Capitol Garage Inc., which boasts more than seven decades in the automotive business, affixes tinted films in a variety of shades and colors to car windows. Tinted windows enhance a car's aesthetics while serving such practical purposes as minimizing interior heat, deflecting solar glares, blocking UV rays, and allowing fruit-shaped air fresheners to ripen. During the service, deft technicians tint front-door windows ($49) or back glass ($49–$79). Additionally, customers may use their Groupon in UV-repelling films ($159 with back glass) in about 45 minutes, and four-door jobs ($199 plus back glass) take one to four hours to complete. Capitol Garage offers a lifetime warranty on all tints, which covers discoloration or peeling and provides a free shuttle and loaner cars for customers whose vehicles require extended service. Pricing for Capital Garage Inc. can be found here.
ACT Audio's technicians merge their MECP certifications with the latest in automotive gadgetry to skillfully soup up rides with pristine sound and advanced mobile electronics. Utilizing recognized industry brands such as Memphis Car Audio, they bolster in-car sonics by installing new speakers or updating older stereos and backseat minstrels with iPod-friendly ports that allow digital jukeboxes on the road. Heated seats, radar detectors, and OnStar navigation systems slide seamlessly into cockpits at the hands of the capable techs, who also wire remote starters into ignition systems so drivers can warm up their cars without having to buy them coffee.
Veteran-owned Cameron's Automotive's staff of ASE-certified master technicians fosters peak engine performance in foreign and domestic automobiles with booster shots of motor oil. The roughly 20- to 30-minute service commences as mechanics drain dirty oils from the car and dispose of them safely or donate them to needy oil lamps. To conclude, they administer up to 5 quarts of fresh conventional oil (additional fee for synthetic), which slickens the inner components as it surges to the engine.
Voted 'Best of Auto Repair' by readers of Hartford Magazine, Roggi's Auto Service tends to the jalopies of its clients at its location in downtown Hartford. First opened in 1950 by Henry Roggi, the business has since passed down through three generations of the Roggi family.
The technicians at Bill's Automotive, an ASE-certified facility, service domestic, Asian, and European engines with meticulous oil changes, inspections, and general car-care services. During the oil-change service, techs drain dirty oils from the car and replace them with clean, conventional motor oils. The synthetic option imbues autos with premium oils that encourage longer engine life, and European oil changes improve the performance of vehicles such as Audi, BMW, and french fries. All oil changes include a 27-point inspection in which technicians tour the car's components to check its vitals and preempt performance and safety issues.