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Ed Allegretti

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Hi my name is Ed I own and operate the Alfred Auto Center in western NY state.


I opened the shop in 2010 and I have a good reputation in my area. Mostly we do general repairs and sell quite a few cars as well. I started fixing cars in the back yard in the 80's, now I still lay on my back out in the road so you see some things never change.


I started out towing with a Holmes 440 sling on a Ford that was overloaded empty then graduated old school 454 chevy and a 17' bed, also over gvwr empty. A couple years on state police rotation before I moved to NY, got away from towing and focused on the shop side of things.


I got back into it this year mainly out of necessity. The auctions stopped hauling cars reasonable and it started to get very difficult to find haulers I could trust to shuttle vehicles from the auctions. So, I got myself a truck and figured I might as well put it to use for more than hauling my used cars to help it pay for itself.


Mostly, I'm doing calls from my customers because I haven't established myself with any motor clubs and I'm not entirely sure I have the time to work for them anyway. I'm learning a lot on this forum, there's a ton of knowledge on here. So, that's me be safe and careful. 

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No sir. I got stuck in a snow squall Saturday night over near Kane, PA I had almost forgotten what 10mph feels like.  I love the snow when it comes to snowmobiling, making snow angels, sipping hot cocoa you name it but I hate it when I'm trying to get somewhere. 

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Welcome Ed, 

Your right, there is a lot of knowledge on these pages and everyone is helpful.  I am in North eastern Pa.  I cant wait to get up north on Tug Hill on the snowmobiles!!  I am one of those nuts that loves the snow, even when I have to drive in it LOL



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I dont mind the snow either. As long as I have the right gear and have prepared to deal with it, then I am not bothered by it. I was an avid snowmobiler myself years back, but I just havent had the time the past couple seasons to get out there and really enjoy myself. Tug Hill was always one of my favorite stops on the sled.


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