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West Palm Beach car repair shop offers 'mobile' service

Posted at 11:49 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 17:24:13-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Car problems can pop up at any time, but they're even more frustrating during this growing coronavirus pandemic.

Thankfully, a West Palm Beach car repair shop is taking some of your stress and strain away.

Military Brake and Alignment, located at 4449 12th Street, is offering a new mobile service where a worker will pick your car up from your home so you don't have to leave the house.

The best part: the pick-up service is free.

"If they need their vehicle picked up, we’ll go get it and we’ll diagnose it and call them with an estimate. And when we are done, we’ll bring it back to them," said owner Bruce Jacobs.

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The repair shop, which opened 35 years ago, has modified its day-to-day operations to limit the spread of germs, including extra cleaning and sanitizing.

"We never expected this, but we are strong. We are strong," Jacobs said.

Military Brake and Alignment is limiting daily appointments to spread out contact between customers and its six employees.

"You got to take care of your employees, you got to take care of your customers," said Jacobs. "Once this passes, maybe it will teach us something."

The mobile service could be especially effective for people who are 65 and older, or those with underlying health conditions who are being urged by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

"The folks who are 65 and plus are the ones that have the best chance to suffer a negative outcome," DeSantis said during a news conference in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

For more information about Military Brake and Alignment, click here.