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Twenty years and counting

Island Center Automotive continues to serve island community

April 3, 2013
By MEGHAN McCOY ( , Pine Island Eagle

A business that has been on the island for 20 years continues to provide quality service for its customers.

Island Center Automotive owner Bob Hallak said he purchased the business 2 1/2 years ago.

"We are very stable," he said of the business. "I have been a businessman all of my life. I am not going to let go of this business."

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Island Center Automotive: Island Center Automotive Owner Bob Hallak.

Island Center Automotive is a full-service shop that offers anything from simple oil changes to complete auto repair.

They are currently running a special for an oil change, $22.95; transmission service, $69; and air condition check for $29.

Hallak said he has a master technician who is ASE certified in all fields.

Fact Box

If You Go

What: Island Center Automotive

Owner: Bob Hallak

Where: 5220 Pine Island Road,

behind Pine Island Glass

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.

to 12 p.m., Saturday; closed

on Sunday

Information: 239-283-1881

"We offer same day service on repairs," he said, adding that they always give an estimate up front on the repairs needed. "We are not going to oversell anybody."

Hallak said Island Center Automotive offers good honest service for a good honest price.

Individuals who need their oil changed or car repaired do not need to make an appointment, he said, because they can do the repair right away for them.

The business also offers motor home services and repairs, as well as small engine repairs like generators and lawn mowers. Hallak said they also do marine engine repairs, not outboards, but rather inboard gas and diesel repairs.

"Car engines that they modify for a boat," he said of the marine engine repairs they do.

Other services include trailer repair and welding and fabrication.

"We have all the tools and equipment here," he said. "I believe a business needs to be diversified to be really successful in a community this size. There is not too much that we will not do."

Island Center Automotive offers 24,000 miles or a two-year nationwide warranty for the work done on the vehicles they service. Hallak said if an individual has their car repaired at his shop and something fails on it while the customer is in Ohio, or anywhere else, all they have to do is call the phone number on the service receipt.

"They will send a tow truck for you and pay for the repairs that we did," he said. "This should give them a piece of mind, even if something does go wrong they can get it repaired."

Hallak said so far none of his customers have had to use the service.

Island Center Automotive is located behind Pine Island Glass and across the street from the Greater Pine Island Water Association at 5220 Pine Island Road.

The garage is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

For more information, call 239-283-1881.



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