Friday, March 29, 2013

How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip

Often, preparing your car for a road trip can be a nerve raking experience. You have to pack up your car with clothes, food, equipment, entertainment, and materials needed for an emergency.

Before you leave, here are a few things that you need to remember:
  • Get repairs done: How long has it been since your car's last check-up? Make sure you fixed that taillight that went out or that cracked windshield before you head out on the road.
  • How is your tire pressure and tread? Make sure your tires are well inflated and that the tread is good.
  • Do you have a spare tire? In the event of a flat tire, make sure you know how to change a flat and also have the material needed to accomplish that in your car.
  • Do you have your owners manual and registration? Keep your manual handy in case you have car trouble and have your registration ready in case you get pulled over.
  • Is your car clean? Outside and inside? Having a car that is clean inside and out will make it a better experience for the passengers and the clean windows will make it easier for everyone to enjoy the view.
  • How's your air filter? Changing your air filter regularly can help with your fuel economy and save you some gas money!
  • Do you have a map or a GPS? I know we depend on our smartphones for a quick look at a map, but often we don't get service coverage when we are out exploring. Keeping an old fashioned map handy as well as a GPS can prevent that frantic “oh no, we are lost” moment.
  • Do you have car insurance or roadside assistance program? In the event of a breakdown or car accident it is important to have coverage. Do it now so you don't regret it later.
  • Are you loading and storing everything evenly? Remember that storing belongings or equipment on the roof rack of your car will decrease fuel economy. Also, distribute heavy items evenly throughout the car.
  • Do you have emergency items: jumper cables, flashlight, batteries, a gallon water, first aid kit, blanket, food, sunscreen? It's important to have these items in your car at all times.
  • How are your fluids? Oil, transmission, coolant, power steering, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid. All of these help your car run smoothly and efficiently. Remember to check their levels before you head out on the road!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Construction: Hanlees Hilltop Volkswagen

We are in the process of renovating our Hilltop Volkswagen and Hilltop Toyota stores.  

Currently our Volkswagen building is being demolished and will be rebuilt to serve as our new Toyota building.  Our Volkswagen dealership will then move to our current Toyota lot and will get a new building after the old Toyota building has been torn down and rebuilt.  Whew!  That was a lot.  

Both locations will remain open during this progress.  Volkswagen is currently operating out of this snazzy blue trailer.  It's a little cramped, but it will be worth it once our new building is ready. 

It will be a long and stressful process, but we are very excited to see the results.  We want to bring the highest caliber of care to our customers and new spiffy buidlings will contribute to a pleasant experience for all of our visitors as well as our wonderful staff.  So stop by, check out the progress, and chat with us!

We will keep you posted with updates and photographs so you can see our progress and maybe a couple of our stumbles along the way!

Pinewood Derby at Hanlees Davis Nissan

We were lucky enough to be able to host Cub Scout Pack 75's Pinewood Derby at our Davis Nissan location!

Photo: c/o Davis Enterprise

Looks like it was fun!  

Monday, March 25, 2013

Message from Owner: Don Lee

I want to personally welcome you into the Hanlees family. We have worked hard to build this business and have found strength and resolution in our customers over the years.

I want to tell you a little about our philosophy: “One Customer At A Time”. We want to give our customers the highest quality of service and ensure that they leave happy with all of their needs met. We want to focus on giving each customer the attention and assistance they deserve. We do not want to rush, push, or pressure any of our customers. At Hanlees, we are a family and want to bring that sense of comfort and care to our customers. Here is what all of our employees strive for every day:
  • Acknowledging all customers with a smile and friendly attitude.
  • Enthusiastically assisting all customers with a prompt courteous greeting in a professional manner.
  • Escorting all customers to the location they are looking for instead of pointing in the direction.
  • Genuinely thanking each customer for doing business with us and smiling throughout our interaction with our customers.
  • Maintaining a professional, energetic attitude and appearance at all times providing service with a smile.
  • Working with a smile and a positive attitude whenever working with or around our customers.

We are a local and family owned business that puts those values in everything we do. We want to know what we can do to make you happy. We are constantly striving to improve and bring the best service to our customers. I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for your patronage.

Don Lee


How did we get our name?
“Hanlees” comes from the last names of our three owners. Two brothers with the last name: Lee, and their brother-in-law:Han. When we put the two together, we got Hanlees! We believe our name truly represents us as a business that stresses the importance of dedication, hard work, and most importantly: family.