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Experience 2019 + Be Happy

Experience 2019 + Be Happy

It's been a year of growth and learning for us. Leading a company has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. As the holidays began approaching, Neil and I discussed what our plans are, like most everyone does. But something was pulling us, guiding us, a different way. Leading people helped us realize that WHAT we have, WHAT we do, WHAT we offer isn't going to make a brand. It's WHY. It's in the PURPOSE. It's in the HOW we LIVE the PURPOSE. And we've learned about so many mistakes we have made. What a blessing to see our errors. What an opportunity to realize Grace! And as with all learnings (business or personal), we've applied the learning to both our business and personal life.  This year we aren't buying all the Christmas presents that we have for years and years. This year we aren't wrapping up a bunch of plastic. This year we want to make a change. And we want this change to last for the rest of our lives. I ... read more

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October is Fall Car Care Month

October is the start of Fall Car Care Month, a time of year dedicated to reminding car drivers to get their vehicles ready for the winter months and to practice regular vehicle maintenance. As we approach the winter months, it is important to inspect vital components of our vehicles to ensure that our car is ready to handle the colder weather.   Proper car maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle running healthy and to avoiding costly repairs down the road. A properly maintained vehicle will also ensure you and your family's safety on the road.    The Car Care Council recommends 10 Fall maintenance items that will help make sure that your vehicle is ready for winter: Check fluids - Important fluids include engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield wiper solvent, and coolant. Topping off fluids and making sure fluids are clean will ensure proper lubrication and keep systems working smoothly through ... read more

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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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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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Starter Motor Failure Symptoms & Solutions

Starter Motor Failure Symptoms & Solutions

Starter Motor Failure & Symptoms Getting your car started seems as simple as turning the key, but it's a far more complicated process. There are multiple parts involved that are activated when you turn the key. Every part works in harmony to get the motor running. One of the most critical pieces of this puzzle is the starter. While the starter may not be the sole cause of a no-start problem, there are telling symptoms. Those symptoms are noise related and we detail them below. Whirring Noise The first noise is a whirring sound. The pinion gear (internal to the starter) is engineered to engage the flywheel. The flywheel then engages the engine. If the pinion gear does not actually connect with the flywheel, but it does continue to spin, you will hear a "whir" or "swish." When you hear the starter motor spinning on it's own, this can indicate solenoid failure. Grinding Sound Another sound you might hear is a grinding noise as you attempt to start your car. This ... read more

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