The ASE-certified mechanics at Auto Service Express, in business for more than 30 years, extend jalopies' lives through 30- to 45-minute standard oil changes and 21-point inspections to check for maintenance issues. Experienced auto techs exchange worn, debris-bunged oil with up to five quarts of premium Kendall motor lube and replace dingy oil filters with unsoiled filters or pantyhose. Techs then inspect the belts, hoses, and air filter, and lubricate the chassis. Car owners may opt to add a comprehensive 21-point inspection for a 60- to 90-minute safety check that includes the installation of brand-new wipers to sweep away rain and determined hitchhikers from the front windshield.
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.
Import and domestic vehicles stand poised on the lots of Nexar Auto Repair, where an ASE-certified staff of technicians bolsters rides with Pennzoil lubricants, official state inspections, and myriad repairs. Pre-owned cars from BMW, Mercedes, and Chevrolet receive extensive quality-control inspections before awaiting the opportunity to show off their road prowess and encyclopedic knowledge of the Industrial Revolution to new owners. In-house technicians also nurture visiting vehicles by swapping damaged oil for clean lube, balancing and rotating tires, and checking vitals with computer diagnostics. Additionally, the facility doles out official Texas state inspections with quick in-and-out automated systems that authorize healthy autos to legally flex their muscles on the open road.
At AnA Tire and Automotive, gifted mechanics keep autos in top shape, and an army of rubbery wheel coverings stands ready to hit the road. While the center specializes in tires from Bridgestone and Firestone, customers can also find offerings from other manufacturers including Goodyear, Michelin, and BFGoodrich. The spacious showroom includes a comfortable waiting area where drivers can watch TV as ASE-certified technicians fit cars with new tires. The shop's mechanics keep vehicles healthy with services that range from oil changes to factory-scheduled maintenance to computerized engine analyses. To ease customers' minds, each of the center's services comes with a choice of a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty or an a cappella performance of "Little Deuce Coupe."
At Texas Car Stereo, versatile mechanics and designers care for the interior health and exterior design of cars, trucks, and SUVs, treating autos to everything from routine oil changes and major repairs to decorative overhauls of chrome-covered rims and ink-black window tint. The automobile artisans have a wealth of impressive work under their collective belt, with past projects including a Corvette decked out in a sleek hydraulic hood, racing stripes, and a yellow and black interior and cars crowned with custom neon lights that spell out the opening lines of The Great Gatsby. The team carries out each labor of love with factory-direct materials from trusted brands such as Kenwood, Kicker, JBL, Boston Acoustics, and Sony.
Goodyear Auto Care's mechanics, certified by the institute for Automotive Service Excellence, slip under car hoods and undercarriages to perform tasks from routine oil changes to intricate engine replacements. Tools let out pneumatic whines as they install new tires from brands such as Michelin and Goodyear, and the complete list of services includes brake adjustments and state inspections. They also pick up and drop off customers by appointment and provide loaner cars when needed. Tow trucks rumble out of the lot en route to get patrons unstuck from ditches or give third graders an idea for their thesis papers.