July is Here
As we head into the hottest months of the summer, let us enjoy the fresh air and sunlight. We finally have a sense of normalcy returning, though there is a long way to go before things are truly "normal" again. While we are happy to see people returning to parks and activities, let us not forget to maintain CDC guidelines in order to keep our vulnerable populations safe. Now is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be by going for a hike or sitting outside with a friend.
New addition to The Petty Motorworks TeamI would like to take a moment to welcome Joe Peragine our team. I have know Joe for over 20 years so when he became available due to some Covid-19 layoffs it was a no brainer to try and get him to join our team. Joe began his automotive career at the age of 17 and quickly discovered his passion for fixing cars. Joe attended Lincoln Technical School while working at at small family owned shop just like ours and it was at this shop, under the tutelage of the shop owner that he gained the experience needed to pursue his career. To this day he still stays in contact with them and admires how they helped him grow into the technician that he is today. Later on, when he decided to move to the shore he worked for several dealer but wanted to return to his roots of working in the community at a local service station and shortly thereafter secured a job working for Bob Stoer at Manahawkin Shell and Quality Tire for over 22 years. Joe is an ASE Master Certified Technician with many years of experience under his belt. Joe also has a passion for classic cars and enjoys racing his 1972 650HP Camaro at Atco Raceway. Joe has been married to his wife Chris for 31 years and is very proud of his two sons, both serving our country in the U.S. Coast Guard. We are very excited to have Joe on the Petty Motorworks Team!
EventsWith events finally opening back up, we have quite a few fun activities available within the next few weeks.
- 4th of July Fireworks Shows:
- 9:00 PM at Shelter Cove Beach in Toms River
- 9:15 PM at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township
- Independence Day Festival at Laurita Winery in New Egypt
- July 4th and 5th, see more info and make your reservation here.
- Food trucks, live music, and wine!
- New Egypt Speedway race and fireworks show
- July 4th at 7:00 PM, New Egypt Speedway
- Bay Head Bike Festival
- July 4th at 10:30 AM, Sacred Heart Church
- Downtown Toms River Night Out
- Every Friday now thru August 28th
- Washington St., Toms River
- Shop the Sidewalks of Summer
- Point Pleasant Beach
- Every Thursday thru Saturday, July and August
- Viking Village Craft Show
- July 12th
- Viking Village Schedule
- Albert Music Hall Free Outdoor Concert
- July 18th 6-10 pm at Waretown Lake
Keeping You Safe
Things are tough right now for everyone. Not only are we dealing with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic but we are all worried about the future of our economy. Petty Motorworks is here to help everyone through this difficult time. We have taken every measure possible to ensure the safe handling of you and your car.
Check out what we can do for you:
- No-Contact service
- Night drop and outside Key Locker for after hours service
- Email, text, and phone contacts
- Pick-up and Delivery service (within our service area)
- WE will disinfect your car on drop-off and then again before you pick-up
- 6-12 month No Interest (if paid in full) financing is available for most repairs.
- CLICK HERE TO APPLY
- Free Digital Vehicle Health Report (VHR). We have been using a digital vehicle inspection system for over four years now and our customers love it. Your VHR will be emailed and texted to you for review once completed. This is a great way for us to explain to you about your vehicles service needs
- Our VHR include photographs and videos to help demonstrate issues without you ever coming in the shop
Continental SUV and Truck Tire Sale
Continental is offering up to a $100 rebate when four passenger car tires are purchased for the month of July and August. As an additional incentive Petty Motorworks is offering a FREE alignment check or a 50% off alignment with the purchase of any four tires. That's a total of up to $120 in savings on the purchase of four tires.
NAPA Battery Special
Don't wait until you car doesn't start and your stuck in a bad spot. We test every battery for free with all of our services and now you can also save if your battery is loosing it's energy.
Napa Easy Pay Financing
Take Out / Outside DiningRight now is a good time to give support to your local family-owned restaurants. Here is a list of local restaurants that offer takeout or delivery.
- Breakers Kitchen and Tap Room - Pick up and Outside Dining
- Kristy's Casual Dining - Pick up and Outside Dining
- Oyster Creek Brewery - Pick up, Delivery, and Outside Seating
- Doyle's Pour House - Pick up and Outside Dining
- Lunch Box on 9 - Pick up and delivery
- Delights Artisan Cafe - Pick up and Outside Dining
Napa Gold Certified Auto Care CenterI am proud to say that we are the first Napa Gold Certified Auto Care Center in New Jersey and that our work carries a 3 year 36,000 mile Nation Wide Warranty.
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Fact: Dogs sniff good smells with their left nostril
Dogs normally start sniffing with their right nostril, then keep it there if the smell could signal danger, but they’ll shift to the left side for something pleasant.
Fact: No number before 1,000 contains the letter A
Some of these fun facts will have you counting.
Fact: Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena
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Fact: Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch
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Fact: The CIA headquarters has its own Starbucks, but baristas don’t write names on the cups
Its receipts say “Store Number 1” instead of “Starbucks,” and its workers need an escort to leave their work posts.
Fact: Humans aren’t the only animals that dream
Studies have indicated rats dream about getting to food or running through mazes. Most mammals go through REM sleep, the cycle in which dreams occur, so scientists think there’s a good chance they all dream.
Fact: The inventor of the microwave appliance only received $2 for his discovery
Percy Spencer was working as a researcher for American Appliance Company (now Raytheon) when he noticed a radar set using electromagnetic waves melted the candy bar in his pocket. He had the idea to make a metal box using microwaves to heat food, but the company was the one to file the patent. He received a $2 bonus but never any royalties.
Fact: Sloths have more neck bones than giraffes
Despite physical length, there are more bones in the neck of a sloth than a giraffe. There are seven vertebrae in the neck of giraffes, and in most mammals, but there are ten in a sloth.