Audio Dezign's talented technicians arrive at customers' doorsteps and driveways to enhance their driving experience through installations of speakers, onboard entertainment systems, keyless-entry systems, and GPS navigators. Accent lights give interiors and engine parts of cars and motorcycles a neon glow, and smartphone or key-fob remote starters allow drivers to safely enter their vehicles without needing to fumble with keys or remember magic spells. The team’s versatile mechanics can also turn boats into mobile party units with marine speaker installation, and turn car seats into sleek, modern-day thrones with personalized Katzkin leather restyling.
Classic, exotic, and luxury vehicles roll into the shop at Touch of Class Auto Salon, where experienced detailers and technicians treat rides to painstaking auto care and maintenance. Detailing crews hand wash, wax, and shampoo and vacuum autos inside and out. Technicians revamp electronics and interiors with custom-installed frills, such as remote starters, upholstery, and window tints, or handle minor maintenance jobs, including oil changes and tire rotations. Sprawling across two levels, the 16,000-square-foot salon provides ample room for car owners to store their prides and joys before they undergo a service or after they suffer an allergic reaction to wax.
Since he was 14 years old, Matt Gineo has heard the sea’s siren call. As a youth he joined the Sea Scouts, where he learned how to sail, tow, and safely traverse the water. Now the owner of Oldport Marine Services, he maintains a fleet of boats that tour Newport’s rocky coastline daily, showing off the area’s sparkling waters and natural beauty.
Harbor tours work their way up the shoreline, dotted with lighthouses, historical mansions, and bottles containing unread pirate grocery lists. As boats pass by sights such as the Newport Bridge, Jamestown, and the early-19th-century Fort Adams, guides share facts and anecdotes about Newport’s historical role in the pirate world and the slave trade. As tours travel back down the coast, the narrative returns to the present, with tales about the America's Cup and the city’s success as a fishing center.
Oldport Marine Services diversifies itself by offering a number of other aquatic services. Staffers build and repair boats, install engines, and run a water taxi that zips customers across the city faster than riding on the back of a sea serpent.
Protech Automotive Services' technicians keep automobiles in mint condition with preventative-maintenance services, even vacuuming the floor of each car when they're finished flushing transmission fluid or changing oil. Their services include the accurate infrared alignment technology, preventative maintenance repairs such as differential and transmission flushes, and a variety of repairs on exhaust and suspension systems.The shop's technicians support environmentally friendly practices such as recycling used engine oil to heat their building in the winter.
Hundreds of cars roll off the production line each day, with little to distinguish one sedan or SUV from another. That’s where the auto enthusiasts at Inferno Audio come in. They outfit vehicles with all the tricks and toys necessary to help them stand out—a list that includes custom subwoofers, window tints, and remote starters that keep interior temperatures comfortable throughout the year. They back up every job with a lifetime warranty and make themselves available for questions via text message or live chat in case an ejector seat fails to jettison an irritating passenger.