Automotive Service Group offers exceptional quality that you would expect to receive at a reputable car dealer, as it was strategically designed to give you all the amenities of a dealer, but at price points dramatically less than your local car dealer’s service center.
“You can expect up to 30% off dealership prices,” says Craig Douglas, owner of Automotive Service Group (ASG). “In addition to the savings, we offer many communication comforts that the dealers just don’t have. We have invested in technology that allows you to book your appointment online through our Facebook page and website, and receive a text reminder when your car is ready for pick up. You can even talk with our friendly technicians about your service so you understand what is going into the work on your car.”
The address for ASG is easy to memorize since the street name features an American automotive icon, the Thunderbird. ASG is located at 5841 Thunderbird Road (Suite 3) near the intersection of Pendleton Pike and Sunnyside Road.
“What sets us apart from other car repair shops is our three-year or 36,000 mile warranty,” says Douglas. “We feel that when we repair your vehicle, the parts and work should hold up as well as when your car was new.”
Furthermore, ASG is on the cutting edge of technology. Douglas explains, “Everyone has their world on their phone. We’re trying to make it easier for customers to maintain their cars by scheduling appointments online and receiving communication of their car’s progress/service appointments by texts.”
Here are some of the special advantages you will find at ASG:
• Warranty for all service (3 years or 36,000 miles)
• Ease of scheduling appointments online
• Service reminders/service updates via email and/or text messages
• Convenience of Saturday service from 8am to 3pm
• Saturday Price Special – 10% off all scheduled maintenance performed on Saturday
• Servicing all makes and models
• Same software and updates for equipment programming capabilities as dealers (on 12 different makes of cars)
• Abundant coupons/website specials through the U.S. Mail, online, email/text and Facebook
• Price Guarantee – Bring in any dealer estimate and ASG will beat their price by at least 20%
• Extended warranties are honored
• Family-owned with friendly, honest staff who recognizes you by name instead of by number
• Spacious waiting room with free wireless internet, computer work station, and complimentary beverages
• Free shuttle service while your car is being serviced
Simply put, Craig Douglas represents a risk-taking car enthusiast who is passionate about buying, building, modernizing, collecting and even racing cars. Douglas laughs as he says, “I love cars. I’m like the kid that never grew up. People collect dolls, baseball cards… but I collect cars.” He rebuilt his first engine at 13 years old. That was only the beginning of his engine building success. He also built all of the engines in the championship winning cars that he raced as well as several of those of his fellow co-racers.
“My dad’s custom ‘54 Ford is in my shop right now,” boasts Douglas, who loves to modernize any chance he can get. “My dad brought it in for a new gas gauge but we are redoing the dashboard and installing a touch screen flip-out navigation DVD player that plays iPod and videos.”
Douglas bought his first car, a ’67 Charger, at the age of fifteen. He raced it and won several championships. After owning it for 23 years, he sold it to someone in Hawaii. Later, his fateful wheel would steer him in a different direction.
One day, he got a phone call from a man named Jimmy Ray who was looking for someone to race his car because he had been terribly hurt in a motorcycle accident, leaving him a paraplegic. As a result, Douglas became half owner of a ’67 Camaro with Ray, completely transforming the car within a five-year period getting it to the top of its class, all the while, racing it in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky, Orlando, and Indy. Douglas recalls the coincidence of how he and Ray both owned their first cars at fifteen, and both raced cars and motorcycles in drag races.
“I always try to be the best that I can,” says Douglas, who once raced a NASCAR in the “Richard Petty Experience” at the Indy 500 track, and got the fastest time of the day. He has also raced a NASCAR truck at the Indy Raceway Park. He admits, “I prefer drag racing as I don’t like going in a circle.” But he is very competitive, even when he goes go-karting with his kids.
Ironically, in 2008, Douglas was also involved in a motorcycle accident. He was badly hurt with many broken parts such as ten broken ribs, four vertebrae, a collarbone, a shoulder and a punctured lung. Although he owns a 2009 Challenger SRT-8 and 2010 Camaro SS and has raced them, he has not raced in a head-up series since his accident, yet remains open minded to the idea again someday.
Douglas lives in Greenfield with his wife, Jenn, and four children: Kyle (14), Korah (12), Emma (12) and Chase (10). He invites you to come by ASG, say “hello,” and take advantage of receiving dealership quality service at much lower prices.
For more information, visit www.asgindy.com.