Auto Detailing or Oil-Change Package at SG Autos (Up to 61% Off)

SG Autos

SG Auto

$179 $89

Techs scrub cars inside and out, and apply wax and Armor All or change oil and perform a multipoint inspection and tire rotation

Windshield Replacement at Just Auto Glass (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Just Auto Glass

Houston

$100 $50

Specialized technicians repair damaged windshields for all makes and models of vehicles

$40 for $80 Groupon — Heights Automotive

Heights Automotive

Greater Heights

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 for $100 Worth of Auto Services and Repairs at Auto Check One

Auto Check

Cypress Station

$100 $50

ASE-certified techs tend to vehicles with services such as oil changes, tire rotations, and wheel alignments

Complete Detail for a Small, Mid-Size, or Large Vehicle at Shannon's Auto Cleaning (Up to 60% Off)

Shannon's Auto Cleaning

Greater Heights

$180 $79

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Techs with decades of experience treat cars to a complete detail to make them look shiny and new

$33 for $60 Worth of Car Care — Fresh Hand Car Wash and Detail center

Fresh Hand Car Wash And Detail Center

Houston

$60 $33

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two- or Three-Hour Exotic-Car Rental from Auto Exotic Rental (Up to 64% Off)

Auto Exotic Rental

Houston

$499 $179

Showroom stocked with rentable luxury and sports cars includes Porsches, Maseratis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes-Benzes, and Audis

One or Three Oil Change Packages with Tire Rotations and Inspections at Sam Auto Repair (Up to 51% Off)

Sam Auto Repair

Houston

$60 $30

Mechanics fill engines with five quarts of oil, change filters, rotate tires, and follow all of this with a series of thorough inspections

5 or 10 The Ultimate Car Washes at Carisma Wash (Up to 50% Off)

Carisma Wash

Multiple Locations

$65 $35

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Computerized tunnel washes, rinses, and dries cars with four onslaughts of soap before application of protective products

$20 for $100 Toward Windshield Replacement at A & A Auto Glass Discounters & Body Shop

A&A Auto glass discounters

Houston

$100 $20

Certified technicians replace damaged windshields with factory-approved glass and high-quality sealants in one hour

One or Three Oil Changes, or One Oil Change and Wheel Alignment at Paisa Auto Tires, Inc. (Up to 64% Off)

Paisa Auto Tires, Inc.

Houston

$45.50 $22

Technicians change up to 4 quarts of conventional oil and replace the filter to ensure a smooth ride

Synthetic Blend Oil Change with Optional Two-Wheel Alignment at Kar Fix (Up to 53% Off)

Kar Fix

Beechnut Crossing Center

$24.95 $12

While waiting for technicians to complete the synthetic blend oil change and optional alignment, customers can take advantage of free WiFi

$39 for Mobile Windshield-Chip Repair from Rockstar Windshield Repair ($85 Value)

Rockstar Windshield Repair

Redeem from Home

$85 $39

Technicians travel to the customer's location of choice to repair windshield chips; headlight restoration will increase safety and value

Window Tinting for One or Two Cars at Carro Audio & Tint (Up to 62% Off)

Carro Audio & Tint

Bear Creek Central

$99 $49

Auto techs fit cars of any size, with any number of windows, with high-quality SunTek window tints

VIP Interior-Exterior Detail Package for a Car or Crossover at RSVP Hand Car Wash (49% Off)

RSVP Hand Car Wash

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

$119 $61

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Hand wash and wax remove contaminants and leave paint gleaming; interior detail banishes dust and debris

Two- or Four-Wheel Premium Brake Service at Goodyear Car Care (Up to 66% Off)

Goodyear Car Care

South Houston

$129 $49

Techs install new brake pads and use pro-cutting technology to service rotors

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There's a reason why owner Bill Lawrence decided to set Bubbles Hand Car Wash apart with upscale services and a pleasant ambiance. As Lawrence relayed to Allison Wollam of the Houston Business Journal, he was charmed by a clean, welcoming car wash he visited shortly after moving to Texas from New York, where car washes typically charged a convenience fee to any customer who smiled. Lawrence knew he could cater better to luxury car owners like himself with a conveyerized hand-wash system that combined the convenience of the tunnel model with the hands-on meticulousness of a traditional hand wash. His idea has caught on with some very high-profile customers. Houston Texans linebacker Mister Alexander trusts his ride to the skilled hands of Bubbles’ technicians, as do Houston Rockets players Hakeem Olajuwon and Kenny Smith, not to mention former president George Bush.

