Maintenance How-To Videos

#WhatsInTheBay – What do you want to see?

When I was in college, I drove that stereotypical “first car.”  It was a hand-me-down from my sister, who had gotten it after my dad upgraded to a new model.  The headliner was torn so badly it was wrapped in a re-fashioned fabric book sock so the foam wouldn’t rain down into the eyes of the driver at random.  The A/C only worked between 35 and 60 mph, and even then it was 78 degrees or bust.  The radio dial took up residence in a cup holder since no variety of glue could hold it in place anymore.  It took fourteen years of faithful service to my family before it finally died on me in my junior year of college. In the middle of the night.  While I was driving it.  Through the backwoods of West Columbia, SC.  Twenty years old, female, unaccompanied and clueless about cars at the time, I found myself being told by a private shop technician that it would cost nearly a grand to fix my car.  I learned 48 hours later in the parking lot of Walmart trying to coax “Big Red” to start that I had been swindled quite badly.  It was that moment that it dawned on me – I needed to learn more about cars.  Particularly their regular maintenance and mechanics.  After all, $1000 was a lot of Easy Mac.

Here at Milton Ruben, our service departments do their best to keep our customers updated and informed, answering any questions you may have about repairs to avoid the above situation from happening.  But it has occurred to us that some questions could be easily answered at any hour of the day with a nice, informative video.  And you guys have always been the best source for what we should focus on – so we turn to you to learn what you want to know about basic maintenance and mechanics of your car.  Maintenance How-To Videos

Who knows – if it’s a good suggestion on how we can teach you to keep up the upkeep of your vehicle, we might even throw out a gift or two.

So, tell us, what question do you have about vehicle maintenance that we could focus on in our upcoming videos?

Feel free to comment, private message, or e-mail socialmedia@miltonruben.com with your feedback!

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This post and graphics were created by Milton Ruben Social Media Specialist Heather Cortright.

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Teeing Off for the Walton Foundation Golf Classic

Being a part of the Augusta community has always been an honor and a privilege – especially when we get opportunities to support great benefits like the Walton Foundation for Independence Phil S. Harison Memorial Golf Classic!

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Held at West Lake Country Club, this prestigious event is a fundraiser to support the Walton Foundation, a charity to “inspire philanthropy to support programs and services that create an inclusive lifestyle for people with disabilities in our community to live, work and play.” Supporting both the young and elderly, the foundation raises awareness for residential opportunities like Harison Heights, a supported living facility that helps provide independence to those with disabilities.  The community also offers a day program to get those with disabilities to participate in Adaptive Recreational Activities, including bowling.

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Milton Ruben Superstore is excited to have the opportunity to sponsor Hole #3 during the tournament on Monday, September 15 – and we invite you to join other CSRA community members in supporting this wonderful organization!  We hear lunch and dinner will also be provided in addition to hours of relaxing tee time!

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From the Walton Foundation for Independence:

“The annual Walton Foundation Golf Classic is an Augusta tradition in the fall of the year. Named after Phil S. Harison, Chairman of the Walton Foundation Board (1998-2007), the annual tournament pairs golfers from all over the community who come together to support the Walton Foundation’s mission. Up to 35 teams enjoy a day of unprecedented golf at beautiful West Lake Country Club, lunch and an Awards Banquet at the end of the day. In addition to fun on the course and a goody bag filled with gifts, every golfer receives a choice of Footjoy products including top of the line golf shoes. Winners receive beautiful gifts of crystal etched with the name of the tournament, date and place. Opportunities abound for sponsorships, in kind donations and ways to help underwrite the cost of the tournament. Hole sponsors are encouraged to set up on their holes for a day of fun, sharing business information and treats with the players.”

To register:

For registration and sponsorship information, contact:

(706) 826-5809
alices@waltonfoundation.net

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This post was written by Milton Ruben Superstore Social Media Specialist Heather Cortright.  Information and photos provided by http://www.waltonfoundation.net and West Lake Country Club. 

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Chrysler Certified: What You’re Buying With That Flag

Back in the day, when it was time to buy a vehicle, you had two choices: Pay the price for security of knowing everything that has happened to your car as its first owner, or save money and take a risk on a vehicle that may or may not “have a history.”

But what if there was an option that gave you the greenest grass on both sides of the automotive fence?

Ladies and gentlemen, the Chrysler Certified vehicle – a pre-owned price for a reliable car without the shady past.

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But what exactly makes a pre-owned vehicle “certified?”

For Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram products, the Certified Program has a pretty high bar.

“We won’t accept a vehicle into the Certified Program unless it’s in the best condition possible,” says Chrysler, Inc. Certified Pre-Owned Sales Manager Scott Turnbull.  “There aren’t any doubts about these cars – we make sure of it.”

And we do that by having our certified technicians inspect every aspect of a recent model vehicle before we put it out on our line. They have to be thorough, and careful, because that vehicle also comes with a warranty.  If there’s anything out of place, the vehicle won’t be approved to wear that “Certified Pre-Owned” flag in its window.

The Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned Program offers you benefits such as:

  • Thorough 125-point vehicle inspection by Chrysler certified or authorized technicians.
  • 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Warranty, measured from original vehicle in-service date
  • 24-Hour Towing and Roadside Assistance

There aren’t many better ways to shop on the pre-owned side of the fence, when you have a manufacturer guarantee.  It certainly beats sketchy meetings in grocery store parking lots with the faceless folks you met on ChadsAutoIndex.com, doesn’t it?

Stay up-to-date on more ways to save with security by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

 

Photos and post written by Milton Ruben Social Media Specialist Heather Cortright.

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Chevy Certified: What It Means And Why It’s Worth It

Back in the day, when it was time to buy a vehicle, you had two choices: Pay the price for security of knowing everything that has happened to your car as its first owner, or save money and take a risk on a vehicle that may or may not “have a history.”

