River Valley

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Crestwood, Mo.—Like a favorite pair of worn-in jeans, the petroleum memorabilia and photos dating back nearly 70 years are comfortable and familiar to Walnut Park Auto Body & Restoration’s repeat clientele, said Ray Maserang III, who is third-generation owner of the business with...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Owensville, Mo.—Tom Reed doesn’t want to jinx himself, but business is good — maybe too good, if that’s possible. But just a little more than a year after moving his automotive repair shop, Midwest Auto Service Center, to a spacious former John Deere dealership and adding a...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Highland, Ill.—After 30 years in business, Keith Frank, owner of Keith’s Automotive Center, said the shop recently had its best month in more than five years, which he attributes to the shop’s focus on customer service and sales processes. “It all starts at the front counter...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 09:13
Cortland, NY (June 24, 2014) – The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is aware of news reports that Complete Hydraulic Service & Equipment Sales, Inc. of Franklin, Ind., is under investigation by the FBI. Complete Hydraulic Service & Equipment Sales, Inc. is not an ALI member and does...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Fenton, Mo.—For a stock-block 700-HP engine running at 9,000 RPM in a 20-minute dirt-track race, machining and assembly techniques adequate for stock rebuilds may spell disaster when the driver’s wringing out the last bit of power as he comes off turn four with the checkered flag in...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Hazelwood, Mo.—Offering Mercedes-Benz owners affordable dealership-quality service and parts while explaining their vehicle’s often complex needs in terms the customer will understand is the specialty of Luxury Car Service, husband-and-wife Co-owners Ed and Regena Richardson said....
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
St. Louis—Now in its third generation as a family-owned business, Frank’s Auto Body a few years ago became certified in Nissan and Volkswagen collision repairs, which make up the bulk of its work, said Owner H. Joseph Rohatsch, who runs it together with his son, Joseph M. Rohatsch....
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
The 2014 racing season is upon us in the River Valley. With Stock Cars, Warriors, Modifieds, Hornets, Late Models, and more all taking to the tracks again, this year promises to deliver excitement for the whole family.      Parts & People has compiled a list of popular...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
ILLINOIS Auto 7 presented its 2013 Distributor of the Year award to Stone Wheel. “All of our distributors did a great job, but Stone Wheel really impressed us with its commitment to supporting our products,” Auto 7 President Steven Kruss said. Jim Murphey, Auto 7’s senior vice...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
Springfield, Ill.—Matt Milkint, co-owner of Phoenix Collision, wasn’t looking to start a business in the spring of 2006, but fate had something else in store for him. It was March 12, 2006, he said, when he learned that a tornado had hit near where his parents lived. After learning...
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