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D&K Automotive Repair Update for Mid-August, 2017

Hello D&K Customers, Friends and Family,   Today was the day we have been looking forward to for close to a week. Today we were able to sit down with the building owner, his general contractor, Glenn Hoffman (our insurance broker) and our general contractor.    It seems like the smoke is finally starting to clear and light is starting to peek through! It is now just a matter of picking the right contractor for the job. So we are hopeful that the actual work will start this coming Monday 8/21/17. That's great because we want to catch the solar eclipse...! Haha just kidding. We just want to get back to helping our customers as quickly as possible.    So in short, not many changes for you guys. We will still be able to be reached by phone for any advice needed (just consider us your vehicles personal assistant). But we won't be here every day like we have been starting this Monday.    I'm looking forward to giving you guys gr ... read more

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Our Progress After The Fire

Hello, everyone!   As you may have heard, D&K Automotive Repair in Antioch, California suffered a fire late Friday, June 30th, while most of us were off for the July 4th holiday weekend. The fire was caused by a vehicle that was experiencing electrical problems, and it self-ignited after business hours. Fortunately, the fire damage did not completely devastate our shop. Still, there is considerable cleanup and new construction that needs to take place before we are back up and running.   We had considered finding a temporary location to serve our clients’ vehicles, but we later decided against it because we felt we would not be able to perform at our normal 110% effort. Therefore, we have decided to wait until our shop is fully restored before reopening. With that said, we are taking calls, offering advice, handling simple repairs, and are able to direct you to a trusted mechanic if we cannot service it ourselves.   We are so thankful to all of you who ha ... read more

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Our Progress After The Fire, Part 2

Monday, July 31, 2017 Happy Monday Everyone,   We are making good progress getting the shop back up, but it is going to a while still.  We have been working constantly with our amazing contractors and construction crews on getting the repairs to the shop performed.  We also have been planning many ideas to make your future visits to us here at D&K Automotive even better than before.  Areas like redesigning the shop layout as well as adding some additional service bays/racks to be able to get any repairs or maintenance services completed more efficiently on your vehicles.  I would also like to ask if any of you have ideas or suggestions please reach out to us as your input is very important to us here at D&K Automotive.  Thank you all so much again for the kind words we have been receiving and I can’t wait to talk to you all again.   Sincerely.   Paul Psik Service Advisor D&K Automotive

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To our Friends and Clients, It has been almost 2 weeks since an after-hours fire devastated our business, and although we are making progress towards reopening, it is slow going.  The fire was primarily contained in one vehicle, the vehicle that started this all, but the smoke and heat damage to the building was extensive and that is where most the time is involved. Between inspections by the Fire Department, PG&E, Electrical contractor and such, this appears to be an approx. 90 day process and that puts us reopening around the end of October. At this point it looks like all of our employees are staying on with us, their loyalty & dedication is greatly appreciated by myself and my family.  And from what we are being told, the building will be better than ever after the contractors are done with it, so that is good news at almost every level from this tragedy.  Our sincere hope is that you can hold out with us throughout this process as we look forward to once a ... read more

The Many Benefits of Customer Loyalty at D&K Automotive Repair

The Many Benefits of Customer Loyalty at D&K Automotive Repair

We have a customer story we want to share with the world. One of our most loyal customers, Isaac Moses, always brings his vehicles to D&K Automotive Repair. Recently, he brought in two of his vehicles for major repair, which, we admit, had a hefty price tag.   When Isaac started coming to our shop, we issued him a Customer Loyalty Card, like we do for all of our customers. This Customer Loyalty Card gives each customer 2% back on all services to be used on future services at D&K Automotive Repair.   Now that you understand some background, here’s the review Isaac gave us:     When we received this review, we paid attention. First, we love Isaac and value his feedback. Though it never hurts to ask, it is not possible for us to reduce our hourly rate for volume discounts. But it made us think about listening to our customers and doing what we can to meet their requests.   As a result, we reminded that Isaac that he was racking up 2% back wit ... read more

