All work is 100% guaranteed!This is the warmest independent home and car A/V store in Santa Monica CA. Awesome things about it: 1) Friendly, knowledgeable, non-commissioned staff, 2) Lifetime service (free labor) 3) Cool store packed with cool Toys 4) Custom home installation is a big part of their business, 5) Fantastic car audio & accessories with on-site install bay, 6) 30-day price guarantee, 7) Most importantly, 100% Money Back Guarantee
Words cannot express how happy we are with our new master bedroom. The room is so beautiful that I never want to leave. Cory, all your fabric choices were perfect, from the windows treatments to the custom bedding. My husband and I can??t thank you and Gary enough for your professionalism. From the moment we contacted shafran construction Company and got Tricia (your assistant) on the phone we knew it was going to be a great experience just from her friendliness. We will refer you to all of our friends. Under Shafran construction all your fabric choices were perfect, from the windows treatments to the custom bedding
Words cannot express how happy we are with our new master bedroom. The room is so beautiful that I never want to leave. Cory, all your fabric choices were perfect, from the windows treatments to the custom bedding. My husband and I can??t thank you and Gary enough for your professionalism. From the moment we contacted shafran construction Company and got Tricia (your assistant) on the phone we knew it was going to be a great experience just from her friendliness. We will refer you to all of our friends.Under Shafran construction all your fabric choices were perfect, from the windows treatments to the custom bedding.
Just got my car washed and I am in a very good mood. I don't know why this place always puts me in such a good mood?! I think it's because of the kind staff or probably the fact that my car is spotless or MAYBE and most likely because of the massage chairs. Either way im one happy camper!
Eddie has an eye for serving the customer and does it with Italian flair. However, his Northern European team of technician's precision, skill and knowledge are what make this place really work...especially the Polish guy! He would make Germans envious for his attention to detail.
WOOWW!!!!!!!! I just got my new s4 decked out this place and they hooked it up mad. Eddie was the man and he helped me get my ride pimped out! I recommend whoever that wants to fix their car up to go here and fix their whip. Fast turnaround time and great service! WAY TO GO EDDIE!
Got my moneys worth here... Came to startronics to tint out my new 2011 Prius. The owner (great guy) made the recommendation and the car came out great. He remembered me by my first name and without question... He put my car in the deck and replaced it then and there.
Yes the cost of tinting here is higher but the investment seems to be worth it. I don't recommend much... But this place is on point.
My insurance agent told me to go to Allstar Glass, and I actually called them first. But due to their inability to pickup a phone I searched online for 'auto glass' and came up with Startronics. Eddie greeted me soon after and immediately started checking for parts. By 3:30 that day the window was fixed, and the broken glass faded into non-existence.
Startronics also gave me a lifetime guarantee on any labor. They also pressure tested the glass with water and air so I could avoid any possible leaks that could cause damage, something most mechanics wouldn't have even mentioned.
Now if I could just pay Startronics to hunt down the guy who broke into my car...
I had the worst day ever ( the car wash people at Blue Wave blew my stereo) and when I walked in Eddie greeted me with a smile and laughs. He took care of it right away even though he was so busy! I ended up getting a great deal on a whole new system without being pressured at all. Not only did I get a great deal on a stereo, Eddie worked for an hour at least to tweak my amp just how I wanted it, then to top it off....he WD40-ed my doors. So sweet. So knowledgable. Seriously, I cannot recommend Startronics enough. If you want someone to deal with you in a down to earth syle. This is for you:)
I'm very picky about where I take my ferrari, and I would come back with any other car after seeing their work. Excellent job! one of the best tints I've ever had.
I felt very comfortable after seeing all the great cars they were working on. The owner is the nicest guy you will ever meet. This is the best tint job I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them. I was also quoted at a great price for their highest quality of film "ceramic", this shop doesn't overcharge. I've called around and found out that I wasn't being screwed.
The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I will be sure to recommend Startronics to everyone.
I went to Startronics for window tinting on my car-- they had really good prices so I checked it out. I ended up getting car window tinting, I got my car detailed, and they're hooking up a GPS system for CHEAP. I got more than I went there for, but the prices were the best I could found and they got the work done fast. Really good experience.
I take all my cars to Eddie at Startronics and he makes them look unique, sophisticated and top of the line. Whether it's a new sound/video system, tinting the windows, slapping on some nice wheels, rear view camera, body kit, radar detector/jammers, navigation, satellite radio, smoked out lights, detailing or anything I can think of, Startronics does it the right way, on time and at the best prices. I recommend avoiding all the pretenders out there in LA and going to the real deal on Wilshire!
