Friday, October 2, 2020

October Newsletter

 


Fall Is Here

With autumn here, I am shocked at the speed in which this year is passing. As the weather starts to cool down, I am finding gratitude for the slowness of fall. Soon, the trees will be turning red and the comfort food will be on the table. I like to find small things to be grateful for, even when the circumstances are grim. We hope that everyone enjoys the ability to return to the community, and also continues to follow CDC guidelines to keep our vulnerable populations safe and healthy.

Employee Spotlight

    I would like to take a moment to share with you an employee who joined our team shortly after we opened.  Chris Cusimano joined our team in early 2017 as a part-time employee while he was still attending the nationally ranked Automotive Training Center (ATC) in Bucks County PA.  Chris's commitment to his passion was obvious by is daily commute to his school in PA. His story on how he joined us was a little unique as he really didn't come in looking for a job.  I have been a technical training instructor for over 25 year and when I was introduced to Chris I quickly realized that he was a keeper and just told him to meet me Saturday morning to start his new Saturday job and I still remember the shocked look in his face.  I told him that when he graduates we would talk about putting him on full time.  I called a personal friend of mine who happened to be one of Chris's instructors and was assured that my gut feelings about Chris were dead on.  Chris is a graduate of Southern Regional Highschool and lives right here in Waretown. He graduated with honors in June of 2017 from ATC and has been a key part of Petty Motorworks ever since. I am very proud of Chris's growth and I enjoy mentoring him every day.  He has pass several of his ASE automotive certifications and is working to be a Master ASE Technician. 
    
    Chris comes from a long line of hands on people in his family.  His father and grandfather both worked as mechanics and Chris enjoys helping his grandfather work on his 1970's,right hand drive, Mini Cooper that his grandfather raced in Italy.  Chris also enjoys boating, fishing and snow boarding with his family.



Events

With events finally opening back up, we have quite a few fun activities available within the next few weeks. 

  • Surflight Theatre  - Live Outdoor Performances

October 3rd & 10th
November 14th
8:30pm
Comedy Show
On the Patio


October 24th, 30th & 31st
7:30pm
October 25th
2pm
At Surflight Theatre
Surflight Theatre
Beach Haven
Make Your Reservations @

  •  Fall Tire Special - Get your tires checked before winter

Petty Motorworks carries a full line of car and light truck tires.  Until the end of October we have a special on General select Light truck and SUV tires offering up to a $100 rebate when you purchase 4 new qualifying tires.  We are also offering $50 off when any four tires are purchased until the end of October.  Stop in or call for more information. 


  • Albert Music Hall

October 3rd
6:30pm - 9pm
Albert Music Hall
Waretown

  • National Car Care Month

As we approach winter we need to make sure our cars are up to snuff.  Give us a call today for a FREE Vehicle Health Report

  • Six Flags Great Adventure Drive in Concert
October 3rd
7pm
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson

  • Grunin Center for the Arts - Virtual Concert

October 7th
An Evening of New York Songs & Stories
9pm
ER ROUN

  • Learn About Your Car
  • 48th Annual LBI Commemorative Virtual 18-mile Run

October 1st thru October 12th
St. Francis Community Center
Long Beach Twp
Get more details @

  • 48th Annual LBI Commemorative Virtual 18-mile Run

October 2nd thru October 4th
Fri. & Sat: 10am - 6pm, Sun.: 10am - 5pm
Huddy Park
Toms River

  • New Egypt Seedway - All Star Cup Shootout 100

October 3rd
6pm
New Egypt Speedway
New Egypt

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 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. 

Napa Gold Certified Auto Care Center

I am proud to say that we were 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

 #1. Walmart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard.

Harvard might be hard to get into with a 4.5 percent admittance rate, but try this on for size: only 2.6 percent of Walmart applicants are accepted.

 

#2. There is a technical name for the "fear of long words."

It's called "hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia."

 

#3. Hunting unicorns is legal in Michigan.

Lake Superior State University in Michigan offers a unicorn hunting license. Unsurprisingly, the "chief herald of the Unicorn Hunters" was once quoted saying: "The pursuit of the unicorn is a lonely quest." We wish them nothing but good luck!

 

#4. Someone actually paid $10,000 for invisible artwork.

