Automotive in West University Place

$39 for Mobile Windshield-Chip Repair from Rockstar Windshield Repair ($85 Value)

Rockstar Windshield Repair

Redeem from Home

$85 $39

Technicians travel to the customer's location of choice to repair windshield chips; headlight restoration will increase safety and value

Full-Car Window Tinting for 5 Windows or Full-SUV Window Tinting for 7 Windows at Executive Motorsports (Half Off)

Executive Motorsports

1208 Gessner

$300 $149

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Techs tint all car or SUV windows using computer-cut films that come with a lifetime warranty

Window Tinting for One or Two Cars at Carro Audio & Tint (Up to 62% Off)

Carro Audio & Tint

Bear Creek Central

$99 $49

Auto techs fit cars of any size, with any number of windows, with high-quality SunTek window tints

Two- or Four-Wheel Premium Brake Service at Goodyear Car Care (Up to 66% Off)

Goodyear Car Care

South Houston

$129 $49

Techs install new brake pads and use pro-cutting technology to service rotors

Full Auto Detailing or Oil-Change Package at SG Autos (Up to 61% Off)

SG Autos

SG Auto

$179 $89

Techs scrub cars inside and out, and apply wax and Armor All or change oil and perform a multipoint inspection and tire rotation

Windshield Replacement at Just Auto Glass (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Just Auto Glass

Houston

$100 $50

Specialized technicians repair damaged windshields for all makes and models of vehicles

$40 for $80 Groupon — Heights Automotive

Heights Automotive

Greater Heights

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 for $100 Worth of Auto Services and Repairs at Auto Check One

Auto Check

Cypress Station

$100 $50

ASE-certified techs tend to vehicles with services such as oil changes, tire rotations, and wheel alignments

$23 for $50 Groupon — Patsco Windshield Repair

Patsco Windshield Repair

South Main

$50 $23

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 for $100 Toward Automotive Maintenance at Auto Check One

Auto Check One

Energy Corridor

$100 $50

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Keep your car in shape with repairs and services from Auto Check One's ASE-certified technicians

Two- or Three-Hour Exotic-Car Rental from Auto Exotic Rental (Up to 64% Off)

Auto Exotic Rental

Houston

$499 $179

Showroom stocked with rentable luxury and sports cars includes Porsches, Maseratis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mercedes-Benzes, and Audis

$44 for $80 Worth of Car Care — Sizzle's Sudz

Sizzle's Sudz

Greater Heights

$80 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$49 for a Four-Wheel Alignment at Nexar Auto Repair ($99 Value)

Nexar Auto Repair

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$99 $49

Prevent excess wear-and-tear on tires with a four-wheel alignment performed by ASE-certified technicians

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There's a reason why owner Bill Lawrence decided to set Bubbles Hand Car Wash apart with upscale services and a pleasant ambiance. As Lawrence relayed to Allison Wollam of the Houston Business Journal, he was charmed by a clean, welcoming car wash he visited shortly after moving to Texas from New York, where car washes typically charged a convenience fee to any customer who smiled. Lawrence knew he could cater better to luxury car owners like himself with a conveyerized hand-wash system that combined the convenience of the tunnel model with the hands-on meticulousness of a traditional hand wash. His idea has caught on with some very high-profile customers. Houston Texans linebacker Mister Alexander trusts his ride to the skilled hands of Bubbles’ technicians, as do Houston Rockets players Hakeem Olajuwon and Kenny Smith, not to mention former president George Bush.

Even patrons without a Porsche or a professional sports career appreciate Bubbles' gentle lamb's wool mitt washes and eco-friendly soaps, sealers, waxes, and conditioners, as proven by the business’s 2010 and 2012 Houston A-List awards for Best Car Wash. Customers seem to be as taken with the company’s facilities as they are with its services; each lobby invites relaxation with free WiFi, a bemusing gift shop, and shoe shines so effective that patrons need only stand beside their vehicle to check its undercarriage. The community-conscious car washes also use less than a quarter of the water typically expended during a home wash, and the locations offer free car washes for military personnel on Veterans Day.

4303 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston,
TX
US

The crew at Soap Hand Car Wash employs deep-nap mitts and a three-bucket technique that uses less than 10 gallons of water per wash. From Bucket 1 they pull amber-colored lamb's wool mitts and scrub wheels, tires, bumpers, undersides, and other gritty areas. Then they strap on white synthetic-wool mitts from Bucket 2 to clean the paint. Bucket 3 holds clean water, which the detailers use to rinse out the white mitts before dunking them in fresh soap and cleaning the paint a second time. Their special yellow sponges (made by Pinnacle) remove bugs without messing up the finish, and their terry towels (white for windows and painted surfaces; blue for everything else) leave all cars—including Maseratis, BMWs, Bentleys, and antique Mercedes-Benzes—dry and swirl-free.

Soap’s detailers build wonders on that three-bucket foundation. Dressings spiff up leather, tires, and wheels. Shampoo cleanses carpets. Orbital buffers add shine, and vacuums scoop up interior crumbs before they rot and conspire to poison the Garfield window cling. Wax upgrades are available, including handcrafted premium carnauba Lusso Oro wax and Pinnacle Souverän show-car wax.

While they wait, drivers can sip complimentary coffee or access free WiFi in the waiting room, which is equipped with flat-screen TVs. A kids' area entertains youngsters as they dream up ways to retain the lot price of their Matchbox cars.:m]]

1801 South Shepherd Drive
Houston,
TX
US

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.

1619 Gessner Rd
Houston,
TX
US

The Peveto family's name became synonymous with stopping power when John Peveto II opened his first Brake Check shop in 1968. More than 40 years and 40 shops later, the family still helps cars stop (and go) with brake-pad inspections, wheel alignments, battery replacements, and oil changes. With convenience in mind, each shop opens its work bays seven days a week, offers online appointments, and backs up several of their services with lifetime warranties that are then backed up by other even more muscular warranties.:m]]

5637 Southwest Fwy
Houston,
TX
US

Established: 1999

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Q&A with Sam, Owner

Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?

We like working on vehicles with skill, ethical practices, and the best tools available.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?

We have front office where they can sit, relax, watch TV, and have something to drink. We also have a glass window, so they can keep an eye on the cars.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I've always liked working on cars, ever since I was kid. So when I had the opportunity to open my own repair shop, I did.

10625 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston,
TX
US

Viv?: Auto Finishing & Detailing is the official detailing studio for the Lamborghini Club of Houston and the Lone Star Porsche Club of America. Which is to say that these guys have extensive experience with high-end, exotic vehicles. Owner and founder Anson Lau traveled across Asia to learn from the leading makers in the automotive world, and he brought his knowledge back with him to Houston.

Lau and his team have worked on cars that have gone on to win Concours d'Elegance competitions, but you don't need to be competing for "Best in Show" to reap the benefits of their meticulous detailing treatments. At Viv?, they specialize in everything from hand washes to CQuartz ceramic coating. No matter which models they're working on, they do everything in their power to scrub cars until their engines purr.

12320 Bellaire Blvd, Suite A-8
Houston,
TX
US