By Anna-Marie Menhenott
STUART -- After Hurricane Andrew devastated south Florida, including Key Biscayne, coupled with the change of the area to eminent domain, Anthony Greco Sr. decided it was time to sell the family automotive business and move north.
After taking up residence in Jupiter, the Grecos decided to take a drive further north to Stuart to take a look around. An ideal location on Ocean Drive seemed the perfect place for Anthony Greco Jr. to continue the family tradition of owning an automotive repair center.
A little over 12 years ago, Mr. Greco Jr. opened A. Greco Automotive, giving residents the ideal one-stop shop for any of their automobile needs.
"We service all types of cars," Mr. Greco said. "All models and makes are welcome. We are the alternative to taking your vehicle into a dealer for repairs and services. We offer the same type of services without dealer prices."
Mr. Greco's specialty is European makes and models, however, all domestic and Japanese models can be brought into the shop.
"We are a certified auto care center," Mr. Greco said. "We are family-owned and operated, and although we are comparable to big dealers, we make sure there's a personal touch of a family owned business."
Services offered include, but aren't limited to oil, lube and filter changes, towing, major and minor services, tire rotations, repair and replacement, checking of all fluids, transmission services and diagnostics.
The automotive center also offers car detailing, free local shuttle for those who have to leave their car for an extended time and roadside service.
"The only thing we don't do is body work," Mr. Greco said.
A. Greco Automotive is located at 1410 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.
To make an appointment or for more information, call (772) 283-2227 or visit www.agrecoauto.com.