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Quality meets afordability

Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors opens in Calumet

August 13, 2008
The Daily Mining Gazette

CALUMET - Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors makes customer service its number one priority.

"We try extremely hard to help make repairs affordable for our customers," owner Tony Abe said. "We also try to make it convenient by offering free pickup and delivery from home or work for any repairs, including oil changes."

Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors is Calumet's newest one-stop vehicle, equipment, and outdoor recreation center, offering a range of products and services including car and truck repair, outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden supplies, ATVs, automobile detailing, electronics, U-Haul services and more.

Abe, who brings 14 years of automotive mechanic experience to the business, opened Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors in late July. The business is conveniently located next to Pat's Foods in the Mine Street Station.

Under the automotive umbrella, Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors offers complete and affordable services, major or minor, for all foreign and domestic vehicles, including oil changes, brakes, tune ups, shocks/struts and exhaust work. Vehicle engine diagnosis is also available.

Tire services include mounting and balancing, rotations and repairs, Abe said, and appointments on tire repairs aren't necessary.

"Every vehicle repair and deluxe oil change receives a free car wash," he added, noting they offer free local pick up and delivery of cars, trucks, ATVs and lawnmowers. "We also offer a customer referral program that can get new and existing customers 5 percent off repairs."

Full-service car washing and detailing is also available, Abe said.

Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors is an authorized dealer of all the outdoor power equipment it sells including Snapper snow blowers and lawnmowers and Poulan/Weedeater line trimmers, leaf blowers and chain saws.

"We offer full service and repair on all makes of lawnmowers, snow blowers, chain saws, weed trimmers, pressure washers and generators," Abe said. "Parts are also available."

Free local pick up and delivery is available for all outdoor power equipment.

For the off-road enthusiast, Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors carries Linhai ATVs (a division of Yamaha). Full-size 4x4 utilities through child-size machines are available. The Linhai 300 4x4 is $4,199.99 and comes complete with a one-year warranty. The 300 is a 4-stroke, liquid cooled engine that offers push button four-wheel drive, automatic transmission with reverse, independent front suspension, digital dash and four wheel disk brakes. Children's and teenage sizes are available in stock ranging from 110cc engines to 150cc sport four wheelers. All come compete with warranties, Abe said.

With the price of gas hovering around $4 a gallon, customers may want to consider a more fuel-efficient form of transportation. Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors carries the Linhai Benzhou 50cc moped which averages about 80 to 100 miles to the gallon.

Mopeds, Abe said, do not require a helmet, registration or insurance, yet with the proper moped sticker, they are street legal. Prices start at $1,199.99, he said.

On the entertainment side, Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors is an authorized XM satellite radio dealer, offering radios, mp3 players, home kits and related accessories.

Garmin GPS systems, brackets and accessories are also available.

For the gardener, Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors carries a selection of lawn and garden supplies from bird feeders, wind chimes and flags to household planting supplies, grass seed, fertilizers and more.

Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors is Calumet's only U-Haul dealer, offering rental trucks, trailers and dollies for local and long distance needs.

Abe said they have in stock a variety of moving supplies - boxes, tape, trailer balls, and straps - to help make any move more convenient.

"We're also able to get trailer hitches for all makes and models of vehicles," he said.

No job is too big or too small for the certified mechanics at Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors. Together, employees Dwane Maki, Charles Fogle and Chris Schuck bring more than 35 years of mechanic experience to the business.

"All of our mechanics are certified in auto repair, outboard motors, ATVs and Snapper outdoor power equipment," Abe said.

As an added bonus for customers, Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors washes all vehicles in for repair and offers free coffee in the showroom.

Twenty-four hour towing and recovery is available through Superior Service Towing of Calumet (337-6232).

Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors is located at 56905 Station Drive in the Mine Street Station Calumet next to Pat's Foods. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 337-0880 or visit

Editor's note: This feature is part of a paid advertising package purchased by Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors of Calumet. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220.



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