Don’t let the recent late summer heat wave fool you.
The staff at Henry Marino’s Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto in Nitro reminds area vehicle shoppers that it’s not too early to start think about winter driving conditions.
“Old Man Winter is not far away,” said General Manager Chris Marino, son of dealership owner Henry Marino.
Located at 400 First Ave., South, near the foot of the Richard J. “Dick” Henderson Memorial Bridge, Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto Mall has a great selection of four-wheel-drive trucks and sport utility vehicles, including Ram trucks and Jeep Wrangers and Jeep Cherokees.
Marino said trucks are hot sellers year round, but especially so when fall and winter are not far off. And most of those trucks are late-model, low-mileage, four-wheel-drive vehicles.
“Trucks are hot, and we have all kinds — whether it’s a regular cab, or a double cab or a crew cab. Probably the crew cab is your best seller,” Marino said.
A four-wheel-drive crew cab truck gives families the best of both worlds — a safe, go-anywhere vehicle that’s also roomy enough for Mom, Dad and the kids.
“Mom can take it to the grocery store, and Dad still has his truck” he said.
Most of the trucks at Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto Mall are from the model years 2010 and newer.
“Most of my stuff is newer, and I don’t have a lot of high-mileage trucks. We have a lot of ‘15s, ‘16s and ‘17s out there,” Marino said, referring to model years.
At press time, Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto Mall had a 2011 Ram Quad Cab four-wheel-drive truck on the lot. It has a sun roof and a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine.
“It’s only got 42,000 miles on it,” he said.
Jeeps, too, are selling well and are excellent choices for winter driving, Marino said.
“We’ve got Wranglers, Cherokees and Renegades.”
Passenger vans and cargo vans are also available at Town & Country.
“People are always looking for third-row (seating) vehicles, that’s a big thing.”
Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto Mall offers affordable transportation along with financing options. Marino said Town & Country’s Budget Corral, where vehicles start at $4,990 and up, is a good place to start for those looking for quality, affordable vehicles.
Additionally, the Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto Mall sales staff, which includes Tom Elgin and George Abboud, can help customers find specific makes and models that might not be available on the lot.
“If there’s a vehicle you’re looking for, we can try and locate it,” Marino said. “We’ve got a lot of outlets for that.”
Each vehicle at Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto Mall is thoroughly checked over before it’s offered for sale. Each car, truck or SUV also comes with a Carfax report that details its ownership, accident and repair history.
“We put Carfaxes in every vehicle. If it shows an accident, it shows an accident. We’re not trying to hide anything from the customers.”
Town & Country also has its own service department that’s available to anyone regardless of where they purchased their vehicles. Among its services are state inspections, oil changes and tire rotations.
Town & Country Pre-Owned Auto Mall is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Town & Country’s service department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call 304-722-7171 or visit www.townandcountrypreownedautomall.com