DURHAM AND BURLINGTON’S TINT, AUDIO AND WHEEL SPECIALISTS

Established in 1990 Auto Acoustics was started  with the idea the we could do car stereo better than anyone. After 24 years we have done just that. We have the most experienced staff, The best brands and the best prices of any car stereo store in the area. We have become the local one stop shop for the best automotive upgrades.
DURHAM: 919-493-5473
BURLINGTON: 336-585-0188

Testimonials

We had two cars' windows tinted in our family and they look amazing!!!!! Great job!!!!!!!

Michele Friedlein Durham Resident

Gino did and amazing job on the window tint on my car! Pricing was great and much lower than other places. I was able to get an appointment within a few days of calling and he was finished in about an hour an a half. Everyone at the shop is very friendly and didn't mind me waiting for my car to get finished. This being the first time I've ever had window tint, Gino made sure I knew all the do's and don'ts associated with it. He also told me if I had any issues to call him back. I am very satisfied with my tint and have recommended him on several occasions.

Summer Martin Durham Resident

My husband and I have all 3 of our vehicle's windows tinted by Roger. He does an amazing job and is very reliable. Not only does he guarantee top-knotch work, he backs it up! Thanks for the awesome tint-jobs on all of our windows, Roger!

Emily Roberts Burlington Resident

I recently purchased a new car and it did not have tinted windows. I have had tinted windows since I started driving and could not stand them not being tinted. I looked at several locations around where I live but the prices were all to high, and the work that I had saw was not that good. I was talking to a friend and he suggested that I call Auto Acoustics and speak to Roger. I called Roger and told him what I wanted and he said that it wouldn't be a problem. I came and got my windows done and they look FANTASTIC!!! I will never take my cars anywhere else. Auto Acoustics had got my business permanently.

Courtney Hill

By far the BEST quality Window Tint jobs I've ever seen!! I'm an automotive enthusiast of many years and critique everything. Most places will leave a gap at the top edge of the window, because they say it will "peel" when rolled up many times, this is NOT true. It peels because of poor quality tint and install. At Auto Acoustics, Rodger (the Tint Guru) takes it all the way to the edge, and it's PERFECT! I've had the same tint on for years, No Fading, No Peeling and No Bubbles!! If you buy a new car from a dealership in the area and want it tinted, there's a good chance that exquisite "factory" look is his craftsmanship. I've taken all my cars to him, and will trust no one else now. He has even done intricate designs and multi-color tint "artwork" in some cases. It's wild! You can check out his talent in the portfolio when you go get your quote. If you want the absolute best, Go See Rodger at Auto Acoustics. You won't be disappointed!

Nate Barton Repeat Customer

I had a great experience at Auto Acoustics in Durham. The whole staff is very knowledgeable not just about their products but also the make and model of my car. They were always a pleasure to deal with, the prices were good and the installation was very professional. They went the extra mile to make sure everything matched. I would highly recommend this business.

Gregory Fisher

This business is a testament to what a good business should be. I reviewed the company online and in person prior to choosing as a definite to complete my need. On the phone, very pleasant and knowledgeable. In person, same demeanor, clean store and most importantly, CLEAN EMPLOYEES doing the installations. Pricing - very competitive. Setting the appointment to meet my availability was a plus, as well as the fact that the job was completed ON TIME as promised - actually a bit earlier. Overall - I would recommend these guys to my friends and colleagues for any of their vehicle needs. Stan/Roger, you guys ROCK !! Love the work!

DeeDee Raleigh Resident

Company was very responsive to my asking for phone call estimate for installation of a replacement CD/HD Receiver. They also had great hours so I had flexibility to get it done when convenient. Today I was VERY pleased with their professionalism, timeliness and friendly service. No nonsense and these guys are very experienced. I would also note they do a lot of other car customizations beyond audio/video, including window tinting, fancy wheels/tires and countless accessories. I think you could count on them for fair prices (theirs was the lowest I found for my work) and quality of service.

