In Greenwich, Riverside Service, which is also known for its towing service, is doing their best to help residents who are self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just as they did when they teamed up with Greenwich Police during in the holiday season from Nov 15, 2019 to Jan 2, 2020 to offer Greenwich residents a free and safe ride home both for driver and their car, Riverside Service is again aiming to keep residents safe. This time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone who needs auto repair service or has a breakdown can arrange to have their vehicle picked up, fixed, and delivered back to their home by tow truck.
“Stay home. You need something, call, we’ll come get it. You don’t have to leave your house.” – Albert Jagodzinski, Riverside Service
“We’ll pick their cars up and return them so nobody has to leave their house,” said Riverside Service owner Albert Jagodzinski on Thursday. “Maybe you need car service – or your car is broken down and you don’t want to leave your home, we’ll pick it up, fix it and drop it off.”
Jagodzinski said he was especially concerned about the elderly, and that on Wednesday an elderly gentleman came in for a battery.
“We told him, ‘No, sit in your car, don’t get out,'” he recalled. “We would have gone to his residence and he wouldn’t have had to come outside.”
“We do any kind of scheduled maintenance, oil changes, brakes, tires. We’re a dealer alternative.” – Albert Jagodzinski, Riverside Service
Also, Jagodzinski said Riverside Service has a contract with AAA for on-site car battery replacement.
“A lot of people just think of us as having tow trucks, but we are also a AAA approved auto repair center,” he said.
Jagodzinski said with so many vehicles off the streets as people self isolate and work remotely, calls for their fleet of tow trucks have slowed, which makes it possible to offer the pick up and delivery.
“Anyone in Greenwich – we’ll pick up their car. Normally people are responsible for getting a friend to bring them here, or using Uber and getting in someone’s car you don’t know. People can avoid all that.”
“If you need a jump start or service, don’t leave your house. Just call us. You can pay by check or over the phone with a credit card.” – Albert Jagodzinski, Riverside Service
Riverside Service is located at 561 W. Putnam Ave in Greenwich 06830.
Tel. (203) 987-3369