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Perry Hall Firestone Opens: Freebies, Food April 27-28

The two-day celebration includes charitable donations, prizes and food.

The new store is opening with a bang this Friday and Saturday.

Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 27 and April 28, the grand opening at 9653 Belair Road will include charitable donations, prizes and food. Tires, oil changes and brake jobs will also be sold at discounted prices, according to store manager Michael Wagoner.

The store plans to make donations to the Baltimore County Police Department and during a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at 11 a.m. Prizes include iPads, gift cards and TVs. Saturday's activities will include clowns and face painting for children.

"We want to say thank you to the citizens of Perry Hall," Wagoner said. "Without them, we're not in business."

What do you think about the new store? How do you think it will impact business at other local auto shops? Tell us in the comments.

Parkvillehoney April 30, 2012 at 05:52 PM
John, I don't know what local shop you went to. My local car repair shop has master techs that have been working on cars for over 25 years. They go to training and have their certificates displayed in the office area. I have had more trouble with chain shops. They always wanted to upsell me on repairs. I have been happy with my local repair shop for over 15 years. He even tells me what I don 't need and why if I ask for a repair I think I need. Now that is service.
Emily Kimball April 30, 2012 at 08:18 PM
An update from the ribbon cutting is available here: http://patch.com/A-sQNY - Perry Hall Firestone Cuts Ribbon, Attracts Community Support
Renee May 01, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Paul, CPA is a whole other ballpark- apples to oranges. I'm talking retail. And I use a locally owned accounting practice in Dundalk for my taxes- again, totally different ballpark than mechanics, pharmacies, etc. Not sure who you use Ryan, but my mechanic doesn't mind oil changes- business is business. And mine have never charged a lot for labor, sometimes doing services free of charge if it is small!
Renee May 01, 2012 at 12:22 AM
John, not sure who you took yours to, that is horrible and I hope nothing happened and she was okay- pretty scary!! I've never had that problem and I always use Foltz with once in a blue moon, Schultz'. Both employee certified, trained technicians. And mine is always done in one day!
Stacey Schantz May 24, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Service here is great. I took my car for an oil change Tuesday. I was in and out in 30 min. Decided to bring it back today for tires, and they didn't make me sit in the waiting room for 3 hrs with my kids. Instead, they drove me home (2 mi away) in my car, then came to pick me up when the car was done. Priced the same services at 2 other local places and the price was 20% less. I'll be using them again.

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