A Google user

These guys do fantastic work. They started working on my Car Stereo years ago and ever since then I have taken all of my cars to these guys. Then I got a boat and figured why not let them pput the custom stereo in that too. Again another fantastic job. They have me with the perfect sound. With the tower speakers I can hear the music while I wake-board which really makes it even more enjoyable. So you think that is enough. Nope. I stopped in to have them add a stereo to my truck since the factory one gave up the ghost and decided to have them replace the window tint. I had taken it to another place originally and the tint had turned purple, and wrinkled so it was annoying. Since I had such a bad experience with the tint affecting my vision I wasn't sure how much I wanted so I just had the side windows done. I took one drive around the block and decided I needed the rear window done too and brought it right back. I should have listened to them in the first place. If you are looking for a car stereo company that will really take care of you don't go anywhere else check out the guys at Auto Acoustics in Durham or Burlington.

 

A Google user

These guys went all-out in fixing a really difficult problem with our Mercedes wagon's radio (one of those overly integrated CD/satellite players that aren't trivial to replace). They helped locate a refurbished model to save us 70% of the cost of a new one and made multiple trips to the supplier (in Greensboro) when there was an issue with the parts and/or the firmware in the car. They were absolutely amazing. [We don't have any family/friend connection to this business-- just a great customer experience and wanted to post it.]

Rich Holloway Chapel Hill Resident

These guys do a great job. Totally professional nothing sketchy about the place, employees, or products. Very trustworthy. They did a nice job fixing my sound system but they also do installations and other gadgets. Pricing is fair for what you get.

Sam T. Chapel Hill, NC

Really friendly and knowledgeable staff.  They were able to install a car stereo I bought online and gave great advice on speaker upgrades.  They were done with my car in about half a day and the price was as good as you'll get anywhere.  I'd go here 4 times before I go somewhere like a Best Buy for a stereo installation.  Easy to get to and professional service means I'll likely bring future cars there for stereo upgrades.

Jeff B. Hillsborough, NC

Fantastic service. Very helpful . I would recommend them to everyone!!

Big Mike Burlington, NC

The guys there were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. My car was completed on time. It was done correctly. I got exactly what I wanted. I had considered purchasing from one of the big chain stores. But after comparing all of the options I actually got more for my money and better service. I would definitely recommend them to all of my friends and family!

Mercedes 67

They've done all my cars, fitted some classics with GPS & custom sound...not everyone can work on classics but they guys are great! You can see pics of the Chevelle they did my sound on at www.carolinaspecialtyappraisal.com Thanks Guys!

CCWOFNC Burlington, NC

I had got some Memphis 12's speakers from them and they did an awesome job hooking them up and they were very helpful. I recommend anybody that wants car audio to go to Auto Acoustics because they will hook you up!!!! and have you beating in no time!!!!!

Kalani

I have used Auto Acoustics many times and have always had a great experience!! Give them a try before you think you are saving money by going to a big chain store.

MJelon Burlington, NC

Wish I'd gone here first! I have a mid-hi level system with two JL audio V2 slash amps, a JL 10w6v2 sub, and Hybrid Audio Technologies Clarus 6.5 components. Since my original installation by Circuit City in 2008, I have tolerated my 300/2 amp going into thermal protection at relatively high SPL and coming back on after about 3-5 seconds with somewhat distorted sound. I visited a "reputable" installer in Raleigh who said I needed to re-wire my whole system because it needed 0 gauge wire and I was only using 4 gauge. He quoted $850.00 for the job. Umm, not so much. I then went to another popular auto technology installer on Glenwood and without so much as even knowing the real problem I was quoted a $250.00 fix. So I waited over a year from the first quote and asked my AAA tire installer if he knew an HONEST car audio installer. He recommended auto acoustics. I made the call and had my car in the Durham shop a week later. Within ten minutes the owner emerged from the installation bay and showed me an inline fuse that was woefully under-rated and had melted plastic on the conductive element. He replaced the fuse and $50.00 later my stereo finally worked as designed. These guys are honest. They are competent. And they do not search for problems you don't have. Highest recommendation. Go here before you go anywhere else.

