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.
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.
At locations throughout the northeast, ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers' computerized wash tunnels and detailing pros spiff up cars with advanced technology and minimal environmental impact. The robotic wash systems and photoelectric sensors not only clean finishes with a gentle, soft-cloth technique, but they can target white walls, wheels, and chrome with site-specific formulas. The eco-savvy automated systems also consume less water than home washing and recycle the water used to clean the wheels and undercarriage. Biodegradable SuperGlo soap keeps the run-off free of harmful compounds before it is funneled down the proper treatment channels, where it can't pollute neighborhood storm drains or be used to test the resiliency of carnival goldfish.
The centers' innovative equipment and Earth-friendly practices have earned them the title of Best Car Wash from CityVoter for three years running. Some locations also boast separate interior cleaning bays to address filthy dashboards and seats.
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.