Road trips

It’s Friday, the work week is winding down, and I feel like we’re on the last leg of a long trip home. We’re just getting the schedule set and folks are calling to change their appointment while new folks are calling to make new appointments. Cars are being towed to the garage, parts are being ordered, and our weekend plans are coming together.

Such is our lives during the final weeks of preparing to open our new shop. It’s still very busy but we take that as encouragement to press on toward the prize, hoping that some day soon we’ll be busy with only auto repair for families that want an honest shop to work with.

As I write this, our website structure is in place needing tweaks and instead of reviewing this thing I got distracted by this tool called a blog. I’ll have to keep going on site review now, but thanks to everyone in Clive, Grimes, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Johnston, Waukee, and many other families all around central Iowa for trusting us with your auto repair needs.

Right now we’re working on troubleshooting a Honda Odyssey transmission problem; others have said “these transmissions are problem trannys and it looks like this one is failing.” I connected my diagnostic, checked codes, went for a test drive, and it’s looking like a much less significant wiring, connector, or speed sensor problem.

Another family just called this morning with a Chrylser minivan that won’t shift above 1st or 2nd gear. We’ll check it out too and help if we can.

A Malibu was towed to the garage today, it sounds like it will need an engine replaced. It’s been sitting awhile as the family waited to figure out how to handle this repair. I’ll check it out and confirm what’s needed. This family had a similar problem with a GMC Envoy and I replaced their engine in that 3 years ago; it’s still running strong and they’re pretty happy with the good used engine swap we did for them.

Contact me with your repair needs, we’ll be happy to visit and help get your vehicle back on the road.


465 SE Alices Road Suite G
Waukee, IA 50263