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ajnealey

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ajnealey last won the day on December 10 2015

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About ajnealey

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  • Business Name
    Nealey Auto Service
  • Business Address
    74 Mayo Road, Edgewater, Maryland, 21037
  • Type of Business
    Auto Repair
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    Shop Owner
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  • Certifications
    ASE Master Technician w/ A9 Light Duty Diesel
  • Your Mission Statement
    Always Pursuing Excellence!

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  1. ajnealey

    ajnealey

  2. We are honored to have been featured on the cover of Ratchet+Wrench this month! Too cool! https://www.ratchetandwrench.com/articles/4363-inspection-perfection

    1. Alex

      Alex

      I saw that, very cool!

  3. I get my 55 gallon drums from Petroleum Services Company. Coastal Syn. Blend comes to about $1.90 a quart. Sunoco 0W-20 Full Syn. comes to about $3.43 a quart. Looks like I could be saving some more. Those prices include shipping by the way. Are you guys purchasing in bulk larger than 55 gallons? AJ
  4. Hey folks, One of our best customers will be moving to the Phoenix, AZ area. When she was putting together a Pros and Cons list about moving, our shop and relationship actually made the Con list (meaning that losing a trusted technician was a big factor into NOT moving away). I feel it's my due diligence to try and connect her with another trusted shop in the Phoenix area and thought about coming on here to look for one. We're all on this forum for a reason, to improve ourselves, discover best practices and make our businesses better. I feel this forum would be a great place to find a shop
  5. Everything stow integrity mentioned is spot on. I will also mention that they do post weekly blog posts from other automotive news sites on your Facebook page as well at least once a week. Very interesting articles that help drive people to your site. The "Dashboard" that they give you is very cool and allows you to perform a deep dive on all data to really see how your customers are responding to the e-mails/texts. I'm a big fan. I was using Demandforce before and I thought they were bombarding the customers with texts/e-mails and robo calls for appointments and reminders. Mitchell's
  6. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Training? Bringing this topic back up. Anybody have any feedback on hybrid/electric vehicle training? I'm seeing more and more fully electric vehicles coming out at the auto shows this winter. They are not going away. I want to start making moves now so I'm ready. Thoughts? AJ
  7. From reading the symptoms, I'm thinking this could be caused by a wheel bearing "knock back" issue. Shake down the front end for any excessive play. Also, Toyota had a TSB for certain model year Tundra's where the brake pedal would intermittently sink to the floor. The remedy was making sure the proper shims were installed on the brake pads. AJ
  8. I just purchased a Dymo printer to also start printing key tags with Bolt On. During training, a suggestion was made to also use the key tag printer to label parts as they come in for RO's. Really good idea. Get ours key tag printer this week. We use the Zebra printer for OC stickers. AJ
  9. One man band here as well! Took the Guerrilla Shop Management course from RLO a year ago and that was the best first step I've made yet! Started charging a fair amount on labor and parts. Starting running it more like a business. I pay myself 30% of labor sales per month. Implemented a bunch of new strategies and processes to increase productivity and efficiency. Hired my first employee (my wife) as a service advisory in July. Put her through a SA course to get caught up. She has been awesome at the front counter. I have now bumped up my productivity numbers and can raise car count
  10. Yea, freezing temps might be tough. John Pearson, I haven't tested it for that long to know how long it can crank an engine over. So for a no start vehicle that needs repeated turning over, it's hard to say. AJ
  11. I have a JNC blue unit as well. But I also have two of the super small lithium ion battery jump packs. They seriously work and fit in your back pocket! They have been able to jump start a V8 gasser with no issues. Seriously cool. Something like this:
  12. Huh, just tried it on mine and came up. I'd like to see if others are having trouble viewing it? We use the service due to the fact that they are mobile optimized. Let me know if you have troubles viewing it - http://www.nealeyauto.com Thanks! AJ
  13. We use Motologic, Identifix and just signed up for ProDemand. The Motologic is really nice. Genuine OE service data. It isn't reformatted at all. Their wiring diagrams are also really slick. And it's affordable. But I might drop it. Just signed up for Mitchell1 Team Works with Manager SE and ProDemand due to the fact that they are all integrated. I'll work with ProDemand for a bit to get used to it and may drop Motologic in the future. Identifix is a no brainer, couldn't live without it. Also really like iATN. AJ
  14. I use sitebuilder.com, $77 prepaid for one full year. The templates you can use to choose from are sweet and really easy to use. I buy all my domain names from go-daddy. I own almost 40 names that are all forwarded to our site. It's still under development here: http://www.nealeyauto.com AJ


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