Christopher Muise

Great customer service.  Staff was extremely helpful and car was done when said it would be done.

Bruce R. Chapel Hill, NC

Great shop. Great tinters. Nice people, great prices, what else can you say? Very satisfied customer, I'll be back with more vehicles.

Update: My neighbor also had a great experience here; he got tint and rain guards.

Ke M. Durham, NC

A shout out for Auto Acoustics! Needed to replace my car radio.  Found Auto Acoustics and couldn't be happier.  Great people, fast service, good prices and I found a unit perfect for my purposes.  The business used to be in Hillsborough, but moved to Durham.  A bit tricky to find (off the service road,behind the Blue Note Grill and near Spartacus), but well worth it.

Michael C. Pittsboro, NC

I found these folks to be very reasonable, courteous, and totally professional.  I was extremely pleased with their efficient service and modest pricing.  I highly recommend them!

Timothy D. Chapel Hill, NC

These guys saved me over $200 by telling me which part I needed to order from the dealership and then installing it themselves! I really appreciated their customer service and would definitely recommend them to anyone who is having radio problems or wanted to upgrade their system.

Caroline C. Cary, NC

The whole process of getting my windows tinted was super easy.  My first call was informative without a high pressure sales pitch.  My appointment was on time, and when my car was completed, I was shown my car and given excellent instructions for care.  The windows look wonderful!  My whole experience was pleasant from start to finish.

Gracelyn C. Durham, NC

These guys are great!!We've had our windows done here,..love them!We got an amp put in,..amazing sound quality! I needed the bowties switched out on the front grill and tailgate of our Silverado and they did that within an hour and it looks perfect!! Super nice to work with and very fair price for the great work they do.

Victorhia S. Durham, NC

Very satisfied with quality of work also with the customer service, pricing and how quickly they work.

Jonathan R. Efland, NC

I recently had a stereo system installed in my 1972 Bronco by Auto Acoustics and one of the pieces of equipment was faulty.  AA offered replace the unit free of charge and while they were changing out the unit, my starter solenoid seized up.  Since I was in the shop waiting for the work to be done, the guys gave me a ride to Autozone to get a replacement solenoid, installed it for me and got everything back tip top shape.

I'd recommend Auto Acoustics to anyone!  Service like it was back in the day, straight up!  Thanks guys!

Cliff M. Chapel Hill, NC

I should have come here first, too! The level and quality of the work Auto Acoustics did to my car is amazing. Clean installation, done in a timely manner, and most importantly, THEY GAVE ME LOUD! Clear and LOUD. I will never, ever take my car to anybody else in life. If anybody out there is reading this and considering going elsewhere for your car stereo needs, slap yourself twice on both cheeks (pause) and get on over to Auto Acoustics. Period.

Todd Vickers Durham, NC

Incredible service ... especially for this aging non-teckkie who didn't know how to fix (or even competently use) her fancy Pioneer aftermarket system. Not only did the Auto Acoustics guys identify the actual problem within minutes (an unplugged microphone wire behind the dashboard), they did not try to convince me - their totally impressionable client whom they could have told anything - that I had an expensive problem that they should fix. Instead, incredibly, they told me the truth and waived any fee since all that was needed was to push the mike plug into place. I will recommend them only for these types of services to anyone anywhere in the Triangle.

Margaret Growe

These people know their stuff, take their time and are completely customer service oriented. I can not express how well they treated me. Not only that, I get a little sad now when I pull in my drive way cause I don't want to get out of my car. They hooked me up. After having been spoiled with a bose system for years, my new car didn't have the sound quality system I was used to and I was not even enjoying having a new car. I sure do now. I thought I'd need a lot more done than they had to do to get me where I wanted to be but they knew exactly what I was talking about when I told them something was "missing" in my music and fixed it with one additional piece of equipment and I am a happy, happy girl.!!!!

Mary kay Clark

These guys are great! I came in knowing nothing about car stereos and they set me up with a great one! They clearly know what they're talking about and had great service. I was in and out in less than two hours. Nothing to complain about!

