Friday, July 3, 2020

July Newsletter

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 Team


I 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!

Events

With 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

  • 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


Napa Easy Pay is offering a 5% rebate for the month of July and August.  This also include a 6 month no interest if paid in full offer.  What a better way to break up the cost of your new tires into six payment without interest. 

Take Out / Outside Dining 

Right 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. 

Napa Gold Certified Auto Care Center

I 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.
Fun Facts

Fun Facts 



Fact: Only a quarter of the Sahara Desert is sandy


Most of it is covered in gravel, though it also contains mountains and oases. Oh, and it isn’t the world’s largest desert—Antarctica is. 


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

Its name was Bill and was a present from the Ethiopian emperor. Roosevelt was famous for his many pets, including a one-legged rooster, a badger, a pony, and a small bear.


Fact: Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch

He’s also been called out for only having the bars of a Navy commander, but the so-called cap’n held his ground on Twitter, arguing that captaining the S. S. Guppy with his crew “makes an official Cap’n in any book!”


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. 


Fact: Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest

Bees can fly higher than 29,525 feet above sea level, according to National GeographicThat’s higher than Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Help Wanted - Auto Technician





Petty Motorworks is a family run and team oriented business and we are looking for a like minded technician to join us. We are customer oriented where retention and quality are our highest priorities. So if you want to work for one of the most respected and skilled shops in the area send us your information so we can talk.

This is an immediate job opening so call today at 609-339-2939, we monitor the phones 24/7.

You must have your own tools, have a valid drivers license, and pass a background check.

ASE certification is required but can be obtained once employed.

We have, mandatory, company paid, monthly training.

We offer:
Health Care with a company match
401K retirement package with company match
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick leave
Holiday Pay
Aflac
Paid training
Company Lunch on Fridays
And Much More.....
462 Route 9, Waretown, New Jersey 08758

Sunday, June 21, 2020

June Newsletter

Hello June | NIS Benefits


June is Here

As the weather is warming up, we are starting to see a bit of our old lives return. We still have a ways to go before things are back to normal, but it is refreshing to have some familiarity again. Now is the time to get some fresh air and sunshine, while still remembering our social distancing guidelines. While we can’t return to our indoor social gatherings yet, there are lots of things we can do to have fun at home.  

I spoke about our garden last month and my battle with a groundhog and our accidental capture of a skunk (not good).  I thought we finally got the pest block out of the garden but low and behold it burrowed under a fence and ate a few of our cauliflower plants.  Our golden retriever, Eve, chased it out and we blocked the hole but I am sure he/she will return to the buffet we are offering.  Please wish us luck and if anyone has a large have-a-heart trap that we can barrow it would be very helpful.   
By the way, groundhog is a regional name and it is also called woodchuck, Canada marmot, goundpig, thickwood badger,.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog

Events

With most gatherings cancelled or are under heavy restriction, we have to think outside the box to find ways to keep ourselves busy. Here are some ideas of things you can do while following social distancing: 
  • Start a backyard garden. Having a garden is a healthy activity with visible reward. There is nothing quite like eating food that you've grown yourself. If your yard is small, you can even start some vegetables in a few large pots. Here is a guide for how to grow vegetables in containers.
  • Pick up a musical instrument or a new craft! Crochet, learn guitar, or learn origami. 
  • Go for a walk. Staying cooped up in your house might make you stir crazy. If that sounds like you, take some time to go for a walk on a nice day. Fresh air and exercise do good for the body and mind. 
  • Clean! Remember that junk drawer you haven’t opened in 3 years? Go through it and declutter. Donate things that you don’t use anymore, or clean out your closet. 
  • Do an outdoor activity! Attend an exercise class, go fishing, or check out your local community garden. 
  • Learn a new skill. Some ideas include learning how to: Do a magic trick, craft soap, or start a compost pile!

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 

Napa Brake Special


Napa is offering a $75 rebate on brake repairs. Most Napa brake parts are included in this promotion so make an appointment today to have your brakes check. We will do a complete Vehicle Health Report and brake inspection for free as well. 

Continental Passenger Tire Sale



Napa Continental is offering a $70 rebate when four passenger car tires are purchased for the month of June. 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. 

AC Special


Don't wait until it get too hot to have your AC checked.  When the hot weather arrives we will be booked out over a week for AC work so plan ahead and take advantage of the savings. We will check your AC system operation, charge it if needed and do a visual inspection for leaks if it is low on refrigerant.  $69.95 plus refrigerant and tax. 

Napa Easy Pay Financing


Napa Easy Pay is offering a 10% rebate for the month of June and a 5% rebate for the month of July and August.  This also include a 6 month no interest if paid in full offer.  What a better way to break up the cost of your new tires into six payment without interest.   Click Here for Junes Rebate Form

Take Out / Outside Dining 

Right 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.

Napa Gold Certified Auto Care Center

I 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.
Fun Facts

Fun Facts 

Here are some light-hearted facts, to bring cheer through a difficult situation.
#1. The hashtag symbol is technically called an octothorpe.
Young people hashtag symbol background | Free Vector


#2. The 100 folds in a chef's hat represent 100 ways to cook an egg.

Chef's Hat Illustrations, Royalty-Free Vector Graphics & Clip Art
#3. Some cats are allergic to people.
5 things that scare and stress your cat - Times of India

#4. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.



#5. You can hear a blue whale's heartbeat from more than 2 miles away.




#6. The lyrebird can mimic almost any sounds it hears — including chainsaws. Check out this video.



Superb Lyrebird - John Daniels

#7. Coca-Cola was the first soft drink in space.



Together We Must | Coca-Cola®

#8. Frank Lloyd Wright's son invented Lincoln Logs.



Lincoln Logs: Everybody's First Log Home

#9. Fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.


What's so unlucky about the number 13? - HISTORY

#10. A $1 bill costs 5 cents to make.

United States one-dollar bill - Wikipedia








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