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The scavenger hunt is over! Thank you so much to everyone who participated! We know we had a lot of people who were looking very hard but now is the exciting time to announce where the car was hidden!

 

The car was hidden by Adam Street Landing in Holland!

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If you park in the main parking lot at Adam Street Landing, walk down under the bridge, down the path until you get to a clearing on your left. If you look in the clearing, there is a pile of bricks, the car was hidden there!

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All of the clues were:

May 21: The hunt has started! But before you go out and find the car to win big! It’s important to know what you are looking for! When you think of car, you think BIG! But it may not be as big as you think.

May 22: But don’t worry, the car is white and black so it will be easy to find!

May 23: Auto Body Xperts has been serving the West Michigan area for 70 years! So we made sure to hide the car in West Michigan!

May 24: The car is hidden in the county that was named after a group of Indians who occupied this area in the middle of the 17th century.

May 25: As for the town, they cut doors in half and wear wooden shoes.

May 28: This town is well known for its flowers!

May 29: Although it is our car, it is not hidden on our property!

May 30: It is hidden somewhere everyone can go. 

May 31: It’s at a place that is perfect to go for some summer fun…

June 1: …and enjoy nature!

June 4: It’s a great place to go for a walk…

June 5: …or have a picnic!

June 6: Be sure to bring the whole family! Dogs are welcome to come too!

June 7: Many know the area but have not noticed that this specific area is there!

June 8: You can walk on the bridge…

June 11: …or go fishing!

June 12: You can go kayaking…

June 13: …on the Macatawa River!

June 14: There is 10 acres of fun!

June 15: Although there is 10 acres of fun, you don’t have to go far to find the car and win big!

June 18: We’ve had lots of people join the scavenger hunt mid contest so we wanted to release 5 past clues that will help answer a lot of questions we’ve had! (1) But don’t worry, the car is white and black so it will be easy to find! (2) Many know the area but have not noticed that this specific area is there! (3) You can go kayaking… (4) …on the Macatawa River! (5) There is 10 acres of fun!

June 19: When walking along the path, look to the left

June 20: Looking from a child’s height is advised

June 21: You will win when you can bring us the car in your hand

 

We were so overwhelmed by so many people that played! We stopped by the park a few times and saw lots of people playing!

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After LOTS of looking, Steve (and his wife Krista) found the car winning the $500 Amazon Gift Card!

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Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us for the past 70 years!

This was our 3rd year having the Miss Auto Body Xperts Pin Up Contest and we couldn’t have asked for a better turn out! We had so many wonderful women enter the contest that unfortunately we had to put a limit on the number of ladies in the contest! It was wonderful to see so many wonderful, powerful women come out to the event and support each other and promote that beauty isn’t defined by our size or looks, that every woman is beautiful and should be celebrated!

 

April Newsletter

Easter Egg Hunt

On Monday April 2, we had a staff Easter Egg Hunt! Eggs were hidden all around the shop and the staff could exchange each egg for candies and snacks!

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70th Anniversary 

Auto Body Xperts has been serving the community for 70 years! To celebration, we have some exciting stuff planned! We will be announcing it soon so stay tuned!

 

BINGO

Every day on our website we play BINGO on our website! If you win BINGO, you get a $25 Visa Gift Card! Enter to play on our website (at the bottom of our main page) today!

 

Save The Date

We’ve got lots of events coming back this summer! Be sure to save the date! For more information, check out the event page on our website! www.autobodyxperts.com/events/

  • Big Boy Car Show: June 14
  • Miss Auto Body Xperts Pin Up Contest: June 14
  • Wayland Car Show: July 21
  • Bean Bag Tournament: July 21
  • Zeeland (Holland) Open House: August 8
  • Hudsonville Open House: August 22

 

Bean Bag Tournament

Sign up to be a part of the Auto Body Xperts Bean Bag Tournament! First place wins $250! Spots are limited so sign up soon!

 

Miss Auto Body Xperts Pin Up Contest

Registration is now open for the Miss Auto Body Xperts Pin Up Contest! Register today to be a part of the event!

 

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is here! Be sure to include your vehicle in your Spring Cleaning. We will posting some vehicle Spring Cleaning tips on our Facebook page over the next few weeks so be sure to Like our Facebook page!

Winter may be most known for its treacherous driving conditions, but spring also can be a difficult season for driving. From wind and rain to wildlife emerging from hibernation, spring driving can be challenging in its own right. Especially during spring break where there are extra drivers on the road. Here are our Xpert tips to help you on your spring break road trip!

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#1 Check Over Your Vehicle Before You Leave On A Road Trip

Make sure all fluids are topped off, that you don’t need an oil change soon, and that your spare tire is in good shape.

#2 Research Before You Go

No matter the destination, travel is SO much easier when there’s a plan. Make sure you map out your travel routes & activities to avoid wasting time getting lost & stressing out.

#3 Take Turns

When you’re going on a road trip, take turns behind the wheel & make sure someone is sitting in the passenger seat. They can help keep you awake, aware, keep an eye out for traffic, and help with directions.

#4 Bring Snacks.

Pack lots of snacks that are easy to eat, keep energy levels high & don’t need to be refrigerated. You won’t regret it. Also bring a healthy snack, such as almonds or granola bars. They can help cut cost and will be a nice break from fast food or gas station snacks.

#5 Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Deer, bears and other wild animals become more populous in the spring, as the warmer weather brings animals out of hibernation. Be alert for wildlife in the road, and slow down so you can stop safely if animals are on or near the roadway.

#6 Create A Playlist

Make sure you’ve updated your phone with upbeat music. Mellow music will make you tired on your road trip and tired drivers are just as dangerous as drunk drivers. Don’t forget your car charger!

#7 Abide The Traffic Laws

Make sure you’re driving at a reasonable speed on your road trip route. A $600 speeding ticket will definitely put a damper on your spring break.

#8 Determine Mileage

Fuel is a major expense on road trips. Use a RTA Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much money & gas you will need for the whole trip.

#9 Keep An Eye Out

Two-wheeled vehicles also increase in popularity in the spring, so keep an eye out for motorcycles and bicycles and share the road. Bicyclists have the same rights as other vehicles on most roads. In particular, watch out for motorcycles and bicycles at intersections and in your blind spots when you are turning, passing or merging.

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Auto Body Xperts is now I-CAR Gold Certified! The I-CAR Vision is that EVERY person in the collision repair industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

The Gold Class recognition is the highest role-relevant training achievement recognized by the collision repair industry. It is estimated that only 20% of repair shops currently meet the rigorous Gold Class standard. The I-CAR Professional Development Program, provides collision repair and insurance businesses with a reliable training framework for acquiring Gold Class and maintaining the up-to-date knowledge and skills that contribute to proper repairs, improved business performance and risk reduction.

A recent Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Study shows repair facilities with just six months* of PDP training saw huge gains in business performance: cycle times increase by 14.35%, touch times increase by 33.75%, customer satisfaction increases by 5%, and supplement frequency goes down by 11%!

iCar Gold Cert

To become I-CAR Gold Certified, all of our technicians received safety training, training on how to do different tasks more efficiently, and way to provide high quality work for our customers. We are proud to say that all of our technicians at all four of our locations have received I-CAR training.

 

To learn more about I-CAR and the many benefits of having a body shop that is I-CAR Gold Certified, please visit https://www.i-car.com/Home/Educational-Programs/Gold-Class-Professionals-Business-Recognition/Collision-Repair-Gold-Class .