Operating since 1980, and at its current location since 2000, Center Automotive is right near the Needham Center train stop and provides transportation for customers to and from the train when they are getting their vehicles serviced. Customers can wait next to a couple of gleaming, pre-owned vehicles, watch TV on a large screen and have gumballs or other snacks from the old-school machines near the door. Center Auto also does state inspections.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 7am - 7pm; Sat, 8am - 1pm; Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: The store has an outside elevator.
- Payments accepted: American Express, Cash, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Check, Visa
- Products: Oil, tires, batteries, windshield wipers, detailing, previously-owned cars (any model), 90-day warranties
- Parking: Free lot
- Brands (automotive parts & accessories): BFGoodrich, Michelin, Uniroyal, Goodyear
- Vehicle types: Cars, Trucks
- Parts: Battery, Brakes & traction control, Cooling & heating, Drivetrain, Electrical & lighting, Emission control, Engine, Fuel delivery, Ignition, Interior, Performance, Powertrain, Routine maintenance, Suspension & steering, Tools
- Accessories: Apparel, Appearance and Personalization, Car Care, Electrical and Lighting, Oil and Fluid, Sealants and Adhesives, Security and Horn, Towing and Tie Down
- Auto repair services: Batteries, Belts, Brakes, Engine performance & diagnostics, Exhaust, Fuel injection, Heating & Cooling, Inspections, Oil/lube/filter changes, Steering system, Suspension, Tires, Transmissions, Wheels
- Loaner cars: No
- Vehicle pick-up: No
- Vehicle drop-off: Yes