Meineke to open in Milford

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The former Kent and Sussex Tire location will soon be a new Meineke

For several months, the former Kent and Sussex Tire location on the corner of Rehoboth Boulevard and Northwest Tenth Street has been undergoing renovations. These renovations were to prepare the building for a new Meineke location. David Repass, who also owns the Meineke in Lewes which opened July 2011, explained that this has been a long process.

“Deciding on our second location has been a long process that has evolved over the years,” Repass said. “Actually, we looked at the current Milford Meineke location years ago as a possible location. However, we could not get the deal done at that time with the owners. So, we held off. We looked at other locations over the years as possible second location, but nothing ever seemed right. We wanted Milford! Finally, we were able to put the deal together with the owners in Milford and we are so excited to finally become part of the Milford community. Milford has everything we have been looking for in a close knit community.”

Repass explained that people will not recognize the building when they visit.

“It is a complete renovation from the old Kent & Sussex Tire Center,” Repass said. “I welcome everyone to come inside, have a cup of coffee or soda and visit with us to hear more of our story and get to know us while you check out our state of the art Complete Car Care Center with the best equipment available on the market today. From diagnostic equipment to tire equipment that will not scratch your wheel to an alignment machine that meets your vehicle’s manufacturer safety standards. All of our staff consists of trained certified technicians.”

The new location will offer full service car maintenance and repair, Repass stated. The Milford Meneke will offer oil changes, brake repairs, exhaust and diagnosing as well as repairs of engine components. They also offer air conditioning recharge and repairs along with heating and cooling.

“Of course, we will offer our tires and alignments,” Repass said. “We will also be the first complete car care center in the area offering totally digital inspection reports of your vehicle with multiple pictures and videos of your vehicle throughout the inspection process, estimating and repair stage, giving our customers true transparency of the entire process throughout the work that is being performed.”

Tim Dale has been named the General Manager of the Milford location and will be in the store 80 percent of the time for the next 90 days or so while Casey will be the manager. Repass calls Casey a “fantastic young man” who has been training for the past nine months, learning systems and the Meineke culture. Jerry Jerman, a master technician and manager, will work between Milford and Lewes as well.

“We are planning a soft opening on July 5,” Repass said. “Our official opening is planned for July 10.”

The Milford Meineke is hiring and anyone interested should call Dale at 302-421-7000 or visit, click on Careers and search for Milford. The new Meineke will be located at 914 North Walnut Street in Milford.

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