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How can you find a trustworthy auto repair shop?

The problem with an auto repair shop is it is often like going to the dentist. Nobody really wants to be there, but everybody knows it is a necessity. Treating your car right is vital in today’s world and maintaining it is the hardest part. The biggest part of that is finding a great mechanic you can TRUST and somebody who is not going to take advantage of you. You are looking to build a relationship with a company you can put faith in to handle your automotive problems. Here are 3 of the best tips that can help you when you are looking for the right shop to fix your vehicle correctly, with no issues; 1) CHECK ONLINE REVIEWS – Before you go into a shop for the first time, it is important to do your research. With the Internet you can find a lot of information on companies and get feedback from people who have already been there. These are people just like you with an unbiased opinion on their experience in the shops. These can be found all over the Internet. Mainly review sites such ... read more

Car Care: Transmission flush just a start on diagnosis

Car Care: Transmission flush just a start on diagnosis

The Questions and Answers below are from a recent article published in The Republican. Chris Garman is the President of Wilhelm Automotive. Question: I just purchased a used 2004 Buick Century with just about 49,000 miles. Car was inspected and runs well, except after about half-hour in the car. At that point, it begins to shift into gear harder, and lurches a bit. I took it in and had a transmission fluid flush, but unfortunately that did not seem to help at all. What could the problem be and what is the best thing to donext? Answer: The transmission flush was a good idea based on your issues and its recommended by some manufacturers every 50,000 miles. Like all automotive fluids, the transmission fluids can deteriorate over time, especially when driven in rougher conditions such as frequent stop and go city driving. The fluid may be red or brown, but darker colors can indicate the fluid is deteriorated and a burned odor will tell the mechanic there may be more serious transmissio ... read more

Checkout Wilhelm Automotive in Motor Age

Checkout Wilhelm Automotive in Motor Age

Shop Profile: Destiny Destination “I didn’t want to have anything to do with it,” maintains Chris Garman, even though he ‘s co-owner of the Wilhelm Automotive chain of service centers in metropolitan Phoenix. “I wanted to be so far away when I was a kid it wasn’t even funny.”  Started in 1928 by Joe Wilhelm, Garman’s grandparents took over in 1978 what was then a single shop in Peoria. They had five sons, all of whom participated in the business; by 1988 Garman’s father began the process of expansion when he opened a second store. “On the weekends I’d go up to the shop and I would do anything and everything I could do not to actually touch a car,” Garman recollects. “I’d have to pull weeds, sweep and clean up.” But Garman was destined for the industry. “I was off at college when my uncle Thom approached me in 2000 with an opportunity to work for the family business and go to school ... read more