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Since 1990 we have been maintaining and modifying import performance cars. Visit our 25,000 sq ft facility in Powell Ohio for select pre-owned vehicles, specialty parts, accessories and service.

We're Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen performance enthusiasts who enjoy serving all makes. Our technicians are factory trained to service your Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Porsche, Saab, VW and Volvo vehicle to manufacturer specifications.

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Consumers Choice Award Recipient 2015

We are Very Proud to be nominated for a Consumers Choice Award for 2015.  It means a great deal to everyone here at Auto Assets to receive this recognition from our customers!   We are Very Proud to be nominated for a Consumers Choice Award for 2015!  Thank you for voting for us!

 

 

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Winter Car Preparation

Auto Assets recommends the following steps for winterizing your vehicle:

  • Clean, flush and put new antifreeze in the cooling system. As a general rule of thumb, this should be done every two years.
  • Make sure heaters, defrosters and wipers work properly. Consider winter wiper blades and use cold weather washer fluid. As a general rule, blades should be replaced every six months.
  • Have the battery and charging system checked for optimum performance. Cold weather is hard on batteries.
  • Check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. If snow and ice are a problem in your area, consider special tires designed to grip slick roads. During winter, tire pressure should be checked weekly.
  • Be diligent about changing the oil and filter every 3,000 miles if conventional oil and 5,000 miles with synthetics. Dirty oil can spell trouble in winter. Consider changing to a “winter weight” oil if you live in a cold climate. We also recommend service to your fuel, air and transmission filters at the same time.
  • If you’re due for a scheduled maintenance, have it done before winter sets in. Winter magnifies existing problems such as pings, hard starts, sluggish performance or rough idling.
  • Have the brakes checked. The braking system is the vehicle’s most important safety item. Brake fluid is hygroscopic – meaning it absorbs moisture. It is important that the brake fluid be flushed every 2 years to keep the moisture content below 4%.
  • Have the exhaust system checked for leaks, which can be especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed.
  • Check to see that exterior and interior lights work and that headlights are properly aimed.

 

“When the cold temperatures arrive, many people stay inside and don’t take proper care of their vehicles,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Getting the car ready while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance and helps ensure safety and reliability during the upcoming winter months.”

Motorists should also keep the gas tank at least half full at all times to decrease the chances of moisture forming in the gas lines and possibly freezing. Drivers should check the tire pressure of the spare in the trunk and stock an emergency kit with an ice scraper and snowbrush, jumper cables, flashlight, flares, blanket, extra clothes, candles/matches, bottled water, dry food snacks and needed medication.

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Today we would like to honor those who served … Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Today we would like to honor those who served …  Call today and schedule a service in the next 90 days and take $50 off your bill.  Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.american-flag-beautiful-images-hd-new-wallpapers-of-us-flag

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Auto Assets is Hiring!!! Porsche Racing and Track Oriented Mechanic Opening at Auto Assets

Immediate opening for an experienced TEAM ORIENTED automotive technician. Must have in excess of 4 years repair experience. The successful candidate must have their own tools for a variety of automotive repairs. The successful candidate must be willing to repair various makes of cars. We specialize in VW, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Land Rover and Jaguar but occasionally we work on Lotus, Lola, Toyota, Nissan, GMC, Ford and others. Our shop attracts customers requesting everything from basic maintenance services to custom performance enhancements including custom engine, suspension and brake packages. Candidates interested in challenging work that is not routine will find our environment particularly attractive. We are a family oriented, team environment. Lone Soldiers need not apply.

We have a robust Racing and Motorsports business building, supporting, maintaining and transporting Club, Vintage and Historic Racing cars. A candidate that is able to travel to the race track 4-6 times per year supporting vintage, historic and club racing will find working with us carries additional career growth opportunities.

Reports to Service Manager
*Repair scheduled vehicles.
*Identify additional service items on scheduled vehicles.
*Keep Service Manager aware of any developments that hinder the completion of the job assigned within the time allotted.
*Keep Service Manger aware of any additional parts needed to complete the repair.
*Complete daily time cards; affix time ticket to repair orders, note comments on repair order.
*Maintain a clean, organized work area.
*Maintain a clean presentable appearance.

