(Newswire.net — September 10, 2015) Gilbert, Arizona —
Stamps Automotive announced the grand opening celebration of their 6th east valley NAPA AutoCare Center in Gilbert, Az. The state of the art 8500 sq.ft. facility includes 15 bays and offers full-service car repair on all makes and models.
The grand opening event will be held Saturday September 12, at 5-9pm and is open to the public. Activities will include a car show presented by The East Valley Cruisers car club, a raffle for a flat screen television, and family oriented games and prizes for adults and children alike. Hamburgers and hotdogs provided by NAPA will be also be complimentary for guests.
Growing up the son of a successful business owner in the automotive industry, Stamps Auto’s owner John Herring knew from a young age that he would work on cars; Herring grew up in a family of mechanics. After nearly 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Herring had a solid advantage when he opened his first auto repair facility in Gilbert, Az.in 2007. He quickly focused on growth and strategies to connect with his customers in the local community. Stamps Automotive now has shops serving Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley and Mesa, Az.
AN EVENT WITH A CAUSE
Stamps Auto will also be matching all donations to the Provision Project. The a local non-profit that provides financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer. The organization was founded by Jan James, a cancer survivor herself. Ms. James said, “I’ve been involved in the car care industry for many years and I’ve never seen a shop owner so dedicated to helping people. John Herring is always looking for ways to reach out and connect with his community and support meaningful causes like the Provision Project.”
The board of the Provision Project knows from first hand experience the ways in which breast cancer can impact a woman’s life, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and financially. The organization seeks to help women who face tough financial decisions as they are actively being treated for breast cancer.
In an interview Stamps Auto owner John Herring said, “While this is our 6th shop, it’s our 3rd shop in Gilbert. We’re looking forward to connecting with the local Gilbert community around our new Sunrise Blvd. location. It’s relationship building that’s made my business so successful. The fact that we could help support the Provision Project to bring awareness and support for women fighting breast cancer at the same time was a real blessing.”
ABOUT STAMPS AUTOMOTIVE
Stamps Auto is a family owned local auto repair business serving the east valley in the Phoenix metro area. Stamps Auto is a NAPA certified shop and offers full service car care. All technicians are fully qualified, trained and ASE certified mechanics capable of working on all makes and models.
John Herring, Owner of Stamps Automotive, Auto Care and Repair Centers in Arizona was just named an Amazon best-selling author for his contribution to the new business book, Winning Ways: Insider Secrets for Business Success.
The new business book, Winning Ways: Insider Secrets for Business Success was released August 18th, 2015 on Amazon and at other online retailers and within just days it reached best-seller status landing in the #7 spot in the Small Business category and #17 in Entrepreneurship on Amazon.
In it, Herring shares his personal biography outlining his first steps toward entrepreneurship, his first failures, how he overcome obstacles and even a bad economy and how he’s built Stamps Auto from the ground up. Herring’s business has several locations in Arizona and has even just opened a new location this May 2015!
CEO, Author and well-known business thinker, Bill Drayton, wrote in his book, Leading Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World, “Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.”
Herring hopes to continue to revolutionize the automotive repair industry with his focus on caring for each customer individually, not “selling” repairs for the sake of selling, but instead, offering education and options to his customers where they decide what is right for their situation and by keeping his focus on honestly and integrity, no matter what.
Herring says, “I learned a lot of lessons the hard way when I first started out. I hope that someone reads about my experiences and they can save themselves some of those hard lessons. I’d like to see someone get the confidence to know that you can open your own business, you can grow it into multiple locations and you can stand out from your competition by being honest and really caring about the people you are serving.”
ABOUT WINNING WAYS
In this powerful guide, business leaders and entrepreneurs Ken Sherman, Dr. Patricia Pivonka, John Herring, Kim Lenz, Chris Soto, Doug Rusk, Tim Rochford, Lori Neff, Jennifer Riggs and Jason Wiseman have teamed up to share with you their “winning ways,” offering insight into their “insider secrets” for creating business success. Winning Ways: Insider Secrets for Business Success offers a glimpse into the thoughts, strategies and plans of these highly successful entrepreneurs who work in more than 8 different industries serving clients all over the Northern hemisphere.
Winning Ways explores the experience and secrets of these successful entrepreneurs by uncovering their earliest roots starting down the path of entrepreneurship to looking at their toughest failures, how they overcame obstacles, revealing their inner mindset and tracing their path to business success. By reading about their business strategy and discovering how, exactly they came to be so successful at what they so, you can learn about the key habits, actions and traits of success and apply them to your own business. In this unique guide, real entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and business owners in different industries share with you and show you how those traits look out in the real world, in practice.
Winning Ways: Insider Secrets for Business Success is available in Kindle and Print formats on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble online, via iTunes and at other online retailers. To order a copy of the book from Amazon please visit:www.amazon.com
It’s that time again, when summer is winding down and parents are thinking about kids going back to school. For some families, that means sending kids back to college dorms with a second hand or older car. It’s important to do regular maintenance on any car, but parents worry about their kids going off to college with the car and don’t want them to have to worry about car trouble or getting stranded. That’s especially true in Arizona where temperatures can be extreme and getting stranded could be dangerous.
