Downtown Lakeview has added a new business. Co-managers Ryan Shoffner and Kylie Howard announced that CarQuest opened its doors at 120 S. Main St., in April.
Owner Jim Prenger said that CarQuest operates about 4,000 stores throughout country, selling everything automotive, from turn signal lights to brake pads to rear differentials. CarQuest in Lakeview also sells marine batteries and other parts for boats and Prenger, who also owns the CarQuest stores in Minster and Sidney, said he intends to expand his on-hand supply of marine parts as needed for the boaters on Indian Lake.
Howard and Shoffner said that in addition to brakes and alternators, CarQuest in Lakeview makes hydraulic hose on-site, has a line of small engine products and stocks batteries for all types of vehicles, from lawn mowers to power boats. Parts not on-hand and can often be ordered and received the next business day, excepting Sunday and Monday.
The hours of operation for CarQuest in Lakeview are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tom Stephens is a regular contributor to this newspaper.