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Customer Profile - Red's Garage

Red's Garage Red’s Garage in Port Chester, New York, is one of the Tri-State area’s complete full service auto and truck repair facilities. Located at 25 Midland Avenue, near the New York-Connecticut line, Red’s Garage started as a one bay shop in 1944 by Anthony "Red" Zaccagnino. Red’s nephew, and current owner, Joe Sandarciero lived in the house behind the shop and began learning the business at age 15. In 1976, at the age of 18, Joe purchased Red’s Garage and in 1981 moved the business to its current location on Midland Avenue. At that time, Red’s was a three bay gas station. In 1998, 12,000 square feet was added to the building to accommodate their growing truck repair business. Seven years later, Joe’s son, Joe Jr., joined the Red’s Garage staff as sales manager handling the sales of snow & ice equipment, trailers, truck equipment and accessories as well as starting and managing their three e-commerce websites (Redsgarage.com, GotPlowParts.com and GotTruckAccessories.com). In 2011, Red’s Garage expanded again to include a new showroom and parts department. This recent addition brought the total workspace area to 19,000 square feet with 15 bays. Their services range from general automotive to medium and heavy-duty truck repair. Red’s Garage is also a snow plow dealer for Western, Boss, SnowDogg, and spreader dealers for SnowEx, Torwel and Downeaster. They also sell a full line of truck accessories and are an authorized Rhino Lining dealer. Red’s Garage employs 15 full-time technicians, two shop foremen, two office managers, one parts manager and a sales manager. Ten of their technicians are ASE Certified, including brakes and hybrid Certification. Red’s Garage pays for their technicians’ additional training to advance their automotive knowledge, so important with today’s modern vehicles. For the past 14 years, Red’s Garage has been an installer of JASPER quality remanufactured products. Red’s uses JASPER because of our warranty and product reliability. "JASPER gives the customer peace of mind that if something were to go wrong, JASPER will stand behind their product," says Joe, Jr.. "With JASPER products, we know we are getting a quality product. The customer is not only buying an engine or transmission, they are buying a company, and with a company like JASPER you know you’re getting quality." Honesty and integrity are the two cornerstones behind Red’s Garage and their business philosophy. They remain the best way to retain their customer base. "Our customers are what keeps our shop going," says Joe, Jr.. Our work environment is family oriented, and we treat our customers like family."

Automotive Trivia

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Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Hankook is primarily known for manufacturing what type of auto part? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: A typical automobile has four wheels, a spare and a sixth wheel. What kind of wheel is the sixth? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Steering Wheel Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jacob G.

‘32 Ford Transmission Gets Authentic

Just before the end of 2012, the transmission department of Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrains remanufactured this three-speed manual transmission from a 1932 Ford Model B. The Model B was produced between 1932 and 1934 and was the successor to the Model A, which Ford produced between 1928 and 1931. "The biggest difference was that the transmission in the Model B used synchronizers to make shifting gears easier," says Dave Ernst, JASPER Special Projects Consultant. "The Model A did not use synchronized gears, so the driver had to be very careful not to rake the gears, and potentially damage the transmission." Obviously, this early drivetrain component is no longer offered new, nor does it fit into any production remanufacturing system. That’s where Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrains comes in. For more information on the Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrain division, call 1-800-827-7455.

JASPER Rolling Showcase Prepares to Roll Out!

Jasper Engines & Transmissions will be on the road for 2013 celebrating over 70 years of business in the automotive remanufacturing industry. As a way to better educate the public on our remanufacturing capabilities, JASPER has updated its mobile marketing rig, appropriately named the "JASPER Rolling Showcase." The "Showcase" will make appearances at eight high-profile car shows and performance events from April through October. The JASPER Rolling Showcase brings along several product displays, including components from the gas engine, transmission, performance and Authentic Custom Drivetrain divisions. JASPER Associates are on hand at each event, so visitors can walk up and ask about our remanufacturing processes. What began as Alvin C. Ruxer’s insight has evolved into the largest mass remanufacturer in the world with an ongoing commitment to quality. JASPER’s Mission Statement is simple: "Do It Right... And Have Fun!" For over 70 years, JASPER has been committed to being a leading force in the automotive industry.

