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Wilhelm Lobby Areas Featured In Ratchet+Wrench Magazine

Check out this great story about our lobby areas. We hope all our customers are comfortable when waiting for vehicle repairs! http://www.ratchetandwrench.com/RatchetWrench/July-2014/Wilhelm-Automotive/

Wilhelm Kicks Off Youth Soccer Sponsorship

Wilhelm Kicks Off Youth Soccer Sponsorship

Peoria, Ariz.—Beginning in the 2014 season, Wilhelm Automotive will be a proud sponsor of Valley youth competitive youth soccer league SC Del Sol. The two-year agreement will support soccer club with teams in Scottsdale, North Phoenix and Paradise Valley and the Wilhelm logo will be featured on about 1,000 player jerseys. “Wilhelm Automotive is pleased to support SC Del Sol, a first-class club with a reputation for excellence in coaching and training. We area always happy to support an organization that promotes healthy, positive activities for youth in the Valley,” said Wilhelm Automotive President Chris Garman. SC Del Sol offers competitive as well as recreational soccer programs, camps and clinics for youths age 7 through high school. For more information about SC Del Sol go to http://www.scdelsol.com/

You Car Care Questions Answered!

Here's the latest Arizona Republic Car Care column. Do you have a car question? Let us know, we may use your submission in an upcoming column in the paper! What are some of your suggestions for regular maintenance on my car? This is great time of year to take the car in for scheduled maintenance or just ask your mechanic to give your car a good going over. It’s easy to over look the little things that keep our car running safely and efficiently. In fact, we’ve put together a list items you should keep in mind when it comes to automotive maintenance—don’t make the easy mistake of writing off these important car care items. Keep your tires properly inflated and rotated. All tires will leak some air and need occasional inflation. Tires that are not inflated properly will wear fast and use more gas. Also, as the temperatures increase, making sure your tires are in good shape is just as important for safety as it is for gas mileage. Don’t wait too long to fil ... read more

Go Green Earth Day Special!

Go Green Earth Day Special!

This Earth Day, Wilhelm Automotive is here to help you keep your car efficient and more environmentally friendly. We are pleased to be your GREEN automotive repair shop and extend you this special EARTH DAY offer! FREE! Visual inspection of all the following areas, PLUS 10% off (up to $100) any recommended repairs. Check all engine fluids Check transmission fluid Check engine air filter Check cabin filter Check suspension Check brakes Check tires for wear and proper air pressure Check wiper blades and washer fluid Check for any fluid leaks Road test Valid with printed offer or show on mobile device. Offer good through April 3

Wilhelm Automotive Customer Shuttles Go Green (And Blue)

Wilhelm Automotive Customer Shuttles Go Green (And Blue)

Peoria, Ariz.—Wilhelm Automotive, Arizona’s oldest family owned and operated automotive repair business, is already one of the state’s certified ‘green’ auto repair businesses and, just this January became certified hybrid auto repair experts. Now, each shop will also shuttle its customers with wrapped blue and green hybrid vehicles as well. All seven Wilhelm Auto locations now have earth friendly Toyota Priuses available as free customer shuttles. “We’ve always offered our loyal customers free shuttle services while their personal vehicle is in the shop, but now we are proud to say our shuttles are hybrid vehicles that are far more earth friendly and efficient,” said Wilhelm President Chris Garman. Wilhelm Automotive has been offering honest, guaranteed auto repair services to Arizonans for 85 years, making them the oldest family owned and operated repair shop in the state. In January 2014, Wilhelm became certified by The Hybrid Shop and are now hybrid ... read more

WILHELM AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HYBRID SHOP TO BRING STATE-OF-THE-ART HYBRID VEHICLE REPAIR TO VALLEY

WILHELM AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HYBRID SHOP TO BRING STATE-OF-THE-ART HYBRID VEHICLE REPAIR TO VALLEY

Wilhelm Locations One of Only Two In State to Offer Certified Hybrid Vehicle Experts Peoria, Ariz.—Wilhelm Automotive, a family owned and operated auto repair company, has joined forces with The Hybrid Shop (THS) to bring expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles including green and cost-saving diagnostic, repair, and preventative maintenance services to owners of hybrid vehicles. All seven of Wilhelm Automotive’s locations will now have certified hybrid repair technicians to service all makes and models of hybrid vehicles. Wilhelm Automotive has been offering honest, guaranteed auto repair services to Arizonans for 85 years, making them the oldest family owned and operated repair shop in the state. The move to become hybrid vehicle repair experts further demonstrates Wilhelm’s commitment to meeting all of their customers’ auto repair needs. “We are excited to join THS as a dealer. We see the future of the Hybrid and EV markets and were looking for a way meet the needs o ... read more

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Wilhelm’s Seventh Store To Celebrate Grand Opening!

