The Peveto family's name became synonymous with stopping power when John Peveto II opened his first Brake Check shop in 1968. More than 40 years and 40 shops later, the family still helps cars stop (and go) with brake-pad inspections, wheel alignments, battery replacements, and oil changes. With convenience in mind, each shop opens its work bays seven days a week, offers online appointments, and backs up several of their services with lifetime warranties that are then backed up by other even more muscular warranties.:m]]
When Southwest Houston Adventure Boot Camp’s owner and head trainer, Stacy Agee, chose her team of certified personal trainers, she knew she would need a deep bench. As a former college and semipro basketball player and a two-time MVP on the Houston Energy women’s football team, she understood the value in building a team with diverse skill sets that play to the strengths of the others. To that end, she recruited Kim, a veterinarian turned certified trainer and rehab specialist; Darrin, a father, marathon and triathlon runner, and boxing instructor; June, a yogi and tai chi practitioner; and TJ, a trainer with a love of plyometrics.
These coaches draw from specialized backgrounds in personal training, Pilates and yoga instruction, massage, and mixed martial arts to design a range of workouts that change constantly, much like every encyclopedia once time travel is invented. In each of their four-week outdoor fitness programs, comprised of 20 one-hour sessions scheduled for early morning, mid-morning, or evening, they train participants of all genders, ages, and fitness levels. They foster a noncompetitive, support group atmosphere with a personal training feel.
A single Lincoln town car often draws attention, partly for its sleek, black exterior and partly for the smartly dressed driver often sitting behind the wheel. Classics Town Cars Limousine Service’s home garage must magnetize eyes, then, because it contains an entire fleet of the vehicles. The service sends out drivers day or night, seven days a week, to ferry clients to and from important business all over the metropolitan area. Most frequently, drivers take their charges to the airport, but they also regularly visit the Texas Medical Center or take couples out for a night on the town, serving as designated drivers and late-night lullaby singers.
Laundry To Go escorts threads through gentle and professional cleansing sessions with pickup and delivery dry cleaning and a laundry service saturated with hypoallergenic detergents, bleaches, and softeners. The cleansing specialists launder each order separately in sterilized commercial washing machines, then fold each garment, linen, and uniform into a crane before returning it to customers' homes within two days ($2.50/lb.). Dry-cleaning services ($1.79+) restore and protect hydrophobic fibers with safe treatments. For those seeking to preserve treasured dresses, Laundry To Go treats and returns specialty items within four days so that customers can maintain wedding gowns to convince future generations that women didn't always wear unisex jumpsuits.
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 the standard brake service 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, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.
BlueWave Express' car-wash system delicately transforms automobiles from dingy to dazzling through meticulous cleansings. During the Ultimate Wave road warriors get a soapy wash with a soft cloth, a spot-free rinse, and a moisture-zapping dry. A double-bond sealant with teflon protects paint for up to 30 days, and a tire dressing makes wheels more appealing to picky eaters. A coat of Simoniz triple polish leaves car exoskeletons shinier than a penny fresh from the Abe Lincoln face-shrinking factory. Guests can rid car interiors of dirt and dust free of charge with BlueWave Express’s powerful vacuums.