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CP Diesel & Automotive

The Customer Profile for this blog post spotlights CP Diesel & Automotive in St. Cloud, Florida. Primarily a medium-duty repair facility specializing in Ford, Chevy and Dodge (RAM) diesel pickup trucks. CP Diesel & Automotive is also a full-service location for passenger car and truck repair. Owner Christopher Ofeldt worked as a crane operator for 10 years and learned diesel repair and maintenance through that occupation. In February of 2008, Christopher enrolled at a Universal Technical Institute campus in Central Florida. After graduating, Christopher found a job at a nearby Ford dealership and worked in the diesel department for a brief time until he and his fiancé cashed in their life savings to open CP Diesel & Automotive in 2011. Located at 2013 Jaffa Drive in St. Cloud since its opening, CP Diesel & Automotive originally started in a 25 X 80 foot warehouse with one lift. Later, the business expanded into a second warehouse measuring 50 X 80 feet with three service bays. A new location is currently under construction that will accommodate five service bays and 4,000 square feet of space. "We pride ourselves as being a one-stop shop," said Ofeldt. "It's where our community and travelers can have their vehicles serviced from bumper to bumper." Another service provided by CP Diesel & Automotive is customer pick up when leaving their vehicle for repairs, or they can pick up a vehicle and return it to the customer once the service is complete. Of the three employees at CP Diesel & Automotive, two are ASE Master Certified Technicians. The company reimburses its employees for their ASE testing. The company also purchases on-line training programs and live seminars. Employee pay is based on education and certifications obtained. For the past three years, CP Diesel & Automotive has been an installer of JASPER remanufactured engines, transmissions, diesel fuel components and turbochargers. "We use JASPER products because of their nationwide warranty, quick availability and knowledgeable staff," said Ofeldt. CP Diesel & Automotive has experienced steady growth over the past four and a half years. With their new facility nearing completion, and plans to open a second location in the next five to seven years, CP Diesel & Automotive will continue to provide quality workmanship at a reasonable price with the best components available.

Automotive Trivia 1/15/16

Friddle: What model year did Volkswagen introduce the New Beetle?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What model year was the first generation Dodge Charger introduced?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1966
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

Automotive Trivia 1/08/16

Friddle: What model year was the first generation Dodge Charger introduced?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What does the automotive related acronym VCT stand for?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Variable Cam Timing
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Andrew H. - Oakland City, IN

Christmas Celebrations All December Long

Jasper Engines & Transmissions would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With the unusually warm weather this December in Southern Indiana, JASPER's Christmas traditions are just what our Associates needed to get into the holiday spirit. Here are a couple quick snap shots of this month's activites.
 


Christmas luncheons were provided at all JASPER manufacturing locations.



Movie Morning was held on December 12th at Jasper 8 Theatres for JASPER Associates and their dependents.



Mr. and Mrs. Claus made their way around the JASPER facilities spreading Christmas cheer and some humor while passing out candy canes on the 23rd.

 

 

Automotive Trivia 12/25/15

Friddle: What does the automotive related acronym VCT stand for?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What automotive company produced the 351 Cleveland
V-8 engine?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Ford Motor Company
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Arthur

 

 

JASPER Offers EGR and Oil Coolers for Ford 6.0L Diesel Engines

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce the availability of Ford 6.0L EGR and Oil Coolers for over-the-counter sales. Typically, these two components are the root cause for the failure of each other due to heat.

 The 6.0L oil cooler is a honey comb design which is prone to becoming contaminated and restricted.  “When the oil cooler is restricted, the temperature of the engine cooling system potentially increases, damaging the EGR cooler,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Group Leader. “When the EGR cooler is damaged it can fail, leaking coolant into the engine.”

 The 6.0 EGR cooler utilizes an updated tube style, compared to the original fin design of cooler. “The new tube design reduces the chance of becoming restricted and increases the cooling and the life of the EGR cooler,” added Boeglin. 

Typically, the root cause of an EGR cooler failure is the oil cooler becoming restricted. Therefore, JASPER highly recommends replacing both coolers at the same time.

 

 

Automotive Trivia 12/18/15

Friddle: What automotive company produced the 351 Cleveland V-8 engine?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What automotive brand used the slogan "The road

will never be the same"?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Acura
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Automotive Trivia

Friddle: What automotive brand used the slogan "The road will never be the same"?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What company was the first manufacturer of automobiles
in the state of Indiana?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Haynes-Apperson Company
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Bradford

 

Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow Hosts Will Read & Sing

On November 21st, Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) hosted "Will Read & Sing for Food" at the new Jasper Engines and Transmissions Power Drive facility.  This was the 2nd time that WRSF has performed in this location this year. Over 125 people were on hand and had the opportunity to see JETT's presentation of 4 grants to non-profit organizations that included; Crisis Connection, Freedom Reigns, Crawford County Child Abuse Prevention Council and Metal Missions. These grants combined for over $19,000. As a bonus to the wonderful entertainment provided by Scott Saalman & company, JETT raised over $1,300 that evening to go towards 2016 grants.
 
JETT is a giving circle for Jasper Engine & Transmission Associates and families that focuses on pooling resources to have a greater combined impact on our communities. Our goal is to learn more about philanthropic opportunities and to support those organizations that promote smart giving. Over 500 volunteer hours were also donated by JETT members this year. Also each year, a portion of the member donations goes to the building of the JETT endowment which currently totals over $20,000. JETT was established in 2013.

You can support JETT outside of our company by donating at a WRSF, which goes to our pass through account at the Foundation.

 

 

 

Automotive Trivia

 

Friddle: What company was the first manufacturer of automobiles in the
state of Indiana?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which Italian automaker built the V-10 powered Gallardo?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner