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01/16/2016
By: bob.dennis.986
Cen-Tex Plating Company
I inherited two 1967 Plymouth GTX’s from my Brother-In-Law and brought them home to Texas from his place in Georgia recently. FYI, the Plymouth GTX was introduced into the Plymouth line in 1967 and this model did not share the styling or design with other MoPar models. Furthermore the body style changed completely in 1968 and thereafter. Why the long winded intro? ….Because none of the aftermarket classic car parts manufacturers produce reproduction parts for the 1967 Plymouth GTX and additionally only 12,010 units were built that year which is very low. This makes used parts scarce.I’m restoring both of these cars and needed the services of a good chrome plating company. I took the beat up front and rear bumpers from one of the cars to see how they would turn out being re-chromed. The owner David explained that he would send the bumpers to their San Antonio facility where they had patterns of all the bumpers made when the cars rolled off the assembly line and that their craftsmen would bring my bumpers back to match those specifications. Just thinking about that is really something.When I returned about four weeks later to get them I unwrapped one and was completely blown away. Nice work? No, spectacular work! The quality of the chrome plating was better than any I have ever seen. The bumper was repaired to perfection and the cost was much less than buying an aftermarket bumper which in this case is unavailable. I asked if he could refinish some of the pot metal, stainless steel and aluminum trim and he told me to bring them to him. I picked up a bunch of trim and molding from him today and was once again impressed beyond words. This company does outstanding work, at reasonable prices and the turnaround time is great. The only problem I have now is that all the other work on the cars has to be done to somehow match the workmanship standard set by Cen-Tex Plating Co Inc., no easy feat!
06/11/2016
By: Robert R.
AutoNation Toyota South Austin
We have now purchased two new Tacoma trucks from Nassir Ahmed and his manager David Valdez. First one was August 1, 2015 and it was a beauty but unfortunately was totaled in an accident a few months back. The first deal was simply great. No nonsense, just a straight deal and everything you could ask for. So we went back for the 2nd one and picked it up yesterday. Another great transaction and would like to recommend AutoNation to anyone looking for a new Toyota. They ordered both trucks for us and we were able to get exactly what we wanted. No games, no padding the invoice with a bunch of make believe dealer add ons such as nitrogen, tinting, undercoating, etc. After attempting to deal with the San Antonio dealers this organization is a breath of fresh air. Even the F&I guys were great to deal with. No pressure from them to buy their add ons. They explained them and went on from there. Went home happy campers.
03/27/2013
By: codybl
Scotty's Driveshaft & Machine Inc
Most people dont need driveshaft repair everyday, but when you do usually you take what you can get. Well let me tell you Scottys can get you great service great pricing. They removed lathed and balanced my driveshaft reinstalled it and even showed and explained how these test are performed. Ive been in alot of shops. I could tell this was family owned and operated, I liked that. Everyone seemed to enjoy their jobs.As I set and wait which wasnt long 1hr during lunchtime. I could tell they really took care of customers. Im not a full fledged mechanic with a big shop. I just needed onetime Driveshaft repair. They still took care of me as a priority. Im recomending Scottys to everyone.
09/26/2016
By: Pamela C.
Atlas Auto Spring & Alignment
These guys KNOW THEIR BUSINESS! We own and operate a Mobile RV Repair Business and our work van needed a lift at the back end. They took us in at our appointment time, and analyzed the back end, custom made the springs and put them on. I sat there and watched all of this that day and was completely amazed at the work, professionalism and knowledge they had. The amazing HARD WORK this company does is nothing short of FANTASTIC!! If you need springs or alignment go HERE NOT ANYWHERE ELSE!!!! YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY WHEN THEY ARE DONE!!
07/17/2012
By: colbyh
Cen-Tex Plating Company
These guys were great. I gave them a really odd job and they were great with it. I bought this crappy loving cup from the 1920's for my fantasy football trophy build. I brought it to them in bad shape.The original plating was all tore up. They got right down to work and in a month I went to pick it up. WOW! It looks amazing with that nickel finish. I mounted it on to a custom wooden base and it looks amazing. I can't wait to show the league. David and the guys at CenTex did a fabulous job and I highly recommend them to anybody.
05/04/2011
By: breezinboat
CARQUEST Auto Parts
Highly recommend this place to everyone. If you need anything they will get it for you. I own a Boat Detail Business at Lake Travis and Allen one of the salesperson who works there has always been so so helpful in having and ordering my needed supplies. He also inform me of other products I might like and he was on the money with info about waxes I would want because I wouldn't have tried a certain wax without his knowledge now I have a wide selection to choose from. Thanks Allen you are the bomb you are so helpful
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01/30/2016
By: Valeria D.
A1 Tires
My mom and i have always been Cosutumer here for years and have never had a problem. Buffalo has always helped us out all these years changing anything we need on the tires. Weve always received great customer service here, its very affordable and they give you a 30 day warranty for $5 more on each tire. Very fast and friendly service. I loved how well Brenda and Lolo explain all my options and answer any of my concerns, there staff is great and they always go above and beyond my expectation.Thanks you guys
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03/03/2016
By: Jarrod G.
Scotty's Driveshaft & Machine Inc
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! They took in my truck this morning whichhad a nasty vibration at highway speeds. Axel had the problem diagnosed within 20 minutes (turned out it needed driveshaft u-joints) and within the hour I was back on the road with a smooth riding vehicle. Price was reasonable. Very happy customer. Other shops were qutoing me much more money jut to look at it and they wanted the vehicle for at least a day or two. Again, very happy customer here!
10/23/2012
By: cherylatx
Ace Discount Auto Salvage
I called to find an a/c clutch for my mom's 2000 Nissan Maxima. They didn't have the part, but the gentleman I spoke with was very helpful and went out of his way to find the part I needed at 2 other salvage yards nearby. I will definitely be calling them again for any other auto part I may need. They were friendly, helpful and courteous -- and they spoke english!! Hard to find these days.
12/31/2014
By: Douglas I.
Special Truck & Auto Salvage
Called looking for parts for a not so popular truck. They has one and had the part I needed and quoted me a good price. I showed up and was escorted to the area where the truck is and discovered three trucks not just one. The part I wanted was pointed out, I agreed and they did all the work. Will definitely call then first with any parts needs in the future, for any of my vehicle needs.
Tips & Advices
Using a variety of tools and processes, many of which require specialized training, auto body mechanics primarily repair cosmetic and structural damage to vehicles after accidents occur. They can also enhance a vehicle’s appearance and performance by replacing and adding new parts to a vehicle’s body.
This depends on the severity of the work that needs to be done. Something such as paintless dent repair for a few small dents can take an hour. Whereas auto body repairs for damages caused by a major accident can take multiple days to correct.
All auto body parts can be repaired but there is a threshold for the level of repairs possible. Parts can be damaged beyond repair and would need to be wholly replaced.
Auto body parts can be made from a wide variety of materials, usually based on what the part’s purpose is. Vehicle frames body panels, bumpers, roof racks, and other items that need to be strong and durable are usually constructed from steel, which is known for its durability and resistance to rust and high temperatures. But aluminum is quickly becoming a popular material of construction due to its lightweight yet durable nature. Body kits and other aftermarket parts like spoilers and hoods can be constructed from one form of plastic or another.
Yes, the vast majority of car makes and models have aftermarket parts available for many of their components. But higher-end vehicles typically have less aftermarket parts available since they often use specialized materials and manufacturing processes that are difficult to duplicate for many aftermarket manufacturers.

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