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.
A crack staff of ASE-certified technicians maintains all makes and models of auto at Capital Auto Service, a repair shop open for 25 years. The team of mechanics specializes in European-made vehicles such as BMWs and Volkswagens and refurbishes clunkers into smooth steering machines with a line of repair and routine-maintenance services from oil changes to battery inspection. Patrons can drop off vehicles or rest in the air-conditioned waiting room while gazing at the big-screen television, sipping complimentary beverages, and using the free WiFi to look up their vehicles' daily horoscopes.
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.
Auto Care Super Saver relieves car caretakers of some expenses and fretting with a bundle of maintenance services redeemable over the course of a full year. Keep joyrides running smoothly with three complimentary oil changes and two half-price oil changes (prices vary by location), which include up to 5 quarts of nonsynthetic oil, lube, and a filter, or give a jalopy a pedicure with two tire rotations that even out wheel wear and tear. Services can be unleashed upon any one of a customer's vehicles, whether they be station wagons, sports cars, or feral merry-go-round mounts, and cover a slew of possible automotive ailments. With the comprehensive coupon card, clients receive 15 percent off any additional repairs. With the included air-conditioner performance tests, Auto Care Super Saver cleanses cars' circulatory systems, keeping vents from spewing heat or fully formed snowmen, and the included brake inspection reveals any stopping problems and gains customers a $20 discount on any brake servicing.
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.