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Twas The Night Before Christmas Monicatti Edition

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Monicatti Edition)

12/02/2022 - 10:00 AM

To help spread some holiday cheer and get everyone feeling festive, we would like to share our very own Monicatti Edition of the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas story! Enjoy!

Twas the Night Before Christmas when down at Monicatti
Not a vehicle was stirring, not even a Bugatti
The keys were all hung in the dealer supply room
In hopes that once started, they'd all go vroom vroom!

Next to the showroom, back in the garage
Mechanics were working on Ford, Chevy & Dodge
The tires were stacked in the corner with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas would fill them with air

Our employees were nestled all snug in their beds
With visions of cars in blues, greens and reds
With Ryan in his 'kerchief and Mike in his cap
The dealership had closed for a long winters nap

When all of a sudden we were all brought to tears
Listening to a sleigh screeching through gears
It was obvious it hadn't been serviced for awhile
So the mechanics at Monicatti Service Center did he dial

As his sleigh and his reindeer came down with a glide
It was obvious to us that he needed a new ride
The little old driver was lively and quick
And we all knew instantly that it must be St. Nick!

His reindeer came with him, quite calm and tame
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name
"Now Audi! Now Kia! Now Ford and Chevy!
"On Jeep! On Hummer! On Cadillac and Bentley!"

"Whether being fixed or traded, there's one place to go!
"And nothing will stop us, not sun, rain or snow!"
"Preaching HONESTY, INTEGRITY & LOYALTY to your face,
Monicatti Auto Sales & Service is the place!"

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at Monicatti Auto Sales & Service!

2022 HOLIDAY HOURS:

Dec. 23rd: CLOSING at 12:00 PM
Dec. 24th - 26th: CLOSED
Dec. 27th - 30th: OPEN
Dec. 31st - Jan. 2nd: CLOSED

Black Friday Oil Change Special

MONICATTI AUTO SERVICE CENTER BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!

11/21/2022 - 12:00 PM

This Black Friday, take advantage of our Monicatti Auto Service Center Oil Change Special! Whether you need one or not, YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS PRICE!

End the year 2022 with a $20.22 oil change service! Call us at 844-463-6722 or fill out on online CONTACT FORM and schedule your appointment TODAY!


*Note: Includes 5 quarts of synthetic oil and oil filter. Over 5 quarts may be slightly higher depending on vehicle make & model. Additional costs may apply. Not valid with any other coupon or special. Good Black Friday, 11-25-22 only!

2022 Winter Readiness Package

2022 MONICATTI AUTO SERVICE CENTER WINTER READINESS PACKAGE

11/04/2022 - 9:00 AM

Let Monicatti Auto Service Center help you prepare for winter!

Can you believe it's November already? Thanksgiving is right around the corner and after that comes Christmas! Before we know it, winter will be upon us and we'll all be dealing with the cold, the snow and the ice. And while we can never seem to prepare ourselves, here at Monicatti Auto Service Center we can at least help you prepare your vehicle for the winter. So check out our Winter Readiness Package and contact us to book an appointment TODAY!


REGULAR RETAIL PRICE: $360.00

WINTER READINESS PACKAGE PRICE: $299.99

A SAVINGS OF $60.00!

  • Conventional/Synthetic Oil and Filter Change

  • BG Coolant Flush (FULL flush, NOT a drain & fill)

  • FREE Tire Rotation

  • FREE Windshield Wiper Replacement

  • FREE Brake & Vehicle Safety Inspections

*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!*

*NOTE* Oil changes include up to 5 quarts of conventional or synthetic oil. Over 5 quarts of oil may be slightly higher depending on vehicle make and model. Tax and disposal fees are extra. Windshield wipers include most domestic makes and models. Extra charges may apply for high-end or import vehicles. See our Service Center Manager for details. Valid on most vehicles. Additional costs may apply. Must present coupon at time of service. Not valid with any other coupon, discount or special.
Expiration Date: 2/28/2023


SAVE MORE WITH MORE SERVICE!

The more service you bring to Monicatti Auto Service Center, the more you SAVE!