Valerie Stocking

I had window tint installed on my new 2014 Prius a few weeks ago. I called and set up a appointment for 12 noon the following week.  My car was taken in the back with in ten min, I walked next door and got a hair cut, did a great job there too btw. Came back to the store, played on the iPhone for a little while and all done I'm guessing two hours wait time, surprised me it went so fast. I got the legal (boo NC laws) ceramic tint which comes with a warranty etc etc. It's not real cheap but I also didn't have to deal with put tint on the small front window of the Prius either or the rear window with defroster. *important note, if you ever have to take the rear tint off let the pros do it so you do not destroy the defrost system.

I have had this tint now for a month maybe? Wow does it make a big difference in the internal temp when parked in the sun, combine that with a front windshield sun blocker thingy and you have a fairly cool car to get into even in our wonderful summers.

As a side note I have done business with these gentleman way back when I was a teen (43 now) when they opened their first shop in Hillsborough. They did high quality work on my stereo and security system way back then and I am happy to report their work ethic appears to remain in tact to this day. Clearly you don't stay in business for 25 years without treating your customers "right"!  So yes I gave five stars because I have found them to be trustworthy and very well versed in their chosen field of expertise. For the record I do not know them on a personal level etc. This is my honest opinion of this business.

Hope this helps someone in the future.

Eric G.

I left the lights on in my husband's car when parking at the airport. After the parking folks jump started the car for me, the radio was dead. I took my car to auto acoustics, and they had it fixed and back to me in 5 minutes! To top it off, they wouldn't let me pay them for the repair. Not often you find people who are knowledgeable and so customer oriented. Thanks!

Marlene Hauck

Knowledgeable, professional and honest!

Enderass Argaw

These guys know what they are doing. I called JL Audio to ask if a different sub would work in a Dodge Ram stealth box and was told it wont work. Stan said it would since its the same air space. It worked and it sounds incredible! These guys have my business from now on! Awesome job.

Timothy Taylor

highly recommend anyone wanting to upgrade there vehicles stereo system to stop by and let the fellas at Auto Acoustics fix them up,some of the best products at quality prices,have been a previous customer many years ago and just returned a few days ago for another excellent job of sales and installation on a new sony cd player and memphis tweeters,love it,!!!

Richard Irby

Friendly staff, first rate service. They help you select equipment that best fits your needs.

Albert Henry

I had them build a custom box for my 2010 Toyota Tacoma and man they did a great job. that JL 12w6 with the JL amp it perfect.

Jared Springer

Love the tint job that I got from Roger at Auto Acoustics in Burlington!

Auto Acoustics has always been my source for all car audio needs. I have had several installs performed over the last 10yrs, maybe longer, i just don't recall. I had work done back when Richard and Hans were doing installs, kind of dates it. The work has always been professional and timely. Product recommendations based on my needs have always been spot on. they do NOT sale you their most expensive model, they sale you the one that fits your needs. This "personal" service and commitment to excellence is what sets Auto Acoustics from the MASS radio install shops. I know they provide several other services above just radio installs. i recent tinted my front windshield on Richard's recommendation. I truly makes a difference in the heat of the vehicle in the summer months. I highly recommend Audio Acoustics for ALL your car electronic needs!!

The guys are the best!!! The dealer installed an after market navigation and bluetooth system to my Honda CR-V. A year and a half later the touch screen didn't work. The dealer is 2 hours away and a local dealer won't touch it. I had Auto Acoustics replace the original cd/radio unit plus add a bluetooth and the cost was less than if I had the dealer JUST put the original unit back in. They made sure everything worked well and they did it quickly and courteously. I will ALWAYS go to them for any auto audio or tinting issues.

Karen Sleeth

Good, professional guys, great work done correctly!

