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.
At The Arbor Car Wash, skilled detailing crews and lube technicians meet drivers? everyday vehicular needs from washing and detailing to oil changes and state inspections. 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.
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.
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.
For more than three decades, mechanics at Read's Automotive have performed basic preventative maintenance and full-scale auto repairs on both domestic and imported vehicles. Their services cover everything from routine tire alignment and oil changes to 24-hour towing for cars that won't start on a cold day or refuse to get out of bed in the morning. As a NAPA AutoCare Center, Read's Automotive has the backing of ASE-certified technicians, and offers warranties on replacement parts for up to 24,000 miles or 24 months.