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Not quite fall nor winter

December. The last month of the year. The beginning of winter. We are sure to get some snow this year. We have been busy. For some reason, this year just seems like we are going to have a real winter, with snow. We have been making sure vehicles are ready for this coming freeze. We apply silicone lubricant to the door gaskets to help prevent the doors from freezing shut.  We also make sure the washer fluid is the proper mix for this time of year. We all have been lucky these past few years, this year, might be the deal breaker. Make sure your car is ready. Always keep your fuel level either full or 3/4 tank. You never know when you might get stuck in the snow. If you do get stuck, keep your tail pipe clear and keep a window cracked a wee bit for fresh air. Be safe driving!
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OCTOBER!!!

Ahh, we are now in the beginning of Fall. Days shorter, nights longer, you know the drill. This is the time of the year where you need to make sure your headlights are working as best as they can. We can buff out those cloudy lenses and make them look almost new. Halloween is around the corner and then Thanksgiving will be here before you can say "stuff my bird"! The month of October, mention this ad and receive our thanks. Seriously though, this month we will be doing a 10% discount on any services or repairs over $100.00. YOU MUST MENTION THIS AD!!!
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CASH DISCOUNT!!!

THE WAR ON CASH IS REAL!! Notice the increase in “self checkout” at places? People using cash are being shunned, made to feel less of a person because they choose to use cash. Never seen cash get hacked!!
To help counter this and to make people feel proud to use cash, we will be offering a discount of 7% for paying your bill with cash.  That is right!! 7% off for using real honest US currency!! This offer can not be combined with our 7%      PATRIOT DISCOUNT CARD. So you can decide at the time of sale, which offer works best. (the Patriot Discount Card has some restrictions. Ask for details)
 
 

Dead beats hurt us all!!

Since our certified letters, phone calls and messages have gone unanswered, I need to notify these following people about their outstanding debt to Taney Service Center. You all OWE us money for repairs. We trusted you and let you take your vehicle on the promise that you would pay us. So here is a reminder;
Matthew and Kim Rock, Frederick Pike, Littlestown PA
You owe us $502.70
James Taylor, Daysville Road, Libertytown MD
You owe us $84.68
Danny Moehring, Taney Drive, Taneytown MD
You owe us $537.91
Robert Thomas, Stone Road, Westminster MD
You owe us $69.30
Plain and simple, you all said that you would pay us. We trusted you. To think that you would do this to another person, speaks volumes. People think that we as a business can just write this off. Well guess what!! WE CAN'T!!! What happens is that when people do not pay, we owners are the one to suffer. We have our bills to pay, employees to pay, health insurance, utilities, mortgage payment etc. We get what is left over so to speak. When people do not pay as they say, we still have to pay for the parts and for the time techs spent working on the vehicle. You all think you got away with it, but you have to live with the fact that you name is posted publicly for all to see and that you are DEAD BEATS!

Let's Go Brandon!!!

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We will be offering a Patriot Discount Card good for 7% off all services and repairs, (except batteries, tires and sublet services.). All you need to do is show us your VOTER ID card to see if you qualify.

Reality

It has been a bit since I updated the page. Apologies.
As many of my customers know, my Mother was having some health issues. After much work we finally had her on the mend. Her home care nurses were impressed with how well she was doing. She sat and did four puzzles over the past two months.

Laughing about Ball Room Dancing on Monday. Tuesday afternoon, she wound up taking a sudden turn for the worst. She was transported to the Dove House in Westminster early Sunday morning about 3am. I was with her when she went to the Lord at 8:30pm Sunday evening.

Please understand that it was my mother who believed in our dream of buying Taney Service Center. It was her that loaned us the money, not the bank. She saw the investment was sound and saw the dream also. Moving her to Taneytown from Rockville was quite the culture shock for her back in 2010. No longer could she drive 10-15 minutes and get Thai, Greek or whatever carryout. Then she had to adjust, which she did.

She loved her Kennies Market, Food Lion, Hair Talk and of course, breakfast at Thunderhead Bowl on Sundays. Shopping trips became more fun, Hanover, Westminster and the occasional Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum trip. Taneytown and this area was her home. I am happy to know that even though many did not know her personally, she always loved how we are a true community, people talked to each other. Something that suburban Rockville lost some decades ago.

Faith and I are taking this week off to get all the arrangements done and the legal stuff taken care of.
We ask all of our customers to understand if phone calls take longer or go unanswered at the shop. WE HAVE NO ANSWERING MACHINE!

Please also be nice to Brentt, Bob and Jerry. They are doing many jobs.
Be sure to reach out to those in your lives, make sure they know you love them. Tell them. Words carry much power. Life is short and you may have to live the rest of your life knowing those words said............

Mice make money?

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Those cute little rodents! They chewed the fuel line on top of the fuel tank. Had to remove exhaust, drive shaft and the entire rear end and frame to lower the fuel tank. Mr. Mouse cost the customer a little over $1300.00 to repair. They also chewed up the washer bottle hose to the windshield, guess they wanted to wash out the gasoline from their mouths. A little Cayenne pepper sprinkled around under the hood and where you park could help prevent this. Be sure to get all your fuel and brake lines checked when your vehicle is in for service. Be observant if you see any droppings under the hood or notice the ketchup packets in the glove box are chewed up, you may have mice. They also enjoy the wiring on newer vehicles as the insulation around the wires is made with a SOY based plastic. Yum!

Hairy situation

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Customer complaint: Anti-Lock Brake Light on and a burning smell. We technicians see many things. This was a first for us. A wig. Somehow this customer ran over a wig and it wrapped around the rear CV shaft. It pulled the axle out of the rear end enough to allow gear oil to leak out getting on the exhaust resulting in the burning smell. This also caused the ABS light as the sensor could not read the tone ring. No damage to anything. Axle went right back in after we removed the wig. Added fluid to the rear and cleared the code. We shared a good laugh with the customer, and it will go into the weird things we find box. Work days are never boring.
 
Honest work done at reasonable prices with a great warranty. We are locally owned, all that work here live in the immediate area. We shop here, we work here, we care about the community and we care about you the customer.  Since 2004 we have been a part of Taneytown and the surrounding community. If you are looking for a change and get away from that “ripped off” feeling you get at some shops, stop by and meet us, shake our hand, see our facility and see if you feel comfortable trusting us with yours and your families lives. Because that is what you do when you take your vehicle in for service and repair. Think about it.

 

At Taney Service Center
We Install Quality NAPA Parts

As a part of the NAPA Auto Care Center network, our warranties are covered Nationwide. We are looking for quality customers that really care about their vehicles and their families safety. Vehicles of today are just too complicated and the requirements for fluids and parts can be overwhelming. We will take that worry away. Stop by, meet us and see if we are the shop you have been looking for.
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