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The Ramblings of Carolann

The Ramblings of Carolann

I have a confession this morning, this blog is giving me FITS!  I had just created one and hit publish and POOF it was gone, can't find it anywhere, nor could tech support, so I shall begin again.   The reality is this, I own a quick lube/auto repair facility but about the ONLY thing I know how to do with a car is put gas in it and turn it on!  Rest assured my son Zachery is brillant with cars and the business so you're in great hands!  Plus, Orv is an ASE Certified Master Mechanic and does amazing work for us and all of our Lube Techs are Pennzoil trained & certified.   We are certainly blessed with an amazing team!!  Everyone of our guys are hard working & dedicated!  I'm proud to call them our team for sure!  A fun fact about me??  I'm afraid to drive into the shop because I'm afraid I'll drive into the pit!  My guys do it for me!  ha ha  So if you're like me and a little fea ... read more

My embarrassing moment as an auto repair shop owner!

The snow has left us for now, THANKFULLY, but last week it was large and in charge!!   As I was on my way to work after a big snow storm I heard and FELT this horrible grinding noise and I thought to myself, "oh my gosh!!!  Is my wheel going to fall off before I even get to the shop??"  So I pull up to the door on the lube center side and they direct me in.  I get out of the car, in darn close to a panic, and I breathlessly say, "Brent, there is something REALLY wrong with my car!!!  I think my tires coming off!!!"  Brent, in his very Brent like way, smirked at me and said, "I'll check it out C.A., no problem."  I'm talking crazy fast and I say, "We HAVE to get this fixed!  I have to drive to Grand Rapids today to meet some friends to drop off the food I've made for them!"   So down in the pit Brent goes, and I go to my office and shuffle papers around, still worrying about that dumb ... read more