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Looking Back at 2016

Posted on: December 29th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Opened our Chardon location: Carmen Paterniti’s four sons opened our newest location in Chardon, Ohio where all of the boys grew up. CJ, Shaun, Dustin and Cody all own and run this state of the art facility. Expanded our Apprenticeship program: D&S Automotive has had around 6-8 apprentices learning from our professional technicians. Each of […]

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17 Winter Driving Tips to Get You to Where You’re Going

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Set a reasonable pace. Expectations should stay low in changing weather systems. Plan around traffic. You know when rush hours are so travel around those hours to miss the heavier traffic. Travelling 10 am to about 3 pm is a good idea as well as late at night or early in the morning. Cell phone […]

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Get the Right Estimate the First Time!

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

  The myth is that insurance companies want you to get at least 3 separate estimates in the event of a collision. That’s just not the case for a collision center with the professional background that D&S Automotive has had for years. The rule of thumb is to take your vehicle to a collision center […]

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Christmas Gifts for the Car Lovers on Your List

Posted on: December 8th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Running Boards Sometimes you just need that extra step up to get into your truck or lifted Jeep, especially when the snow is piled next to your car. The best gift you can give to that shorter person in your life is to take them on a ride in your Truck or Jeep and get […]

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Truck Accessory Gift Guide

Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Start your holiday off right by upgrading your vehicle or giving the gift of upgrades to that truck lover in your life. Tonneau Cover Give the gift of protection this Christmas by adding a bed or tonneau cover to your truck. WeatherTech Floor Mats Car interiors get messy. That’s a given. But with WeatherTech floor mats […]

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Speaking Series at Chardon High School with CJ Paterniti

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Last week, CJ Paterniti talked to students at Chardon High School about entrepreneurship and business. Below are a few questions that students had after the talk. Which location did you start at? When I started we only had our Mentor location.  That is where my tenure began. When did you decide to open several shops […]

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Giving Thanks to Our Community, Partners, and Friends!

Posted on: November 21st, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

We have so many amazing business and community partners who we would like to thank this week just in time for Thanksgiving. This is the time of year where friends and family are at the forefront of our minds. These partners are friends and family to us.   Automotive Partners Defender Auto Glass Best Truck […]

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D&S Automotive | Your Choice for Wheelchair Van Repair

Posted on: November 17th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

The reason the relationship started was because Mark DiRosa worked at another company which put lifts into vans while D&S Automotive was in the business of converting “hippie vans.” Mark would ship the vans to D&S to build the entire interior and Mark would put the lift in. Back before there were safer seatbelts throughout […]

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Employee Spotlight: 3 Questions with Erik Ellis

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

At D&S Automotive, our employees are our largest asset. This week we interviewed Erik Ellis who recently joined our crew in the accessories department. We thought it would be fun to get to know one of our wonderful employees each month. Read Erik’s answers below and get to know him a little better. Then come […]

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Top 6 Winter Accessories

Posted on: November 1st, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Winter is coming! And we’re not talking about GoT (Game of Thrones: An HBO Fantasy Show). We’re talking about Cleveland, Ohio. I don’t even want to think about snow, but it’s seriously coming. The only redeeming qualities of winter is winter sports, comfortable clothes, cozy fires and, of course, Christmas. Which gives us a couple […]

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