PLYMOUTH - Cliffâ€™s Automotive is celebrating its 10th year in business this month at its location at 410 Main St., Terryville.
Cliff Jones, owner of Cliffâ€™s Automotive, says that for the past three years he has been celebrating the longevity of his business in the form of an annual Christmas party at the Aqua Turf Club for customers and vendors.
This is a tradition that he plans to continue.
â€śThirty people usually come and we charge about $50 for an $80 meal and then Cliffâ€™s Auto picks up the difference,â€ť he said. â€śEverybody has a great time.â€ť
Jones said that business has been good and that his shop is where he wants to be right now.
â€śI want one great Cliffâ€™s - I donâ€™t plan on expanding,â€ť he said. â€śI want customers to know that they can come to me and expect honest and quality like they have for the past 10 years. One thing customers like is that I take them out to the service area and show them what the problems with their car are. I explain how things work to them in laymanâ€™s terms as best as possible.â€ť
Cliffâ€™s Auto is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned the Automotive Seal of Excellence. Jones has been an automotive mechanic for 30 years and runs the shop with occasional help from his wife, Laurene. Cliffâ€™s Automotive has regularly received â€śBest Ofâ€ť awards from Bristol Press readers.
Cliffâ€™s Automotive offers free first-time check engine diagnostic, general repair, oil changes, tires, brakes and exhaust for cars and light trucks.
Jones always stresses that regular maintenance, oil changes and inspections are the best way to make a vehicle last.
â€śIf anything doesnâ€™t feel right or doesnâ€™t sound right you should get it looked at,â€ť he said.
â€śIt might be a simple problem or it might be a major problem. You should try to deal with it while it is still a simple problem. A lot of older cars are starting to have problems with rotting brake lines, fuel lines and frames.â€ť
Cliffâ€™s Auto plans to participate in the Demolition Derby at the Terryville Fair again this August, entering two vehicles. Jones and his family also participated in and sponsored the Pinewood Derby.
Cliffâ€™s Automotive is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
For more information, call 860-314-9528 or visit cliffsautomotivect.com.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.