Startronics did such a great job on my new Aston Martin DB9. The staff was extremely helpful, and I am so happy with the outcome. Startronics paid great attention to the details, and I couldn;t be more pleased with the outcome. I wish all businesses would treat their customers as professionally and respectfully as startronics does, and I will be sure to recommend startronics to all my associates.
I went to Eddie for my navigation to be updated on my Pioneer. He went through and fixed it up really quick but at the same time notice I had a scratch and my bumper had been detached in the wheel well. In the same visit, he fixed my bumper within 10 minutes and next time I will be getting my scratch fixed and also my windshield tinted. I didn't know that tinting could keep my car cooler when its just sitting outside. Come to Eddie with any questions, this man knows his products and cars.
Pros: Thorough, Service with a smile
Eddie definitely knows his stuff and was really polite and helpful when I had a lot of questions (I don't know much about car electronics). If you go in I would definitely ask for Eddie. He will take good care of you!
Pros: nice owner who knows his stuff
The best place in town to get your car pampered or to "PIMP Your Ride". They make you look and feel like a Million Dollars but it won't cost you that. This is the only place you want to go.
Pros: Friendly Helpful Professional
I came into Startronics by chance for Tints and a Wheel Repair. Eddie (the owner) was very personable and we spoke about how each type of tint works for your car. He was very enthusiastic about how good of a job he will do and he came through. He is an honest guy which is rare to come across in this business. I showed him my scratched rim and he didnt say he can fix it just to get another sale he did some research and is still checking to see if it is possible to fix, if he feels he cant do it or at least cant do it right he wont do it, he wont hustle you! I respect that a lot and was very happy with my tints. I hope he can do the wheel to because I know he will treat it with LOVE! Great place go there!
Pros: They can do almost anything you need for your car
Cons: Expensive, but good work charges more
Took in my new 2010 Prius - got tinted windows, and Eddie spent time discussing levels of tint and UV protection, and what would work best for me. I chose "light" tint, with high quality UV protection and am extremely happy. And the work is guaranteed - no question. Also had the carnuba wax and detailing done -- the paint finish looks gorgeous and is smooth as glass. Awesome work all around, and Eddie is fun to work with.
Pros: Personable, knowledgeable owner and excellent service
Cons: Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for
I went here in June to tint my brand new 2009 Audi A4 all around. Being from New Hampshire I didn't have much experience with tinting shops but Startronics was such a positive and high-quality service that I had to go back again after totaling my car in August. Great looking tints all around, no bubbles, fast service under 3 hours easily. Cost is pretty decent for a West LA shop and the owner is honest up front stating his satisfaction guarantee. No brainer!
Pros: Reputable Owner, Fast and High-Quality Auto Tinting
Needed my windows tinted for my 2006 Z06 Vette. Called around and got quotes from various tinters and STARTONICS was one of the best deals, but it was Eddie's professionalism was what sold me in the end. I am a 20 year military officer and attention to detail is ingrained into my psyche. A consummate ??do it yourselfer? I HATE when incompetent people work on my stuff, whether it be a car, my house, or anything else. Eddie??s workers were fast, professional and the vette look outstanding. Brazo Zulu to STARTONICS! I will definitely look to them to do a stereo upgrade when I return from deployment next year, because I KNOW it will be done right...THE FIRST TIME!
Pros: Professional, Meticulous Work, Friendly, Courteous,
Cons: Didn't find STARTRONICS sooner for my other cars.
The owner Eddie was very helpful first over the phone and then in the actual shop. I went in to get my windows tinted and when I came back he had actually used the upgraded material at no extra cost due to a lower amount of the standard tint. I will be sure to come back to him about a new exhaust and sound system for my car.
Pros: personalized and meticulous service.
Cons: can take longer to ensure a good job.
I liked the owner Eddie very much. He seemed totally trust worthy and the work he did is exemplary. I'm very glad I took his advice. I would recommend Startronics very highly.
I took a chance and went to this place, and I'm glad I did. The owner Eddie was cordial, the work on the car superb. I recommend getting your car done, whatever it is. Whether it's a Honda Civic like mine up to a Lambourghini, you'll see how a car should really look, inside and out. Smooth as a babies...well, you get the point. I got mine detailed. Eddie also offers window tinting. The other cars in the parking lot looked great! I'll eventually go back to get the tint. Highly recommended.
Pros: This place pampers your car.
