Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
The technicians at Custom Car Stereo & Tint draw on more than 20 years of experience to enhance autos from treads to tops. American Standard Window Film ensures interiors stay comfortable, and custom audio and video systems by Kenwood, Clarion, and Addictive Audio keep them entertaining. Cars can also be outfitted with security features and remote-start systems to entertain children when their RC cars run out of batteries. All installations are backed by a lifetime warranty, and staffers perform 10-point inspections to confirm proper functioning before returning vehicles to their owners.
Caprock Dent Co. is an I-CAR-certified repair business that uses paintless dent removal (PDR) to restore damaged cars to their original state. Its technicians boast more than 20 years of experience and offer a lifetime guarantee on all their work. The PDR technique—ideal for minor dents or hail damage—does not require the use of fillers, solvents, or aftermarket paints to reverse dents in the body. Instead, a special tool applies pressure to the bottom of the dent, reshaping as it goes. The benefit of this is that the body is restored to its original state without any inconsistent paint colors or giant band-aids ruining the integrity of the car's original finish. As an added convenience to customers, Caprock Dent Co.'s technicians can also travel to the customer in order to perform the necessary repairs, or arrange rental cars or Uber rides while their car is in the shop.
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.
Kathleen Catallo is no stranger to the graceful flourishes of ballroom dance. In fact, she’s spent more than two decades of her life perfecting them at the professional level. At The Art of Dance, Catallo has drawn on this experience to create a Marriage Enrichment Through Dance course tailored specifically to couples. As they learn fundamental ballroom steps in these sessions, spouses strengthen their relationships and have fun instead of spending another Friday searching for doubloons in the junk drawer.