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.
At Kia-Mazda of Old Saybrook, owner Landon Sock and his staff help connect customers with their ideal rides. A family-owned facility, the dealership carries the latest roadsters to roar off the assembly line, including the 2013 Kia Forte or Optima, as well as a shiny selection of quality preowned roadsters. At the service center, four senior-level technicians tinker with engines, tasked with projects large and small and aided by their supply of quality OEM parts.
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.
A 100-foot screen illuminates a home theater. Custom speaker enclosures pump music into DJ Pauly D's Mercedes Benz. Neon-green LED panels set a John Deere Gator XUV aglow. If it has a screen, speakers, or both, chances are Sound FX's technicians can customize it into something that dazzles the senses. Working with brands such as Rockford Fosgate, Control4, and Alpine, technicians outfit homes with high-tech gadgetry such as integrated remote-control programs that can control your television, lights, blinds, army of clones, and stereo system from a single console. They bring a similar blend of creativity and practicality to automobiles, installing equipment such as backup cameras and remote starters.