Tinted my windows a week or so ago and did a fabulous job, I love it and my car looks great! I walked in without an appointment and still got things done pretty quickly. Gonna get my stero there soon.
Pros: loved the work
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Eddie, delivers top notch work all the time every time and stands behind what he does. If you have a nice car and want the piece of mind of it being done right the first time, go to Startronics in Santa Monica.
One stop shop, Hands down.
Pros: 100% work guaranteed, that is a piece of mind.
Cons: Not knowing these guys a few Months ago, so it cost me double to fix someone elses F&*% U#
This auto Stereo shop provides excellent service, and does so with a mind to educating the customer. When I've brought my BMW, I've been told what's needed now and what I can do now or wait for.
They fixed my radio, replaced my speakers and installed a bluetooth car kit, they showed me the old parts and didn't try to sell what I didn't need, but to inform me. I'm coming back for more with family and friends, that is for sure.
There's a strong feeling of trust here. They go out of their way to make sure the customer is satisfied and at a fair price.
I don't write reviews, in fact this is my third review ever. It took a long time to figured it out however these guys are great.
Pros: There's a strong feeling of trust here.
Cons: none that I can think
I went in to buy an amp kit to do my own install. Eddie complimented me for attempting to try on my own and explained what I needed to do and was ultra helpful. I made a slight mistake, and ended up taking my 1996 Jeep Cherokee back to the store the next day. Eddie accommodated my busy schedule, and did a job that was worth every penny. I looked over his work and everything is hidden, zip tied together, neatly cut, appropriately fitted and cleaned up. Thanks, Eddie! I'll be back for a tint job soon as the previous reviews rate you the best! Eddie hooks you up!
Pros: Fast, clean, ultra professional
Cons: price is worth the quality! NO CONS
I had been looking to get my car windows tinted for several months, which led to the inevitability of me checking out every car on the road and judging whether or not I liked the work that was done. Hesitant to commit since so many cars had bubbled, purpled or pealing tint, I called Eddie. Not only did he assure me that that would not happen with his work, he also promised me a lifetime guarantee on the tint in the fluke chance it would. I decided to go for it and could not be happier with the outcome. No bubbles, no seams, perfect fit on all the windows. In a heartbeat I would go back to Eddie. He was a pleasure to work with, fast, courteous and extremely informative. He also showed me some of the other work he was doing, and from what I saw, I head back to him for detailing and audio work. On a technical note, I would recommend the ceramic plus tint, everything he said about it is true and I noticed the internal temp in my car drop from the first day. Thanks again, I absolutely love it!
Pros: Friendly, Fast, Informative
I myself, am a very detailed oriented jet pilot who likes things done right! Well, I can say it was a pleasure working with Eddie over at startronics. I had my G35 coupe in for a window tint and car detail. . Even thought he might do ferrari's and lambo's he made me feel like my car was just as equal. Prices seem high in comparison with some other places, but after already going through a tint job at Al and Eds as well as a dealer one, i was willing to give it a try. WOW what a difference. If you research the quality of tint product he uses vs any other place, know wonder the price is a little higher, BUT ITS WORTH IT and if there is ever a problem with it, go back and he'll make it right.
As for the Auto detail. I take pride in my car and have been the only one to ever wash and wax it, but over time little imperfections happen that only a professional can fix. . The final result was extremely impressive! Both the exterior and interior were back to new ( and I'm not talking that cheap shiny look products that give cars a false and tacky look) I'm talking new car smell along with leather texture and surface being cleaned and conditioned multiple times and even leaving spare change and a 20$ bill one of the workers found under the seat in my glovebox. (hard to find honest workers like that anymore). Everything from the vents to my custom audio system screens were taken special care of and cleaned to a degree that is up to my standards.
The exterior was almsost flawless and all the imperfections and swirlmarks from basic day by day use were gone and through a multiple step paint restoration process from clay bar, plolish, wax, sealants..etc and more the pearl effect in the paint stood out more than when it was new and the gloss was amazing! Even my wheels which i personaly spend 30 min on each time i wash my car were well taken care of :) The engine bay was also detailed to the point where it could be a show car.
Pros: Great service, spends the extra time to do it right
I'm a man simple man with lots of toys and picky when it comes to some one working on my cars or house and yes they pass the test and more.
Startronics tinted my cars and home, I strongly recomend these guys.
I endorse Startronics, please e-mail me for pictures, and I will go thru the troubles to reply with pictures of before and after.
Yes it is my way to pay back these guys for their great costumer service and top of the line product.
Pros: Graet Tinting!
