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Thank an AZ Mom for All Her Hard Work with a Free Car March 29, 2010

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NAPA Auto Care Centers of Arizona are honoring local mothers this spring by giving away a refurbished and updated 1997 Dodge Intrepid. Many of the shops in the network took part in fixing up the donated Dodge and getting it into prime shape for the giveaway. The first annual Worthy Words for Wheels on-line essay contest runs through April 30, 2010.
“Moms never get a day off,” said Michael Conroy, District Manager, NAPA Phoenix, “We wanted to give customers the opportunity to thank their moms for all the hard work they do day-in and day-out. What a better way to do that than to give them an amazing car valued at more than $5,000.”
Between now and April 30th, NAPA customers are encouraged to visit and submit an essay explaining why their mom deserves the car. Essays should be no more than 400 words. Customers can nominate themselves, their wives, mothers, or any special woman in their lives.
The essay winner will be chosen the first week of May. The winning mother will receive her new car before Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, 2010.
NAPA Auto Care Centers of Arizona provides quality car care and helps locate trusted auto repair shops in your area. With 18 endorsed auto repair locations in the Metro Phoenix area, each NAPA Qualified shop is ASE Certified and has earned the trust of their customers.
For more information on this contest, including rules and regulations, visit and click on the contest link.


Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists to Become Phoenix’s First Certified Female Friendly Service Location April 28, 2009





Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists to Become Phoenix’s First Certified Female Friendly Service Location
New Services Designed with the Women Consumer in Mind

(Phoenix, AZ) – Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists is pleased to announce they have made a significant commitment to the woman consumer to become Certified Female Friendly, through the exclusive training and certification program. Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists will be the first Certified Female Friendly tire and service center group in Phoenix, AZ.

An Ask Patty certified service center creates an inviting and comfortable environment where women feel welcome. They guarantee that the experience of repairing and maintaining a vehicle will be a pleasant one. trained and certified associates are held to a high level of customer satisfaction with women consumers.

In support of this commitment, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists is announcing their Mother’s Day Service Specials and Coupons. To all customers who bring their vehicle in for service, or make an appointment for service, during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 10, 2009, they shall receive a Coupon for a Free Nitrogen fill/Five tires ($39.95 value), and be entered in to a drawing for a month of free house cleaning. The Free House Cleaning Service (Maid Pro North Phx) can be awarded to the winning customer, or they may present it to a deserving person of their choice. Anyone who comes to one of the 5 locations will be entered in to the drawing, May 4th through May 9th. No purchase necessary to be entered in to the drawing. Winner to be announced through the Community Tire eNewsletter on May 14th. Any questions, please email us.

“Up until now, like many automotive businesses and service centers, we thought the obvious goal was to ensure that women were treated the same as men. Through the AskPatty program, we’ve learned that treating women the same as men does not necessarily yield the ideal experience for women. This may not sound profound, but with an increased awareness of what elements women seek in a positive automotive servicing experience, our service centers are better prepared to meet and exceed the expectations of our female customers” stated Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Service Coupons and drawing will be offered at all the Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists locations: 15812 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032; 12251 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304; 2424 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034; 4139 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034; and 945 Cove Parkway, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

Visit Community Tire and Automotive Specialists here.

Our facilities are full service operations offering complete automotive service and automotive repair and tire repair and tire service on both domestic and import vehicles. For the highest quality automotive service and only the highest quality tires and tire products, and wheels, call the people you can trust. Trust Your Community Tire and Auto Service Specialists. We are an A+ Rated BBB Facility with You in mind!

About, Inc.
The, Inc. website and blog is a safe place for women to get advice on car buying, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of Certified Female Friendly retailers across the U.S. is a member and 2009 corporate sponsor of the Women’s Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, Board member of the, Member of the California board, on the Women’s Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women’s Networking Group. is partnered with,,,,, NIADA,,, MyAutoLoan, Aware and

Ask Patty Certified Dealer Program:
Properly armed with the right tools and training, automotive retailers can increase their share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the US — Women. The Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly program was designed specifically for automotive retailers to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women.

