Whether by suds, professional polish, leather conditioners, or tinted window film, the technicians at Miami Auto Spa keep cars looking sharp enough to make a stop sign blush. All washes are performed by hand. Details, with the help of Wolfgang sealants, Klasse polishes, and shampoos, reach every crevice of the car and transform it into a shiny, new-looking ride. Cars don’t need to be dirty to benefit here, though. Window tinting gives the car a sleek look and the driver protection and privacy, and rim repairs further add to the car’s overall aesthetic.
Everything is done by hand at Miami Car Spa, where cars roll into individual stalls for sudsy hand washes, waxes, and interior cleanups. Patrons can choose from four wash styles, each named for a southern Florida hot spot, such as the quick and simple Miami style, which starts with a wash and ends with a spritz of air freshener. At the top of the list is the South Beach style, during which the crew treats paint to a clear-coat protectant before guiding rides to a shaded tent for a full interior cleanup, including shampoo, conditioner, and french braids for the seat belts.
The automotive aestheticians at TintWorld beautify rides with a variety of detailing, window-film, and modification services. Window-tint treatments offer privacy and sun protection, and are available in custom designs such as flames and skulls. Installation services include electronics, alarms, audio and video systems, and spring-loaded ejector seats. The outlet also supplies do-it-yourself detailers with car-care and performance products.
Now in operation for more than 40 years, Sudsy Car Wash & Detailing Center envelops each visiting vehicle in a shower of soapy bubbles. Foam ferries across windows while a polymer-sealant rinse provides protection against the elements. The detail center uses only Meguiar’s quality products to primp paint or fortify the soft folds of leather interiors. Technicians can pore over the whole vehicle with packages or attack auto’s piece by piece, deep cleaning just the vehicle’s seats, carpets, or rims.
Seven days a week, the trained technicians at Ultimate Car Wash & Detail Center usher dirty automobiles through a drive-through wash before manually vacuuming and wiping down their interiors. In addition to these general cleaning treatments, they perform detailing services such as headlight restoration and flux-capacitor calibration.
Of the more than 700 films submitted to the Miami Short Film Festival from across the world, only 74 make it to the big screen, chosen for their excellence in abbreviated movie-making. Selections on display at each of the fest’s five days of screening include narrative films, animation, music videos, and three-act family-vacation slideshows. This year’s choices include Juan Manuel Ortiz’s Domingo, whose stark filming style catches the eye as it explores environmental concerns, and Mark Nickelsburg’s Harry Grows Up, the tale of an 18-month-old child living on his own in New York City.
As a franchise of the Valero fuel company, Vinales Valero gases up, cleans, repairs, and maintains import and domestic vehicles with the same trusty, well-trained service it's been doling out for more than 15 years. Nestled in the shadow of nearby Marlins Park, Vinales Valero takes in mud-splattered trucks or cars in need of tune-ups, with skilled mechanics treating them to thorough hand washings, wheel alignments, AC repair, oil changes, and detailed explanations of the infield fly rule. Inside, glistening fridges keep frosty beverages refreshingly cool, and rich Pilon coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, and relish-topped hot dogs keep customers pleasantly refueled.