Northborough – While you may no longer drive past them every day, two friendly faces of Northborough are still in town, just down the road a bit. Formerly doing business as Northborough Getty on Main Street, Kevin Lamy has moved Lamy Automotive to a larger facility at 200 Bartlett St.
Although he no longer provides gasoline, Lamy, who has been in business since 1990, continues to service just about every other automotive need his customers have.
Lamy explained that selling gasoline is a tough business right now and station owners are struggling with the prices of gas along with consumers.
"The main advantage of moving the business is not worrying about the gas part of the business," Lamy said. "Now I can totally concentrate on the repair business and making sure my customers are 100 percent satisfied."
Lamy Automotive is a full-service auto repair facility that offers general repairs, tune-ups, oil changes, air conditioning charging, and services for mufflers, struts, brakes, front and rear end, check engine light, transmission, engine, and computer diagnostics.
More space allows Lamy to service more vehicles and expand his services to include a car wash after repairs, a larger and more comfortable waiting area, and a local shuttle service. State inspections will be offered beginning this fall.
Lamy has a wife and three daughters, so he appreciates how busy people are.
"We want to offer convenience," he said. "The local shuttle helps the customer get two things done at once. Their car is repaired while they're at work, or we bring them home so they can get things done instead of hanging around waiting for their car. The car gets washed, and we get the repair done as quickly as possible because we understand how hectic life is."
Lamy said he wants to take the burden of maintaining the vehicle off of his customers.
"I truly want the stress of maintaining the vehicle to be my concern," he said. "I want to give my customers the comfort of knowing the job was done correctly and honestly so they can take the whole 'car' issue or problems off their long list of things to do."
Lamy said there is no car problem that he can't help with.
"Ninety-nine percent of the time, it's a problem that I can take care of but if it's something I can't fix, I have extended contacts with vendors who specialize in things such as transmission rebuilding," he said.
Lamy's patrons know Bob Salah, who pumped gas at Getty. While Lamy did repairs, Salah became the "face" of the business for many who filled their tanks there.
"Bob was a big part of the gas business at Getty and he continues employment at Lamy Automotive," Lamy said. "Bob has been a loyal employee of mine for over six years. I was glad to take him as part of the move to the new shop, where he will continue to interact with our customers."
Lamy, who strives to make his garage a "one-stop auto repair shop," can be reached at 508-393-9399.
Editor's Note: the preceding is not an endorsement and is presented for informational purposes only.
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