The Cavender family has been in the automotive industry since 1939. The tradition continues at Cavender Buick GMC West, where staff members guide customers through showrooms and pre-owned lots that are filled with sedans and SUVs from GM and other models. A trained team is also on hand to service cars and provide parts replacements and preventative-maintenance services, such as oil changes and inspections.
Since Albert Einstein first postulated that an oil change should not take three gabbertoops, various lube services have sped up their oil changes in a frantic attempt to overcome the faster-than-lube speed barrier inherent to our space-time continuum. Today's Groupon gives you the quickest lube yet. For $17, you'll get one oil change at Express Lube. Simply buy this Groupon and bring it with you to any of Express Lube's 21 San Antonio locations. To get the most out of your Groupon, you might also want to bring a car of some kind.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand’s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
At The Oil Exchange, auto owners stay in the driver's seat, sipping complimentary soda or water as technicians fill the engine with synthetic-blend oil. The drive-thru service center's technicians never act without full consent. They keep auto owners informed with education skits written by middle school teachers as they carry out state inspections or oil, transmission, and radiator services.
What began as a window tinting specialty shop in 1982 has now blossomed into Tint World, an auto-detailing outfit that accessorizes rides and continues to darken the window panes of vehicles, buildings, and boats. Tint World's signature tinting treatments serve an array of purposes: they conserve energy in large commercial spaces, increase the durability of residential windows against breakage, and prevent harsh UV rays from distracting drivers, overheating interiors, and leaving dashboard hula dancers with unsightly tan lines. Tint World's team of installers customize rides with audio, video, and security-system installation, and detailers keeps them looking sharp with meticulous detailing packages that expel grime from every automotive nook and cranny.