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2 locations ... a variety of services

Auto Pro Glass & Tire of Baraga becomes Goodyear tire dealer

September 24, 2008
The Daily Mining Gazette

Baraga - Auto Pro Glass & Tire is Baraga County's newest Goodyear tire dealer.

"We are now set up to do all state and government pricing," business manager Phil Raffaelli announced. "All prices and programs are available in Baraga County."

Located in Baraga between Larry's Market and CarQuest, and in Houghton behind McDonald's, Auto Pro Glass & Tire specializes in automotive glass replacement and repair, brake services, as well as carries a wide variety of name-brand tires for customers to choose from.

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Auto Pro Glass & Tire employees from left to right Phil Raffaelli, Seth Sleeman and Al Huhta are shown outside the Houghton location recently. Auto Pro Glass & Tire of Baraga recently became the area’s newest Goodyear tire dealership.

"We also specialize in tire repair and can handle anything from wheelbarrows and personal vehicles to heavy equipment," Raffaelli added.

This time of year, he said, customers are in the market for a new set of winter tires.

"The season is coming," he said, adding they already have reserved orders for winter tires for customers. "The main advantage with winter tires is winter traction. WIth our climate and terrain, they definitely keep you moving."

Along with the Goodyear dealership comes new lines of winter tires through Goodyear, Dunlop and Republic.

"Firestone Winterforce tires are also popular and we will have those available as well," Raffaelli added.

Nokian Vatiiva all-season tires are also available.

"They're similar to a winter tire but with all-season capabilities," Raffaelli said.

Customers who are unsure of the condition of their tires are encouraged to stop by either location for a free tire inspection. Raffaelli said they'd be more than happy to help customers out.

"If you're not sure, stop in and see me or Al here at our Houghton location or Cliff or Jim in Baraga County," he said. "We'll check the tread depth and tire pressure ... make sure everything is in good condition."

Bosch premium windshield wipers and Aquapel glass treatment is available at Auto Pro Glass & Tire. Aquapel glass treatment, Raffaelli said, increases water repellency, making ice and snow buildup easy to remove. It also improves a driver's ability to see clearly and drive safer.

Additional products and services include: replacement mirrors, tire and brake repair, mounting and computer balancing, flat glass replacement, insulated glass replacement, custom-cut mirrors, custom storm windows, custom and replacement screens and screen repairs and replacement glass for fireplace doors.

Auto Pro Glass & Tire recently added a new service on industrial and large farm tires with liquid ballast fill.

Free pickup and delivery is available within a five mile radius.

Auto-Pro Glass & Tire is located in Baraga at 340 N. U.S. Highway 41 and in Houghton at 1212 W. Memorial Drive. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 353-4313, 482-4323, or visit

Editor's note: This feature is part of a paid advertising package purchased by Auto Pro Glass & Tire of Houghton and Baraga. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220.



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