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.
Windows open our lives to the world—sometimes to a bothersome degree. Whether to stop sun, escaping energy, or prying eyes, Tint World’s technicians can fortify windows of every kind with professional and durable tints. Homes and offices benefit from energy-saving exterior tints—which keep power bills low—along with designer films that add style and privacy to interior partitions. For cars, the shop’s precut tints come in colors from red to bronze and patterns ranging from cheetah prints to jets of flame. As the tints add personality to vehicles, they simultaneously block out UV rays, prevent interiors from overheating, and bolster drivers’ privacy more effectively than a blank nametag.
The auto shop also tends to vehicles with services beyond their namesake specialty. The technicians can slough away grime with detailing packages that can include extras such as clay-bar cleaning, dent and ding removal, and paint touchups. Alternatively, patrons can browse an array of stereos, subwoofers, and other mobile electronics as well as wheels and tires.
At Gene Messer Ford, a sparkling lineup of new and used vehicles gleams from rows of parking spaces. An expert staff leads prospective buyers in and around the show room, which is lined wall-to-wall with trucks, cars, and convertible batmobiles. The service department’s factory-trained technicians, armed with expertise in Ford models, set to work lubing engines, remedying systems problems, and washing customers’ vehicles until they're indecipherable from their show-room brethren. An in-house parts department also answers auto deficiencies with replacement components that keep engines humming and stereos blaring audiobook bass drops.
Lube Pro Oil Change's technicians roll vehicles onto all-weather inspection bays to ensure autos stay in prime condition. Oil-change specialists can swiftly drain engines of weathered fluids and then refill them with motor oil concocted by brand-name manufacturers including Quaker State and Pennzoil. Drivers also steer their rides into the shop for other automotive services ranging from repairs to the replacement of novelty decals of tyrannosaurs on rear-view mirrors.
Tacos, burritos, and enchiladas need no introduction. These three Mexican staples are nearly ubiquitous north and south of the border, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a place that does them better than Emma's Mexican Food. The casual eatery gets it right by focusing on what matters: fresh guacamole, ripe tomatoes, and tender pieces of beef and chicken. For a special treat, try the chef's signature chile rellenos, which pair spicy peppers with melted cheese.