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.
Apple Glass Company's technicians cultivate clear views with factory-quality glass, strong resins, and certification from the AGRSS Council. Automobile-glass specialists service all makes and models of cars, trucks, RVs, and Transformer reading glasses. Rear windows can be upgraded with antennae, heating elements, and tints, and all window adhesives meet or exceed stringent safety-test standards. Storefront glass, shower doors, and vinyl home windows round out Apple Glass Company’s repair portfolio.
Discount Windshields of Houston dispatches trained and certified technicians throughout the metro area, their trucks packed with Dow adhesives and replacement windshields cut for cars of every kind. While onsite, staffers also repair rock chips, tint windows, and restore headlights so their beams shine their brightest. A lifetime guarantee bolsters the mobile shop's work, ensuring windshields stay free of air and water leaks, and tinted windows avoid eye contact with other, less cool vehicles.
Fusing state-of-the-art practice facilities with the teachings of professional instructors, Woodlands Golf Center offers a premiere practice venue to hone golf games. A large basket of 100 range balls allows duffers to inoculate their game against deadly cases of the shanks with a salubrious stint at Woodlands Golf's lighted driving range, which features six target greens, grass and synthetic tees, and covered hitting stalls to protect players from rain and the descending spirits of discarded tees.
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil-Change, which helps promote the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and helps prevent moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) service vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, technicians perform preventative services such as air-filtration, among others, as well as state emissions inspections. Jiffy Lube’s quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, complete a service only after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.