When it comes to spearfishing, Westside Dive and Tackle founder Kris Tyler considers using scuba tanks as cheating. So when he suits up to spearfish, the seasoned outdoorsman plunges 20 feet below the water’s surface, holds his breath in the stillness, and waits: “You become a part of the reef or rock, and you wait for the perfect situation—for the one fish that might give you that really good shot.” A self-described “water baby,” Kris has been swimming and fishing in Hawaii and Florida since childhood. Most of all, he loves the way spearfishing enables him to connect with the underwater universe and partake in a tradition Hawaiians have enriched for generations.
In addition to his spearfishing expeditions, Mr. Tyler totes explorers to his favorite sunken wrecks and lava caverns off the coast of Oahu on scuba-diving charters, and equips them to chart their own expeditions or challenge blowfish to staring contests during scuba-diving certification.
DJ's Motorsports' 10,000-square-foot facility employs a full arsenal of machinery to tune, tweak, and maintain cars and trucks, enhancing vehicles' functionality and image with an array of services and accessories. Three full-service oil changes restore the innards of a hardworking automobile, as a skilled technician bestows a new filter, air filter, and wiper blades; inspects tires; and refills fluids in thirsty trekkers for better drivability and less horn snoring. Proud owners choosing the section option can reward hardworking road huggers with any of DJ's accessories or services. A new exhaust system breathes new life into cars ($200+) or trucks ($325+), improving performance without having to bribe rides down the highway by hanging a picture of a two-car garage in front of them. In a variety of sizes and colors, a new set of wheels ($1,000+) or shiny new rims come expertly installed with the shop's modern, safety ensuring mounting services.
For almost half a century, Lex Brodie's Tire, Brake & Wheel Company has nursed sickly autos back to health to help keep their cruising companions safe. The trusted business's bio-based oil change also puts a strong smile on the planet's mug, swapping out mucky mobile grease with synthetic and biodegradable 5w30 G-Oil. In addition to improving your automobile's performance, this earth-coddling petroleum can decrease your daily driving guilt, and the service includes a 38-point vehicle inspection to curb the occurrence of roadside breakdowns and subsequent read-alouds of snack nutritional labels in the voice of Darth Vader.
More than 30 years ago, Tony Masamitsu took his passion for cars and turned it into Tony Group Autoplex. These days, Tony's son mans the company and holds true to his father's early ambitions to provide first-class service by treating customers as friends while providing them with new or used cars or executing maintenance services. Located just a short drive or long potato-sack race from Honolulu, the autoplex showcases a huge selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs from the likes of Honda, Volkswagen, and Nissan. In order to provide complete car care, the center also offers complimentary, eco-friendly car washes with each service.
With upwards of 16 million customers served, the technicians at Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting have the experience to restore vehicles' insides and outsides to like-new condition. They specialize in ?cosmollision,? a budget-friendly combination of cosmetic and collision repair, and they guarantee their work with a warranty honored at any of nearly 500 body-shop locations. Certified staffers use PPG color-match systems to paint exteriors with finishes that resist chemicals, tough road conditions, and frog plagues. The company's large network and efficient production systems allow them to keep wait times and costs low, and their wealth of insurance knowledge helps to expedite accident claims.
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.