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88 Best Houston Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Houston based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Houston Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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Digital vehicle inspections, repair orders, inventory, job progress, customer communication, & much more.

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We make rotating machines more efficient through the use of the Milner CVT and a 50+ patent technology portfolio around that transmission.

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Additech

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Additech develops at-the-pump automated automobile engine maintenance systems.

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Elemental Coatings

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Elemental Coatings was founded with one goal in mind: make the many problems associated with ice and scale buildup a thing of the past.

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Royal Klasse

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Royal Klasse is a point-based luxury lifestyle and exotic rental club-based company.

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Group 1 Automotive

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Group 1 Automotive owns and operates about 130 franchises at approximately 100 dealerships, as well as about 25 collision service centers

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Carphoria Dealer Services

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Carphoria Dealer Services is a dealer owned and dealer centric technology solution company that sells and trade cars.

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TripletPlus

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TripleTPlus, a roadside assistance franchise services transportation logistics, freight shipping, and travel industries.

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HKS MediaGroup

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HKS Media Group operates MyDealerBid.com, a reverse online auction platform for purchasing new and pre-owned vehicles.

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Distribution International

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Distribution International is a distributor of thermal and acoustical insulation and related supplies.

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Total Safety

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A Houston, Texas-based provider of safety and compliance services

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Hercules Offshore

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Hercules Offshore is a leading global provider of offshore contract drilling and liftboat services.

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UTEX Industries

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UTEX Industries is an oil and energy company that designs and manufactures sealing solutions.

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Swindlr Magazine

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Swindlr Magazine is a luxury lifestyle publication.

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J. B. Poindexter & Co.

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A privately held diversified manufacturing company

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reLogistics Services

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ReLogistics Services is a logistics company that offers reverse logistics and pallet management services.

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Axip Energy Services, LP

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Axip Energy Services is an oil & energy company providing compression and production equipment.

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GSFSGroup

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GSFSGroup is an automotive financial services providing company.

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C.I. Actuation

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C.I. Actuation is an industrial automation company offering actuator packages, valves mounting, and testing field services.

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Tatsoft

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Tatsoft provides software tools, products and services for Industrial Automation and Processing, Manufacturing, Energy, Utilities.

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HAL, Inc.

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HAL, Inc. is an Information Technology and Services which provides Logistics Resource Management solutions

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GTG Technology Group

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GTG Technology Group builds software to manage global transportation management systems of every size and kind.

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Uson L.P.

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Uson L.P. develops automated leak detection, leak testing, and non-destructive testing equipment.

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THE FRIEDKIN GROUP

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THE FRIEDKIN GROUP is a privately-held consortium for automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf & adventure companies.

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Christian Brothers Automotive

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Christian Brothers Automotive is an automotive company offering auto repairing services.

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Custom Air Products & Services, Inc.

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Custom Air Products & Services is an engineering company providing repair, design, and maintenance services.

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AmTex Insurance

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AmTex Insurance offers a range of automotive, commercial, homeowners, renters, and motorcycle insurance packages and surety bonds.

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Conoco

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Conoco, Inc. operates as an integrated global energy company.

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The Greensheet

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Greensheet is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more.

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Frazer, Ltd.

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Frazer, Ltd. is an automotive company that provides new and used cars.

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Logistics Group International

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LGI is the premier third party logistics provider to the oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation and manufacturing industries.

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Cenergy International Services

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Cenergy International Services is an oil & energy company that offers logistics optimization and vendor management services.

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BP Midstream Partners

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BP Midstream Partners is a fee-based, growth-oriented master limited partnership recently formed by BP Pipelines.

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Currux

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Car Sharing Platform

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Turbo Components & Engineering, Inc.

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Turbo Components & Engineering, Inc. is a manufacturing & repair company worldly known for service, technical knowledge & product quality.

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Pennzoil

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Use our motor oil selector to find the right oil for your car. From our best synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum,

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Veloce Innovation

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Veloce Innovation is a window film and tint industry that provides films for use in residential, commercial, marine and industrial settings.

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Elevate Midstream Partners

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Elevate Midstream Partners is a private midstream service company.

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IndustrialZone

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Industrial Equipment Supplier

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Pickups Plus Inc

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Pickups Plus offers a variety of Truck Parts & Accessories, wheels, covers, liftkits, etc.

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Depco Power Systems

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Buy & Sell Generators and Engines

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Platinum Drivers Inc.

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Platinum Drivers is a staffing and recruiting company specializing in commercial driver placement services.

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Amera Solutions

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Amera Solutions prove to be an one-stop source for a full range of medical transportation options, like disability transportation in Dallas

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Adaptive Driving Access

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ADA is an automotive dealer that sells new and used wheelchair and handicap vans and services.

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TivaCloud, Inc.

