Automotive in Honolulu

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The expert carriage cleaners at Auto Detail Aces return vehicles to road-ready luster with professional washes and detailing services. After vehicles soak in sudsy streams, experienced auto techs tenderly dab droplets with a soft wash mitt and chamois cloth. Spray-wax solutions galvanize shells against hazards including sudden rain showers or drive-by food fights. Doorjambs and trunk hinges swing open squeak-free after de-greasing treatments, and tired treads give up collected highway grime during precision de-gunkings. Inside, vacuums suck dirt and debris from carpets, and interior deodorizers freshen the air, masking the musk of spilled food, mildew, and the deer that just joined your carpool. Roadsters also don shady window tints and daubs of touchup paint to keep interiors cool and exteriors smooth and glossy. When not busy restoring vehicular vigor, Auto Detail Aces donates to the Koko Head Lions Club to support schools and the local community.

828 Ilaniwai Street
Honolulu,
HI
US

Paradise Rent-A-Car’s staff of easy-riding cycle renters maintains a stable of gleaming Harleys and other combustion-driven bikes, as well as a variety of four-wheeled vehicles, for drivers 18 and older. They invite roadsters to feel the muscular thrum of rubber on pavement in the cozy saddle of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, or to hurtle past sluggish vans and tortoise-drawn SUVs in a nimble Suzuki GSXR 750. To ensure the safety of the riders, they outfit customers with free helmets to protect brain domes during the rental. In addition to bikes, they also rent snorkeling gear and boogie boards for those hoping to ride chrome steeds to the nearest beach or public fountain.

1843 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu,
HI
US

Since 1982, the technicians at T&T Tinting Specialists have veiled the windows of homes and automobiles with films that filter out the sun’s glaring rays and protect against breakage. Over those three decades, the professionals at T&T have outfitted more than 200,000 vehicles with FormulaOne film, which shades interiors as efficiently as a personal cloud and comes fully protected under a national lifetime warranty. They also make houses more energy efficient by applying Vista Window Film to abodes’ panes, and protects them against the shattering forces of hurricanes and traveling opera singers with security films.

1014 Kawaiahao Street
Honolulu,
HI
US

Not just anyone can become a guide for Discover Hawaii Tours. In fact, prospective guides have to run the gauntlet of rigorous training, studying, and testing on the islands' history. But those who succeed can expound on all manner of local topics from sea turtle anatomy to Pearl Harbor facts. Only then are they qualified to lead the small, personalized tours that span Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.

These themed tours share Hawaii's most treasured sights, often including the acitve volcano Mt. Kilauea and sights as small and wondrous as the darting fish in Hanauma Bay. Depending on which excursion you choose, you might have the chance to pull on a mask and flippers for a day of snorkeling or steel yourself for the fire-dancing performances at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The guides also draw on their knowledge as locals to bring groups to secluded locations, such as the beach on Oahu's North Shore where turtles are known to gather and the cove where surfers go to perfect their mating dances.

955 Waimanu St.
Honolulu,
HI
US

For more than 30 years, VIP Transportation's professional drivers have showcased Honolulu's scenic and historical sites from behind the tinted windows of their vans, mini coaches, and charter buses. In addition to manning the steering wheel, they also dish out tidbits during tours of Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, and the island's scenic escapes. The 24/7 airport shuttles give visitors a cozy welcome and send off, and VIP Transportation’s fleet carts clients to an array of events that demand extra space, such as large weddings, graduations, or transplant ceremonies for the actual family tree.

443 Kalewa St
Honolulu,
HI
US

Automotive Emporium?s owner has worked in the auto industry for the better part of his life, including long stints detailing luxurious and exotic vehicles. Under his keen eye, though, every car is treated as if it were a luxury vehicle. Gentle microfiber mitts lather exteriors with shampoos while conditioners reanimate faded dashboards and steam cleaners renew the interior upholstery. The attentive technicians here offer tiered hand-wash and detailing packages that range from basic cleanings to extensive treatments that last for hours.

1015 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu,
HI
US