Monthly Archives: September 2018

Communication and the Auto Repair Shop

Communication and the Auto Repair Shop

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR AUTO REPAIR SHOP! The vast number of issues that arise between shops and consumers are directly related to communication. Good communication includes talking as well as listening. My name is Bambi, and I own Car Clinic. For years I was nervous at the thought of having to take my car to a shop. I would avoid or delay oil changes simply because I was afraid of being oversold, taken advantage of or ripped off. Auto maintenance was not a priority for me because of this fear. I practiced avoidance which left me paying more for costly break downs instead of budgeting for preventative measures. Here are some communication tips to review before your next automotive service visit. My goal is to empower you with knowledge, so you are in control at your next appointment. Questions! There are some important questions you should ask before you hire anyone to work on your car. Choosing the right shop starts by knowing this in ... read more

FREE BRAKE PADS - October Only!

FREE BRAKE PADS - October Only!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at Car Clinic we firmly believe the best way to deter breakdowns is to perform preventative maintenance. We believe PREVENTION is the CURE for breakdowns. Another professional, Dr. Vincent Tuohy, of the Cleveland Clinic, is like-minded and believes prevention is the cure for his field too. His canvas: Human tissue. He has been working on breast cancer prevention since 2002. In our phone conversation he said: “Today the way we deal with cancer, we wait for it to happen; then, we beat the daylights out of it with surgery and chemotherapy and immunotherapy and hormone therapy and radiation therapy.” Dr. Tuohy told us he has a talent for destroying tissues so he decided to focus his energies on destroying tumors. Unlike vaccines, Dr. Tuohy's prevention shot has no mercury. It does not target a virus. In his words:  “It is a very different design. I arouse the immune ... read more

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Brakes

End of Summer Car Maintenance Tips

The summer is nearly gone and the kids are back in school, work is busy, and the fall and winter seasons are ahead of us. The summer is notorious for excessive driving, so it is important to make sure your vehicle is in top shape before fall starts to ensure your safety on the road. Before the rainy season starts, take the time to read through our list of end of summer maintenance tips to make sure that your vehicle is ready to take on the upcoming colder months. Check your windshield wipers - Windshield wipers are crucial for the upcoming rainy seasons and should be in good condition at all times. Wipers should be replaced once a year, so if it has been a while since your last replacement, your car is due for new wipers. Worn out wipers can be dangerous when you’re hit with unexpected rain while driving and can severely impair your ability to clearly see the road. Inspect your tires for tread - Take a look at your tires - how does the tread look? Do the top of the tires look n ... read more

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Maintenance

Lipsticks & Dipsticks

Lipsticks & Dipsticks

Hello Love! We're hosting this amazing Lipsticks and Dipsticks event for our Northwest Arkansas Lasses who want to feel more empowered at the Auto Repair Shop! Our goal with this event is to take the stress and fear out of maintaining or repairing your car.  We will have multiple technicians on site to show and tell all things automotive. If you have questions about fluids, plugs, bushings, noises, vibrations, leaks, etc - we are going to answer them! This is a great time to see under the bonnet, walk under a car and see the bottom side!  The goal? Make FEAR go away! We know first hand how empowering it is to gain knowledge - especially in an area many women feel so insecure about. So please come! We'll teach you some questions you should be asking when you go to a shop. We'll talk about questions a shop should be asking you. It's a sneak peek into the wide wide world of automotive!  First Annual Lipsticks & Dipsticks 2018. Please RSVP for you ... read more

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Maintenance
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