Tales of an Accidental Shop Owner Part 1 in a Series

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Jamie Dodd is a refugee from Southwest Kansas, finding her forever home (unless winter won’t give it up) in beautiful Colorado Springs.  Growing up on a farm and only driving a tractor once gave Jamie the unique ability to run from anything mechanical at a very young age.  So as life likes to be, it’s completely ironic that she is now the proud owner of Autosmith, an automotive repair facility in downtown Colorado Springs.

 

I love small business and always wanted ...

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Factory Maintenance

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Factory maintenance is one of those items, when you own a car, on your to-do list.  Did you know, factory maintenance can be done at your local repair facility?  I explain why factory maintenance is important and the differences between taking your vehicle to the dealer and your local repair facility.  That way you are empowered and confident when it comes to making the best decision for your vehicle.

Why must I keep up on all the factory maintenance?

Factory maintenance guarantees ...

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Welcome to Fall!

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I love fall!  It happens to be my favorite time of year.  There is something about the crisp air, the way the sunlight reflects and the changing colors that makes me happy.  I also know fall brings rain, sleet and snow.

Having lived in Kansas during my childhood, when the snow would come, the schools would close and we would stay home, not venturing out much in the weather.  Blizzards were deadly and not worth the risk ...

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Lots of exciting changes

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Autosmith would like to welcome it’s new owners, Darren and Jamie Dodd!  You already know Darren and he will still be that helpful, smiling face you see when you drop off your car.  However, many of you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Jamie.  She will be there part-time and will make sure to come and introduce herself when you come in.

We have also added a new mechanic, Will.  Will is a European technician so know we are excited to ...

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Don’t Buy That Used Car!

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Until you have your mechanic check it out.

If you want to avoid a costly mistake, have your trusted mechanic check out the vehicle you are looking to buy.  A simple test drive and inspection can sometimes uncover a bad engine, transmission or one of many expensive repairs that maybe looming.  Depending on age and mileage, the vehicle maybe due or past due for a major service.  The price of services or minor repairs can sometimes be used to negotiate a ...

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Gazette Best of the Springs

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Greetings from Autosmith,

The Gazette is having a vote for best businesses in Colorado Springs.  If you would be so kind and feel that we are one of the best.  Please follow this link, click on city life and then the start voting tab. You can scroll down to mechanic and enter Autosmith.  The Gazette is giving away cash prizes for those that vote.

Thank you,

Kevin

http://www3.gazette.com/bestof/bestofentry.html

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