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Dad's Auto

Just an introduction. Mechanic turned owner, started my shop in May 2007. Rural area, two full time techs and I write service. Not looking for anything in particular just like to read and learn and hopefully be able to help someone else along the way.
March 26 2015 11:12 AM
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    Joe Marconi
    Well, you a have come to the right place. There is information on just about any auto-business related topic. And if you don't find, just ask,the members on ASO are the best of the best.

    March 27 2015 06:29 PM
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    Gonzo
    welcome, there's always something here for every shop owner or tech.
    March 28 2015 08:24 AM
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Joe Marconi

Snowed AGAIN yesterday and today. Did not shovel, did not plow the lot for the customer, just watched the snow come down. Stick a fork in me....I am done.
March 21 2015 01:56 PM
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    daves auto service
    I know how you feel. We had another 9 inches. But what really sucks is , if you drive 15 miles south, there was only rain!
    March 22 2015 07:49 PM
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    xrac
    Like when the last snow hit here. We were in a blinding blizzard and my daughter 5 hours aways was sitting on her porch in 73 degree weather.

    March 22 2015 07:53 PM
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    daves auto service
    I hope this is the last of the snow. It has really took a toll on my business. Numbers were really down for Jan & Feb. And March is starting out slow also.
    March 22 2015 07:59 PM
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Gonzo

Playing catch up with articles and assignments. Running a bit late getting the next one out. Starting to have to many pans in the fire. Kind of a good problem to have.
March 14 2015 08:30 AM
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    Joe Marconi
    Know the feeling. We will wait patiently.
    March 14 2015 01:27 PM
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Joe Marconi

In the 40's all week, the Winter is a fading memory...hopefully.
March 13 2015 07:54 AM
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    xrac
    High 60s here the last three days.
    March 13 2015 07:37 PM
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Joe Marconi

There's this yellow ball in the sky, and it's shinning warmth down to the earth, anyone know what this is?
March 07 2015 01:26 PM
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    mspecperformance
    I couldn't tell you. Still looking at mountains of snow
    March 07 2015 02:48 PM
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    John Pearson
    Its a wonderful 34 here today with 6in of snow, but tuesday is supposed to be -22.
    March 07 2015 04:36 PM
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    xrac
    The snow is melting here.
    March 07 2015 05:52 PM
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Gonzo

We are in our last (hopefully) snow shut down. No work today. Thursday I leave for Kansas City for the Vision convention. If you're going to be there stop by the Babcox booth and say HI.
March 04 2015 02:27 PM
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    ATSAutomotive
    Darn, wish I would have known you were there.
    March 10 2015 07:45 PM
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mspecperformance

Ok now winter blues are setting in, 2 slowest days I've seen in a month and its going to snow again boooo
March 03 2015 01:44 PM
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    John Pearson
    come to alaska, this point I just want a day off.

    March 03 2015 07:16 PM
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    xrac
    Flash flooding today with an ice and snow storm to roll in about noon. Temperature to drop 7 degrees in 2 hours.
    March 04 2015 09:36 AM
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    Joe Marconi
    It's hard to remain positive when the weather stops you from working, week after week after week.
    March 04 2015 12:42 PM
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Joe Marconi

More cold and snow today - Is this what the Ice Age felt like?
March 01 2015 08:34 AM
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    xrac
    Joe I feel for you. Our January was not good but nothing like what you ahev experienced. WE have had no bad weather until the last two weeks.
    March 01 2015 04:11 PM
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    Joe Marconi
    I am a person of faith. When you look at the "big" picture, this is nothing more than a blip on the radar screen. It will be tough, I can't deny that. But, we will be stronger in the end.
    March 01 2015 06:29 PM
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    Gonzo
    I was going through my tool box straighten up the drawers you know, cause there wasn't much else to do last week. Good thing though, at least I know where all my stuff is just in case a car actually shows up. LOL

    March 01 2015 07:53 PM
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Joe Marconi

More snow, more clouds, more cold. I can't remember what the warm sun feels like.
February 21 2015 05:14 PM
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    mspecperformance
    Ditto, its brutal out there. For whatever reason though we are having the best month yet in terms of sales. WEIRD.
    February 23 2015 10:10 PM
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Gonzo

OK, I guess we had it coming. Yesterday 70's, today 15 degrees, 4 inches of snow and schools are closed. Looks like I'm stuck at the house.
February 16 2015 07:06 AM
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    CARMandP
    Im stuck at home as well. Not good for the shop :(

    February 16 2015 03:47 PM
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    Joe Marconi
    By the way...4 inches of snow...we call that "flurries"
    February 22 2015 05:05 PM
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    Gonzo
    Our snow removal service consists of a one salt truck and two with plows, well...there are the road graders they break out if it gets deep. you know, 5 inches...

    February 23 2015 06:35 AM
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Joe Marconi

Looking out my window...more snow...when will it end?
February 14 2015 12:44 PM
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    mspecperformance
    Tell me about it. No snow but tons of ice and so so cold. Oddly enough business has picked up in the month of February. This is uncanny.
    February 14 2015 01:01 PM
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    Gonzo
    Snow? what snow? It was 65 today and I was playing golf. I used the snow shovel once this year. I needed a big dust pan to clean the corner of the garage. LOL

    February 14 2015 08:10 PM
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Gonzo

Trying to upload this weekends story, but the internet upload speed is off today. Going to try later to load it. You can go to my website www.gonzostoolbox.com it's up there at least.
February 14 2015 10:40 AM
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Chris Romanow

Mike McCabe and Kathleen McCabe, we got your card today, your kind words mean alot!! Thank You!!
February 14 2015 12:14 AM
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