By Alisha McDarris
For Hometown News
STUART -- Unique Auto Salon in Stuart is in business to serve the community and they strive to do so with professionalism and pride.
Whether they are hand washing a new car or rebuilding the motor in an old one, the skilled staff at Unique Auto Salon located within Amalie Motor Oil Quick Lube and Repair has you covered.
The full auto mechanic center and detail shop cleans vehicles inside and out, performs minor body work, and tends exhausts, transmissions and specialize in air conditioner and brake repair. They also offer batteries and tires for sale and free local pick-ups and deliveries.
Owner Fernando Mejia and operator Richard Paterniti boast 40 years of shared experience and have been serving Treasure Coast residents for 20 years in various locations, the newest being in Stuart.
They moved into that location two years ago.
It's the home of the "$19.95 out the door conventional oil change" and they specialize in Teflon-acrylic paint sealers and repairing foreign automobiles, but for Richard, it's not just about the work they do, but how they do it.
"We do our work with professionalism and we make sure the job's done right," Mr. Paterniti said. "We take a lot of pride in our work."
They do it by ensuring that the shop is always fully staffed and ready to meet customers' needs and by using their experience to properly diagnose vehicle problems.
Whereas some businesses are just in it for the money, Mr. Paterniti said Unique Auto Salon wants to be more than that.
"We like to give back to the community," Mr. Paterniti said. "We are a business that believes in giving back."
They've done so in the past by offering 400 free oil changes to Martin County football players and donating to local churches.
The shop offers competitive pricing and honor competitor's coupons and also offer payment plans to assist customers with paying for costly car repairs, all in the name of satisfying customers and helping their neighbors.
Unique Auto Salon is located at 5200 S.E. Federal Hwy in Stuart at Amalie Motor Oil Quick Lube and Repair. They can be reached by calling (772) 283-3997.