TC Edwards

The entire stereo system in my Jetta failed in the middle of a cross-country trip-- AAARRGGGHH!!!-- so when we got back to Durham I went over to Auto Acoustics to see what my options were. That was the beginning of the saga. The first system I chose, a Blaupunkt high-end model, meant for VWs & other European cars, looked great but was real pricey --$800. After mulling it over, I decided to go for it, and Stan ordered it. He told me he'd call me when he knew when he could get it in... a few days later, he called to say it was discontinued. Grrr. Back to the shop, and with his helpful, no-pressure advice, I chose a much more modest Blaupunkt model without all the bells and whistles. He ordered & installed it and it was a perfect fit. 5-star service all around.

About a month later, as I was driving along it suddenly lost the connection and stopped playing --I'd been listening to a podcast on my phone-- and then restarted. This happened a few more times. I went back to Stan, worried that I would have a hard time explaining this crazy experience, but he replaced the whole unit without hesitation. It was 5-star service for sure.

Another month went by and on a trip to the mountains I tried to tune in to WPAQ, my favorite Old-Time music station & the only thing I listen to on the AM dial, and was amazed to find there was no signal at all on the AM band. Back to Stan... he quickly found & fixed the error -- something to do with the wiring. 5-star service again!

Another month went by and then one day last week the radio display went blank on the first programmed station only (???) AND the display button, which you would normally use to change the display mode, entirely stopped working... it started changing Source, not Display. Weird. Back to Stan again-- this time he swapped out the whole faceplate in about 5 minutes and so I am once again a happy camper.

So I've had great service and support from Auto Acoustics and recommend them highly. Blaupunkt- not so much.

Peggy S. Durham, NC

The gentleman who tints the cars here does PHENOMENAL work!  We have had several of our vehicles tinted by him and have never had a problem with the tint peeling, fading, or turning colors.  Would definitely recommend without hesitation!

Kimberly L. Mebane, NC

I've been going to these guys for 8 years and I've never been disappointed with their work. They always do an outstanding job and Stan and Richard will always get you what you need. Lately I've had a CD player, door and dash speakers, a whole system hooked up, and my windows tinted. Everything they have done work great and sound amazing. And roger always does a hell of a job. He has tinted my side windows twice and put a strip on my windshield. Soon I will be going back to him to tint my truck all the way around. I highly recommend everyone going to these guys. You will get everything you ask for and probably more.

A Google User

I had Auto Acoustics tint the windows in my older model vehicle last year. Richard mentioned the heat reduction. I noticed it immediately, but was like Richard said it would. I recently purchased a new car w/out tint. MAN that car was HOT! I had it only week before I had to have Auto Acoustics tint ALL the windows because you could have fried an egg on the dash!. YES, it makes that much difference. Go by and let them explain all the tech, but believe it makes it so much cooler. it's amazing!! Just to qualify it will still be hot, but not "Fry an egg hot"

A Google User

Awesome job. I would definitely recommend Stan and the crew at Auto Acoustics to anyone looking to have some aftermarket work done to their vehicle. I had just bought a new F150 and took it to Auto Acoustics to have the door speakers replaced and to add a sub and was very impressed by the professional installation and the quality advice I received in helping me identify what components I should use. The advice was objective and was aimed at achieving my needs while keeping cost under control. In short, I couldn't be happier with the work completed, the results realized, and the value received.

A Google User

I recently purchased a new car and it did not have tinted windows. I have had tinted windows since I started driving and could not stand them not being tinted. I looked at several locations around where I live but the prices were all to high, and the work that I had saw was not that good. I was talking to a friend and he suggested that I call Auto Acoustics and speak to Roger. I called Roger and told him what I wanted and he said that it wouldn't be a problem. I came and got my windows done and they look FANTASTIC!!! I will never take my cars anywhere else. Auto Acoustics had got my business permanently.

Courtney Brooks

I left the lights on in my husband's car when parking at the airport. After the parking folks jump started the car for me, the radio was dead. I took my car to auto acoustics, and they had it fixed and back to me in 5 minutes! To top it off, they wouldn't let me pay them for the repair. Not often you find people who are knowledgeable and so customer oriented. Thanks!

Marlene Hauck

There is no competition for these guys! Good customer service, positive attitude, knowledgeable.
They installed a Kenwood DNN992 in my 2014 VW Jetta GLI Autobahn 2.0T.

