The emblems of Chevrolet, Kia, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, and Mitsubishi glint in the sun at Miami Lakes AutoMall, where a full rainbow of new and used cars awaits drivers. Meanwhile, the AutoMall’s technicians diagnose already owned vehicles six days a week, replacing faulty parts and repairing paint scratches or maintaining upkeep with express oil changes and car washes. The techs can also install new tires on a car that’s outgrown its roller skates or outfit vehicles with security systems.
Hometown Lube’s talented technicians ensure vital automotive processes are in working order via comprehensive repairs and refills of lube and coolant. The team’s customer-centric approach turns even routine oil changes into thorough vehicular physicals, as techs top off fluids, inspect tire pressure, and conduct a quick reflex test on door hinges. At all six South Florida locations, Hometown Lube keeps vehicles humming with a wealth of preventive and diagnostic services for engines, electrical systems, batteries, and tires. :m]]
For many, flying an airplane is a once in a lifetime experience, and the staff at NS Aviation and happy to make that experience a reality for people every day. Since 1999, the FAA-certified instructors have been teaching their charges to fly their fleet of single-engine aircraft—currently composed of assorted Cessnas, a Twin Comanche, and a Piper Arrow. The school’s introductory lessons acquaint beginners with flight basics, such as how to properly care for a plane’s feathers, and let newbies practice helming the controls and assisting with the landing. For a more rigorous commitment, budding pilots can earn their private pilot license over the course of 50-60 hours, and work up from there to become certified multi-engine pilots, commercial pilots, or certified flight instructors.
Fit Body Boot Camp helps students renovate their physiques with comprehensive workouts and motivational encouragement. Suit up for a month of the boot camp's rigorous sweat sessions and watch in amazement as your body gradually sheds its protective layer of flab to reveal the hard candy shell underneath. Led by teachers who are one part grizzled grandmother and one part kindly old drill sergeant, the classes combine cardio exercise, weight training, and ab blasting for fun, high-energy workouts that eschew monotony, keeping the brain—known to fitness experts as the "master muscle"—as active as the sweating body. Classes are held indoors on a spring-cushioned surface, replicating the joint-friendly experience provided by the meringue flooring found in celebrity gyms.
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.