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.
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.
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.
For more than a decade, the ASE Master–certified technicians at One Stop Auto Center have tended to the automobiles of Pearl City residents and customers passing through town. Detailed inspections and oil changes allow the staff to keep cars running smoothly, unlike a marathoner that jogs on a trail of hot coals. A Bosch 3D camera system calculates the adjustments needed to restore wheels to their factory alignment settings, helping to extend the life of tires.