Even patrons without a Porsche or a professional sports career appreciate Bubbles' gentle lamb's wool mitt washes and eco-friendly soaps, sealers, waxes, and conditioners, as proven by the business’s 2010 and 2012 Houston A-List awards for Best Car Wash. Customers seem to be as taken with the company’s facilities as they are with its services; each lobby invites relaxation with free WiFi, a bemusing gift shop, and shoe shines so effective that patrons need only stand beside their vehicle to check its undercarriage. The community-conscious car washes also use less than a quarter of the water typically expended during a home wash, and the locations offer free car washes for military personnel on Veterans Day.

5102 Kirby Dr
Houston,
TX
US

The crew at Soap Hand Car Wash employs deep-nap mitts and a three-bucket technique that uses less than 10 gallons of water per wash. From Bucket 1 they pull amber-colored lamb's wool mitts and scrub wheels, tires, bumpers, undersides, and other gritty areas. Then they strap on white synthetic-wool mitts from Bucket 2 to clean the paint. Bucket 3 holds clean water, which the detailers use to rinse out the white mitts before dunking them in fresh soap and cleaning the paint a second time. Their special yellow sponges (made by Pinnacle) remove bugs without messing up the finish, and their terry towels (white for windows and painted surfaces; blue for everything else) leave all cars—including Maseratis, BMWs, Bentleys, and antique Mercedes-Benzes—dry and swirl-free.

Soap’s detailers build wonders on that three-bucket foundation. Dressings spiff up leather, tires, and wheels. Shampoo cleanses carpets. Orbital buffers add shine, and vacuums scoop up interior crumbs before they rot and conspire to poison the Garfield window cling. Wax upgrades are available, including handcrafted premium carnauba Lusso Oro wax and Pinnacle Souverän show-car wax.

While they wait, drivers can sip complimentary coffee or access free WiFi in the waiting room, which is equipped with flat-screen TVs. A kids' area entertains youngsters as they dream up ways to retain the lot price of their Matchbox cars.:m]]

1801 South Shepherd Drive
Houston,
TX
US

Husband-and-wife team David and Denise Skorka opened The Auto Doc more than 15 years ago with the goal of providing maintenance and repair services in a family-friendly atmosphere that values respect and integrity. The staff of the Houston Chronicle agrees: they named it the area's ultimate repair shop in 2003, and added that David "takes the time to explain the problems with your ride" and "will candidly tell you when something can be ignored—at least for a while."

The vintage-style gas-station signs on the building's exterior speak to the Skorkas’ old-fashioned, customer-first philosophy. They offer patrons free shuttle services and a convenient night drop-off option for people who are unavailable during business hours, or cars who are finally ready for their first slumber party. Denise and her daughter Katie also run a quaint coffee shop and boutique next door called Bungalow, where, according to The Loop Scoop, car owners can nosh on pastries and locally roasted java. Though the ambience and company mission harken back to an earlier time, the repair shop's technology is decidedly modern: ASE-certified technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment and top-of-the-line parts to keep vehicles in prime condition.

1110 West Clay Street
Houston,
TX
US

Ben Chen has experienced his share of success in his nearly 30-year photography career?his work has been published in such publications as Cosmopolitan, The Los Angeles Times, and ESPN Magazine, and he has lent his expertise to some of the nation's largest corporations, including Procter & Gamble and The American Red Cross. In 2006, the photographer began to notice that more and more novices were purchasing complex DSLR cameras, and that gave him an idea. Chen decided to share his wealth of knowledge with aspiring photographers by creating the 4-Hour Newbie Photography Boot Camp, which teaches students how to shoot manually with their DSLRs and create artistic, professional-quality photos. Since then, more than 5,000 students in 20 cities throughout the country have benefited from these classes. In 2013, he acquiesced to student demand and created Part II of the class, which goes beyond photography basics by diving into post-production techniques. Nowadays, students can take both Part I and Part II in the same day, helping them go from student to master in less time than most action-movie montages.

2001 Post Oak Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

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.

1619 Gessner Rd
Houston,
TX
US

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.

7550 Highway 6 N
Houston,
TX
US