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Rust Reborn holds grand opening in Farwell

KEVIN RAUCH/FOR THE EXPRESS Matt McDonald recently opened up Rust Reborn, an auto repair business in Farwell where the mechanic will welcome all types of trucks, cars and power-sport vehicles.

FARWELL — Just a couple of months after opening their doors, Rust Reborn announced its grand opening, fully licensed and insured to help keep your trucks, cars, motorcycles and ATV’s running like new. Matt McDonald is the owner/operator and wants to get to the root of every problem that’s brought his way.

“We want to get to the problem and fix it, making sure we get to the real issue and fix it correctly for every customer that walks through the door,” McDonald said of his business. “Our prices are online, the invoices will be detailed so that you know exactly what we did and everything is up front and visible.”

McDonald said that he started in his young twenties as a fleet mechanic and was involved in fabrication, working on all things mechanics. And it’s been a passion of his ever since.

The Renovo man has been considering opening a business for some time now but finding the right property proved a challenge. He had even considered locations outside of his home town but really preferred to help people locally, providing the area with a mechanic that wants to do the best by every customer.

“It was actually out of frustration of not being able to find a place one day that I mentioned it to Joe Costulas when he mentioned this garage,” Matt said of the location, just across from the entrance to the Bucktail schools along Route 120.

Although he anticipates the majority of his customers will be local he looks forward to helping anyone that visits his shop. With the ATV trails surrounding Renovo, McDonald tailored his hours around real life schedules and includes evenings and weekends.

“I more than welcome a call that someone’s ATV or UTV broke down while in the area on a weekend ride and get them back on the trails that same weekend if schedules permit,” he explained.

McDonald spent months prepping the shop into what it has become, ready for customers to pull in. With the first couple of months spent getting things in place, business has already begun even though for the most part it’s been word of mouth that he’s been up and running.

The mechanic takes particular pride in his website and the visibility that it helps to bring to his current and future customers of what they are spending their money on. The site features services, contact info, past and current builds and even merchandise.

“I take pride in what I’m doing here, I want people to know what they’re paying for and understand what I did to get them back on the road or trails,” he summed up.

Rust Reborn’s contact information can be found on their website by the same name or by calling Matt at 570-923-7224.

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