Armed with more than two decades of experience and extensive ongoing training, Precision Auto Masters' technicians work to keep vehicles of all makes and models chugging smoothly down the road. Customers can roll into one of two shops in San Antonio for scheduled maintenance such as oil changes, tune-ups, and tire installations, or for minor or major repairs on vital components including engines, transmissions, and excavator buckets. Precision Auto Masters' team also uses its assortment of modern equipment and diagnostic software to service fleet vehicles.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 40 years in the business, Car-X 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 reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. Car-X is a AAA Texas-approved auto repair center, and has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Because it’s not a big chain but an independently owned business, Super Express Lube builds its reputation solely on friendly, honest, and skilled service. And it’s a task that owner J.T. takes seriously. He personally trains each of his technicians, sharing his customer-based missive and decade’s-worth of auto experience with the crew so they remain aligned in both practice and philosophy. And this eagerness to please underlines every service offered here. From basic and synthetic oil changes to radiator and fuel-system servicing, the technicians maintain and patch up automotive components with the goal of keeping cars and their drivers from ending up stranded on the shoulder of the road or crying on the shoulder of a tow truck.
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.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
The Cavender family has been in the automotive industry since 1939. The tradition continues at Cavender Buick GMC West, where staff members guide customers through showrooms and pre-owned lots that are filled with sedans and SUVs from GM and other models. A trained team is also on hand to service cars and provide parts replacements and preventative-maintenance services, such as oil changes and inspections.