Hers it goes, After been cheap yes just cheap and ignorant took my Mercedes to a different tint shop in Santa Monica, I went there mainly because of the price. They damaged my door panels got my interior dirty, lots of bubbles and the worse attitude when I mentioned to the grumpy owner (I guess he only talks like that to woman if I was a man he would not take me for a dumb blond). After waiting for a few weeks and bubbles and dirt not going away I decided to go to Startronics, they showed me the difference. I had to re do my glass tinting with ceramic film, and cleaned what the other guys did on my tan interior.
Moral of the story YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR I have no one to blame but myself for been cheap.
Pros: great costumer service
Cons: small parking
talk is cheap, took my car and girlfriend's car for glass tinting. I'm very happy with results great film, excellent job, very knowable people.
I called a few places in Los Angeles, and by far this store was the most costumer service oriented.
I strongly recommend these guys.
I endorse this shop I work at Edmund's in Santa Monica and I will write a blog on Startronics and show work done.
How can you go wrong when they offer 100% money back guaranteed if you are not happy with results?
That's what I'm talking about....
Pros: ALL WORK 100% GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK I LIKE THAT.
Cons: none that I can think
I?d highly recommend STARTRONICS to anyone who is looking into window tinting. The prices are great, the quality is fantastic and the service is second to none. Even though I brought my car in late in the afternoon the owner, Eddie, made sure I had it back that evening even though it meant keeping the shop open a few minutes past the posted closing time. The car looks awesome! STARTRONICS definitely has my future business!
I was looking to get my windows tinted and after a good amount of research I came upon Startronics. The owner of the shop, Eddie, is a friendly and knowledgeable guy who really knows what he is doing. He told me about all the options and choices before helping me come to a suitable decision for a price that cannot be beat here in Santa Monica. I left my car at the shop overnight and by the time I woke up the next morning it was ready. The high quality tint looks great and I the service I got was more than I could ask for. Eddie was also good at making sure I was satisfied with the job. If you're looking for quality service for you and your car, Startronics is the place to go.
I had them install a Code Alarm security system, and I'm very happy with these guys. First off, they happened to be out of stock on the particular model (CA-110) for which they gave me the initial price quote, and gave me a higher level model (CA-120) for the same price. They drove me home after I left the car with them, and picked me up when the installation was done. In the course of installing the security system, they even fixed my broken car stereo. After the installation, Eddie (the owner) gave me a detailed walkthrough of how the system works. Expediency of service is also amazing. They took my car immediately and finished the installation within a couple of hours. That was amazing considering that the electrical system in my car needed some cleaning out before they can even begin the installation. Highly recommended.
Pros: high quality work, friendly, fast, great service
Cons: so friendly and thorough that you'll probably be late your next errand/appointment
I recently purchased a Pioneer Navigation system for my BMW. Dealt with Eddie and he was very willing to work within my budget. No pressure to buy. Just recommended the best system at his best price and told me to think about it. I came back 1 hour later after comparing service integrity and more they installed it flawlessly that same day. I will be a repeat customer.
Also tinted my windows, and I must say by far the best tint job ever, I'm not an expert but I know one when I see one, I strongly recommend these guys.
Pros: Awsome Service and knowledgable 10 Stars .......
Cons: none that I can think
This business is the best car electronics store to go to. Do not go to any other store. Eddie and his staff are extremely fun, professional and hassle free. No pushing, and no b.s.! I brought my car system in complete shambles. They helped me diagnose the problem, helped me pick out what would work best for me individually and installed it all quickly and professionally. They do not push or make you feel uneasy ever which many electronic store just try to sell any product for profit. Everything is done for the customer's benefit and I highly recommend them!!! The Best place to go for car electronics.
Pros: Best help, products and installation
Cons: no parking on Wilshire
I had blue tooth car kit installed and the service was excellent it save me from getting tickets. I loved the install clean professional and state of the art technology. I know these guys for over 20 years, and their consistency knowledge and product keeps bringing me back. I strongly recommend these guys they have done over 11 cars for me in the last 20 years. Their service and knowledge of product keeps bringing me back. I highly recommend this company for anyone that wants an excellent customer service.
Pros: Thumbs Up!
Cons: They have so many toys I want to buy the whole store.
