Certified by representatives from Toyota and Lexus, Bailys Hyperformance Factory’s meticulous technicians maintain and modify all levels, makes, and models of cars during convenient weekday and Saturday hours. Essential maintenance services, such as oil changes and pump replacements, keep roadsters operational, and new electronically fuel-injected gearboxes and race transmissions help cars win races with the Porsche-driving cheetah from down the block. Mechanics can also replace old or ailing components in vintage roadsters, with new parts from manufacturers including Sikky, Garrett Turbos, and RCI.
Mac Churchill and his cheery staff have a reason to be happy: they met or exceeded the standards for the Dealership of Distinction Award bestowed by Acura in 2010, the eighth time they've earned this achievement. From the showroom to the parking lot the dealership is dotted with glistening new Acura SUVs, sedans, and sporty coupes that can fit any driver. There's also a cache of used vehicles of all makes and models and plenty of certified preowned cars that come equipped with low mileage and a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty to safeguard against any brushes with engine trouble or possessed shopping carts. In the event of a mishap, the parts and service department handles repairs and services ranging from basic tune-ups to body and glass work.
Fort Worth Tire & Service, Inc.'s automotive podiatrists fit cars, trucks, and SUVs with new shoes crafted by brand-name manufacturers including Bridgestone, Yokohoma, Michelin, and BFGoodrich. After scheduling an appointment over the phone or with intricate smoke signals, customers roll their rides into the shop, pick out new tire sets ($400–$2,000), and let experienced technicians install ($60) the rubbery soles. Fort Worth Tire & Service, Inc.'s website offers a tire fitment guide patrons may use to pinpoint compatible tires ($100–$600/tire) based on their vehicle's year, make, model, and zodiac sign. Customers can also use this Groupon toward a new set of wheels ($500–$2,000).
For more than 20 years, Gil Hernandez and his team of ASE-certified technicians have been keeping cars in pristine condition without the need for body fillers or paint. They can make smaller, scratchless imperfections disappear, swiftly combating damage caused by minor collisions, major hail, and minor collisions with trucks full of hail. For all-over care, the team also offers detailing services designed to restore a car's factory-born brilliance.
Sunray Customs Tint's experienced technicians armor auto windows in sun-defying LLumar and Huper Optik tint films. Designed to repel UV rays, minimize car-interior temperatures, and reduce distracting glares, tinted windows add aesthetic beauty to cars attempting to charm bouncers at VIP garages. Vehicles can snuggle into the sleek LLumar ATR series tints, hybrid metalized films that emit stylish charcoal tones and send around 46% of incoming heat crawling back to the sun ($89 for two front windows, $245 for complete four-door). The 100% dye-free, non-fade Huper Optik Ceramic films implement nanotechnology in their stand against solar rays and high temperatures, durably repelling elements while maintaining undisturbed window clarity ($149 for two front doors, $395 for four-door car and rear). Both films come backed by a lifetime warranty against peeling and bubbling or attempts to moonlight as novelty sunglasses. Services typically take around two and a half hours.
Though window tinting was Alta Mere's primary service when it first opened in 1987, the business has since emerged as a nationwide authority on a gamut of automotive-electronics services. At each independently owned outpost, a skilled staff of technicians uses computers to cut and tailor window films to fit snugly against glass, thereby preventing hot temperatures and an influx of curious tourists from reaching automotive interiors. Additionally, installers elevate vehicular creature comforts with audio and video entertainment, security systems, remote starters, and GPS navigation technology.
The instructors at The Body Garage, drawing on extensive education in dance, possess a deep understanding of movement. Inside their hardwood-floor studio replete with vaulted ceilings and exposed-brick walls, they lead lessons in mat and Reformer Pilates, both of which work to strengthen the core until it can withstand a hug from the Hulk. The class schedule brims with lessons six days out of the week.