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Pelham Auto Shop Owners Praise Road Conditions

PELHAM, N.Y. – Bumpy roads and potholes can be a nightmare for drivers and their cars. The consensus among three auto body shops on Wolfs Lane, though, is that the town's roads are kind to motorists.

Paul Bencivengo Jr . runs one of those three auto repair shops. His customers bring their cars to him for a variety of reasons, but damage from Pelham's roads is not one of them.

"Pelham's on top of their stuff," Bencivengo said. "They don't over salt (in the winter) either."

Bencivengo said that if he or his employees work on a car and need to test the suspension, alignment or other issue, they take it to Third Street or Sandford Boulevard, which have more bumps than other roads in the area.

Nick Coschignano, who works at C&T Automotive, travels a bit farther to test his customers' cars.

"I go to Mount Vernon," Coschignano said. "Pelham's got really good roads. I've got to look for (bad) streets in Pelham."

Robert Coschignano added that Pelhamdale Avenue and Ancon Avenue each have speed bumps that the shop sometimes uses to test the cars.

Nick Staropoli, who runs Pelham Heights Service Station, said that his customers do not complain about particular roads in the town. He only drives a mile to and from work, so he had no issues with the streets, either.

Staropoli praised Pelham for the way it takes care of the streets after the snow and ice of winter. He joked that the roads are in such good condition that he wishes more potholes and cracks would appear.

"They should make some more holes in the street," Staropoli said. "It's good for business."

Do you agree about the road conditions in Pelham? Do you think the roads are in good enough shape? Comment below, on Facebook or Twitter @DailyPelham .

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