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July 31, 2014

GBE can meet all your automotive needs

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 6:33 pm, Thu Jan 16, 2014.

For 92 years, Galveston Battery & Electric has been a staple in the automotive industry around Galveston County. It all began in 1921 with Edgar Neumann and has continued on through four generations, now being overseen by George Neumann Jr. and Edgar’s great-grandson Michael Neumann. Over the years, they’ve had several locations and most know them nowadays as GBE, but they have been located at the corner of 35th and Broadway since 1969.

Since moving to 3502 Broadway, they have had three expansions, making them one of the largest private automotive facilities on the island today. With over 12 bays, 5 lifts, Alignment Services and State Inspection Station, there’s not much they don’t cover. The crew is ASE certified not just in one section of your vehicle, but they are certified to cover all parts of your vehicle. In fact, they are the only State Certified Emission’s repair facility on the island, which means they can assist you with Aircheck Texas Program repairs that provide up to $600 toward getting your car fixed so it passes the State Inspection. This is a program that not a lot of people are aware of. It provides a way for families, people on fixed incomes, and retirees to get government assistance to keep their cars on the road.

The guys at GBE are here to help with all your vehicle needs from electrical, air conditioning, brakes, suspension, cooling system, general maintenance, engine repairs, diesel service, tires and just about anything that is on your vehicle. With most parts on hand from manufacturers like ACDelco, Motorcraft, Bosch, Goodyear and Raybestos, repairs are made as quickly as possible. They are also one of the only places on the island that provide truck accessories. Everything from bumpers, grill guards, bed covers, toolboxes, lifts kits and their own imported LED lightbars and LED lights from Rigid Industries. They can outfit your truck, Jeep or UTV with just about everything you need for a day on the job or a weekend in the field. As always, they install everything they sell, so if you want it but aren’t handy with a wrench, it’s OK, they’ve got you covered.

They can also help with being able to afford the necessities or accessories you want with financing through GE Capital’s Car Care One program. You can enjoy 6-12 months of no interest on purchases over $299 with approved credit. Call or stop in for more details.

Fleet Services are another big aspect to GBE’s success. There are many companies that take advantage of getting dealer level parts and service at a much better price. They have everything a contractor or professional service tech would need for their vehicle under one roof, from ladder racks to toolboxes and much more. If you have multiple vehicles you’re constantly looking over, come see how GBE can help take care of your fleet without the high dealership price tag.

The next time you have a car question or concern, stop by 3502 Broadway in Galveston. You can trust the folks at GBE, they’ll treat you like family.