Startronics provides high quality products and awesome customer service. Eddie the owner was patient and knowledgable in his products. I had my windows tinted for the first time and he gave me all options and provided quick service. I would highly recommend Startronics. I plan on going back to him for other services he provides. He sets himself above from other companies with his service and products
Pros: Location, Customer Service, and Products
Anyone who's been to Startronics knows Eddie and they know the level of service that they receive is top notch. I've been back to see him twice now and both times he and his staff have taken care of me and now I don't want my car to go to anyone else, anywhere else. I first went in for a new stereo installation, then for new speakers. The next time I go back, it'll be for a window tint job and kick-ass detailing that they also do. If you have a car, you could do much worse putting your car in the hands of someone else at some other shop. Not only are Eddie and the folks knowledgeable, reputable and friendly, but they also treat you well not matter what kind of car you drive. When I first when there there were several very expensive high-end cars compared to my nice and sporty Mazda 6, but they still rolled out the red carpet and treated me and my car in the matter that you would hope and expect, but don't always receive in this money and status driven day and age. I stand behind Eddie, his crew and my review. I also want to add for the ladies out there that as a lady, I never felt pressured, or like someone was trying to slick-talk me into some crazy car stuff. I was never talked down to or spoken to in a manner that made me feel like I knew nothing about cars, even though I know very little and Eddie did a great job of explaining things and answering my questions."
Pros: Friendly & knowledgable staff, timeliness, great service
Cons: Street Parking - on a busy day it can be tough to park on the street outside, but there's plenty-o-parking around the block
I recently had my windows tinted here, and I have to say, they did an excellent job. There were no bubbles, cuts, marks, or other distortions, and they cleaned the windows thoroughly before they applied the tint. The owner, Eddie, was very helpful and friendly. I was referred to STARTRONICS by my father, and Eddie remembered him by name. The service was quick, and they were done within the time they quoted me. The prices weren?t the cheapest, but with window tint, the saying is very true that you get what you pay for. I would highly recommend STARTRONICS to anyone looking to have their windows tinted.
Pros: product, service
I actually ran into their workshop by pure randomness with a very odd request. The manager is very kind and has a great "I can do it "attitude. They fixed my problem even though it was a bit unrelated to their business. That's how good they are. Price might not be the cheapest around, but they surely work fast and with quality .
I went to Startronics to repair my car stereo and was extremely happy with the service I received and the result! They were so nice, the service was fast, friendly and well done! I went back a second time to get new speakers and again was extremely pleased! They were out of the speakers I wanted (the cheepest ones, cause I'm broke)...so they gave me much better ones for the same price! My system sounds amazing! Thanks Eddy!
I normally don't write reviews, specially when I have to write a review from my iPhone it takes for ever, however after reading some of the comments left below and my experienced with these guys it is very obvious it was written by a competitor, posing as a girl, Eddie does not smoke and I must say he is a cool cat. It is very simple go visit other stereo shops and then go to Startronics you will see the difference. In my opinion it is very refreshing when someone speaks English and have a personality.
I dealt with all the "other" places in Santa Monica and have never been as satisfied with them as I have with Startronics.
They are simply the best. Trust me... Great Service and Quality product it is very hard to find.
I can honestly say, that these guys are pretty good. Excellent service, product and knowledge. Have them show you some of the work they have done.
They have a great portfolio with work they have done thru the years I hope they show my car the black Toyota Preius with the cool tint.
Pros: You Can Trust These Guys, Excellent Tint job & costumer service.
I had an XM radio installed in my car and my daughter's car, and Eddie was very helpful in determining which product to use and helped me get the rebates that were offered and took his time helping me determine where to install the transmitters, and even though I chose a very difficult locations for the transmitters, they was installed very professionally and carefully. The cars were returned promptly and in excellent condition. The service was courteous and professional. I would confidently recommend Eddie and Startronics to anyone looking for quality service and products. You won't find anyone better on the Westside. Another company scratched my dashboard installing some hands free devices, and the differences in quality and service are immeasurable.
Pros: Fast, professional service and excellent products
It's clear that Eddie and Startronics know the auto business and especially tinting windows. He did a great job. He tinted my BMW 335i sedan and it looks much slicker and sportier than before. The job was quick and done the same day-I picked up my car just over an hour later. I'm very happy with the window treatment-it looks like it came with the car straight from the factory. I'm so happy that I've decided to return to have him install my XM radio! This place is highly recommended!
I got tinted windows. The staff was very nice, price is great and it was very easy. Hard to find a good place to do car window tint right, and these guys are it.
Pros: thumbs up
I went to get my windows tinted and tail lights smoked in my BMW by Eddie two days ago. The car looks awsome. You can tell that the job was done with quality.
I recommend anyone checkout Startronics to get their car tinted. It's inexpensive and quick. A+ job!
Pros: Fast Service and Knowledgeable Staff