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Certified Female Friendly Community Tire Pros of Phoenix, AZ Launches High Mile Club

Published Jun 7th 2013, 1:13am by

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 1, 2013)— High mileage drivers face high-mileage hurdles where auto repairs and maintenance can stretch the wallets of even the most money-conscious individuals. Until now, there are little choices for those who may face thousands in repair bills. Worse, some may put off critical repairs making their cars a hazard to them and others on the road. According to research firm R.L. Polk, which tracks vehicle sales and registrations; the average age of a vehicle on the road in 2011 was 11.1 years. That means more miles and more maintenance. Valley automotive specialist Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair (www.communitytirepros.com) reports that fully 89% of their customer base own cars at least three years old, the majority with miles of 60,000 or more.

Yet few reputable automotive repair facilities provide affordable alternatives to high-mileage auto owners who often have no recourse but to trad in their three- or four-year old car, truck, SUV or minivan for a newer model. Often those new car payments meet or exceed what could be spent on automotive repairs. Drivers aren't dumping their Dodge, junking their Jeep or scrapping their Subaru as quickly as they used to, due to any number of reasons: the recession, an unstable job market, lower wages, or because they've grown fond of the way their seat has molded to their bottom.

 Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair is making it easier and more affordable for customers to drive their cars with confidence, through a new program titled “Community Tire Pros High Mile Club” (http://www.communitytirepros.com/highmileclub.htm). The program, is free to join and pays back reward points that can be spent on repairs and standard factory recommended maintenance and offers a number of free services and discounts. See below for details.

Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair owner Howard J. Fleischmann Sr. and his wife, Patty, developed the rewards program when they realized they too were keeping their cars longer, not just their customers. Fleischmann drives a Chevrolet SSR 2003 with 170,000 miles and wife Patty drives a 2006 Mercedes with 110,000 miles.) Fleischmann also reported more and more cars with 90,000 to 120,000 or even 250,000 miles coming in for service.

“When people re tight on money, that’s when they cut back on maintenance, but that’s when the major repairs start,” Fleischmann said. “If they go in for regular maintenance and need a brake job, it’s a $130 to $180 job. If they wait until the brakes go metal to metal, you’re looking at a $450 job.” Not to mention the increase in road hazard and potential for accidents involving one or more vehicles.

 

Longtime Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair customer Seelye Smith of Phoenix is an example. Her 1998 Chevrolet Camaro has 204,000 miles, and she hopes to drive it until she’s 90 years old.

“I never knew you could get attached to a car like I’m attached to this car,” she said. She maintains her Camaro faithfully ,every 3,000 miles out of respect for it and because she doesn’t know what she’d buy if she had to get a new vehicle, preferring instead to keep what she loves .

Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair has serviced the emerald green Camaro with manual transmission and removable T-top sunroof for 14 of it’s 15 years.

Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair has five Valley locations with three facilities specializing in commercial vehicles. They are "Certified Female Friendly," an ally of the LGBT community and (Pride Parade grand marshals, 2013), and has been recognized with several business awards, including the 2009 Better Business

Bureau Ethics award, 2008 Arizona State University Spirit of Enterprise and 2008 Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce "Small Business of the Year,” and 2013 Diversity Champions as a forward thinking company. They also grow a community garden, the Community Tire Pros “salsa garden,” in the self-described “food desert area of downtown Phoenix” called (CommunityTireGarden.org)

Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair founder Howard J. Fleischmann Sr. and customers are available for interviews. To arrange, please contact Charlotte Shaff, The Media Push, 602-418-8534; charlotte@themediapush.com.

Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair High Mile Club benefits

Current Clients

1. $20 off first visit

2. $10 off second visit

3. Free courtesy inspection

4. Free alignment check

5. Ongoing: Earn points towards future purchases, receive e-mail reminders of points earned and have the ability to track your purchases online. Each dollar spent earns one point.

New Clients

1. $20 off first visit

2. $10 off second visit

3. Free courtesy inspection

4. Free alignment check

5. Free oil change

6. Ongoing: Earn points towards future purchases, receive e-mail reminders of points earned and have the ability to track your purchases online. Each dollar spent earns one point.

For more information, visit http://www.communitytirepros.com

Sign up for High Mile Club is available online.

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