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.
Kathleen Catallo is no stranger to the graceful flourishes of ballroom dance. In fact, she?s spent more than two decades of her life perfecting them at the professional level. At The Art of Dance, Catallo has drawn on this experience to create a Marriage Enrichment Through Dance course tailored specifically to couples. As they learn fundamental ballroom steps in these sessions, spouses strengthen their relationships and have fun instead of spending another Friday searching for doubloons in the junk drawer.
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.
The dedicated staff at Nissan of McKinney helps connect customers with their ideal rides or rev up existing ones. Their selection of V-6 and V-8 roadsters includes the 2013 Altima, Sentra, and Pathfinder, as well as quality preowned and used vehicles. Nissan of McKinney also fortifies vehicles against future breakdowns with a staff of ASE-certified service technicians and automobile psychiatrists who have some of the world’s largest, sturdiest couches for their piston-powered patients. Accepting all makes and models, specialists can expedite vital services such as flushing brake fluid and replacing belts. The team at Nissan of McKinney makes visits as pleasant as possible by offering WiFi throughout the building, as well as complimentary Starbucks coffee. The business also invests in its community, contributing more than $100,000 to scholarship funds since 2005.
By maintaining a singular focus on automotive glass installation and repair for two decades, the trained techs at Richardson Auto Glass have honed their craft with a keen eye toward safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. After using a cure urethane bonding agent to fix potentially problematic cracks, or once they've replaced entire windshields or windows, the certified technicians hand clients a lollipop and a written lifetime warranty insuring the quality of their work. Aside from replacing and repairing glass, Richardson also vends industrial-strength glass cleaner and wiper blades.