Amid the bustling streets and towering storefronts of downtown Miami, Grease Monkeys stands as an oasis of counter culture with walls decorated with colorful graffiti and a vast selection of skateboards, long boards, and fixed-gear bikes. Rows of glossy boards line its walls with labels from DGK, Element, and Toy Machine. Skater apparel dangles from racks, and a variety of rental and retail bikes sits idle on the floor. Qualified technicians stand by to assist customers, extending their mechanical expertise to tune-up bicycles, repair parts, or replace bells with tape players cued up to the opening of Born to be Wild.
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.
At Just Right Car Wash, a team of fiberglass-friendly technicians reveals like-new rides after thorough 30- to 90-minute washing services. The fully equipped facility handles cars, SUVs, and well-disguised elephants with car-safe products and equipment. Regular washes chip away built-up grit and grime with an outside washing, interior vacuuming, and liquid-wax finish, and super washes include an interior shampoo or exterior wax. Ultimate washes leave surfaces shining as brilliantly as Rudolph's pilot-exam scores with a wax and buff plus an interior and exterior detail. While Just Right's technicians shine tires and toss in a complimentary air-freshener, clients can explore nearby art galleries or visit a local salon.
Since 1982, World of Auto Tinting has been keeping prying eyes and the sun itself out of car windows across Miami. The selection of window tints includes high performance films, carbo and nano film and heat barrier film, and the spacious shop uses Sun Tek films for a quality finish that has become the industry standard. There is a comfortable waiting room that comes complete with a flat screen TV and computer workstations, making it stay busy while waiting for your ride to be serviced. World of Auto Tinting’s customer service is also unparalleled, offering potential customers the opportunity to test a tint on their vehicle before making a final decision.
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 more than 15 years, Joe has built and expanded AutoTech the Alarm People from a basic car-alarm-installation outfit to a destination for customers seeking numerous vehicular upgrades. The shop still installs and sells alarms, but now also outfits trucks with accessories, tints windows, and boosts sound systems with brands such as Pioneer and Kenwood. Other enhancements include GPS navigation systems, rearview cameras, and radar detection.