Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Brakes For Breasts - Elysian Auto Service


 



 

Celebrating Ten Years of Putting the Brakes on Breast Cancer! 

Throughout October automotive repair shops across the country are looking to end breast cancer with a unique fundraising campaign.

 

During the Month of October, Elysian Auto Service in Elysian, MN and hundreds of Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US are raising funds for a breast cancer vaccine as part of the Brakes for Breast fundraiser.

 

As part of the fundraiser, the auto repair facilities are giving away FREE (quality) brake pads or shoes.  The customer simply pays the labor and any other ancillary parts necessary to complete the brake job and the shops then donate 10% of the brake job directly to Dr. Vincent Tuohy & the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

 

100% of what we donate goes directly to research!  Celebrating our 10th year and $1,000,000.00!

 

2020 marks the tenth year for the Brakes For Breasts fundraiser. 
2011 Our 1st year - 5 shops in Ohio raised $10,000 
2012 Our 2nd year - 27 shops in 17 states raised $32,848
2013 Our 3rd year - 66 independent auto repair shops in 27 states raised $66,499

2014 Our 4th year – 143 independent auto repair shops in 29 states raised $115,236.53

2015 Our 5th year – 174 independent auto repair shops in 32 states raised $141,868

2016 Our 6th year - 131 independent auto repair shops in 35 states (most ever!) $125,867.37

2017 Our 7th year - 114 independent auto repair shops in 34 states raised $114,389.20

2018 Our 8th year – 138 independent auto repair shops in 34 states and 2 countries raised $141,061.80

2019 Our 9th year – 141 independent auto repair shops in 38 states and 2 countries raised $194,160.04

 

To date donation total is $940,931.74!

 

This Brakes For Breasts fundraiser is different from any other breast cancer fundraising campaigns: 

1. Dr. Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic has actually created a vaccine that has proved effective in laboratory animals in actually preventing breast cancer. Think about Polio, eradicated because of a vaccine, a distant memory for most generations. This is the same principle!
2. Dr. Tuohy and his team are rounding the corner and are hoping to start Phase 1 trials in early 2021.
3. 100% of the proceeds from the ‘Brakes for Breasts’ fundraiser goes directly to the Cleveland Clinic for research on the Breast Cancer Vaccine.
4. These are just “mom & pop” shops across the country, independent business owners that have joined hands for a great cause.

 




For more information about the Breast Cancer Vaccine, Dr. Tuohy and a list of participating shops go towww.brakesforbreasts.com or follow us on Facebook!


 

About Elysian Auto Service, 203 East Main St., Elysian, MN 56028:

Elysian Auto Service is a locally-owned auto repair shop, Elysian, MN 56028.  Owner Carl and Susan Morsching and their team are dedicated to premier service, customer education, and community service. ThisThis is our 6th year working with Brakes For Breasts. More information is available on the company’s website:  www.ElysianAuto.com























Thanks KEYC.Com

https://www.keyc.com/2020/10/02/elysian-auto-services-raising-funds-cleveland-clinic-with-brakes-breasts-campaign/


Thanks KDHLradio 

https://kdhlradio.com/brakes-for-breasts-local-auto-repair-shop-raising-funds-through-october/






Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Coffee with Johnny Jaskson Tires, Tires and Tires

Q: WHAT’S YOUR GO TO COFFEE DRINK? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GET COFFEE?

A: I am simple person that likes a large cup of coffee from McDonalds

Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE TIRE BUSINESS?

A: I have been banking/finance/insurance for 25 years and 2 years in the tire business

Q: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT BRAND OF TIRES ELYSIAN AUTO SERVICE SELLS?

A: Hercules, Iroman, Continental, Michelin, Cooper, Falken, Hankook, and General

Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FROM BUYING TIRES FROM A HERCULES DEALER?



A:    Total Confidence

1.     Road Hazard Protection offers free replacement for any Hercules brand tire for two years or the first 50% of the tread.

2.     45 Day Trust Our Ride offers consumers the opportunity to experience the performance of Hercules light truck and passenger cars.

3.     Workmanship and Material offers free replacement of tires that fail due to defects in workmanship and materials.

4.       Mileage Coverage offers a mileage coverage up to an incredible 85,000 miles on some tires


For over 60 years, Hercules has been quietly redefining value in the replacement tire industry. We do so by continually giving our customers the performance they demand, the choices they desire and the affordability they deserve. And we deliver it all with a unique combination of cutting-edge expertise and old-fashioned integrity. The result is a better, smarter, more convenient tire buying experience for today’s car, light truck and SUV drivers.

PERFORMANCE PROMISE PLAN

5.      Road Hazard Protection offers free replacement for any Hercules brand tire for two years or the first 50% of the tread.

6.      45 Day Trust Our Ride offers consumers the opportunity to experience the performance of Hercules light truck and passenger cars.

7.       Workmanship and Material offers free replacement of tires that fail due to defects in workmanship and materials.