An art collector once paid $10,000 for a "non-visible" sculpture created by actor James Franco. The artwork was billed as an "endless tank of oxygen." Um, yeah… it's called air. We're breathing some now… for free! 

#5. There is an official ruling for how many Tootsie Pop licks it takes to get to the center.

It officially takes 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Well, at least according to engineering students' scientific endeavor at Purdue University, who used a proprietary "licking machine" rather than a human tongue.

 

(More fun facts here!)

 

I hope you enjoyed our monthly news letter and please feel free to comment below about anything you would like to see or add.  

Thank you all and remember 6 feet of separation,
Tom Petty






Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

August Newsletter

August is Here

Heading into our last month of summer, let us find joy in the small things. Our ability to experience warm sunshine and fresh air, to return to some of our hobbies and activities, and to see our friends and family again. Let us also find appreciation for the stillness, self-discovery, and closeness this pandemic has brought to our community. I like to find small things to be grateful for, even when the circumstances are grim. We hope that everyone enjoys our newfound freedoms, and also continues to follow CDC guidelines to keep our vulnerable populations safe and healthy.

Events

With events finally opening back up, we have quite a few fun activities available within the next few weeks.

  • Laurita Winery: 
    • Friday August 21st and 28th
    • Sounds of Summer Music Series
    • Food, Wine and Entertainment

  • Stafford Township Summer Concerts 7:00 to 8:30pm
    • Manahawkin Lake Park Link to Details
    • August 17th - Sarah Moon - Singer and Songwriter
    • August 24th - Brian Massa - Acoustic Singer Songwriter
    • August 31st - The Impulsives - Rock Cover Band



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 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. 

August Tire Sale

  • Petty Motorworks has an extensive line of tires to choose from and we will gladly help you with choosing the correct tire for you.
  • We have the best tire equipment available including a Hunter Road Force Tire Balancer, Hunter Tire Changer, and a brand new Hunter Hawk-eye Elite Wheel Alignment system.
  • Ask about our Lifetime Wheel Alignment program to keep your tires healthy and happy.
  • Buy 4 Continental Suv or Light truck tires and get up to a $100 gift card rebate
  • Buy any FOUR tires and get $50 off an alignment


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. 

Learn About Your Car



Napa Gold Certified Auto Care Center

I am proud to say that we were 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 

Fact: The Pope can’t be an organ donor

Pope Benedict XVI was issued an organ donor card in 1970. Once he ascended to the papacy in 2005, the card was invalid, reports the TelegraphAccording to the Vatican, the Pope’s entire body must be buried intact because his body belongs to the universal Catholic Church.

Fact: Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are in New York City

They were given to Henry Abrams and preserved in a safety deposit box. Abrams was Einstein’s eye doctor. He received the eyeballs from Thomas Harvey, the man who performed theautopsy on Einstein and illegally took the scientist’s brain for himself.

Fact: Wimbledon tennis balls are kept at 68 degrees Fahrenheit

The temperature of tennis balls affects how the ball bounces. At warmer temperatures, the gas molecules inside the ball expand making the ball bounce higher. A tennis ball at lower temperatures causes the molecules to shrink and the ball bounces lower. To make sure the best tennis balls are used, Wimbledon goes through over 50,000 tennis balls

Fact: Bees can make colored honey

In France, there’s a biogas plant that manages waste from a Mars chocolate factory, where M&Ms are made. Beekeepers nearby noticed that their bees were making “unnatural shades of green and blue” honey, reported BBC

Fact: Bananas glow blue under black lights

To the everyday eye under normal conditions, ripe bananas appear yellow due to organic pigments called carotenoids. When bananas ripen, chlorophyll begins to break down. This pigment is the element that makes bananas glow, or “fluoresce,” under UV lights and appear blue.


Fact: Johnny Appleseed’s fruits weren’t for eating

Yes, there was a real John Chapman who planted thousands of apple trees on U.S. soil. But the apples on those trees were much more bitter than the ones you’d find in the supermarket today. “Johnny Appleseed” didn’t expect his fruits to be eaten whole, but rather made into hard apple cider.

Fact: Peanuts aren’t technically nuts

They’re legumes. According to Merriam-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel.” That means walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios aren’t nuts either. They’re seeds.


Read more interesting facts here.


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Headlamp Replacement And Restoration At Petty Motorworks LLC In WARETOWN

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