Cleaning and repairing away remnants of the snow storm
Posted February 17, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.