Aspen Auto Clinic Supports The Home Front Cares

Aspen Auto Clinic has been giving back to local charities and organizations in Colorado Springs since they first opened their doors in 2001.  Many schools, youth organizations, missions, animal rescue centers, and veterans groups have been recipients of donations from Greg Bunch, President and CEO of Aspen Auto Clinic.  The Home Front Cares Inc. one of the organizations that Aspen Auto Clinic helps support.The Home Front Cares Inc. is an emergency financial bridge for our Colorado service members, veterans and military families that is based in Colorado Springs, CO. THFC is in their 10th year of saving the lives of hundreds of service members and their families.  This honorable organization in their first 9 years has been able to give emergency assistance of $5 million to these people and has been able to aid  99% of the time within 24 hours!

Aspen Auto Clinic and our team members have been blessed to work with The Home Front Cares in several ways in the past few years from assisting with much needed repairs on veterans cars to doing special promotions to bring in donations for this worthy cause. 

In 2013, Aspen contributed to the printing costs for THFC newsletters, car repairs for many THFC veteran’s vehicles, and attended the annual For The Love of Our Troops dinner in October at the Broadmoor.  The event was attended by many military and community leaders and brought in over $220,000.  The event also touched the heart of Aspen’s Leadership team and inspired the idea of the Thanksgiving promotion that was launched just weeks after attending this event.

In November 2013,  Aspen Auto Clinic sent out thank you cards to all of our loyal customers with a $20 gift Aspen card inside.  Along with the card we added a note that all gift cards redeemed by the end of the year, Aspen would donate $5 from each to The Home Front Cares.  Aspen’s customers flooded us with their response and brought in over 400 of the gift cards in the six remaining weeks of the year!

Owner Greg Bunch was honored to be able to present to The Home Front Cares Board of Directors a donation check for $3000.00 as a result of that mailing.  Nick Cancino, Operations Manager for Aspen Auto Clinic has a big heart for those who serve our country, both past and present and is grateful for the sacrifices they make to keep our country free.  Greg and his wife Elaina (who was raised in the military) both have great appreciation for all our military members and their families.  I (Robbie) was born and raised military as well, and I love our military! I can relate first hand with the sacrifices the men and women in uniform make on a daily basis while they serving our country.  Many continue to pay the price for those sacrifices the rest of their lives.

 

Tom Daschbach, The Home Front Cares Board Chairman receives $3000 from Greg Bunch, President, Nick Cancino, Operations Manager, and Robbie Kirkland, Marketing and Media Management, Aspen Auto Clinic

Tom Daschbach, The Home Front Cares Board Chairman receives $3000 from Greg Bunch, President, Nick Cancino, Operations Manager, and Robbie Kirkland, Marketing and Media Management, Aspen Auto Clinic

 

 

Aspen Auto Clinic employs many veterans at our six locations in Colorado Springs and Denver.  We are privileged and honored to be living in a large military community and to be able to work with The Home Front Cares to give back to these patriots and their families.  A special thank you to all of our customers who helped make this possible.

For more information about this amazing organization or to make a contribution go to http://thehomefrontcares.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Second Round of Recalls for Toyota, Lexus Models for Suspension Failure

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Filings with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration have brought about the second recall of nearly 781,000 cars to fix suspension components that can break loose.

This recall is for the same 780,584 cars that have already been recalled in the United States.  The 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2010 Lexus HS 250h are recalled again for loose nuts that attach the rear suspension arm to the wheels.

If these nuts are loose, the threads on the arm can rust, causing the entire arm to fracture or separate, which in turn can hamper the vehicle’s alignment and cause it to leave the desired lane.  The initial Toyota recall of these vehicles was in August 2012 after a two-month NHTSA investigation.  470 complaints and warranty claims alleging failure of the rear suspension arm were filed and at least nine crashes and three injuries are related to the problem.

Toyota states that the previous recall was “not adequate” and “portions of the repair procedure may not have been performed correctly”.  This latest recall will require dealers to replace the rear lower suspension arms an seal them with epoxy, effectively making the alignment permanent.

This latest recall was issued by Toyota on September 4th, 2013 but dealers have limited parts and may not be able to complete the repairs until February 2014.  Owners should check with the auto maker at www.toyota.com/recall or www.lexus.com for a dealer letter to find out when parts may be available in your state.  Or you can call 800-331-4331 for Toyota or 800-255-3987 for Lexus.

You can also contact your Service Advisor at Aspen Auto Clinic for questions concerning your Toyota or Lexus.  We will be happy to assist you.

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Expert and Quality Service in Auto Repair Celebrating 12 Years

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Winners Announced from Aspen Auto Clinic Jet Car Nationals Contest

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Introducing Aspen Auto Clinic – Littleton’s Manager

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Following Your Vehicle’s Recommended Service Intervals

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