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Top Father’s Day Gifts

Top Father’s Day Gifts

In the spirit of Father’s Day, some of us at D&K Automotive recalled some of our favorite gifts we’ve received, given, or would like to have received on Father’s Day to put together a brief list of some awesome options for Father’s Day gifts.   “What I Love About Dad” Book This is a great gift option for little kids in first or second grade and just learning how to write. With Mom or another family member’s help, the kids can fill it out together and give a heartfelt gift to their father that time stamps what the kids love about their Dad.   “Dad’s Playbook” If this so happens to be their first ever Father’s Day, this motivational book might be a nice gesture.   ... read more

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Decorating the Wedding Getaway Car

Decorating the Wedding Getaway Car

Wedding season is upon us! If you’re a guest or attendant to a wedding this season, we have some creative ideas for how to decorate the newlywed’s getaway car. After all, the new couple already has a lot on their plate when it comes to planning the big day- take the opportunity to plan one small piece that is fun and memorable for everyone involved. Here’s our top favorite, D&K Automotive technician approved to decorate a wedding exit car.   Classic Cans Probably the most iconic choice in wedding car decoration is to attach cans to the back of the car. You can add to this happy tradition by decorating the cans yourself, picking out ribbon in the couples wedding color, or getting empty cans from foods the couple likes (perhaps the groom is a chili guy???) to add that extra personal touch.   Balloons As long as the balloons have enough string to fly well behind the car, they won’t block too much visibility. Consider getting balloons that have th ... read more

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Spring Cleaning for Your Engine!

Spring Cleaning for Your Engine!

We understand. Your car’s grimy, greasy engine is probably not your favorite thing to clean. Trust us, we know very well just how dirty a car can get! But Spring is here, and that means spring cleaning -- even in those automotive spaces that you might usually brush off.   In our opinion, there are very few places that are more important to your safety than the engine of your car. A dirty engine can mean an unsafe engine. So, here’s a few suggestions from your friends at D&K Automotive for keeping your engine clean!   Get an oil change. We simply can’t say enough about the importance of regular oil changes. Whether you do it yourself or bring your car in so we can take care of you, it’s vital to increase the longevity of your engine and car. Check the oil. It’s a quick and easy one to check off your list, but important nonetheless. Grab some motor oil at your local gas station that matches the type inscribed on your engine cap, check th ... read more

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March​ Road Trip Idea:​ ​ ​St.​ ​Patrick’s​ ​Day​ ​Parade in Sacramento!

March​ Road Trip Idea:​ ​ ​St.​ ​Patrick’s​ ​Day​ ​Parade in Sacramento!

  St. Patrick’s Day may not be the most venerated holiday, but it can be a happy occasion nonetheless! In fact, did you know that there’s even a parade for it, just an hour out from Antioch? It’s on March, 18, 2017 starting at 1 PM in Sacramento. The past few years have seen almost a thousand green-clad marchers, and the jovial occasion is free! When we heard about this, we just had to share it with you.   You can check it out yourself here: http://www.seecalifornia.com/festivals/sacramento-stpatricks-parade.html There’s also a St. Patrick’s parade an hour and a half West in San Francisco. This parade is much earlier, taking place on March 12, 2017; starting at 11:30 AM. There will be floats, marchers, and all sorts of fun things to do. This parade is also free, meaning all you need is a safe set of wheels and gas to get there!   For more informati ... read more

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Romantic Road Trips Around Antioch

Romantic Road Trips Around Antioch

This Valentine’s Day, take your sweetheart on an adventure! Of course, you won’t be surprised to learn that our favorite kinds of adventure are road trips! So pack up some snacks, pick the most romantic songs for your playlist, and head out to some of these awesome destinations!   Antioch to San Francisco One of the briefer trips on our list, Antioch to San Fran is only 45-50 minutes straight through. However, the trip to San Fran from Antioch has some great views and stops to take, with a destination that takes the cake! You’ll pass Mt. Diablo, with a great view and definitely worth a stop! Going through Oakland, you can enjoy the area around Jack London Shopping Center to get some ice cream or hot drinks. Those of course, can’t hold a candle to the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and even the Walt Disney Museum! Give your significant other a fun, thoughtful adventure   Muir Woods About an hour and twenty minutes out, Muir Woods is mostly for the de ... read more

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