We offer a clean, family oriented and professional work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer company paid health and life insurance, uniform allowance, paid vacation, and company sponsored events.

Compensation is based on experience. Technicians are paid for billed time on a flat rate basis in addition to time and materials compensation for custom aftermarket installations.

Our facility features:
10 two post lifts
1 Four Post Lift
MotorAllData Computer Estimating and Troubleshooting Guide Visualiner Alignment Machine Hunter New Tire Mounting Machine — New Road Force Balancing Machines, DynoJet Chassis Dyno Miller Mig Welder

http://www.autoassets.com Interested candidates can apply by:
Telephone 6 one 4-793-Ten Fifty
Email chip at autoassets dot com

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Interview and Feature in Ratchet & Wrench Magazine…

Enjoy reading about our feature in Ratchet & Wrench magazine.

Though they took some artistic license with the over the phone interview…. I think they captured a sense of what we have to offer.

DIFFERENT ANGLE: A look into the lobby of Bogi Lateiner's 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix. Photo by Matt Winquist

DIFFERENT ANGLE: A look into the lobby of Bogi Lateiner’s 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix. Photo by Matt Winquist

Everybody likes unexpected perks—from a free bottle of water while you wait to a seat upgrade on a cross-country flight. Giving customers something they didn’t see coming can help build loyalty and create a story around which a business can define itself within its community, says Bogi Lateiner, owner and president of 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix and trainer with the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence.

Her fast-growing shop north of downtown Phoenix doubles as an art gallery, and is just one example of an auto repair business that has uncorked its creativity with customer service initiatives beyond quality repairs.

The goal, Lateiner says, is giving your shop a larger story to tell, because, as she sees it, repairing cars properly the first time is just the “bare minimum of what we do.”

To show ways shops can improve their customer service with atypical add-ons, Ratchet+Wrench spoke with owners of two more facilities that, like Lateiner, are thinking differently to the delight of their employees, customers, communities and bottom lines.

While-You-Wait Massage

Chip Vance is president of Auto Assets, a performance-focused shop north of Columbus, Ohio. Beyond installing racing chips or go-fast exhaust systems, Vance’s shop offers customers something they can’t get at many, if any, other auto repair facilities—a therapeutic massage.

After buying the company in 2005 and starting a family, Vance’s wife, Mindee, sought a job that would offer her more flexibility. With an interest in natural and homeopathic healing, she became a licensed massage therapist. The pair decided to build her a massage studio in the shop, rather than renting a remote location somewhere else in town.

“I think we approach customer relations and customer service differently than [competitors] do and I think that’s where our success comes from.”
—Chip Vance, president, Auto Assets

Now, customers can get a massage while they wait for their vehicles. The unusual combination of spousal skills has allowed them to build a one-off business that refers customers to and from both sides, while generating discussion and interest within their service area.

“It’s one hand washing the other,” says Vance of the combo. “Massage clients that she’s gotten from referrals are introduced to our repair business, so that’s one more person who walks in and sees our facility, sees the kind of cars we work on and then refers other people they see [who may own] a Porsche or BMW.”

Garage Massage is a separate business unit, located in its own corner on the second level of a new building, with its own serene decor, and it is purposely placed far from the sound of impact wrenches and revving engines.

The normal rate for an hour-long massage is $70, although shop customers can get an hour’s worth of stress relief for $50. Vance estimates that two to three of his clients opt for a massage in a typical week, not enough to transform the bottom line of either business. The benefit, he says, is in providing a unique perk to the customers, while giving his family greater flexibility.

“As a business, we look for ways to differentiate our business from all of the other places that customers go,” Vance says. “Massage is an added component that no one else has, so we are different than our competition. I think we approach customer relations and customer service differently than they do and I think that’s where our success comes from, doing what’s best for the customer and being honest with them, documenting what we do, sharing information and educating them so they can make good decisions.”

 

Here is a link to the original article…

 

http://www.ratchetandwrench.com/RatchetWrench/January-2015/Enhancing-the-Customer-Experience/

 

 

 

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