Before the invention of the MP3 player, car owners added music to their drives by packing kazoos in the glove box and always picking up hitchhiking orchestras. Listen in with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a car-stereo auxiliary-jack installation at Auto Styles in Clearwater (a $139.95 value).
The certified technicians at Auto Styles trick out transports with gizmos including alarms, navigation systems, and stereo equipment from Pioneer, Kenwood, and JL Audio. In about an hour, an experienced technician installs a hardwired FM modulator behind each radio, which connects with MP3 devices and neighboring cars’ tin cans by way of a 3.5-millimeter auxiliary cable. This electronic tether helps tunes flow freely from iPods and other devices through the vehicle's existing speakers. While vehicles requiring an antenna adaptor will incur an additional cost, Audio Styles guarantees the quality of their work with a lifetime warranty on all audio-installation labor and band recommendations.
Auto Styles' factory-trained and certified technicians embellish cars and boats with the help of top-grade window tint, audio, and upholstery products, all covered by warranties against defects. They computer-cut window films, integrate iPods into audio systems, and repair dents without using paint. Each year, the technicians perform hundreds of upholstery jobs for local dealerships using Katzkin leather, and can even customize interiors with ostrich and crocodile skin so that every drive is a safari.