Roadsters roll under the wide, red awning of Elite Car Wash, where a team of dedicated detailers scrubs siding and wheel rims with each gentle swipe of the hand. Cars get up close and personal to Elite's detail-oriented staff, as they compliment car washes with interior shampoo treatments or one of several types of wax. Spray or clay waxes work their way gently into paint to protect its luster against the elements, and compound waxes combat the future crimes of dirt with a formidable fortress of glaze and polish.
Sliding into one of Ocean Drive Exotic Car Service's vehicles is an unforgettable experience. Luxury wafts out of each automobile, be it a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Cadillac Escalade, or Lincoln Town Car. An experienced driver chauffeurs guests to appointments, the airport, or on tours around the city.
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 ASE-certified mechanics at High Tech Automotive are qualified to handle both foreign and domestic vehicles. They use modern diagnostic equipment to scout out issues and then get to work with repairs that can restore anything from the brakes to the engine to the transmission back to working order. To keep healthy cars running smoothly, they also offer preventive maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, and inspections.
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.
The meticulous technicians at Hollywood Shine treat every car like an A-lister by showering autos with heaps of attention and gentle hand washing and drying. Technicians apply sudsy water by hand and spray down paint jobs with shiny wax. They also condition leather, clean up carpets, and slough off old, emotionally clingy wax with a clay-bar treatment. Hollywood Shine can also take apart, clean, and restore headlights.