Four new Car Care Centres open their doors

THORNHILL, ON, May 17 /CNW/ - CAA South Central Ontario is expanding. We have purchased four additional family owned automotive repair facilities formerly operating as Midas franchises. The new centres will complement CAA's existing nine Car Care Centres.

The new CAA Car Care Centres are located in Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge and Elmira. The new centres opened their doors on May 15, 2010.

For over 42 years, the Buttinger family and staff have been servicing these communities, building trust and relationships with their customers while meeting their auto repair needs.

"Our parents started the business with one simple muffler shop back in 1968. We continued their legacy and grew the business into a 10 store operation," said part-owner Gord Buttinger. "However, we are very excited to partner with CAA. This partnership brings together the 100 year legacy of CAA helping the motoring public with their breakdown needs and our 42 years of trust in the community for maintenance, repairs and tires. We are pleased to let our customers know that our expert staff will continue to be there for their car care needs through CAA."

The four shops will continue to be run by Gord and Paul Buttinger.

Additionally, Paul Buttinger wants to remind consumers that "you do not need to be a CAA member to have us service your automotive needs. We are open to members and non-members alike."

"We are committed to our customers and providing the expertise, value, and professionalism they have come to expect each time they visit any of our new locations," said Teddy Chien, vice-president business development and chief financial officer, CAA SCO. "Our trusted and trained service professionals will partner with you to manage your automotive maintenance and repairs while considering costs, convenience, reliability and the longevity of your vehicle."

CAA will provide motorists with high-quality maintenance and repairs that are guaranteed for one year or 20,000 kilometres under a parts and labour warranty. In addition, CAA members will earn three per cent in CAA dollars on parts and labour for each repair.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance. Visit

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, 60 Commerce Valley Drive East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7P9,, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930

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