  • SPEND $50.00 - $99.99 and SAVE $5.00 off your bill

  • SPEND $100.00 - $199.99 and SAVE $10.00 off your bill

  • SPEND $200.00 - $299.99 and SAVE $20.00 off your bill

  • SPEND $300.00 - $399.99 and SAVE $30.00 off your bill

  • SPEND $400.00+ and SAVE $40.00 off your bill

Plus tax. See our Service Center Manager for details. Valid on most vehicles. Additional costs may apply. Must present coupon at time of service. Not valid with any other coupon, discount or special.
Expiration Date: 2/28/2023


Give us a CALL at 1-844-463-6722, fill out our online Service Center CONTACT FORM or just stop on by to schedule an appointment TODAY!

Give the GIFT of Monicatti Auto Detailing!

GIVE THE GIFT OF MONICATTI AUTO SERVICE CENTER AUTO DETAILING!

11/4/2022 - 9:00 AM

Give the GIFT of Monicatti this holiday season!

Who doesn't love a CLEAN, SHINY vehicle, are we right?! At Monicatti Auto Service Center, our professional in-house auto detailers strive to make your vehicle NEW just for YOU!

Purchase a Monicatti Service Center Auto Detailing GIFT CERTIFICATE this holiday season and give your loved one the gift of a CLEAN, SHINY, NEW vehicle!

Regular Retail Prices for Monicatti Service Center Auto Detailing is as follows:

  • $199.95 for MOST cars

  • $229.95 for MOST trucks/SUV's

(NOTE: Gift vouchers are good for an auto detail for a standard-sized car, truck or SUV. Excludes larger trucks, commercial vehicles, boats, RV's and vehicles in need of a deeper, more in-depth cleaning. Contact us below for pricing on these types of vehicles.)

Good for 1 year after purchase date.

Give us a CALL at 1-844-463-6722, fill out our online Service Center CONTACT FORM or just stop on by to purchase a gift certificate for your loved one TODAY!

Give the GIFT of Monicatti MONEY!

GIVE THE GIFT OF MONICATTI AUTO SERVICE CENTER MONEY!

11/4/2022 - 9:00 AM

Give the GIFT of Monicatti this holiday season!

Car repairs are inevitable, are we right? And they always seem to come at the most inopportune time! This holiday season, you could help lighten that burden from a loved one by giving them the gift of MONICATTI MONEY!

Purchase a "MONICATTI MONEY" gift certificate from our Monicatti Service Center which can be used for any automotive repair or service and make the hassle of getting their vehicle repaired that much easier for the important people in your life!

MONICATTI MONEY gift certificates can be purchased in the following dollar amounts:

  • $25.00

  • $50.00

  • $75.00

  • $100.00

Good for 1 year after purchase date.

Give us a CALL at 1-844-463-6722, fill out our online Service Center CONTACT FORM or just stop on by to purchase a gift certificate for your loved one TODAY!

Monicatti Multi-Point Inspection Checklist

MONICATTI SERVICE CENTER MULTI-POINT INSPECTION CHECKLIST

Here at Monicatti Auto Sales & Service we perform a multi-point inspection on every vehicle that comes through our dealership. Whether it's a customer vehicle coming through our Monicatti Service Center or one of the vehicles for sale on our used car lot, we ensure all of our vehicles are in top working order.

Services to Check & Recommend

Recommended Scheduled Maintenance Services

Check Fluid Levels & Fill

Recommended Maintenance Services

  • Engine Oil

  • Transmission

  • Brake Reservoir

  • Window Washer

  • Power Steering

  • Coolant Recover Reservoir

  • Oil Change

  • Oil Filter

  • Fuel Filter

  • Engine Air Filter

  • Cabin Air Filter

  • Spark Plugs

  • Engine Coolant

  • Transmission Fluid

  • Transmission Filter

  • Accessory Drive Belts

  • Tire Rotation

Check Vehicle Battery
Battery Terminals Condition: ___ Good ___ Bad

Service Technician Comments: __________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

  • Operation of horn, interior lights, exterior lamps, turn signals, hazard & brake lamps

