Town & Country

Summer means convertible weather, and Henry Marino’s Town & Country Preowned Auto Mall in Nitro has a nice selection, including this 2018 Ford Mustang. Chris Marino, right, and Tom Elgin are ready to help you find the right vehicle to meet your needs and budget.

Henry Marino’s Town & Country Preowned Auto Mall in Nitro brings peace of mind to the used vehicle buying experience.

Located at 400 First Ave., near the foot of the Nitro-St. Albans bridge, Town & Country Preowned Auto Mall stocks a great selection of vehicles, from trucks, to sedans, to SUVs. And each one comes with a CarFax report that details the vehicle’s ownership and maintenance history.

“We put CarFaxes in every car; if it’s been wrecked, it will show it. I don’t hide anything from the customers,” said Henry Marino’s son, Chris.

Chris said that with the arrival of warm weather, “it’s convertible season once again. We’ve got a couple of them out there.”

For example, at press time, Town & Country had a 2018 Ford Mustang convertible on the lot. It has a four-cylinder “Eco-Premium” engine and about 38,000 miles on the odometer.

Another convertible for sale at Town & Country is a 2016 Buick Cascada.

For those in the market for a quality used truck, Town & Country strives to keep a nice selection in stock from manufacturers including Ford, Ram, Chevrolet and GMC.

“Trucks always sell, no matter what. We always keep a good selection of trucks,” Marino said.

And Town & Country still has its Budget Corral, where vehicles are priced at $4,990 and up.

When shopping for a good used vehicle, “everyone’s needs are different. You just have to figure out what they want and see if you’ve got something for them,” he said.

When examining a preowned vehicle, it’s important to inspect it for such things as rust or other body damage or imperfections.

For example, hail from recent storms fell on parts of the Kanawha Valley and Putnam County.

“There are some vehicles out there with hail damage, and you want to watch for that. And I watch for that when I’m buying cars -- I don’t want anything with hail damage.”

In addition to an experienced sales staff, Town & Country Preowned Auto Mall has its own service department, which is a rarity for an independently owned used car dealership. The service department is open to anyone regardless of where they purchased their vehicles.

The Town & Country service department can handle anything from a West Virginia state inspection, to oil changes, brakes and air conditioning work.

“I’ve got two guys back there who have been in the business a long time,” Chris said.

The service department staff includes Mike Byus and Rusty Akers.

“They can do just about anything,” he said.

The Town & Country service department can handle domestic makes and some foreign makes, but Chris said those driving such vehicles as BMW, Mercedes or Audi should take them to their specific dealerships for maintenance.

“There are some vehicles they can’t work on. Some of them you can’t get parts -- you have to go the manufacturer.”

The Town & Country service department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“You can make an appointment or just stop in,” he said.

Town & Country’s sales department is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Town & Country also offers a number of financing options for customers through a number of banks and credit unions.

Chris and his father, Henry Marino, together have more than 80 years of experience in the car business. Stop in and take a test drive in a quality used vehicle from Town & Country Preowned Auto Mall.

For more information, call 304-722-7171 or visit