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Full service auto repair

Licensed mechanics

Government inspections

Affordable service packages

Service includes a complimentary wash & vacuum.

 

 

AROUND ANDY’S
WINTER 2017

 
CHANGE – TRANSITION - GROWTH
 
You may have noticed the lack of our Summer and Autumn 2017 Newsletters. This was not an oversight but the result of numerous transitions here at Andy’s Auto Center during the Summer and Autumn months.

The first change was our main operating system as we implemented the Protractor and AutoServe1 software programs at the beginning of May. As with all new things there have been a few learning curves and we Thank You all for your patience during this time. The new systems are proving to be very effective and we have received great feedback from Customer’s that have viewed the new online reports! The AutoServe1 Program sends you real time inspection reports for your vehicle that include photos, video, the Technician recommendations and educational material to help you understand those recommendations. No more special trips into the office to view issues detected – you can now view them on your cell phone or computer wherever you are! A quick phone call to the office or online reply to the report will set the wheels in motion minimizing the amount of time that your vehicle will be down for repair.

 
GOODBYE & GOOD LUCK
 
With mixed emotions we bid fond farewells to two of our Andy’s Team/Family Members in August and September.

Marty was the first to leave as he retired at the beginning of August. His “gift of gab” and attention to detail will surely be missed by both Customers and staff alike and we wish him all the very best.

Ingrid has also retired from the Automotive Industry and her final day with us was September 29th. She had been working tirelessly behind the scenes preparing to launch into a new Bookkeeping career. While we will most certainly miss her bubbly personality, extensive automotive knowledge and tenacity to “get it right”, we encourage and support her as she enters into this new chapter in her life. Her kitty-cats , bees and of course her Husband Paul will most certainly appreciate the time that she will now have to spend with them at home and we know for sure that Ingrid will not miss the early morning commutes!

NEW TO THE TEAM

OLIVIA

 
Many of you have already had the pleasure of meeting Olivia who joined us in August and has taken on Marty’s position as our Shuttle Driver/Lot Attendant. Olivia is new to the area and with her friendly outgoing personality she is fitting right in here at Andy’s. We are confident that each of our clients will be pleased to be in her company as she shuttles you to and from your destinations and with the care she takes washing and vacuuming vehicles after they are serviced and/or repaired.
 
JOSH
 
As you can well imagine, replacing Ingrid has been no easy task! However, after much searching we are pleased to welcome Josh as the newest member of our team. This is a first for Andy’s Auto as we have never had a male Service Advisor in the front office before!

Josh came on board as our new Shop Manager/Service Advisor in October and brings with him an extensive background in Automotive Parts and Service Management. A welcome addition to our Team, his automotive knowledge, time management skills and soft spoken manner will ensure that you receive the high standard of Repairs and Customer Service that you are accustomed to here at Andy’s.

We invite everyone to drop by the office to meet Oliva and Josh and join with us in welcoming them to Andy’s Auto Center Family!

 
Baby its Cold Outside
 
Are you prepared for the many challenges that Winter Driving Conditions will bring? No one wants to break down in any season, but especially not in cold or snowy winter weather. Start the season off right by ensuring your vehicle is in optimal condition. Now is the time to have routine maintenance performed and to have your entire vehicle checked thoroughly for leaks, worn hoses, or other required parts, repairs, and replacements.

Check your battery: Make sure your battery is up to the challenges of winter. When the temperature drops, so does battery power. For gasoline-powered engines, be aware that it takes more battery power to start your vehicle in cold weather than in warm. For electric and hybrid vehicles, the driving range is reduced and the battery systems work better after they warm up.

Turn off all accessories: Starting your vehicle in cold weather requires a lot of power from your Battery, Starter and Alternator. Excessive draws can be avoided by making sure that all accessories, heat, fans, radio/stereo, seat heaters, etc are turned off prior to starting your vehicle. A suggestion is to get in the habit of turning all off every time you turn the vehicle engine off. A good rule of thumb to follow in all weather conditions but especially in the cold.

Check your cooling system: When coolant freezes it expands. This expansion can potentially damage your vehicle’s engine block. Don’t let this happen to your vehicle this winter. Make sure you have enough coolant in your vehicle and that it’s designed to withstand the winter temperatures you might experience.

Fill your windshield washer reservoir: You can go through a lot of windshield wiper fluid fairly quickly in a single storm, so be prepared for whatever Mother Nature might send your way. Completely fill your vehicle’s reservoir and buy extra to keep on hand in your vehicle.
Check your windshield wipers and defrosters: Safe winter driving depends on achieving and maintaining the best visibility possible. Make sure your windshield wipers work and replace worn blades. Check to see that your window defrosters (front and rear) are functioning properly.

Arrive Safely: Posted speed signs are for optimal driving conditions. Slow down and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Daytime Running Lights are great but it is best to turn on your headlights so that other drivers and pedestrians can see you from the front and from the rear. Be Prepared!
JUST FOR LAUGHS

“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.”

Keep Smiling, Happy and Healthy!

Feel free to contact the office by phone, fax, email (andysauto@shaw.ca) or drop by to see us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
Thank you again for the opportunity to be of service to you