  • Radiator, heater and air conditioning hoses for leaks and damage

  • Windshield for cracks, chips and pitting

  • Windshield washer spray, wiper operation and wiper blades

  • Accessory drive belts

  • Brake system (including lines, hoses and parking brake) and wheel end for end-play and wheel bearing noise

  • Clutch operation (if equipped)

  • Constant velocity (CV) drive axle boots (if equipped)

  • Drive shaft, transmission, u-joint and shift linkage (if equipped) and lubricate (as needed)

  • Engine Cooling System, hoses and clamps

  • Exhaust System (leaks, damage, loose parts)

  • Oil and/or fluid leaks

  • Shocks/struts and other suspension components for leaks and/or damage

  • Steering and steering linkages

Check Vehicle Brakes - Measure Front/Rear Brake Linings

Left Front

Left Rear

Right Front

Right Rear

____ Over 5mm or 7/32" (Disc)
or Over 2mm or 3/32" (Drum)
____ 3-5mm or 4/32"-7/32" (Disc)
or 1.01-2mm or 2/32"-3/32" (Drum)
____ Less than 3mm or 4/32" (Disc)
or Less than 1mm or 2/32" (Drum)

____ Over 5mm or 7/32" (Disc)
or Over 2mm or 3/32" (Drum)
____ 3-5mm or 4/32"-7/32" (Disc)
or 1.01-2mm or 2/32"-3/32" (Drum)
____ Less than 3mm or 4/32" (Disc)
or Less than 1mm or 2/32" (Drum)

____ Over 5mm or 7/32" (Disc)
or Over 2mm or 3/32" (Drum)
____ 3-5mm or 4/32"-7/32" (Disc)
or 1.01-2mm or 2/32"-3/32" (Drum)
____ Less than 3mm or 4/32" (Disc)
or Less than 1mm or 2/32" (Drum)

____ Over 5mm or 7/32" (Disc)
or Over 2mm or 3/32" (Drum)
____ 3-5mm or 4/32"-7/32" (Disc)
or 1.01-2mm or 2/32"-3/32" (Drum)
____ Less than 3mm or 4/32" (Disc)
or Less than 1mm or 2/32" (Drum)

Check Tires (Tread Depth)

Left Front

Left Rear

Right Front

Right Rear

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

Check Tires (Wear Pattern/Damage)

Left Front

Left Rear

Right Front

Right Rear

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

____ 7/32" or Greater
____ 4/32" to 6/32"
____ 3/32" or Less

Tire Wear Indicates: ____ Alignment Check Needed ____ Wheel Balance Needed
Tire Pressure Set to Factory Recommended PSI: ____ Front ____ Rear

The Monicatti Auto Sales & Service Ebay Store

THE MONICATTI AUTO SALES & SERVICE EBAY STORE

10/26/2022 - 9:00 AM

As an automotive service center located in Chesterfield, MI, we work on all sorts of cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles. Sometimes we end up with extra car parts, truck parts and other misc. vehicle parts that we don't need. So we have decided to create our very own Monicatti Auto Sales & Service Ebay Store to sell them.

So if you or someone you know is interested, please feel free to check out our MONICATTI AUTO EBAY STORE to see what we have available. (NOTE: These listings will be continuously updated with new parts added as we find the time.)

It doesn't matter if you live in or around Macomb County, MI, in Casco, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Fraser, Macomb, Mt. Clemens, New Baltimore, New Haven, Ray Township, Richmond, Roseville or Washington Township, or if you live out of state, please feel free to shop our store online.

"THE ACCIDENT!"

"THE ACCIDENT"

In November of 2021 we purchased 3 vehicles from a local auto auction for sale at our dealership. These 3 vehicles were a 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S, a 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible and a 2006 Jeep Commander. During transportation from the auto auction to our dealership, the truck driver was involved in an accident and all 3 of these vehicles came off of the truck and were severely damaged.

Our owner, the one and only Mr. Michael Monicatti, spent a number of months going back and forth with the auto auction, the trucking company and the insurance companies.

