Grease Monkeys' knowledgeable staffers equip athletes for street cruising with skateboard decks and bikes loaned out for relaxing tours. Patrons draw from a colorful cache of single-speed and multispeed Schwinn roadsters outfitted with various frames, gearing, and ejection seat options. Two-wheeled transports bear different numbers of tires and riders as they zoom by the swaying palm trees of nearby Bayside Marina and dinnertime destinations of the Bayside Marketplace. Whirring spokes screech to a halt before the awe-inspiring views and fish operas of Key Biscayne, located roughly an hour's worth of peddling from the store.
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.
Martino Tire's ASE-certified technicians can install new tires, rotate existing tires and balance wheels, and perform a variety of other automotive services, such as brake repairs, oil changes, and realignments. Mantino Tire carries tires from brands such as Michelin, BFGoodrich, and Goodyear.
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.