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Aid Auto Stores Closing Down

Long Island auto store chain going out of business, closing location in Rocky Point.

Aid Auto Stores, in business on Long Island since 1966, will be closing its final five locations in Eastern Suffolk, including .

According to a report in Newsday (subscription required), there is no set timetable for the closing of the stores. Aid Auto president Anthony Pirrera told Newsday that all 80 employees can expect to be paid through August.

All Aid Auto stores will be offering 10 to 30 percent discounts on its products til closing. Aside from the Rocky Point store, the other four remaining locations are in Riverhead, Shirley, Ronkonkoma and Medford.

Anton July 07, 2012 at 04:14 AM
I smelled this coming. I stopped buying parts here long ago..nothing I needed ever in stock and would take days to get if I ordered it. A bottle of Sta-bil costs twice as much here than anywhere else (this is just one example). A competitor up the road either always has the part I need or can have it in the store the next day. Prices are reasonable and competitive (although usually slightly higher) than big-box stores. Aid never adapted and they lost.
ken giordano July 13, 2012 at 03:26 AM
yup, i agree, employees wearing silly ties, selling rubber floor mats and hub caps. crapy wells parts too. too much emphasis on cleaning supplies and crap radios. like you said they didnt change and now they are done

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