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Cleaning and repairing away remnants of the snow storm

Posted February 17

— Recovering from last week’s snow storm may take more than forgetting the hours stuck in traffic.

It may also take some soap and water. Or the skillful hands of a mechanic.

The former is why Autobell Car Wash on Capital Boulevard will be busy this week.

It’ll take rounds of cleaning to get the snow off. Christina Jones is willing to wait.

“It was dirty,” she said of her vehicle. “The tires looked a mess. It was very muddy and I’m not used to anything like this in Raleigh.”

Regarding those skillful hands, they’re in high demand at Turnstall Williams Auto Shop on South Saunders Street.

“I’m pretty busy this morning but come on by, I’ll make it happen,” said Tim Mixon, shop manager, to a potential customer over the phone.

Darren Lipscomb went ahead and had his car looked at.

“This lady was just coming head on to me,” he said. “Just sliding down the hill. She couldn’t even stop.”

He got an estimate of $2,099.

Mixon expects more storm-related work in about a week. That’s how long he expects it will take to take for insurance companies to process claims on cars still in towing facilities.

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  • wildween Feb 18, 12:15 p.m.

    It’ll take rounds of cleaning to get the snow off. Christina Jones is willing to wait.

    “It... View More

    — Posted by mafiamic

    sick of hearing how things are done "up North". If it was so special....blah, blah, blah....

  • ncouterbanks69 Feb 18, 10:45 a.m.

    Maybe if people were not driving cars that were not designed to go in snow they would not have repair bills. I also probably would not have had to sit in a car for 4 hours in what should be a 30min drive. If it is going to snow don't drive your rear wheel car......you will not make it up the slightest of hills.

  • A person Feb 18, 10:16 a.m.

    I really never thought a minor winter storm would ever get news coverage like this, but then I never dealt with such incapable people in all my life. It was only snow, and not very much at that

  • A person Feb 18, 10:15 a.m.

    Regarding those skillful hands, they’re in high demand at Turnstall Williams Auto Shop on South Saunders Street.
    Is that why car washers are considered unskilled labor, but still think they are worth a skilled profession's wages. Too funny

  • anonemoose Feb 18, 9:45 a.m.

    If she didn't want a dirty car, whey did she buy it? Maybe she needs the $25 a month "all you can wash" pass for her car..

  • MaxD Feb 18, 9:17 a.m.

    It was a few inches of snow. Get over it already.

    — Posted by Nope

    Haha really! Its not a big deal people...

  • mafiamic Feb 18, 9:15 a.m.

    It’ll take rounds of cleaning to get the snow off. Christina Jones is willing to wait.

    “It was dirty,” she said of her vehicle. “The tires looked a mess. It was very muddy and I’m not used to anything like this in Raleigh.”

    You are complaining about this???????????.Get real lady,Snow melts salt happens all the time on cars "Up North",and either wait until it rains or get it washed.
    This is ridiculous,complaining about how dirty your car is.ha ha ha !

  • Nope Feb 18, 8:35 a.m.

    It was a few inches of snow. Get over it already.