Wilhelm’s Seventh Store To Celebrate Grand Opening!

WILHELM AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRATES SECOND FRANCHISE LOCATION Phoenix Store Grand Opening Set For October 22Phoenix, Ariz.–Wilhelm Automotive, a family owned and operated auto repair business, has opened a second franchise location at 52nd Street and Thomas Rd. in Phoenix and has scheduled a grand opening celebration for October 22, 2013. A formal ribbon cutting is planned for 10 a.m. with a public celebration to follow until 1 p.m. Wilhelm Automotive is Arizona’s oldest auto repair shop, and opened its first location 85 years ago in Peoria, Ariz. Since then, four more shops in Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tatum Ranch have opened. Their first franchise location in the Scottsdale Airpark opened at the beginning of this year. The Thomas store will be their seventh location and their first in Phoenix. “We have followed a successful business model for 85 years, which, in part, is to put the satisfaction of our loyal cust ... read more

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Join The Fight To Wipe Out Cancer!

Join The Fight To Wipe Out Cancer!

For the second year, Wilhelm Automotive will join the fight to ‘Wipe Out Breast Cancer’ with a unique pink wiper blade campaign throughout the month of October. The manufacturer of the blades, AutoTex Pink, donates a portion of the proceeds from sales to breast cancer research, and Wilhelm Automotive has also committed to donate $5 of each sale of the Pink wiper blades to support John C. Lincoln’s Breast Cancer Breast Health and Research Center’s family support and outreach programs. “This is an easy and affordable way for Wilhelm automotive customers to support Breast Cancer Awareness, and in particular, programs right here in the Valley that offers assistance to those dealing with a family member affected by breast cancer,” said Wilhelm President Chris Garman. Wilhelm is pleased to again support the efforts of John C. Lincoln’s Breast Cancer Health and Research Center. The Center offers a variety of free support groups to those affected by breast ca ... read more

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Your Car Care Questions Answered!

My car was diagnosed some months ago to a leak in the A/C compressor. The vehicle has been driven due to cooler weather without the use of A/C. Vehicle was recently serviced for Lube and Oil change by different automotive facility and was told that the repair needed to be done immediately or parts within the compressor will come loose and damage the engine. Is it safe to drive the vehicle with no A/C for two or three more weeks as I do not have funds available at present. What kind of expense can I anticipate? The Ford has been serviced by a dealership and recently at another repair shop in Sun City. At ‘quick lube’ type place, I was told of the A/C compressor leak last October, and that I could take my time getting it repaired as long as the A/C was not used. At the other auto repair shop, however, I was told this needed to be replaced immediately. If it’s just a leak in the compressor and you don’t turn the A/C on, it shouldn’t be a problem. Howev ... read more

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Wilhelm Opens up 7th Shop in Phoenix, AZ

Wilhelm Opens up 7th Shop in Phoenix, AZ

Wilhelm Automotive, a family owned and operated auto repair business, is nearly ready to open the doors on its seventh store and second franchise location at 52nd Street and Thomas in Phoenix. The Phoenix auto repair location will be open on June 3, 2103, and a Grand Opening is planned for early fall. Wilhelm opened its first franchise location in the Scottsdale Airpark at the beginning of 2013. Wilhelm Automotive is Arizona’s oldest auto repair shop, and opened its first location in 1928 in Peoria, Ariz., and is celebrating 85 years of business this year. Since then, five more shops in Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tatum Ranch and Scottsdale Airpark have opened. Wilhelm Opens Second Franchise “We have followed a successful business model for 85 years, which, in part, is to put the satisfaction of our loyal customers first. Our first franchise in the Scottsdale Airpark has been very well received by the community and we look forward to int ... read more

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