JASPER Rolling Showcase 2013 Travel Schedule

April 24-28 Carlisle, PA (Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral)

June 21-23 St. Paul, MN (MSRA Back to The 50s)

July 5-7 Des Moines, IA (Goodguys Heartland Nationals)

July 19-21 Syracuse, NY (Syracuse Nationals)

August 1-4 Louisville, KY (NSRA Nationals)

August 23-25 Evansville, IN (Frog Follies)

September 6-7 Pigeon Forge, TN (Shades of the Past)

October 10-12 Biloxi, MS (Cruisin’ The Coast)

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: A typical automobile has four wheels, a spare and a sixth wheel. What kind of wheel is the sixth? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which driver will start from the pole position in this weekend's 55th running of the Daytona 500? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Danica Patrick Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Al N.

Call for Calendar Entries 2014

The Jasper Engines & Transmissions 2013 calendar is out. We had some great entries, and a big "Thank You" goes out to everyone that submitted their images. We’re in the preliminary stages for our 2014 calendar. Do you have a vehicle that’s calendar worthy? Don’t hesitate! Send us your entry! Entrants must submit a color photograph (35mm or larger) and information about their unique vehicle, or performance car or truck, along with information on the JASPER remanufactured product that has been installed. Vehicles should be placed in a "show" type setting. Low resolution digital images transferred onto photo paper cannot be accepted. High-resolution digital images, 8" x 10" at 300 dpi, are preferred. All entries will be judged based on adherence to the category, equipment appearance and the quality of the photograph. REMINDER!!! The deadline for 2014 Calendar entries is August 1st. If you have vehicle images, and would like to request an entry form, or for additional information, contact Roxanne Sherman at: rsherman@ jasperengines.com.  

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which driver will start from the pole position in this weekend's 55th running of the Daytona 500? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Propylene glycol is a compound found in what automotive fluid? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Antifreeze Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Dan G. - Calverton, MD

JASPER is Ready for Racing in 2013!

Brad Keselowski won the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship for Penske Racing. Clint Bowyer finished second for Michael Waltrip Racing. What did these two drivers have in common? Their race cars used components built by the NASCAR Driveline Division of Jasper Engines and Transmissions. Keselowski ran a JASPER Differential in 2012, and Bowyer used a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission. Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with JASPER products accounted for 16 Wins in 2012, 72 top-five finishes and 134 top-ten finishes. "Everyone was very satisfied with our products in 2012," says Terry DeKemper, JASPER NASCAR Driveline Manager. "We had no issues with any of our components last year and we’re definitely looking forward to 2013, particularly with the new body styles the Cup teams will be using." The Driveline Division has not rested on the laurels of their previous season’s success. Their work has been non-stop in preparation for the new season. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will once again have their cars equipped with the JASPER traditional three-rail 4-Speed Transmission. Michael Waltrip Racing drivers Martin Truex, Jr., Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer will use JASPER’s single-rail version of the 4-Speed. Both versions of the transmission utilize an exclusive ‘floating’ input shaft design. "Instead of using a solid shaft going into the clutch and the back of the engine, our patented design uses a splined hub that flexes with the car’s torsional movement," says DeKemper. "Any time the engine and transmission flex together, where the bellhousing absorbs the movement, the floating shaft will flex eliminating a bind up within the internal gears. Through dynamometer testing, this design has shown greater gearbox efficiency." Keselowski, and Penske Racing teammate, Joey Logano, will have their Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with a JASPER Differential for 2013. "When we prepare a differential, we use the same type of components that are available to any team," says DeKemper. "Our assembly process differs for each unit depending on track layout." During the off-season, JASPER has worked with each of the teams to make additional gains in the differential and the transmission. DeKemper says his department’s continuing goal is to repeat the successes of 2012 with no component issues. Another goal is to grow the division. "New teams have been looking," says DeKemper. "We have units currently being tested by a few teams while they prepare at Daytona. You never know where it will lead, but it would be great if we could pick up more teams."

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Propylene glycol is a compound found in what automotive fluid? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What 500 mile, 200 lap, race is known as the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing"? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: The "Indianapolis 500" Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Andy K.