Now, you're probably thinking to yourself that this is why places like Monicatti Auto Sales & Service have insurance, right? Well, apparently the trucking company and their lawyers were able to find and exploit some sort of small loophole which absolved them from any responsibility!

So unfortunately, at the end of the day, we were stuck paying for and keeping all 3 vehicles in their damaged states.

In an effort to make the most out of our situation, we decided to have our experienced and expert mechanics disassemble the vehicles in order to start selling the individual parts. These parts, in addition to other "extra car parts" that we come by, are listed on our new Monicatti Auto Sales & Service Ebay Store, which can be found HERE. (NOTE: These listings will be continuously updated with new parts added as we find the time.)

So if you or someone you know is in need of any parts from a 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S, a 2012 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible or a 2006 Jeep Commander, please feel free to give us a call at 1-844-463-6722, e-mail us at sales@monicattiautosales.com, fill out our online CONTACT FORM or simply check out our MONICATTI AUTO EBAY STORE to see what we have available.

It doesn't matter if you live in or around Macomb County, MI, in Casco, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Fraser, Macomb, Mt. Clemens, New Baltimore, New Haven, Ray Township, Richmond, Roseville or Washington Township or if you live out of state, we would love to work out a deal!

12 Winter Storage Tips for Your Vehicle

12 WINTER STORAGE TIPS FOR YOUR VEHICLE

10/20/2022 - 9:00 AM

While we may very well have a few warm days left in the year, the cold weather is creeping in and winter is just around the corner. For those of us with classic cars, hot rods, sports cars or even just RWD vehicles that don’t do so well in the snow, it’s time to start thinking about placing our 4-wheeled friends into storage.

Suggested Supplies:

  • Vacuum

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Car wax

  • Fabric sheets and moth balls

  • Car cover

  • Tire pressure gauge

  • Fuel and fuel stabilizer

  • Oil and oil filter

  • Antifreeze

  • Wheel chocks/blocks

  • Battery trickle charger

Step 1: Decide Where You Will Store Your Vehicle

Ideally, your own garage is the best place to store your vehicle for the winter. Not only is it easier to keep an eye on and makes things more convenient if you need to access the vehicle, but it also helps with a few of our storage steps below. It’s also FREE which is a plus! However, if you don’t have a garage or if your garage is too full to fit your vehicle, you can rent indoor vehicle storage at a number of self-storage facilities. With climate control options, month-to-month rental agreements and security features like video surveillance, a storage facility provides the flexibility and peace of mind you want.

For a listing of local storage facilities in and around Macomb County, MI, including facilities in Casco, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, Fraser, Macomb, Mt. Clemens, New Baltimore, New Haven, Ray Township, Richmond, Roseville and Washington Township – CLICK HERE.


Step 2: Clean Your Vehicle

Once you’ve decided where you will store your vehicle, the next step is to CLEAN IT! Remove all of the trash, remove anything that might freeze and vacuum up any and ALL crumbs that could attract pests. The last thing you want is for critters to snuggle up and hibernate inside your vehicle during the winter months! Once you’ve deep cleaned the interior, spend some time on the outside as well. Any dirt or salt left on the body of your vehicle could lead to rust, so make sure to wash your car before storing it. And not only the body, but underneath your vehicle as well. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, a fresh coat of wax can also help protect paint while in storage.

For a PROFESSIONAL cleaning, either before OR after the winter, come see us at Monicatti Auto Sales & Service in Chesterfield, MI and book an appointment with our professional, in-house auto detailers. You can give us a call at 1-844-463-6722 or fill out our ONLINE CONTACT FORM.


Step 3: Change Your Oil

Before putting your vehicle into storage, be sure to get an oil change. Fresh oil will protect your engine while it’s sitting and guarantee it’s ready to drive again when the weather warms up.


Step 4: Refresh the Coolant/Antifreeze

With a name like “antifreeze” (also known as coolant), you can probably guess that it’s definitely made for the winter! Adding more antifreeze is especially important if you’re storing a vehicle outside. Due to the risk of freezing, make sure your water-to-antifreeze ratio for the winter is close to 50/50.

