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Your referral means so much to us

Your referral means so much to us

There are so many resources out there today that can send you in multiple directions. One thing that we know for certain is that word of mouth and referrals have always been our most valued resource. When we are looking for a reliable and trustworthy source, we look to friends and family first, then yes, we might Google, but we always want the recommendation of someone we know and trust to guide us to the right person or business. We are always appreciative of referrals from our clients, it makes us proud to know that we’re doing the right thing for our customers, so much so that they are willing to recommend us. That’s just the highest level of compliment that we can receive. We here at Automotive Magic and Magic Lube and Rubber are very focused on referrals. Shawn is the president of the Roxbury, BNI (Business Network International) group, and a critical part of it for over a decade. He knows that the referrals and recommendations of people that have found connections ... read more

Routine Oil Changes Blog

Routine Oil Changes Blog

Did you know that your vehicle is not a crock pot? Yes, of course you did! Your vehicle is not a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing. This blog's topic for the Automotive Magic and Magic Lube and Rubber is the importance of routine oil changes. When you talk to anyone at Automotive Magic and Magic Lube and Rubber, we will unequivocally preach the good word of routine oil changes! “Why do we want routine oil changes?”, you may be asking. “They are just trying to get more money from me, it’s a racket in the auto industry,” you may be thinking. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  When you change oil at the recommended intervals, with oil that meets or exceeds the manufacturer's specifications, you will extend the life of the engine and increase its efficiency. Right after an oil change is the closest you will get to the brand-new, right-off-the-lot feel of driving. Your engine has full power as the oil lubricates all the moving parts ... read more

Repair of the month June 2022

Repair of the month June 2022

Our technicians work tirelessly behind the scenes every day and they certainly have their work cut out for them. Some days are more challenging and exciting than others, but they are always rewarding.  June's Repair of the month: Our super talented technician, Jay worked on this '08 Chevy Silverado 5.3 liter and the outcome was pretty spectacular. Here is a little overview. This '08 Chevy Silverado with 200k miles on it. The Client's complaint was that the check engine light was on and the vehicle was running rough at idle.   After a full health inspection, and code scan Jay was able to read that the PCM (powertrain control module) Had a Code   p0301-Cylinder 1 misfire only at idle. After swapping cylinder one and cylinder two spark plugs and swapping cylinder 1 and cylinder 3 spark plug wires, the misfire stayed in cylinder 1. He then swapped cylinder 1 coil and cylinder 3 coil, the misfire still stayed in cyl ... read more

Our Team is Growing at Automotive Magic

Our Team is Growing at Automotive Magic

Ben Sisto has joined us as Service Consultant. His love for everything automotive goes back to when his hands just got big enough to hold a wrench. He’s been twisting one and fixing things his whole life.  He’s always been intrigued by the inner workings of all things mechanical.  His ten years of experience as an auto parts specialist brings him to us with an abundance of knowledge, not only can he diagnose automotive problems, he has the capability to source the best quality parts for just about any vehicle, and he knows his way around under the hood.   He’s a certified electronic technician which again, speaks to his attention to detail and organization. Originally from Nutley, He now resides in Wantage, NJ with his wife Amy and his three children Olivia(10), Benjamin(6), and Vinny (3). He’s been flying airplanes since the age of 15 and loves the great outdoors, particularly snowboarding. He also loves playing with his kids and remo ... read more

Brendan O'Connell service technician

Brendan O'Connell service technician

Introducing Brendan O'Connell as our newest Automotive Technician. He's a graduate of the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Automotive Program.  He brings to us over seven years of knowledge specializing in exhaust repairs and custom exhaust builds. He is dedicated to continuing his automotive education, always something new to learn and ways to better yourself. Originally from Hillsboro, he and his girlfriend Priscilla reside in Oak Ridge. They enjoy hiking and being in nature. They can always be spotted on hiking trails with their rescue dog Charlie, leading the way. He has a passion for high-quality audio and that is apparent in his eclectic collection of vinyl records.  

