December 10, 2016


Every summer here in Branson we get several calls from visitors to the area for vehicles

stuck in gear or the emergency brake stuck on. Most people are not aware that they

should always use their emergency brake or more appropriately defined as a parking


November 11, 2016

What is a warranty worth? Good question. It’s like auto insurance; you really don’t know the quality of your insurance agent or insurance company until you have a claim. Until that day it’s just another expense. Well with auto repair it’s kind of the same thing, but a...

October 14, 2016

State vehicle inspections are a ripoff!!!

According to Bankrate, the bill for accidents resulting from unperformed vehicle maintenance tops

$2 billion a year. (Read more: of-not-

maintaining-your- car-1.aspx#ixzz4JnAfEPsT) W...

September 14, 2016

Car dealers and manufacturers do not want you to know this!!!!

It’s not uncommon for me to hear a customer say they have to go to the dealer for maintenance until

their vehicle warranty elapses. When I ask them why they think that, they say the dealer told me it

would voi...

August 19, 2016

One way the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Typically, your auto is your second largest investment; only it’s not really an investment.  My father always said if it has wheels it’s going to go down in value.  That is true, because with a rare exception, cars d...

August 16, 2016

Often, I am asked about the difference between one shop or another.  I like to think about it in terms of the medical industry, because people often have felt the true pain of non professional doctors VS. true professionals.  What do I mean?  Well, let’s think about a...

June 3, 2016

    It is widely known that most people think they are going to be taken advantage of when they are in need of car repair. Most women are especially concerned because they are less familiar with cars and don’t necessarily understand what they are being sold. Well the g...

April 4, 2016

Elite believes that shop owners who ensure that they always take great care of their customers, who have a positive impact on their community, who strive to elevate the reputation of the auto repair industry, and who never put money ahead of people, are truly deserving...

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