If you’re unsure of how to perform an oil change or flush your antifreeze or coolant, Monicatti Auto Service Center in Chesterfield, MI services all surrounding areas including (but not limited to) Algonac, Casco, Chesterfield, Clinton Township, East China, Fraser, Macomb, Mt. Clemens, Marysville, New Baltimore, New Haven, Ray Township, Richmond, Roseville and Washington Township. Give us a call at 1-844-463-6722 or fill out our ONLINE CONTACT FORM to book your appointment TODAY!


Step 5: Fill the Tires

Adding extra air to the tires before storing your vehicle can save you a lot of trouble when it’s time to drive again in the spring. Slightly overfilling the tires before putting your car away is a smart idea to make sure they don’t go flat from fluctuations in temperature. Just be sure not to exceed the maximum PSI.


Step 6: Top Off the Gas

Filling up on gas before you put a vehicle into storage is a smart idea because it prevents condensation from building up in your fuel tank. If you’re going to be storing your vehicle long-term, for the entire winter for example, adding a fuel stabilizer to your gas can help protect your car. This is because gas can break down over time and a fuel stabilizer will prevent this from happening, which can be detrimental for your engine when it comes time to start it again.


Step 7: Protect Your Battery

There are two main options to choose from when deciding how to store a car battery for the winter. Disconnecting a car battery for storage is a great idea as long as it’s somewhere dry, has a stable temperature, and is kept off of the floor. If you don’t want to deal with removing and reinstalling a battery, you could invest in a battery trickle charger. A trickle charger will keep enough power running to the battery so it doesn’t die completely.


Step 8: Chock Your Wheels

If you are storing your vehicle outdoors or if your garage or driveway are built on an incline, wheel chocks can be a good idea that will offer you peace of mind without putting unnecessary strain on your parking break. These pyramid-shaped blocks wedge under your front tires to ensure it won’t roll anywhere.


Step 9: Get a Vehicle Cover

A winter car cover is a wonderful idea because your vehicle will stay dry, clean, and free of dust, especially when stored indoors. However, if your vehicle is sitting outside during the winter, a car cover can sometimes be bad as it can actually trap in moisture and accelerate rust and erosion. In this case, it’s a good idea to clear snow and ice from your vehicle as often as you can.


Step 10: Take Steps to Prevent Pests

Air intake boxes, exhaust pipes, and other openings around your vehicle can invite unwanted pests like rodents and insects. Block off these openings while storing your vehicle to keep pests out. Fabric sheets inside your car and moth balls on the outside are great ways to deter pests from making a home in your vehicle. Just make sure to remove any covers before you start your car!


Step 11: Run the Engine Occasionally

How long can a car sit without being driven? That depends on the make and model of your car, as well as if it’s being stored indoors or outdoors. Ideally, you should start your car every few weeks and allow the engine to run until the engine heats up fully to ensure everything is in working order.


Step 12: Check Everything Before Driving Again

Thoroughly inspect your vehicle for rot or damage before you take it out of storage for the season. Check your breaks and begin driving slowly. Depending on the length your car has been sitting without being driven, give it an ample amount of time to idle before you head back out on the open road!

(NOTE: Information gathered from ExtraStorageSpace.com and GarageLiving.com)

Monicatti Auto Retail Space FOR RENT!

MONICATTI AUTO SALES & SERVICE RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT

9/7/2022 - 1:00 PM

Here at Monicatti Auto Sales & Service, we currently have a 1,500 sq. ft. "retail space/office space" available FOR RENT! As we are an automotive dealership, this would be the PERFECT location for an automotive-related business such as a car rental company or an insurance company. However, with such a GREAT location on New Haven Road, right off of I-94, this would be the perfect location for ANY type of business!

The 1,500 sq. ft. building features a separate entrance from our dealership, plenty of windows for all kinds of sunlight, a bathroom, a utility room, a drinking fountain, separate heating & cooling, plenty of electrical outlets and it is also wired for internet access as well.

CONTACT US at 1-844-463-6722 to learn more and to discuss the possibility of making this the home for YOUR business!






















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