Black Creek, NY 14714
About Lenny's Auto Palace
Lenny Grimes started off his professional career as a mechanic working at Bub's Quaker State, formerly of Friendship, NY. After a number of years working there he accepted a position at Sisson's Auto Sales in Belfast, NY. After Lenny had put in 16 quality years of service at Sisson’s, his employer, Terry Sisson, informed Lenny he was going to retire. With his future employment up in the air, Lenny decided to pursue his lifelong dream to own and operate a garage of his own. About a year later, Lenny opened the doors at Lenny’s Auto Palace in November of 2005 in Black Creek, NY.
Since then, Lenny has been servicing the Black Creek and Cuba area residents’ automotive needs. Lenny prides himself on his great customer service, reckoning back to the good ol’ days when you could still do business with a hand shake. That rings true with Lenny as he takes it on himself to service all the vehicles at Gallman Bros. Inc. and Cuba Pharmacy. He travels down into town to pick up the vehicles, takes them up to the shop, works on them and then returns them. Some customers have come to trust Lenny so much they hand him their credit card when he picks up the vehicle and then they just sign the bill for him when he returns.
“Houghton parents will call and have me work on their kids’ cars, and then give me their credit card number over the phone.”
Lenny has built up many great relationships over the years with his customers and with the local businesses he deals with including Gallman Bros. Inc and The Road Runner, both of Cuba, NY. He merely has to step in the doors, then he is greeted by one of the store representatives and they give him the VIP treatment. That person makes sure he gets what he wants, usually puts whatever it is on Lenny’s tab and then sends him on his way to get on with his busy schedule.
Fred Roberts recently switched Lenny over to their Wellsville location from their Arcade location, in order to simplify deliveries and cut costs. His sales rep from the Arcade store, however, has assured him that if there is anything Wellsville doesn’t have one day and their store does, he’ll deliver it to Lenny on his way home that evening.
Lenny’s wife Pat has gotten in on the business as well, taking care of the billing, setting appointments, cleaning the office and bathroom and delivering vehicles. She also finds other jobs to do around the garage whenever she’s not working in the Cuba Central School cafeteria or as a Cuba school crossing guard. Pat also somehow finds time to tend to her chickens which you can step on over and see anytime you visit the garage. The chicken coop lies just on the opposite side of their house from the garage, right next to Lenny’s parking lot.
Lenny and Pat have become such good friends with their customers that they’re always receiving fresh produce from their customers’ gardens, and Lenny received and extra special treat during a stay at the hospital. One of his customers sent him a get well card with some money in it to show him their gratitude and support.
With services ranging from general maintenance and repair to tire mounting and balancing, Lenny’s 30 plus years of experience as a professional mechanic, makes him a perfect choice to aid you with your automotive-service needs. As a New York State certified mechanic, Lenny is committed to provide you with the best service to get your vehicle up and running again. Don’t fret, though, because if he can’t perform the particular service your car, truck, van or SUV needs, he can refer you to another local technician who can.
Be sure and stop by to see Lenny, and just so you know, he said he’ll give $5 off an oil change to anyone who mentions to him that they saw him advertised through the Twin Tiers Market Connection paper or website.
Lenny partners with the following area businesses to get you the parts your vehicle needs:
-Emerling Chevrolet of South Boston, NY
-Emerling Ford of Springville, NY
-Fred Robert’s Auto Parts of Wellsville, NY
-Moore’s Tires Sales of Rochester, NY
-Paul Brown Motors of Olean, NY
-The Road Runner of Cuba, NY
-West Herr New York of Orchard Park, NY
-West Herr New York of Tonawanda, NY
-Uni-Select Parts/Auto Extra Parts
-Car Quest Parts
-MOOG Chassis Parts
-Monroe Shocks and Struts
Mufflers, Brakes, Shocks
Tires, Mounting and Balancing
-Aluminum wheels up to 20 inch
-Uses stick on weights that can be hidden from sight for aesthetic purposes
-Veris-Scan computer scanner
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