At Midway Car Wash & Detail, teams of seasoned and dedicated technicians protect and polish vehicles with life-extending maintenance treatments, speedy, thorough detailing, and extensive repairs. Vital infusions of lubricating Valvoline oil shield moving engine parts from corrosion, and shiny new tires from brands such as Uniroyal, Goodyear, Michelin, and Firestone help cars grip the road with confidence and safety. Detailing packages coat auto bodies in soothing coats of triple-foam polish or clear coat and spruce up cabins with interior dressing jobs and spritzes of fragrance. In addition to keeping engines humming and paint jobs sparkling, the hardworking techs officially inspect all ranges of cars and motorcycles for Texas auto exams, ensuring that each car is fully up to state-approved standards with its on-board diagnostics, emissions, and ability to recite the names of all 254 counties in Texas.
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.
Drivers that enter Lucky Car Wash's completely computerized cleaning system can safely take their hands off the wheel. A conveyor guides cars through the soft-cloth setup, which cleanses car exteriors to a shine. The entire business isn’t hands-free though; the staff also provides detailing and waxing services. Lucky Car Wash recently came under new ownership.
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.