As my last couple of weeks in Connecticut come to a close, the little things and places I’ve never thought twice about have become that much more meaningful to me. I’ve kind of been crying over everything.
Yesterday, I took my car in for an oil change, and to get it checked up on before I drive it 3,000 miles across country.
I went to my mechanic of years and years, Mike, at Williams Service Center, at 65 Tunxis Avenue in Bloomfield, CT, 860-242-8184.
I honestly don’t know much about the history of this place. I think, and I may be completely wrong about this, that Mike and his wife Dale bought the place and have been fixing cars and buying/fixing/selling used cars ever since.
Everyone in my family goes here. When my brother needed a car, he went here. When I totaled my car and got it towed to Williams Service Center, Dale greeted me as I got out of the tow truck and gave me a big hug (I really, really needed one). Then when they found out they were going to have an older Toyota Camry for sale in the coming weeks (they bought it from a woman, replaced a door and a bunch of other stuff), they let my mom know and that’s where I got my most recent car from.
Yesterday, after I paid Mike for the work done to my car, I went over and gave him a hug, getting kind of emotional as I thanked him for everything over the years. I can always count on him and his staff to make sure that my car gets everything it needs, and I’ve been so appreciative of the work he’s done for me over the past 8 years, and the work he’s done for my family for longer.
If you are in the greater Hartford area and looking for a good, great, or amazing mechanic, please contact Dale and Mike at Williams Service Center, 65 Tunxis Avenue in Bloomfield, CT 860-242-8184, and get your car fixed there. OR, if you’re looking to buy a used car at a reasonable price, stop by and see what they have, or inquire about what they plan on selling in the coming weeks.
They’re good, honest people and they know what they’re doing, and I’m going to have a hard time trusting anyone else with my car when I move.