ith more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
For more than 25 years, the ASE-certified technicians at Lamb's Tire & Automotive have kept chariots humming with detailed maintenance services and heroically rushed tow trucks to motorists in need. Enveloping auto owners with a security blanket of service for an entire year, this maintenance package keeps engines hydrated with three fresh doses of titanium-infused, synthetic-blend oil, which offers more oxidation and heat protection than conventional car juice. The included tire rotation keeps car shoes on their toes, and a thorough inspection helps to spot any potential problems. Drivers need not live in fear of flat tires, dead batteries, or piston-union strikes, as Lamb's Tire & Automotive will dispatch a crew member for immediate assistance on three separate occasions.
Channeling Austin's spirit of community, honesty, and music through the doors of its service garage, the two mechanics who founded Groovy Automotive stand by their services with a one-year or 12,000-mile guarantee that is honored at a nationwide network of certified shops. At all four locations, Automotive Service Excellence–certified technicians leap into action to remedy ill vehicles with repairs or foster peak road prowess with upkeep and maintenance. The care they show cars also extends to the community. They donate to organizations such as the Helping Hand Home for Children, and recycle oil, tires, and coolant to relieve the environment of toxins and prevent disgruntled car-part protests outside junkyards. As an additional gesture of goodwill, Groovy Automotive's courtesy-car service lets clients keep on trucking while their own rides are down for the count.
At The Arbor Car Wash, skilled detailing crews and lube technicians meet drivers’ every vehicular need and state inspections, from basic washes to detailing to oil changes. Automatic washers restore squeaky-clean shine to exteriors, and pure elbow grease vacuums carpets and waxes exteriors. In the service center, technicians swap out oil with fresh, premium Castrol oil. Throughout each wash or service job, customers can retreat inside for a handful of popcorn or slink into a comfy chair to whittle a new steering wheel. The Arbor Car Wash also looks out for its community, donating time and money to a list of organizations that includes the American Cancer Society, the Austin Children’s Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Housed within a spacious 53,000-square-foot facility, Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin carries a colorful assortment of apparel, engine parts, and new and used motorcycles, all created by the iconic brand. First-time riders and seasoned hog tamers alike stroll in beneath the sales floor's towering ceilings to buy or rent bikes, try on new threads, or have work done by one of seven master technicians. Since many staffers are riders themselves, they can also offer real-life road tips, including the best accessories for a long ride, where to hide out during sudden rainstorms, and the best way to affix baseball cards to your spokes.