With their move last year from Highway 7 to 3998 South River Road in Antigonish, Midnite Automotive greatly expanded the size of the business; creating more convenience for customers on a number of levels.
Owner Dan MacInnis talked about the timing of the move, as Midnite Automotive prepares for a Grand Opening celebration this Saturday – June 15 – with the whole community invited.
“We bought the building last July and then we renovated it, extensively,” MacInnis, a Red Seal Certified Automotive Service Technician since 2002, said.
“Basically, we took it down to the frame, and renovated it how we wanted it; installed all new equipment and opened Nov. 1.”
MacInnis noted the size increase from the old location.
“We went from 625 square feet with one usable bay, to seven bays and more than 7,000 square feet,” he said, talking to the Casket from the business’ roomy waiting area.
MacInnis talked about the convenience of being on South River Road, with numerous commercial neighbours.
“It’s closer to town, easier for customers, easier for me to run and get parts, run and do errands. And the parts are here in four minutes instead of 25 minutes … it’s just pure convenience,” he said.
“And even just the traffic flow; just the people on the number 7 [highway] knew where we were at, because they traveled the road every day, but here, everyone does because there is a hub of auto repair businesses around here.”
Asked about a business motto, an emphasis for Midnite Automotive, MacInnis said that “it’s going to be fixed properly.”
“And that it’s going to a reasonable price; not a high-end price,” he added.
The phone number for the business is 902-318-3871 and it has a Facebook which provides this additional information:
- Full-service automotive repair shop, signature tire retailer and Fluid Film under coating.
- Dealership quality service
- Full tire sales and services (mounting, computerized balancing, studding)
- Full brake service
- Suspension and steering repairs
- Drive-ability and diagnostics
- Oil changes with high quality oil
- Motor Vehicle Inspections coming soon
- Offer flexible time slots, and after hours appointments can be booked for your convenience
MacInnis talked more about the Grand Opening event this Saturday.
“Just to get people more familiar with our location because, a lot of times, people will call me saying ‘we were recommended by a friend, but where are you?’
“So I just want people to know where we are – that’s the main goal – to know where we are,” he added, noting there will be some “pretty substantial” giveaways.
“To get people interested in coming by and seeing what we’re all about,” MacInnis said.