Douglas Automotive is excited to announce the winners of our Car Care Club Contest. Thank you to everyone who participated. For future contest information and prize giveaways, tips and news, just follow-up on Facebook. There’s always something going on at Douglas Automotive!
Crystal Lake: Laura Rusniak of McHenry
Fox River Grove: Johnna Buettner of Fox River Grove
Barrington: Julie & Ken Gedgaud of Palatine (Not Pictured)
Mike Fraser of Mike’s Service Center Joins Douglas Automotive Team
Community Roots and a Passion for Service Bring New Opportunities
With close to 40 years of business ownership Mike Fraser made the decision to close his business Mike’s Service Center, at the end of January. Like all entrepreneurs, Mike made many sacrifices and wore many hats; from sales and service to bookkeeper, property manager and beyond. As business continued through the years, he realized a less hectic schedule would make it easier for him to celebrate the joys of being an active father and grandfather to his growing family. Yet throughout it all, his love of the industry, the customers he served, and the community in which he served made his decision to close a difficult one to make.
Yet as one door closed, another opened.
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Keeping your car through the “Cinderella Era” can mean more cash in your pocket.
“The smartest way to get a solid return on your vehicle investment is to keep your car through what the Car Care Council calls the ‘Cinderella Era.’ That’s the period of time after the payoff when your car is still in great shape and needs only modest repairs. Yet with proper care, today’s typical vehicles should deliver at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance, and that’s no fairy tale.
By simply allocating the equivalent of just one new car payment, motorists can cover an entire year’s worth of basic maintenance and live happily ever after with their current vehicle. The most common maintenance procedures and repairs to keep a car operating safely and reliably while maintaining its long-term value involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. The council
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