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July Newsletter

Car Show

On July 21 will be our annual Wayland Summer Car Show as part of the Wayland Main Street Celebration! All proceeds from the Car Show will be donated to local veterans! Also, everyone who participates in the Car Show will be entered to win a free tool box!

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Bean Bag Tournament

Auto Body Xperts is running a Bean Bag Tournament as part of the Wayland Main Street Celebration on July 21! There are still spots available if you want to enter! There is $500 in prize money!

Register online today at https://goo.gl/forms/av1EKtRvcXbwJD7o1

Don’t have a board? Don’t worry! Boards are supplied if you do not have one!

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Open Houses

Save the date! Our Open Houses are coming up soon! Come join us for a FREE Pig Roast, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Juggler, Kid’s Carnival Games, Prize Wheel, Bounce House, Raffle Prizes, and more!

Due to limited space and parking, we will be moving the Holland Open House to Zeeland! That Open House will be on August 8! Then the Hudsonville Open House will be on August 22! Both will be from 11am-2pm!

Zeeland Auto Body Xperts: 9389 Riley St, Zeeland, MI 49464

Hudsonville Auto Body Xperts: 3483 Highland Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Small Open House 2018 Both Dates

5S

All of our locations just finished 5S!

5S is a system for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely. This system focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, which makes it easier for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injury. The term 5S comes from five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. In English, these words are often translated to: sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain.

Each S represents one part of a five-step process that can improve the overall function of a business. Over time, the 5S methodology leads to many benefits, including: reduced costs, higher quality, increased productivity, greater employee satisfaction, and a safer work environment.

Cake and Car Wash Day

On June 12, to celebrate 70 years of service, we offered free cake and car washes at all of our locations! We did a total of 144 car washes for all of our locations!

Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us on June 12 and for everyone who has supported us for the past 70 years!

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.