What Is An Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Automotive Retailer?
An Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly automotive retailer creates a safe and comfortable environment where women feel welcome and make the experience of purchasing and maintaining her vehicle a pleasant one.

Ask Patty trained and Certified Female Friendly retailers are held to a high level of customer satisfaction for women consumers.

Go here to learn how to become Certified Female Friendly:



Females Feel No Fear at Repair Shop February 5, 2009

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Nadine with her Green Shop CertAIRPARK AUTO SERVICE Presents Knowledge is Power -Car Care Seminar for Women

Saturday February 28, 2009 from 10:00am to Noon

AIRPARK AUTO SERVICE 8115 E. Raintree Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Breakfast and Lunch will be catered by Paradise Bakery

Cost: Free

This Women’s Clinic Seminar is designed to give you a basic understanding of the following:

Indentify leaking fluids
Understanding Dash Lights
Engine Basics
Scams and Rip-off tactics
Proper Maintenance
When actual service is needed

Please RSVP by calling: 480-998-1605 or e-mail:
Seating is Limited so please RSVP Today!
This Seminar will be taught by Nadine Grobmeier, owner of Airpark Auto Service


Don’t skimp on car repairs, it could cost you big time in long run January 12, 2009

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Jay Jennings-GM of

Kick off the New Year right by taking care of one of your most important investments – your car. In today’s challenging economy, consumers are looking for any way to stretch their budgets; preventative maintenance on your car is an excellent way to do just that.

“Many people ignore doing their major 30/60/90,000 mile maintenance services thinking they are too costly and expensive,” said Jay Jennings, General Manager of the Neighborhood Auto Repair Professional Network. “Changing your oil and rotating tires is important every 3-5,000 miles for sure, but car owners should be aware of doing their major services which happen at 30,000 mile intervals. These 30,000 mile interval services can include flushing and replacing your transmission and radiator fluids plus checking other major car components such as the braking and charging systems, making sure every major key component of your car is not going to break down and not costing you more money in the long run.. The old days of looking at a hose and changing it when it looked like it needed changing are over. New technologies are making things last longer but also harder to visually inspect, making it even more important to follow the maintenance guidelines and replace them before they break.”

Jennings stated that the difference between replacing a worn engine timing belt before it is broken can be around $500 versus the engine damage it will cause if it breaks of $1,500 or more.

NARPRO is a local network consisting of 27 highly recommended auto repair shops throughout the valley. Each location is independently owned, full-service and has passed 26 rigorous tests for certifications, customer service, performance and management. In 2008 NARPRO was selected as the “Best Way to Find a Good Mechanic” according to Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley edition.

Not only does utilizing a NARPRO recommended repair shop assure that consumers receive affordable and dependable services; using an approved shop will not compromise or void any manufacturers new car warranties plus NARPRO shops will make sure they are up-to-date on all automotive recall programs. NARPRO shops utilize a national automobile database which evaluates and tracks common problems that occur for all makes and models of cars, giving real world documentation which means better service.

Jay Jennings adds “By using national databases we can view a broad history of car repair averages throughout the United States and inform car owners of potential problems; this gives consumers an additional edge for keeping repair costs down.”

For the month of January, contact your local NARPRO auto-repair shop for your major 30,000 thousand mile interval maintenance service (30/60/90/120/150/180) and receive 10% off the normal price. This is an addition to the 10% discount all NARPRO VIP card holders already receive. Go to to sign up for the free VIP card and to locate a shop near your work or home.

For more information on NARPRO services or to find a reputable, honest mechanic where you work or live visit or call (602) 257-0033.


Friday Deal – Monsoon Help from Community Tire July 11, 2008

Check out Community Tire’s SMART SHOPPER DEAL OF THE DAY:

Don’t get caught in the monsoon storms with bad tires or a crappy old windshield wiper!