Apprenticeship Program at Automotive Magic

Apprenticeship Program at Automotive Magic

In the winter of 2021 Automotive magic will begin a new apprenticeship program. This program combines online learning through the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) training center, Automotive Training Institute (ATI) and on the job learning at Automotive Magic.  Getting paid while learning at the same time is just one of the advantages of this program. This 18 to 24 month program has nine stages and occurs at no expense to the student. As the student progresses through the program at Automotive Magic, the student receives additional compensation as an incentive to progress from one stage to the next.      Automotive Magic’s apprentices will get tools needed to work in the trade in addition to getting paid. When the apprentice graduates from the program, they get to keep the provided tool kit that is required for any mechanic. This program is certified by the US Department of Labor and the graduate will receive a diploma-like certificate acknowled ... read more

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Automotive Magic's New Service Consultant

Automotive Magic's New Service Consultant

We are excited to announce that Albert Stashluck has joined the Automotive Magic team as Service Consultant. He comes to us with 27 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. Albert started his career in the industry as an automotive technician, his skills under the hood combined with his ability to communicate with his customers in a way that would always make them feel comfortable and have an understanding of the hows and whys of the service recommendations was an incredible talent. The natural progression streamlined him into  Service Writer. For the next 11 years, he managed a team of 8 and oversaw the inner workings of and the growth of the company in the repair and auto body spectrum of the business.  He resides in Dingmans Ferry, Pa with his wife Stephany of 18 years. He is the proud father of three children 21, 17, 15 years old. Albert enjoys various outdoor activities including hunting and fishing. Come October you can count on him being in the woods o ... read more

Meet Jodi Wesley Service Support Administrator

Meet Jodi Wesley Service Support Administrator

Jodi Wesley has joined the Automotive Magic team as Service Support Administrator. Jodi comes with ten years of experience in automotive finance and is no stranger to the inner workings of the automotive industry. She’s also handled the logistical as well as customer service and sales roles at an international furniture dealership. Her ability to handle high volume and demanding workloads has proven to be an asset within the Automotive Magic service team. Her enthusiasm and high energy are contagious and our customers are delighted with her ability to address their needs and concerns in a way that is beneficial to all. She’s a native NewJerseyan, from Sussex County but resides in Port Jervis NY with her husband Dave of 34 years. She’s the mother of three grown children 31, 29 and 21. She enjoys beach time and RVing at the Jersey Shore, family time, and walks with her pup Carlo. We’re excited to have Jodi on our team and we are confident that you ... read more

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Over Filling Your Gas Tank

Over Filling Your Gas Tank

Over Filling Your Gas TankYour vehicle is an essential part of your lifestyle. Making sure that you have fuel in your vehicle is not such a difficult subject to address. You know that you need gas to run your car, oil to lubricate your engine, and routinemaintenance to ensure that it performs at it’s best and will get you from point A to point B.   What you might not be aware of is that something that seems as innocent as over filling your fuel tank can actually cause more harm than good. It’s tempting whenyou are at the pump to round the meter to the next round dollar amount, particularly if you are paying with cash. Gas station attendants will sometimes try to do the same, avoiding having to give coins as change. Once the sensor clicks, they might go for just .40 more to make ... read more

Your Cooling System

Your Cooling System

My engine never overheats. Why should I get a cooling system service ?Automotive Magic Answer:There have been times when our customer's have questioned the need or a cooling system service for their vehicle. They don't quite see that there's a need, especially when they have never had a situation with their engine overheating. Well, that's a great question, and if you don't know the complete answer you may end up in a bit of trouble. It would seem that if our engine is running at the proper temperature that it must be fine.But the fact is that engine overheating is the most common cause of mechanical failure for drivers. So how do you get from everything is just fine to suddenly overheating and potential engine damage?Truth is, it is not a sudden process, but it is an invisible one. Your en ... read more

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