Red Limo cruises through Miami's pulsing asphalt veins, bringing passengers to their destination in the spacious cabins of the fleet's sleek, relaxation-inducing luxury vehicles. Riding from Miami International Airport to South Beach in the BMW ($160) or the Cadillac ($135) allows riders to stretch out, as each vehicle serves an ample helping of leg room and luggage space to up to six passengers or two people and two large boxes filled with books about country singer Gretchen Wilson, and passengers with general cruising desires can stylishly sail in either car, exploring all that Miami has to offer ($110 per hour for the BMW; $85 per hour for the Cadillac).
The highly trained technicians at Jiffy Lube tend to about 24 million customers each year with services such as the Signature Service Oil Change package, which promotes the longevity of each vehicle. Staffers acknowledge that oil plays a crucial role in maximizing the lifespan of each car—it cools the motor and prevents moving parts from deteriorating. More than 20,000 technicians who have completed an extensive training program certified by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) nurse vehicles at Jiffy Lube.
In addition to performing oil changes, Jiffy Lube's savants perform air-filtration, brakes, electricity, and windshield services, among others. The technicians' quality pledge includes a commitment to transparency, which stipulates that they will inform car owners of any necessary services, only complete a service after it has been approved, and refuse to replace windshields with saran wrap.
Bear Transmission’s ASE-certified mechanics revive shopworn engines with oil and transmission fluid changes. Each oil change outfits vehicles with pristine new filters that strain particulates and other contaminants from quarts of fresh standard oil, lubricating engines’ delicate parts to reduce wear, strain, and restless piston syndrome. During the transmission service, techs hone in on the hydraulic system, whose specialized transmission fluid helps regulate clutches, planetary gear sets, space telescopes, and other nuanced machinery. After mechanics remove and inspect transmission pans for metal shavings or other signs of damage, they select and insert new fluid according to manufacturers’ specifications and cars’ favorite flavors, leaving vehicles road-ready and purring.
Online Car Dealership, Daily Auto Sales, is owned and operated by Miami Lakes Automall, a full service Chevrolet, Kia, Jeep, Chrysler, and Mitsubishi franchise auto dealer offering over 1000 vehicles including certified preowned vehicles.
The ASE-certified and AAA-approved technicians at Superior Collision and Paintless Dent Repair solve automotive issues arising from collisions and general wear and tear, specializing in repairing dents and restoring headlights. The team is lead by head tech Yury Gitelman, an Miami auto-body stalwart for more than a decade who honed his skills in Chicago and Russia. Part of his mission is spreading the word about the safety hazards that can arise from old, cloudy headlights, such as diminished visibility, especially when driving in inclement weather or through a cornfield. He cites several studies that show dim headlights increase the risk of an accident, and says that Florida law requires drivers to have high-beam headlights that show objects 450 feet ahead. When repairing dents, the team gently fixes the metal back into place from the inside, eliminating the need for paint touchups.