Business Spotlight: Pro Automotive

Winter is coming fast… is your car ready?

Pro Automotive provides quality auto repairs to drivers from Dudley,Webster, Oxford and surrounding towns.   As a staff, they have more than 65 combined years of experience. Pro Automotive opened their doors in 2013, and they have and continue to support the Town of Dudley’s Website through paid advertising.

All repairs are performed by ASE-certified technicians. Well respected, they hope to serve this community for many years to come. Stop in and say hi to owner Jason Rousseau and the entire staff, Anthony, David and Ron!

Located at 199 Oxford Ave in Dudley, MA.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM- 5PM | Saturday 8AM – Noon | Sunday Closed.
To Request an Appointment call: (508) 461-6591
Visit their website at: proautomotivema.com

Bring Your Car to Pro Automotive For:

  • Tire services including computer spin balancing,
  • TPMS service and adjustments, flat tire repairs, and tire rotations
  • Quality repair services including brake repairs
  • 4 wheel alignments, steering and suspension system repairs
  • Transmission repairs
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Exhaust systems
  • 24month/24,000 mile warranty on all repairs
  • or extend that warranty to 36months/36,000 miles when you use your NAPA Easy Pay card

Pro Automotive Lobby

Free Coffee, TV, and Wi-Fi in our clean, comfortable waiting room

  • Vehicle Pick up and drop off
  • Loaner car available upon request
  • Free local shuttle upon request
  • Early Bird/Night Owl Drop Off

Schedule your appointments on line at proautomotivema.com and sign up for our service center where you have access to all your repair history Along with your loyalty points and the digital inspections we take on every vehicle we service.

Our website features a self diagnostic center where you can input information about your vehicle and get a general idea of what may be wrong.

Visit the Self Diagnostic Center now.

Exchange Zone is Live! – Think Safety

Have you ever wanted to buy or sell something online but did not want a stranger to come into your home?

Have you ever used Craigslist, EBay or an Online Dating Service and felt very uncomfortable walking into a stranger’s home?

The Town of Dudley has heard your concerns and has set up an “Exchange Area” located outside the Dudley Police Dept. in two parking spots and have also made the interior waiting area – an Online Exchange Area.

This exchange zone will allow Dudley residents and business owners, the ability to conduct their transactions in the parking lot or lobby areas of the Police Department under video surveillance.

Meeting someone for the first time?… what better place than the Police Station.

Although the Town of Dudley can never guarantee your safety, the Exchange area will reduce the odds of a transaction going bad. Well lit, law enforcement seconds away and the ability to ask an officer to run a serial number of an item to see if it is reported stolen. All of these little things will provide a greater level of security than conducting business in your home.

The designated areas are video-recorded 24 hours a day, however police encourage residents to conduct transactions during daylight hours. Those who plan to take advantage of the program should be aware that officers can only become involved in a transaction if criminal activity is reported. There will not be officers assigned to stand-by for these exchanges, but if anything criminal were to occur, a resident could walk into the lobby to make a report.

Meeting in the police department parking lot helps reduce any potential danger to the seller or the seller’s family and property.

While items cannot be stored at the police department or in the parking lot, if the item can be safely transported, the seller should consider conducting the transaction at that facility.

In addition, this is a good time to review “Safe Tips” for conducting business online thru ads and with strangers.

Additional tips for conducting a transaction with an unknown buyer include the following:
* If a person seems reluctant to meet at the Police Station exchange area, that should be treated as a Warning Sign that something is not right.
* Only accept cash for sale. Personal checks carry risk.
* Conduct sales during weekdays so banking or financial institutions can be contacted if there is a problem.
* Don’t go alone and trust your instincts.
* Tell a friend or family member where the transaction will take place.
* If possible, conduct your transaction during daylight.
* Large Cash Transactions, such as buying or selling a car, should be done at the Exchange area.
* Carry a cellphone.
* Never meet someone in a secluded area!

Buying and Selling can and should be a rewarding experience. Simple steps… such as meeting at the exchange area… can also make it Safer!

Good Selling!
Dudley Police Dept.
Dudley Board of Selectmen
Dudley Economic Development Committee