October 11, 2011
GarageFly congratulates O’Rielly Collision Center in Tucson, Arizona, just named ABRN (Automotive Body Repair News) Top Shop for 2011.
Collision Center manager, Brian Guerrero states, “Our mission is to be the first choice in collision repair facilities for insurance companies and vehicle owners in Southern Arizona. Our goals for achieving this mission are to exceed the expectations of both our insurance company and individual customers, by consistently providing first quality repair and refinish work, on the schedule expected, and at a competitive price.”
O’Rielly Collision Center also has the designation of being an “I-CAR Gold Professional” shop. The I-CAR Gold Class Professionals® designation is among the highest recognitions for training available to businesses in the collision repair inter-industry and is designed to help the collision industry meet its changing needs. Businesses who have earned this designation not only achieve a high level of training for each employee, but also maintain annual training to provide their customers with efficient, safe, and high-quality services.
Congratulations to O’Rielly Collision Center!
O'Rielly Collision Center
April 25, 2011
The Mesa Chamber of Commerce recently honored several local businesses and people for their achievements in business, education, tourism and community service with its 99th Annual Leadership Awards .
Jim Winterton, vice president of Johnson Bank and chairman of Mesa Chamber board, stated on azcentral.com, “These award recipients are the best of the best in Mesa. Their peers chose them from a list of outstanding nominees.”
GarageFly congratulates Invision Auto Body for receiving the SCF Arizona Safety Award from the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Invision Auto Body continually looks for ways to increase the value to their customers while maintaining a high safety standard for their employees.
Congratulations to the staff at Invision Auto Body!
April 5, 2011
GarageFly was proud to participate as a hole sponsor for I-CAR‘s Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Arizona Golf Resort in Mesa, AZ. The goal of the tournament was to to raise over $5,000 to support local vocational schools and the winner of the Arizona Skills Championship. Approximately 100 golfers participated in the tournament.
GarageFly was the official sponsor of the 18th hole.
The following GarageFly auto body shops and sponsors participated in the golf tournament:
Many thanks to I-CAR Arizona for putting on a wonderful tournament for a great cause.
March 29, 2011
For the second year in a row, O’Rielly Collision Center in Tucson, AZ, returns to ABRN’s “Top 10 Top Shops.” This recognition shows their peers that O’Rielly has become the best in their industry and tells consumers that they can expect a quality repair.
GarageFly congratulations Brian Guerrero and the team at O’Rielly Collision Center!
Find out more about O’Rielly Collision Center on GarageFly.com.
Read the original article here.
March 21, 2011
Automotive Body Repair News (ABRN) has awarded Larry H. Miller Collision Center Peoria their “Top Shop” status.
ABRN calls the shop “a well-oiled machine, repairing an average of 120 vehicles of week and often more than 500 in a month. But far from being an impersonal, repair factory, Larry H. Miller prides itself on being a dynamic enterprise built around people and focused on a family environment.”
In ABRN, production manager Mike Kist says, “All of our employees are integral to making this work. Our success lies with each individual. With the amount of work and number people involved, it’d be impossible for any one person to control everything. It comes down to the individual knowing his job, controlling things on an individual basis. We couldn’t do what we do if every employee didn’t understand their roles and appreciate the work done by everyone else.”
GarageFly is proud to list Larry H. Miller Collision Center Peoria as one of its Phoenix-area auto body shops.
Read the original article here.
March 21, 2011
Who do you know that is the product of the love, care and dedication of a single mom? We don’t often think of their struggles, but it is truly a herculean feat to raise loving, productive children alone. Single moms are usually the sole provider of income, and need to act as mom, dad, plumber, cook, laundress, nurturer, mechanic, seamstress, carpenter, storyteller, veterinarian, doctor, and more. You name it—it’s on a single mom’s plate!
It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful causes our GarageFly auto repair shops and auto body shops are involved in! Last night, I learned about “Helping Hands for Single Moms,” a non-profit organization whose goal is to assist single moms in obtaining a college education and financial independence. Our friends at Airpark Auto Service have partnered with Helping Hands to provide automotive services free of charge to these wonderful mothers in need of car repairs. Airpark Auto Service has also empowered these single moms through their educational “Knowledge is Power” Women’s Car Care Clinics.
This coming weekend on Sunday, March 27, “Helping Hands for Single Moms” will host their 3rd Annual 5k Walk-N-Run For Success at ASU’s West Campus. Whether you have a heart for single moms, know a single mom, or are a single mom, please show your support for this wonderful organization and the moms who are making sacrifices now so they can provide their children with a better future!
For more informationon how to help, please contact Nadine Grobmeier at Airpark Auto Service, 480.998.1605.
October 25, 2010
My jaw just hit the floor as I read a blog post by Shelby Fix, the “Teen Car Coach” on LaurenFix.com.
In her article entitled, “Tiny Cars From Around the World,” Shelby explains that teenagers as young as 14 are now driving “special” mini cars in Italy! Can it be so?
In our article, “Fewer Youths Taking the Wheel,” our investigation found that, rather than getting their licenses at the legal age of 16, many U.S. youths are waiting until their late teens or even early 20s to get behind the wheel. Various factors such as rising auto insurance rates, tougher laws, and parents willing to be chauffeurs, contribute to this trend.
Do you believe there’s a chance that 14-year-olds might get special licenses to drive cars in the United States? What regulations do you think would need to be put in place to make this a safe venture for all involved? I’m trying to mentally work through a bunch of SmartForTwo cars on the freeways of Arizona, being driven by young teens.
Note to self: BUCKLE UP!
Read Shelby’s full article by clicking here.
September 23, 2010
Courtesy of National Automotive Repair
Transmission fluid needs to be changed out and cleaned periodically. The fluid breaks down over time and loses its efficiency.
Most automatic transmission failures are caused from the simple fact that they are ignored when it comes to normal maintenance. Most transmissions should be serviced every 35,000 to 50,000 miles depending on its usage and manufacturer recommendations.
Our system for flushing your transmission is the best way to service a transmission. We install and run a cleaner through your complete transmission system. Then all the fluids are flushed out. We then install all new fluids and add a transmission conditioner.
So be proactive, and the next time you are in our shop let us check your transmission to see if you are in need of a flush. It could prevent costly repairs down the road.
Happy and safe driving!
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