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TivaCloud is a DOT compliance company that provides innovative solutions for transportation, energy, manufacturing, & construction companies

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GEA of Texas

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Distributor of Industrial Automation

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John Eagle Honda Houston

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John Eagle Honda Houston is an automotive company that provides vehicle maintenance services.

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Car-Research XRM

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Car-Research XRM is an automotive CRM company.

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Team Gillman

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Team Gillman specializes in car dealerships, consulting and customer service.

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Medbridge Transport

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Logistics, Medical Transportation

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Mobilease

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Mobilease renders acquisition, fleet management, disposal, administrative, ancillary, vehicle and heavy equipment rental services.

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Interstate Data USA

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Interstate Data USA, Inc. operates in the consumer travel market. The company focuses on providing online custom trip planning with

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Industrial Surplus World

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We buy and sell valves, surplus inventory, equipment, machines, and scrap metal.

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Best Roadside Service

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Automobile emergency services – Security, Safety, and Peace of Mind for individuals and commercial roadside assistance plans.

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ParkiT

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ParkiT is a Provider of parking services through using computer vision, machine learning and big data company.

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N-FAB

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N-FAB manufactures quality tubular products for truck and jeep.

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My Transmission Experts

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My Transmission Experts is an auto repair and transmission shop franchise with shops serving Houston, Montgomery, Kingwood, and Katy, Texas.

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Compass Transport

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Compass Transport is an automobile shipping provider for individuals and organizations.

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Climaguard

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Climaguard is a temporary protective enclosure for cars.

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Honest-1 Auto Care-Copperfield

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Honest-1 Auto Care-Copperfield is an Eco-Friendly Auto Care chain that offers a full range of automotive services and repairs.

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Engine World

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Engine World sells used Japanese engines for various car brands including Honda, Toyota, and Lexus.

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Dealerwebb

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Dealerwebb is a digital marketing and website development agency that provides web design and marketing solutions.

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CraneWorks

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CraneWorks is a mechanical engineering company that provides a wide range of lifting solutions of various brands to serve industries.

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All Tire Supply

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All Tire Supply provides a wide range of quality supplies and equipment to tire shops, automotive repair garages, hobbyists and enthusiasts.

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Baker Nissan

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Baker Nissan is a car dealership located in Houston, Texas.

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Sterling McCall Lexus Clear Lake

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Sterling McCall Lexus Clear Lake is a luxury car dealership.

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Fabcorp

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FabCorp, Inc. manufactures and supplies fabrication and machining parts, and finished assembles in the South-Central United States

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Affordable Auto Glass

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Affordable Auto Glass is auto Glass Repair Experts of houston.

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Goree

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Goree is a Houston-based automotive, commercial, and interiors architecture firm.

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Ultimate Linings

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Ultimate Linings is a manufacturer that provides system design solutions, robotic application integration and equipment training services.

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OpenDealer.NET

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OpenDealer.Net is an automotive dealer management system with social network integrations.

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GoRigger

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Oil & gas supply chain software company.

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General Truck Body

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General Truck Body provides creative solutions to the transportation and service industries.

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Russell & Smith Honda

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Russell & Smith Honda is an automotive company offering automobile sales and services.

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TreadWright Tires

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TreadWright Tires offers the best aggressive on/off road Mud Terrain & All Terrain Truck Tires at a cutting edge price.

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Dean Motor Cars

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Dean Motor Cars is a used truck dealer.

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Mitchell Crane

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Mitchell Crane is a worldwide supplier of new aftermarket replacement crane parts, as well as a source for used parts and components.

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Mac Haik DCJ

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Mac Haik DCJ is a car dealership providing for Dodge, FIAT, Ford, Hyundai, Jeep, and Ram vehicles.

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LizardSkin

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LizardSkin provides spray-on insulation coatings that offer superior thermal insulation and protection against vibration and noise.

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bonvoy

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FB app that makes group travel a breeze

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Sterling McCall Toyota

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Sterling McCall Toyota is a car dealership located in Houston, Texas.

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RKI

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RKI is an automotive company providing commercial grade truck equipment.

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Dixon Motors

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Dixon motors is a used car dealer and finance provider for vehicle purchase.

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Cars 360 Mke

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Cars 360 Mke is an online automobile platform.

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My Drive With Pride

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When you are looking to buy a used car, truck, or SUV near Houston visit Superior Used Vehicles. We offer quality used vehicle sales.

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World Auto Parts

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World Auto Parts provides discount automotive parts at discounted prices.

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Nationwide Trailers

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Nationwide Trailers is PJ Trailers dealership, features PJ Trailers, Lonestar Custom Trailers, Look & Spartan Enclosed Cargo Trailers.

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Motors On Wheels

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We continue to be your prime location for Selling Your Car or Truck, as well as Buying Your Quality Pre-Owned Vehilce.

Written by Warren Tesla

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