About two thirds of teen drivers are “clueless” or have “average” knowledge when it comes to basic car maintenance, according to a parental survey released Wednesday that was conducted by AutoMD.com, an automotive repair website. Two in three teens don’t know how to change a flat tire, check or change the oil, or jumpstart a battery, according to the survey. They are also unable to identify basic car parts or perform emergency roadside repairs. According to the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, only 15 percent of public school students take driver’s education classes in high school, compared to 95 percent of students in the 1970s. Though most states require students to pass a driver’s ed class before obtaining a license, a majority of teens attend private driving schools. As states and counties face budget cuts, the subject has largely disappeared from high school curricula nationwide.
John Herring of Stamps Auto works with his clients to get their cars ready for the back-to-school season so that they can have some peace of mind as they wave goodbye to their college kids in the Fall. He knows that not every family can afford a new car, and that choices about which mechanical and maintenance items must be done right away for safety and which can wait awhile while they save up for repairs need to be made. Rather than taking an impersonal approach, he coaches Stamps Auto technicians not only to inspect each car, even if it was only brought in for a routine oil change, but to educate families before problems arise.
In addition to the standard oil change, one of the simplest pieces of advice that Herring offers parents to find and read the car’s manual. “The manual can be very helpful in understanding when to do different types of routine maintenance on the car,” he says.
In Arizona, one of the common items that need to be replaced more often than in other climates is the battery. Due to the extreme heat, Herring explains, car batteries in Arizona don’t last as long. He says, “It’s important to check the battery, there is nothing worse than going outside to start the car and finding that the battery doesn’t work and the car won’t start, even with a jump.”
Client Stacey Berklan says, “I just moved to Gilbert and Stamps is my new shop for everything on the family vehicles. They do great work, are friendly, and the price can’t be beat. I really appreciate the individual care and how they explained the issues, what can be done, and made suggestions instead of trying to sell me a bunch of services I didn’t need.” Taking the car in and having all of the systems inspected for potential problems before sending kids back to school in the Fall should buy parents some extra piece of mind.
For more information about Stamps Auto visit their website at: http://stampsautomotive.com/ . The Gilbert store is located at 2450 S. Higley Rd., Gilbert, AZ. To make an appointment call us.
John Herring, owner of Stamps Auto centers in Arizona knows that cars need regular maintenance and explains this to his customers. The first thing that is done to all cars that come into his shops is a maintenance check, even if the car initially comes in for something simple like an oil change.
With the hot summers in Arizona, one of the main things that should be checked is the car’s coolant system. His technicians always check to make sure that the coolant ratio (water to antifreeze) is correct; many times people have added plain water to their antifreeze overflow trying to save a little money on antifreeze.
Unfortunately, when the system runs plain water without enough antifreeze, the water corrodes and rusts the aluminum from the inside out damaging the system and potentially causing the car to overheat.
Overheating can be especially dangerous in the heat of the Arizona summer. Herring offers tips on how to maintain and prepare cars and trucks for the hot Arizona summer. He suggests:
Check your tire pressure on a regular basis and make sure that they are not too low.
You can find out what your tire pressure should be from the car’s manual and sometimes from the side of the tires themselves where it is written. He explains, having low tire pressure can cause side wall wear or even worse, a blowout. You don’t want to be stuck with a flat on the side of the road in the Arizona heat.
Make sure that the radiator is getting the right air flow.
When Stamps Auto does a maintenance check on a car, one of the things they look for is to make sure that there is no debris blocking air flow to the radiator. In the extreme heat of the Arizona summer, it is important that the car has all the cooling capability that it has.
Avoid long idling situations to keep your car cooler.
Herring says, “Try to avoid long idling situations where possible to keep the car’s engine cooler. This will also help the air conditioning system in keeping the car’s interior cool during the heat of the day.”
Stamps Auto has grown to five locations in Arizona, one in Queen Creek, two in Gilbert, one in San Tan Valley, and one in Mesa. Herring started out as a young boy playing at his father’s and grandfather’s feet and grew up around cars. He originally went to school for auto body repair, while familiar with auto repair due to his childhood, he wanted to do something different than fix cars in his family’s auto repair business. After years working in auto body repair, he started Stamps Auto with a friend. Later, he bought out his partner and became the solo owner. He went on to expand the business, buying existing auto repair locations and turning them into his own. Having 28 employees to run his five shops, they have all become like an extended family for him.
Herring explains, “Part of being a responsible business owner is providing good benefits and insurance for my employees and their families. Stamps Auto provides health insurance, Aflac and 401K options for employees which is not true of every auto care center. He adds, “Happy employees equals happy customers. Our employees are the ones who see and speak with our customers. They are out there building the long term relationship with our customers that we value so much and I want to take care of them. That is important to me, running a business with good values that treats people right.”
Herring believes strongly in treating his customers with honesty and focused his business model for Stamps Auto on building long term relationships with each customer. Herring is a fourth generation mechanic and auto-related business owner in his family. He’s carrying on the tradition by having his two sons Jacob (19) and Justin (18) work in the family business and learn the trade from him. Jacob and Justin are currently working in a machine shop using some tools and machinery that used be Herring’s grandfathers.
For more information about John Herring and Stamps Auto locations in Arizona please visit: http://stampsautomotive.com/