With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Armed with more than two decades of experience and extensive ongoing training, Precision Auto Masters' technicians work to keep vehicles of all makes and models chugging smoothly down the road. Customers can roll into one of two shops in San Antonio for scheduled maintenance such as oil changes, tune-ups, and tire installations, or for minor or major repairs on vital components including engines, transmissions, and excavator buckets. Precision Auto Masters' team also uses its assortment of modern equipment and diagnostic software to service fleet vehicles.
The ASE--certified technicians at Service Pro Automotive and Lube Center fine-tune the innards of cars from all major brands. The shop’s computer-diagnostic technology helps the team’s official inspectors to sweep engines for abnormalities, and techs swap in top-notch parts for failing cogs. The team flushes sullied oil and replaces it with fresh draughts of regular or synthetic oil, or tweak air-conditioning systems to keep indoor climates cooler than a yeti’s walk-in freezer. The shop accommodates busy patrons with 24-hour car drop-off and rental roadsters available when vehicles are out of commission.
Anthony D. Chavira opened ATX Imperial Auto Glass to correct the shortcomings he saw in other auto-glass businesses. Prioritizing customer relationships over sales, Anthony has managed to spread his brand of service across eight shops where technicians endure rigorous training to earn certifications from Delta Kits, the National Glass Association, and the National Windshield Repair Association. After they’ve mended glass wounds such as rock chips and cracks or replaced entire panes, the crew caps off each service by vacuuming interiors, washing windows, and burning busted glass on a pyre.