For more than 85 years, the ASE-certified parts specialists at NAPA Auto Parts have recommended and supplied quality parts from their network of stores that has grown from one parts shop to 6,100 locations nationwide. The National Automotive Parts Association organizes its more than 400,000 tools, replacement parts, and accessories in a unique and intuitive inventory-control system that tracks down customer selections quicker than the Dewey Decimal System equipped with a fast-forward button. To skip the shipping, the online inventory system also lets customers reserve their parts for in-store pickup for immediate gratification and diminished wait times. Proud sponsor of Martin Truex Jr.'s #56 car, NAPA Auto Parts meets the automotive needs of drivers both professional and recreational.
From its humble origins in 1946 as a single glass shop, Speedy Glass has expanded across the country into a network of more than 120 locations, where technicians stand at the ready to repair and replace the glass in cars, homes, and offices. The centers’ automotive technicians handle all manner of automotive-window services, including repairing chipped windshields or shattered back windows cracked while drivers were chauffeuring opera singers. To overhaul homes' glass panes, the residential specialists can cut, polish, and install fresh windows. They tackle projects ranging in scope from fashioning new glass tabletops to building solariums for clients who run on solar panels inside their skulls. Speedy Glass's workmanship and quality are guaranteed, and all of its services are backed by an array of warranties.
Most automobiles are built on an assembly line alongside thousands of identical automobiles. Some accept this fate, but others fight it by searching for unique gadgets, parts, and accessories at shops such as Distinctive Ride. Here, technicians install all kinds of aftermarket products, such as HID headlights and an array of car audio devices, including subwoofers and speakers. They coat windows in tinted film and are certified to install Parrot hands-free devices that give feet a chance to dial the phone for once.
Out-of-the-box thinkers Taylor Thorn and Ben Beach want to make a difference in the world. Their method of choice? Auto detailing. But theirs isn't the average auto-detailing shop. Car Deets employs under-privileged teens experiencing homelessness, creating for them stable income and a path out of poverty.
Through rigorous training, these teens become skilled in their craft. They clear crumbs from interiors and wax exteriors to a refined shine. They can also perform specialty services—removing excessive pet hair or stains caused by constantly strapping a pot of chili into the passenger's seat.