ith more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Auto Service has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X Auto Service reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
Salt. Potholes. Years of lengthy work commutes. Automobiles are under constant stress from road conditions. Luckily, the ASE-certified technicians at Open Road Automotive and Tire address these issues through both preventive maintenance and repairs. The auto experts can do everything from changing oil to fixing brake issues to tinting windows so superheroes can finally use drive-throughs. For every repair, the technicians make sure to use up-to-date parts manufactured in the United States.
Central Texas Harley-Davidson has grown from their humble start in 1921 to inhabit their current 50,000-square-foot, full-service dealership, still sparkling from its opening in 2008. Inside, Andre LeCompte and his team of dealers shepherd a flock of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, available for purchase and for rent. They impart their knowledge to prospective riders in their expansive show room as the presence of gleaming exhaust pipes and powerful engines causes adrenaline to percolate in the hearts of motorcycle lovers. The MotorClothes shop outfits riders in branded Harley leather jackets and shirts, and the parts shop vends custom engine components to keep beefed-up bikes running smoothly without resorting to smearing the open road in butter.
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 the standard brake service 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, factory maintenance services, batteries, belt replacement, and fluid services.