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April is National Car Care Month: Spring Into Action

April is National Car Care Month and the Car Care Council reminds motorists to spring into action and follow 10 basic maintenance procedures to make sure their vehicles are running at peak performance for the summer driving season. 1. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. 2. Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear. 3. Check the battery and replace if necessary. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free. 4. Check the brake system annually and have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change. 5. Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay. 6. Schedule a tune-up to help ... read more

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Sallas Auto Repair’s Staff Spotlight | Service Advisor Barry Degges

Sallas Auto Repair’s Staff Spotlight | Service Advisor Barry Degges

We have the best staff in the world at Sallas Auto! That’s why we we’re kicking off our “Sallas Auto Staff Spotlight” and showcasing our team members! We thought we’d begin with Service Advisor Barry Degges from our auto repair shop in Kansas City, MO. When you call Sallas Auto Repair’s Kansas City location, many times you’ll talk to Barry on the phone. He’s the one who will call you to give you updates and estimates for your automobiles. Barry’s a fun guy who does a great job at providing excellent service to our customers! We hope you enjoy getting to know Barry as much as we love working with him! Sallas Auto Repair’s Barry Degges Sallas Auto Service Adviser Barry Degges Name: Barry Degges How Long Have you Worked in the Auto Industry? 30 years, worked at Sallas for 5 years What Is Your Role at Sallas Auto? I am a s ... read more

Sallas Auto Repair’s Staff Spotlight | Shop Manager John Blauw

Sallas Auto Repair’s Staff Spotlight | Shop Manager John Blauw

Today we’re featuring another one of our amazing team members in our “Sallas Auto Staff Spotlight.” Last time, you met Barry Degges from our Kansas City Auto Repair Shop. Today, you’ll meet John Blauw, who manages our Overland Park Auto Repair Shop. Sallas Auto Repair’s John Blauw Sallas Auto's John Blauw Name: John Blauw How Long Have you Worked in the Auto Industry? A long time – 33 years – it’s all I’ve done. Worked at Sallas for 15 years. What Is Your Role at Sallas Auto? I am the manager at the Overland Park repair shop. I oversee the operations, customer service, advise customers on needed repairs. Parts inventory, parts ordering, inventory – all sorts of little things. What Do you Like About Working at Salla ... read more

Service Advisor Jon Monaghan | Sallas Auto Staff Spotlight

Service Advisor Jon Monaghan | Sallas Auto Staff Spotlight

Our auto repair shop wouldn’t be the same without our fantastic team. You’ve previously met Barry Degges from our Kansas City Auto Repair Shop and John Blauw and Eric Atchley from our Overland Park Auto Repair Shop. Today, meet Jon Monaghan from our Kansas City repair shop. Sallas Auto Repair’s Jon Monaghan Service Advisor Jon Monaghan Jon Monaghan Early bird Jon Monaghan loves working at Sallas Auto so much that he has come to work early every day for the past 15 years. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Jon is one of our Service Advisors that goes above and beyond to offer our customers accurate estimates and outstanding service. Jon’s fascination of cars began as he traveled around ... read more

Sallas Auto Repair’s Staff Spotlight | Eric Atchley

Sallas Auto Repair’s Staff Spotlight | Eric Atchley

The Sallas Auto Repair team is the best in Kansas City. We’ve previously introduced you to Barry Degges from our Kansas City Auto Repair Shop and John Blauw, who manages our Overland Park Auto Repair Shop. Today, meet Eric Atchley from our Overland Park repair shop. Sallas Auto Repair’s Eric Atchley Service Advisor Eric Atchley is a car guy. He took his first job at an auto repair shop when he was 17, and has worked with cars ever since. As part of our team, he also works with people. Eric is one of the guys who provides estimates, explanations and service to each customer. He loves his job, and it shows. He stands by Sallas Auto because no other repair shop in the area gives customers complem ... read more