Tucked in the rear of a large parking lot off the beaten path of South Lamar, Austin Speed Shop is a place for car gearheads to embrace works of art on display. A peek inside the shop reveals a museum of vintage cars and parts, as well as their own custom apparel and accessories. Next to the shop, a big yellow Texas-shaped sign guards a grassy yard with old car bodies and other parts, inviting car enthusiasts in to chat while they wait for their latest project to come to life. Each job at the speed shop is customized to keep the owner’s original vision for the car in mind, which means restored versions of old classics like a 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan, a 1934 Ford Coupe and a 1960 Cadillac get the treatment they deserve.
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.
Handling more than just the swap-out of your car's oily core, the Jiffy Lube Signature Service oil change comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box filter; a checking and filling of transmission, differential, power-steering, and windshield-washer fluids; and a detailed inspection of the antifreeze and coolant reservoirs, engine air-filtration system, serpentine belts, wiper blades, and exterior lights.
Established in Austin in 1987, Custom Sounds has grown into an award-winning company with 16 locations in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, and the St. Louis area.
At each location, state-of-the-art showrooms allow customer to experience the ultimate in vehicle convenience features, sound quality, remote start capabilities and security from top brands, including Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer. JL Audio, Rockford Fosgate, Focal, Viper and more. Custom Sounds also offers the finest window films on the market.
But it's not just the high-quality products that make Custom Sounds a go-to source for automotive upgrades: it's the meticulous work from its staff. Custom Sounds backs all of its services with a lifetime warranty because its technicians do all the little things right. They even take the time to solder and heat shrink every connection in every car they work on to ensure the ultimate in sound quality and reliability. Their detailed work also carries over to installations of remote car starters, security systems, and window tints for cars that are addicted to sunbathing.
Each of the mechanics at Accent Auto has spent a minimum of 10 years in the field. That experience enables the full-service dealership to take on any job from all makes and models of vehicle, including those by American and Japanese manufacturers and European brands such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Accent specializes in major repairs, including the rebuilding of engines and transmissions. In its body shop, the company also spruces up rides by replacing windshields, refreshing paint, and repairing damage from golf ball?sized hail or that day when golf balls actually fell from the sky.
JRD Windshield Repair is stocked with a team of certified windshield repair technicians who swiftly renew damaged automotive glass. Through speedy, 10-minute touch-ups as well as complete windshield replacements and overhauls, the glass-repair experts help to keep drivers safe, satisfied, and sighted.