But what if there was an option that gave you the greenest grass on both sides of the automotive fence?

Ladies and gentlemen, the Chevrolet Certified vehicle – a pre-owned price for a reliable car without the shady past.

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But what exactly makes a pre-owned vehicle “certified?”

For Chevrolet products, only the best of the best in better condition will do.  And then we throw a few extras like OnStar and XM Radio on top – just because we can.

“It’s like buying new for a used price,” says Chevy Certified Sales Manager Mark Wilson. “It’s really that simple.  It’s security, and its guaranteed.”

We secure that guarantee by having our certified technicians inspect every aspect of a recent model vehicle before we put it out on our line. They have to be thorough, and careful, because that vehicle also comes with a warranty.  If there’s anything out of place, the vehicle won’t be approved to wear that “Certified Pre-Owned” flag in its window.

The Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Program offers you benefits such as:

  • Thorough 172-point vehicle inspection by Chevrolet certified or authorized technicians.
  • 24 Hour Roadside Assistance, 7 days a week.
  • 2 Year / 24,000 Mile Standard CPO Maintenance plan, 5 year / 100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty from the original in-service date and a 12 month / 12,000 mile GMC bumper to bumper limited warranty with no deductible. Also backed by a 3 day / 150 mile Satisfaction Guarantee.
  • Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation for the period of 5 years / 100,000 miles which ever comes first, from the original in-service date.
  • All XM – equipped GMC Certified Used Vehicles come with three trial months of “XM Everything.”
  • All digitally equipped GMC Certified Used Vehicles are eligible for 3 trial months of OnStar Directions & Connections® including OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

There aren’t many better ways to shop on the pre-owned side of the fence, when you have a manufacturer guarantee.  It certainly beats sketchy meetings in grocery store parking lots with the faceless folks you met on ChadsAutoIndex.com, doesn’t it?

 

Stay up-to-date on more ways to save with security by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

 

Photos and post written by Milton Ruben Social Media Specialist Heather Cortright.

 

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Meet Our Internet Sales Team

Milton Ruben Superstore has a lot to offer that a most automotive dealerships don’t.  Certified technicians, authentic manufacturer parts, variety, competitive pricing, and – of course – the ability to do a major portion of your shopping online.

Ahhh, ain’t technology grand? You can call us and be connected to an Internet Sales Consultant, peruse our online inventory with our certified sales staff, have all of your questions answered, and narrow down the multitude of options we have available – all from your couch, in your pjs, with no need to feel ashamed of the empty bags of junk food on your coffee table.

We’ve even had customers travel as far as Tennessee, Florida, or Arkansas to work with our informed team.  We’ve delivered vehicles as far as Texas and Canada, thanks to our friendly and helpful Internet Sales Team.

Let’s introduce ourselves, shall we?

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Patricia Dupeire, from North Augusta, SC, has been with us for two years.

 “Patricia was very helpful, informative, humorous, and courteous, as was the entire staff my daughter and I dealt with. So far, I am loving my new car, and would highly recommend this dealership for your next car purchase. Best experience I’ve had purchasing a new car!” – Rebecca Crosby -

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Dennis Giles, from Augusta, GA, has been with us for seven years.

“Dennis is a great sales person. Knows his business and cars. Tries to get you the car you want at the right price.” – Lula Froelich -

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Britain Hayes, from Atlanta, GA, has been with Milton Ruben for almost three years.

“Great customer service, worked with me for days to make sure everything was taken care of on my car.” – Edward Warwick -

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Don Heathman, from Minnesota, has been with us for three years.

“Mr. Don Heathman is awesome, he has helped me purchase not one but two cars from Toyota and helped me at my difficult time after hte fire ofm y first car.  I will recommend him to anyone! He deserves an award for his great work!” – Laquita H. -

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Ray Lockamy, from Hepzibah, has been working for Milton Ruben for over seven years.

 “Ray Lockamy was very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful during our car buying process. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a vehicle in the Augusta, Ga area.” – bert8406, DealerRater.com -

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Larry Schuler, from Charleston, SC, has been working for us for five years.

“Excellent! Informative, reasonable in negotiations. Knows the product very well.” – Christina Crawley -

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Tay Teeling, born in Europe, has been here for over three years.

“Easiest purchase ever. Spoke several times about our needs and budget and was able to drive in and sign… Never better. Vehicle was ready when we got there and we were in and out within an hour.  Thank you!!!” –  nmon, DealerRater.com -

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Robert Trinidad, from Texas, has been working here for year and a half.

“Why change a good thing – Internet Sales Jeff Hennen and Robert Trinidad are the best!” – Robert Delgado -

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Charles Wills, from Evans, has been selling for Milton Ruben for a year.

“Charles Wills exceeded all my expectations.” – Derek Rosington -

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Kim Varner, from Massachusetts, has been with Milton Ruben for four years.

“From the first inquiry I had a great experience on site and on the internet. My saleswoman, Kim Varner, was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and honest.” – Daniel Newman -

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And their fearless leader, Jeff Hennen, who is from Pennsylvania, and has been at Milton Ruben for over four years, and has been managing our Internet Team for two.

“Only negative response is you make it ‘too’ easy to buy a new Toyota Avalon!! Great customer service. No pressure tactics or dragging feet! Would definitely recommend Milton Ruben!” – Patricia Vandegrift -

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Our Internet Sales Team would be happy to help you find the car of your dreams! Chat with our Call Center to make an appointment or give us a call at 706-868-0588!

Keep up with Milton Ruben Superstore on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Post and photos by Milton Ruben Superstore Social Media Specialist Heather Cortright.

 

 

 

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