There's a flat tire epidemic in Miami - EntornoInteligente / Driving around the sprawling, spiteful, eternal construction site that is Miami can be hazardous to your tires.

Just ask Manuel Molina, manager of the Midas repair shop at 2175 NE Second Ave. He keeps two glass jars on his front counter that are full of nails, screws, bolts and other assorted sharp objects that he and his mechanics have yanked out of customers? tires. It?s the same type of ghastly collection a forensic scientist might display of pickled body parts in formaldehyde.

?What?s in those jars is just a small percentage of what we find,? Molina said. ?It?s gotten ridiculous. I?ll see the same customers four or five times a month.?

Miami is plagued by a flat-tire epidemic.



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