Friday, June 27, 2008

Moro's Automotive Has Roxy's Baby Ready to Rock to the Beach!

According to Bruce Springsteen, "Summer's here and the time is right for racing in the street." Up until Monday, however, Roxy's baby has been waiting patiently in the garage with a dead battery and a flat tire.

My Toyota Celica convertible is 12 years old with only 26,000 miles on her...almost as if a little old lady (from Pasadena) only drives her to church on Sundays. The truth is, the Roxiticus Valley in winter is not friendly to convertibles, so Rex and I and most of our neighbors only drive big gas hog SUVs with four-wheel drive once the snow starts to fall. Our convertible sits in the garage and we try to start her up and go for a ride once a week to keep the battery alive, but the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. I call Triple A every spring/summer, and they come over and jump-start the convertible to get us going for the new season.

This year, however, the left rear tire was flat, so Moro's had to replace two tires, and I decided to have the oil changed as well. With most auto service places and an older vehicle, that's just asking for trouble. They open the hood and...."Ma'am, there's a sea monster clinging to your engine...he's got his tentacles wrapped around the abominator, so you're going to need a whole new pentraxel system. Gonna cost ya a coupla grand, to be expected with an antique hot rod like this beauty."

But not Moro's...I drove my baby out of there for $269.81: two new high-speed-rated tires (don't tell the Mendham police force) and an oil change.

Moro's Automotive Service is located at 8 Cold Hill Road in Mendham, NJ. Call Dennis at (973) 543-7282. And tell him the Roxiticus Desperate Housewife with the red Celica convertible sent you...


LadyJava said...

Oh Roxy.. not sure which one is more "BEAUTIFUL"... if you know what I mean!!.. but both hotties deserved some TLC!