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John Kraska Jr. Kraska Corp. vehicle pieces Kelley Square Quinsigamond Village

John Kraska Jr. commenced helping out in his father’s auto parts shop at age 7, rolling tires into the setting up.

On Saturday, the tires will have to go someplace else as Kraska Corp., the previous mom-and-pop vehicle pieces shop in the city, shuts its doors immediately after 67 many years.

“It’s time,” Kraska, now 74, stated in an interview Monday. “As my Polish grandfather said, there are two items money can’t get: well being and time. Though I’m healthy, I want to use my time correctly.”

Kraska Corp. auto parts, the last independent auto parts store in the city, is closing after 67 years.

Kraska Corp. was set up close to Kelley Sq. in 1954 by Kraska’s

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