With all of the construction going on in Miami, you are bound to run over a nail and get a flat tire. Thankfully there are a handful of auto repair centers you can drive up to and find great service just about anywhere in the downtown area of Miami. Since incidents such as getting a flat tire, having your car overheat a dead battery or problems with your alternator are a fact of life, having an auto service near by makes these mishaps easier to handle and simplifies life altogether. You can usually count on getting same day service in most Downtown Miami Auto Service locations. Most high end vehicle usually come with maintenance warranty plans in which case you can just pull up to the dealership where you purchased your car and have it service for FREE. If you don’t own a vehicle with a maintenance warranty plan, you can usually find auto repair service centers along Biscayne Blvd. that will provide great service at a good price. The most common repair centers are going to be franchises like Jiffy Lube, Midas, Firestone and Tire Kingdom but there are also plenty of “mom and pop” centers that will provide great service and usually at a better price than the more popular franchises.  Braman BMW offers service appointments made online. This is extremely convenient for anyone that is too busy during working hours and with little or no time to call and make an appointment to schedule a vehicle for maintenance. While making an appointment guarantees that your car will be taken into the shop at a certain time, Braman BMW service department also welcomes walk-ins for anyone who has a maintenance emergency such as a flat tire, engine and other issues. The great thing about getting your car serviced here is that you get a free carwash which is a nice incentive for customers that might be looking at other service centers and comparing service and price differences. Another wonderful perk is that the waiting room not only has coffee and TV’s but it also has a boutique where they sell accessories for your car.  They also have computers available so you can work or answer emails.  Some people love their cars and buying rubber mats or a leather steering wheel cover is quite common.  Jiffy Lube is one of the largest franchise service centers with over 2,000 locations in North America and Canada. The concept of fast oil changes is very appealing in a city like Miami where people are always on the go. The fact that you can drive up, get an oil change and pay about $30-$40 in less than an hour is one of the reasons this company grew so rapidly. There are many other places in downtown Miami where you can service your vehicle including “mom and pop” centers like Harold Auto Repair.  One of the most important items to check for when servicing your vehicle is that the ASE certification is up to date.  For a full directory, click here.