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.
Sam Meineke opened his three-bay muffler shop in 1972 with a single product line, and through time, he and his successors have expanded the business into a complete automotive car-care center. Today, nearly 900 franchise owners operate their locations around the globe, still standing on the firm foundation of Sam's ideal of nursing vehicles back to health at fair prices. Meineke Car Care Center's mechanics perform an array of services, keeping rides running in showroom condition with tune-ups, 23-point inspections, tire rotations, and deep-tissue windshield massages.
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.
Outfitting autos in Oklahoma for 40 years, Bob Moore Auto Group has since expanded its services to Lone Star–state motorists seeking reliable care for their rides. Auto sprucing treatments commence by quenching thirsty tanks with a standard oil change followed by a burst of tire-boosting nitrogen, which results in more uniform wear and better gas mileage than tires filled with heavy regret. Once greased and plump, cars get a multipoint probe to inspect batteries, belts, and breaks, and they get wiper blade and defroster checks. Heaters and hoses get equal scrutiny, and tapped antifreeze and other fluids are replenished. Once complete, the ASC-certified technicians send drivers on their way with an emergency-kit list that will come in handy in case of roadside breakdowns or the occasional wrong turn into a rancor pit.
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.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Just Brakes has expanded from one auto shop to more than 160 outposts across eight states. At every location, ASE-certified technicians maintain vehicle safety with professional brake services including a lifetime warranty on parts, labor and platonic love. Though their specialty is brakes, the techs also perform routine maintenance and repairs such as oil changes, suspension repair, and belt replacement.
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.