• Ship Ahoy

    Wednesday 28 October 2015

    I had the good fortune to travel to Hawaii last month and cruise around the beautiful islands on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America with my good friend Bogi Lateiner. Bogi owns a shop in Phoenix AZ, and is an ASE Master Technician. She is also one of the co-stars on the TV show ‘All Girls Garage’ on the Velocity channel. Somehow the... read more

  • Auto Craftsmen wins SBA Woman-Owned Business of the Year 2015!

    Wednesday 10 June 2015

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year awarded to repair shop By Danny Monahan SBA Public Information officer Growing up in industrial Ohio, the owner of Auto Craftsmen says she has motor oil in her blood. “Cars were a big part of my formative years. My first boyfriend was a motorhead, my first husband was a mechanic and we opened two shops together,” said Amy Mattinat, who owns and operates Auto Craftsmen on State Street, Montpelier, Vermont. For 20 years Matt... read more

  • Keep Your Pet Safe in the Winter Cold

    Monday 15 December 2014

    Tips to keep your pets safe and comfortable during the winter! Never leave your dog alone in a car during cold weather. In the winter, a car is just like a refrigerator, trapping the cold air inside and can cause him to freeze to death. When your dog comes inside after being outdoors, wipe off his paws, legs and abdomen thoroughly. You may notice his paw pads bleeding from a coating of snow or ice. Booties can help protect against this condition. Dog... read more

  • Brakes for Breasts 2014 Doubles in Size

    Wednesday 01 October 2014

    The 2014 Brakes for Breasts! Please join us in achieving our goal of raising $200,000 for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Prevention Vaccine in 2015 $10,000.00 Raised by 5 Independent Auto Repair Shops in the state of Ohio in 2011 $32,848.84 Raised by 27 Independent Auto Repair Shops across 16 states in 2012 $66,499.29 Raised by 66 independent Auto Repair Shops across 27 states in 2013 ... read more

  • Summer Sun Can Fry an Egg on your Dash

    Saturday 05 July 2014

    Auto accessory company Axius determined that on a 95 degree Fahrenheit day, trapped hot air inside your car can make the dashboard hot enough to fry bacon and eggs! The steering wheel can reach 159 degrees, and... read more