John Ciociola

I just have to say its very rarely that you find a place that really values their customers.
My tint job and my customer service experience was one of the best I have ever had.
The owner himself spoke to me and resolved my issue, right then and there which I was not expecting. I never even asked to speak to him and they care that much about their customers.
I moved here from another state and wasn't sure where to go to have my windows tinted, but I can tell you that If your looking for somewhere to go that you can trust to do the right thing, and do a good job, this is it.
My 2015 camaro looks great now!
I was planning on adding some sound upgrades and this is definitely the first place I'll go!

James Britt

They are so nice and professional! I love Richard and Stan! They go the extra mile to make sure you are happy with there services! My tint on my beamer is perfect! The stereo and speakers that they put in my Nissan rocked!!! I can't wait to have them make the pitiful system in my BMW rock!!!!!!

Beth Gilbert

I didn't have a radio in my Iszus trooper...I went to Auto Acoustics and they hook me up with a radio and now I don't have to use my cell phone for nothing....These guys are the best and now today I am getting me some speakers. I love you guys

Ra Jones

Stan and the team at Auto Acoustics exemplify the highest level of customer service. I must have called at least 5 times after setting up the appointment to ask questions and make adjustments to my installation, and each time I was met with a patient, positive and transparent attitude. The AA team understood the vision I had for my Mazda's audio system, and they went above and beyond my expectations on the install. Seriously, if you're considering getting audio work done on your car, these guys are pros.

Berk Ozturk

This was our 1st experience with Auto Acoustics & WOW! We purchased a replacement radio system for our Dodge Ram truck and are totally pleased. Manager Dave McMillion helped us select a great system for our needs and Tech Ryan Ryder did an outstanding installment job. From purchase to install to set-up, these folks provided exceptional customer service. Auto Acoustics is now our go store to for all our vehicle audio purchases - Thanks!!

Janice Prochaska

Have had three vehicles tinted here, will soon be four. Scheduling is flexible and easy. Price is very good, and the quality of work is outstanding. Nice guys to deal with and would happily recommend them for window tinting. There are other services as well, but I've only used them for tinting.

Rick Arnold

Very friendly employees, very helpful, and great work on the tint I had put on my car.

Tonya Dennis

Dave and the entire staff at Auto Acoustics are true professionals. They did an amazing job on my 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch. The install is flawless and the sound in mind melting! I highly recommend that you stop by their shop today!

Frank E Calabro Jr

I recommend Auto Acoustics for window tint. They installed the tint as I requested and did a great job!!! Thanks

Patrick Gooch

Dave and the guys are the absolute best to work with!! They are easy to work with and they definitely know what they are doing. I definitely will recommend them for all your car radio needs and window tinting!! Would not go anywhere else.

Virginia Pope

Always professional very knowledgeable and competitive pricing

Kenny Grabarczyk

Friendly staff, first rate service. They help you select equipment that best fits your needs.

Albert Henry

highly recommend anyone wanting to upgrade there vehicles stereo system to stop by and let the fellas at Auto Acoustics fix them up,some of the best products at quality prices,have been a previous customer many years ago and just returned a few days ago for another excellent job of sales and installation on a new sony cd player and memphis tweeters,love it,!!!

Richard Irby

I had them build a custom box for my 2010 Toyota Tacoma and man they did a great job. that JL 12w6 with the JL amp it perfect.

Jared Springer

Auto Acoustics has always been my source for all car audio needs. I have had several installs performed over the last 10yrs, maybe longer, i just don't recall. I had work done back when Richard and Hans were doing installs, kind of dates it. The work has always been professional and timely. Product recommendations based on my needs have always been spot on. they do NOT sale you their most expensive model, they sale you the one that fits your needs. This "personal" service and commitment to excellence is what sets Auto Acoustics from the MASS radio install shops. I know they provide several other services above just radio installs. i recent tinted my front windshield on Richard's recommendation. I truly makes a difference in the heat of the vehicle in the summer months. I highly recommend Audio Acoustics for ALL your car electronic needs!!

A Google User