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.
Anthony D. Chavira opened ATX Imperial Auto Glass to correct the shortcomings he saw in other auto-glass businesses. Prioritizing customer relationships over sales, Anthony has managed to spread his brand of service across eight shops where technicians endure rigorous training to earn certifications from Delta Kits, the National Glass Association, and the National Windshield Repair Association. After they’ve mended glass wounds such as rock chips and cracks or replaced entire panes, the crew caps off each service by vacuuming interiors, washing windows, and burning busted glass on a pyre.
Vineyard Bay Automotive is staffed by ASE-certified technicians, including an ASE-certified Master Technician with more than 30 years of mechanical experience. Which is to say, the techs here are prepared to tackle any number of automotive issues, ranging from faulty brakes to a rear-view mirror whose objects reflected are just creepy figments of your imagination. They offer both small- and large-scale repairs in addition to maintenance services like oil changes and comprehensive inspections, which cover all the bases to make sure everything's in safe and working order.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.
From more than 350 facilities in six countries, Precision Tune Auto Care has spent the last three decades keeping more than 2.5 million vehicles on the road with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Professionally trained mechanics lube engines with signature precision oil changes, rotate tires to ensure even tread wear, repair busted brakes, and test spark plugs to safeguard against ignition failure during dramatic drive-thru getaways. Whether performing complicated services on fuel-injection and cooling systems or simply aligning tires, the mechanics back all their services with a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.
Tony, the owner of 1 Stop Automotive, has had a passion for cars since he was young. At age 21, he was already the general manager of an auto shop in Dallas, which inspired him to open his own shop—1 Stop Automotive. Here, he and his mechanics execute a full range of services, including oil changes, engine repairs, and tune-ups. They also install new and used tires, and repair bodies to pre-accident condition following fender-benders. While rides are getting worked on, 1 Stop Automotive provides a transportation service so customers don't have to hitchhike or unpack a dusty magic carpet just to get around town.