A mainstay in the local automotive electronics industry for decades, Will Linthorst decided to branch out and open his own shop in 2013. Will's experience in automotive customization is extensive—he's tackled everything from restoring the upholstery in a '69 Mercury Cyclone to building and installing custom sound systems. At Sublime Designz, Will and his technicians offer those services and more, outfitting cars with hidden subwoofers, replacing existing headlights with brighter, LED lamps, and installing remote starters for those who want to warm their car up without having to wait or force-feed the engine coffee. And, with Will's almost childlike enthusiasm for electronics, it should come as no surprise that even the waiting room at Sublime Designz is outfitted with DVDs and video games to entertain waiting customers and their kids.
While a plasma TV is always a luxury, it’s especially luxurious to see one pop up whenever you open your trunk. Nominated as one of the top installers and retailers in the United States by Mobile Electronics Magazine, Sound Works’ technicians not only transform car trunks into media centers but also customize entire vehicles. Crystal-clear jams pulse from their custom sound systems, and their custom leather, suede, and bubble-wrap interiors keep cars looking classy. Their Viper Tint window tints, available in a wide spectrum of colors, shield drivers from UV rays and prying eyes, and their auto-start kits warm up engines before drivers arrive at their cars during frosty winters.
The installers at Extreme Auto Accessories draw upon 16 years of experience while outfitting clients' automobiles with new features. A few of their specialties are new tires and rims, heated seats, and remote-starter systems that allow drivers to start cars without stepping outside into a world where ladybugs could be hiding basically anywhere. They also brighten interiors and exteriors with LED lights or perform any other number of modifications to make drives more pleasant.
The versatile team at Detail AK pride themselves on their ability to clean and renew virtually any kind of vehicle, from cars to semi-trucks. Whatever the size and shape, the team can undertake a slew of revitalizing detail services, including hand washes, waxes, polishes, paint restoration services, upholstery cleanings, and leather reconditionings. All the while, the professional staffers use products that protect vehicles from harsh Alaskan winters.
The techs at Anchorage auto glass specialize exclusively in glass. If there’s glass on the car they can fix it or replace it, from the windshield the to back window. With their mobile repair service, they can even bring their tools and glass-mending prowess straight to the customer.
The certified staff at Alaska Windshield Repair—an active member of the National Windshield Repair Association—remedies scathed windshields in order to bolster safety and preempt irreparable damage. During the 15- to 30-minute chip-repair service, the technicians mend front windows bearing up to three dings inflicted by airborne debris or gravel confetti thrown by trees on Arbor Day. The repairs are designed to stunt the damage before it branches out into larger cracks, diminish driver obstructions, and promote lucid sightlines. The contractors also apply their acumen to full-blown cracks that reach lengths of up to 10 inches, thereby stabilizing the windshield's structural integrity to ensure that it stays composed during extreme weather and attempts at job usurpation from the scheming rearview mirror.