Window tinting imparts cars with an air of mystery, veiling from society champagne-toasting socialites or Bruce Wayne's pink and purple leopard-print headrests. Keep pedestrians guessing with today's Groupon: for $79, you get tinting of the windows on the driver's side and passenger's side of a two-door or four-door vehicle at Polished Image Detail & Tint at Waterfront Auto Complex in Homestead (a $200 value).
Polished Image's impresarios of umbrage employ more than 25 years of experience and a computerized tinting method to shade precious car possessions from the harmful rays of the sun and the wandering eye of pedestrians. During each window-shading session, a digital tinting system cuts and shapes tinted film to perfectly match the contour of each window, giving perambulator portholes added protection against shattered glass caused by fender-benders or prima-donna sing-offs. Four different levels of tint help windows block up to 98 percent of UV rays to eliminate the risk of road-trip sunburns and keep summer cars cool enough to be driven by anthropomorphic snowmen. Today's deal covers tinting for most two-door and four-door vehicles; back-window tinting will be an additional fee.
Waterfront Auto Complex
Perseverance pays off. Waterfront Auto Complex, like many other family-run businesses, struggled to maintain its footing after the closing of Homestead Steel Works. Their approach? After nearly four decades in service, they decided it was time for an upgrade. The team added a window-tint and detail shop to their automatic car wash and, after an uptick in business, a full-service Penzoil oil change. Waterfront now looks forward to many more years of servicing cars, SUVs, and, eventually, hovercrafts. “I really see an opportunity for growth in the Homestead area, not just for the waterfront, but all of the businesses and neighborhoods," says James A. Laux, president of the company’s corporate parent. "I'm not the only one making an investment in this community. As more people see the opportunity, the Mon Valley will do nothing but grow!”