8.       Mileage Coverage offers a mileage coverage up to an incredible 85,000 miles on some tires

https://www.herculestire.com/

Q: WHAT TYPE OF HERCULES TIRE WOULD YOU RECOMMENDED FOR MINNESOTA FATHER DRIVING 2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 AND WHY? HE ENJOYS FISHING AND CAMPING WITH HIS FAMILY.

A: I would recommend the Hercules Terra Trac AT2. This tire I designed for highways, paved roads, dirt roads ,wet roads, trail riding, and snowy roads. Comes with a mileage warranty and road hazard protection. The Terra Trac AT2 is a must have for a fisherman and campers.

1. Ultimate stability and traction                                                    

2. Quiet and versatile                                                  

3.  Peak Mountain Snow





Q: WHAT TYPE OF HERCULES TIRE WOULD YOU RECOMMENDED FOR MINNESOTA MOTHER DRIVING 2018 CHEVROLET TRAVERSES AND WHY? IT’S THE FAMILY VEHICLE FOR BRINGING KIDS TO SCHOOL, SPORTS AND EVENTS.

A: HERCULES TERRA TRAC® CROSS-V        

With premium construction and serious all-road capability, the Hercules Terra Trac Cross-V delivers “do-it-all” versatility and performance—wherever the road may lead. The Terra Trac Cross-V was engineered for highly responsive handling on any surface, in any season, citywide to countryside. Truly revolutionary in its class, the Cross-V offers a unique mix of wear resistance, all-weather traction and low rolling resistance rarely found in a tire of its kind.

Q: WHAT TYPE OF HERCULES TIRE WOULD YOU RECOMMENDED FOR MINNESOTA FIRST TIME DRIVER 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM AND WHY?

A: HERCULES ROADTOUR® 455               

 

All-season Roadtour 455 offers a high-quality, affordable solution for a wide range of vehicles. Part of the Roadtour Series of touring tires, the Roadtour 455 builds on the family tradition of driving excellence with a modern design that maximizes traction and handling. The Roadtour 455 is a sound choice for all-season peace-of-mind, delivering efficiency and security that makes it the perfect option for more drivers across a wider array of lifestyles and vehicles.

Q: WHEN SHOULD YOU ROTATE YOUR TIRES?

A:  Tires should be rotated every six months or 6000 to 8000 miles.  I usually rotate my tires and change the oil simultaneously.

Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BALANCE TIRES?

A: This is the process when a technician will use a calibrated spin balances to restore your tires to the proper balance. The technician will know how much weight to add and where to attach it the wheel/tire. Your tires should have even-wear and equal in weight as possible.  This will promote a smooth and comfortable ride. Imbalanced tires will have a up and down hobble or wobble. Last, a balance and tire rotation are usually done together.

 Q: DO YOU NEED AN ALIGNMENT WHEN YOU BUY TIRES?

A: Tire alignment involves correcting the forward-facing position of the tires.  Over time, the wheels can rotate slightly to the left or right and the cause is that the wheels are working against each other.  The outcome or results is a pulling or swaying to the left or right or a vibration. Furthermore, tires out of alignment can cause uneven tread wear. One way to know if your vehicle is out of alignment is to pay attention to your steering wheel. If the steering wheel is crooked while driving straight, then you

may need an alignment.

Q:  DO SNOW TIRES MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

A: Snow tires make a huge difference and places the driver in an advantage position because the tread patterns

And special compounds are designed for grip and traction on ice and snow.

Q: WINTER & SNOW TIRES VS ALL SEASON TIRES?

Winter tires and Snow tires use a flexible and softer compound that provides better grip in the ice, sleet, snow and winter. Driver will have a sense of confidence and a feeling of control when driving in these adverse conditions.  There is usually a snowflake symbol on the sidewall of the tires, and this symbolizes the tire adheres to a snow traction standard according to the USTMS. On the other hand, all season tires are manufactured and designed for a long smooth and quiet ride in most conditions. The tread life for all season tires is usually longer with even tread-wear.  Last, all season tires should perform well in wet and dry conditions. 


Johnny Jackson, Inside Account Manager, American Tire Distributors
Johnny Jackson ATD American Tire Distributors  

💥SET OF 4 TIRES GIVEAWAY💥

One lucky winner will win a set of 4 Hercules Tires plus installation!

To Enter:
Like our Elysian Auto Service facebook page
Comment with your dream road trip location
Like this post

We have teamed up with Hercules Tires and American Tire Distributors for the ultimate tire giveaway!

Contest runs from August 4, 2020 through August 31, 2020. Winner will be chosen on September 1, 2020. Please see contest terms and conditions here: www.ElysianAuto.com
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Elysian Auto Service is proud to be Hercules Tire Dealer.  You can also get FREE lifetime tire rotation with any set of 4 tires at Elysian Auto Service. Call or stop by to schedule an appointment today 507-267-4435. 

   

 
              
   

Monday, July 13, 2020

Coffee with Frank on Digital Vehicle Inspections from Bolt On Technology


Q:  WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO COFFEE DRINK?

 A:  I typically go with Almond Joy creamer in place of the sugar.

 Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GET COFFEE?

 A: 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts. Usually 7-11, I have the app and it’s $1 per cup any size. After 7 cups you get one free. Can’t beat that.

 

 

Q: WHAT BROUGHT ABOUT THE CREATION OF THE BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY DIGITAL INSPECTION?

A: It was early 2013 and The Bolt On Team was wondering how we could bring a great shop experience to the drop off customer. Spending so much time in shops ourselves, we knew a shop was more likely to sell a service if they could physically show the customer (walk them out in the bay). This was easy and a best practice for someone who was a waiter. We asked ourselves how do we do that for the drop off customer? So, we built Mobile Manager our DVI platform. This platform immediately changed how a customer viewed a shop. We removed the friction between the shop and customer. Now there’s trust and transparency between the shop and the vehicle owner. Being able to show everything to a customer that might be of a concern to the shop is now in one little link sent to a cell phone. The customer clicks on the link and can see everything about their car. Pictures, videos, and educational videos about all the different services.


Q: PLEASE EXPLAIN THE PROCESSES OF DIGITAL INSPECTION FOR AUTO REPAIR CUSTOMERS FROM BOLT ON TECH?

 

A:  The vehicle owner’s perception of the shop is everything. No one wants to be sold, people want to make purchasing decisions. The technician performs a custom digital inspection. Any items that are of concern a technician can make a note (cause of problem). The second step would be suggest/recommend the solution. 3rd step would be choose the color Green-good, yellow-needed soon, red-safety concern or due now. The technician will take pictures and/or videos to support their findings. Once the inspection is completed the service advisor will receive notification. He or she will now review the findings, edit if necessary, and share with the customer via text or email. This will give the advisor time to prepare the estimate for the needed services. Once the customer opens the inspection, the service advisor will once again get notification. They now can follow up with the customer and answer any questions. They can also go over the estimate and get approval for those needed services.

 



Q:  WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO AUTO REPAIR CUSTOMERS COMPARING DIGITAL INSPECTIONS TO PAPER INSPECTIONS?

 A: One, you can actually read it. It’s not dirty. It’s an electronic copy that can be looked at over and over. The customer will also have the ability to share it with others. This might be good for a person who is not familiar with their vehicle. Share with a family or friend for advice.


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 Q: IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR ADVICE TO AUTO REPAIR CUSTOMERS ON DIGITAL INSPECTION WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

A:  Demand it from your repair facility. Don’t settle for less. It’s a great educational tool.

Q: ARE WE GOING TO SEE SOME BIG THINGS IN THE FUTURE WITH BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY?  

A: Stay tuned. Lots of good things coming as always. Always check our website, social media, or join our newsletter @ www.boltontechnology.com.



Elysian Auto Service starts every visit with a full 42 Point Digital Inspection. We go over the entire vehicle from exterior to exhaust, checking all safety and maintenance needs.

See your vehicle through the eyes of our expert mechanics when we text, Email or print an interactive report with your vehicle's health straight to your phone, computer, or mobile device!

Scroll through our comprehensive 42 point digital inspection right at your fingertips at work or home. Your vehicle's health report is complete with photos, video, notes and a rating system that helps you know what is Green - Good Passed, Yellow - Non Urgent and Red - Urgent. With our 42 point digital inspection, you can make an educated decision about repairing and maintaining your vehicle.

Our 42 digital inspections are stored in our database, making it easy to track the wear of standard maintenance items and allow us to predict what your vehicle will need in the near future. The ability to monitor your vehicle's health report makes our 42 point digital inspections an invaluable part of the service we provide.

After reviewing the 42 point digital inspection, give us a call, text or email and we will give you a fully itemized estimate on the repairs and maintenance we recommend. 42 Point Inspections are free with any service! No Surprise - All work is approved by customer before any work is done.

Click Link for Sample of  Elysian Auto Service Digital Vehicle Inspection 

https://xoxocar.com/inspection.aspx?inspectionid=5f0efced-6f65-4ac8-9baa-d8ce5f2729c3&sb=def&b=0


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Touch-Less Service At Elysian Auto Service

Hello from Elysian Auto Service,
In an attempt to do our part to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and provide our customers with a safe and confident service experience we are now offering a New Touch-less Service.  


Benefits of this new service are as follows:

No face-to-face contact

Park your car and leave option

Key Drop Box


Free Pick Up and/or Delivery Home or Work


Text and/or Email Digital Inspection



Text To Pay - Secure online payment option


Steering Wheel, Seat and Floor Covers


Key Lock Box for Pick Up




Disinfecting vehicle and all contacted surfaces



We know you have plenty of options for auto repairs and we are honored that you trust us for those repairs and we look forward to continually earning that trust by keeping your best interests at the forefront of everything we do.  Feel free to call, text or email before your visit to take advantage of our touch-less service.

Thanks again,
Your Elysian Auto Service Team


Brakes For Breasts - Elysian Auto Service

    Celebrating Ten Years of P utting the Brakes on Breast Cancer !   Throughout October automotive repair shops across the country are look...