I needed an oil change and scheduled for this Monday morning at Walnut Creek Import Service, needless to say, in Walnut Creek at 1343 Pine St. where I have been going for many years to maintain a fully paid for car that I anticipate will last forever. The owner of the shop is Andy Cummings and he is an excellent and honest mechanic that will properly diagnose and take care of anything that is needed for your car. They are awesome!, their phone number is (925) 939-8761.
The reason for this post is that when I finished there, I drove across the street to America’s Tire to get a tire rotation which I do every 5,000 miles (I learned a hard lesson about not doing this a while ago).
While I was at America’s Tire, I picked up a Car and Driver magazine in the waiting room and started looking at the sexy cars with lots of power, etc., However, I always look at the advertisements in these magazines just to see if I “need” something.
While checking it out, I came upon a four page ad from McNeil Automotive Products – Weather Tech® which was not really talking about their products, but about how they are made, based on their strong philosophy for keeping jobs in America. I couldn’t help but to read the complete article, nicely written and signed by their Founder and CEO David McNeil. His article is an example of what we need in this country if we are going to get out “as a nation out of this economic crisis“. as he so eloquently puts it. I am proud of the fact that I’m an American by choice and appreciate the individuals like Mr. McNeil that keep the USA strong. I wish him, his company and his employees much success and the best that anyone could wish for. And finally, YES, I have purchased their products in the past, many times and their quality reflects the craftmanship that these proud folks strive for.
I’m including a link to the article right here.
The image above was obtained from the website of Jonny Energy Flex Fuel Products, another company that supports the Made in America products.