Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thank God for Mountain Lakes Motors

I live in a small town called Mountain Lakes. There's literally one gift shop, one restaurant, then a  restaurant/market, a gym, a train store, builders and small offices, a library, and a post office.  There's a highway with a couple spots, but I don't really count the highway as part of town (though I do love Mountain Lakes Car Wash and Mountain Lakes Bagels). Then, there is Mountain Lakes Motors.

When I first visited this town, Mountain Lakes Motors was a place I wanted to visit. The building is an old stone building that really looks like an original Mountain Lakes building (it must be). Pudding stone and all. I knew I'd want to go there to get my oil changes, etc. just to be in the building. As a former Jiffy Lube enthusiast, this is a big deal). After being a client for 7 years now, I can tell you that it is my favorite place in Mountain Lakes.

A car servicing shop? Yes.

Here's why. Every time I have an issue with my car, they take care of it quickly and for a fair, competitive price. Oil changes are high quality, and when I go, they will tell me if they notice something (like I may need new tires in 6 months). They know me, they know my car, and pay attention. And I know that when they say work needs to be done, it's because it does. They care about the work that they do on our cars.

Yesterday, my neighbor noticed that my tire was near flat (it had 10 lbs. of air in it, and it takes 35). I was heading out to work, and called to see if they could just fill my tire up with air so that I could get to work. When I brought it over, they looked at it immediately, and saw a screw in my tire. While it may have stayed put, Tim (one of the three mechanics at MLM) offered to put on my spare tire for me, so that I could safely drive around without worry.

The whole thing took 10 minutes.

Being able to trust a mechanic is as important as being able to trust your doctor. Knowing that they do solid work, and aren't trying to make me spend money that I don't need to spend, is really amazing. Having the comfort of knowing that I can call because my tire is flat, and they can take care of my car right away so that I (and my family and passengers) am safe is even better.

If you live anywhere near the area (Boonton, Denville, Parsippany, Montville, Rockaway), and especially if you live in Mountain Lakes, you should definitely take your car to Mountain Lakes Motors. You will be so happy you did.

Find them on Facebook by clicking here: Mountain Lakes Motors.