Best of Denton: Autos

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Best Auto Dealership (New/Used)

James Wood Autopark

3906 S. I-35E


James Wood AutoPark continues its winning ways in earning Best of Denton honors for best auto dealership for both new and pre-owned vehicles.

“We’re proud to have it. We’ve always been involved in the community and I think the community appreciates that,” said Russ Ellis, general manager for Chevrolet Cadillac.

Ellis said the dealership carries good inventory for both new and used vehicles and customers appreciate that and the way business is done there.

“It’s not your normal experience,” he said. “We always put the customer first. A lot of people dread going to buy a car. (Here), it’s just a different atmosphere.”

Runner-up: Bill Utter Ford

Bragging Rights: Classic of Denton


Best Auto Service/Repair

Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto

620 Fort Worth Drive


Tommy Drisdale said he operates his shop, Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto, by treating customers like family.

That attitude has led to another Best of Denton win for auto service and repair.

“Most of our customers we have known forever,” Drisdale said. “They tell their friends and family. We’re on second-generation vehicles for people.”

Drisdale said when customers come in with a problem he tells them one thing.

“We will take care of it,” he said. “And I tell all my mechanics, ‘Just do the right thing.’ What drives people is we’re going to shoot straight. You can talk to the people and they are going to talk to you straight. That’s been my philosophy forever and it has worked for me.”

Runner-up: Dave’s Foreign Car Service

Bragging Rights: Charlie Beck’s Garage


Best Car Wash

The Wash Factory

1135 S. Loop 288

1900 W. University Drive


Dentonites have spoken and they say The Wash Factory is the best place to get your car washed in Denton.

Owner Brad Mann said customer service and value are likely the reasons that put The Wash Factory at the top of the ballot.

“We provide a really good service at a really good price and we focus all the time on making sure we’re the best car wash every day of the year,” Mann said.

For the price, The Wash Factory produces the cleanest cars in town and customers really love the vacuum, he said.

It has been in Denton since 2010.

Runner-up: Heritage Car Wash

Bragging rights: Lone Star Car Wash & Detail


Best Oil Change

Kwik Kar

2303 W. University Drive


3507 E. University Drive


2233 Colorado Blvd.


26737 E. Highway 380


For 13 years, Kwik Kar has been operating on a model of trust, excellent customer service and high-quality vehicle care and as a result, has been voted tops for oil changes in Denton.

The owners are hands-on and can be found at one of the four Denton locations daily, company officials said. The visibility and attention to professionalism has lead to a high customer satisfaction and repeat customer rate.

Runner-up: The Sticker Station

Bragging rights: Classic of Denton


Best Paint and Boby Shop

Caliber Collision

718 N. Elm St.


Employees of Caliber Collision work together to make things happen for the customer. And many of those customers voted Caliber the best paint and body shop in Denton.

“It’s pretty awesome,” said Kevin Elias, center manager. “It feels good that Caliber is acknowledged on awards like that and people choosing us for their shop of choice. It makes us feel we’re doing our job for our customers right.”
Elias said the shop, which has been in Denton since 1998, will go well above and beyond to make sure things go well for our customers with their collisions and dents for both insurance jobs and walk-in customers.

Runner-up: Gene’s Paint & Body Shop

Bragging rights: Backwoods Classics



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