February 8th, 2014 — Articles
While a lot of the country has been slammed with nasty winter weather this year, the Piedmont Triad area of NC has mostly avoided it. However, the forecast for next week doesn’t look promising. In fact, some weather people are calling for as much as a foot of snow being dumped sometime in the Winston-Salem, High Point and Kernersville areas mid-week. If that happens, the only ones who will benefit are grocery stores, towing companies and body shops.
Yes, I said body shops. It’s no secret that most people in the South aren’t very good at driving in the snow. In their defense, it’s not their fault. They simply don’t have the same experience as their Northern friends. That’s why it’s important to share a few tips on driving safely in winter weather.
Tips For Driving On Snow & Ice
1) Make sure you can see out of your windshield. This sounds like common sense but like Will Rogers said: “Common sense ain’t so common.” Cleaning the snow and/or ice off of your entire car, including the headlights, is the 1st step but there are others such as making sure you have good windshield wipers and have anti-icing fluid in your windshield washer system.
2) Watch out for “black ice”. Yeah, it’s tough to see it but it’s deadly so driver beware. It’s also called “glare ice” and the name does it justice. Sometimes it looks nearly transparent, other times it simply looks like a puddle of water and sometimes it can’t be seen at all. Snow is much easier to deal with than this.
3) Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Remember your parents or grandparents checking their tire pressure every time they bought gas for their car? Do YOU do that? Didn’t think so. While you should check your tire pressure often, it’s a “must do” when snow and ice are covering the ground.
4) Don’t use cruise control. Why? Because it’s dangerous to do so when driving on any slippery surface.
5) Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Better yet, do everything slower when you’re driving on snow and ice covered roads.
6) Make sure you have gas in your car. At least half a tank is recommended.
7) Make sure you have your cell phone. You also need to have your cell phone car charger with you.
8) Make sure your car battery is fully charged. Frank Myers Auto Repair can help you do this for no charge. Simply give them a call at (336) 831-0656 or visit their website at http://www.FrankMyersAutoRepair.com to schedule a time to drop by.
9) Carry some basic supplies with you. Things like an ice scraper, a shovel, a bag of sand, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks could go a long way if you are ever stuck in your car during winter weather.
10) Stay at home. The basic rule of thumb during bad winter weather especially in the South, is STAY HOME.
Of course, the weather pros are wrong more times than they are right so this information may be for naught. If so, keep it handy because the bad winter weather usually sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Until then, you better get to the grocery store with the rest of the Triad peeps. The milk and bread will be gone soon.
December 20th, 2013 — Articles, Awards
The owner of a Winston-Salem, NC used car dealership was recently honored to receive an Emmy® Award. Tracy Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx, won the award for serving as Executive Producer of the inspirational short film documentary, “Esperanza.” Myers owns several other businesses located in the Triad area including: WrestleCade Entertainment & America’s Most Liked Dealer Services.
“Esperanza” earned the Emmy® Awards for best historical/cultural documentary. Myers received an Emmy Award for his role as an Executive Producer of the film. He also served as Producer of the film, “Mi Casa Hogar,” which earned Nick Nanton an Emmy for Best Director. The Emmy® Ceremony was held on November 24, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
“Esperanza” is the inspirational story of how the Great American Pastime of Baseball led a young ball player to his life’s mission. While playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic in 1985, Dave Valle, a Seattle Mariner’s catcher, was swarmed by young children as most young fans would do. Dave soon realized, however, that an autograph was the last thing they wanted; they wanted food. They were starving, and they weren’t the only ones. The ballpark was surrounded by poverty stricken villages. After that eye opening experience Dave and his wife Vicky made a pact to return and make a difference. It was in that moment, Esperanza was born.
The film showcases Esperanza International – an organization that dedicates itself to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. It reveals an in-depth look at Esperanza International’s incredible story and what can happen when people believe in an idea and act to make it come true.
“Mi Casa Hogar” reveals an in-depth look at the incredible story of the Casa Hogar children’s home in Acapulco, specifically how the home is providing a nurturing environment with a focus on education in this economically disadvantaged region. Casa Hogar is a children’s home that provides care, shelter, strength, love and hope in a Christian environment for orphaned and abandoned children in Acapulco, Mexico.
Tracy was previously featured in the film “Car Men”, which is a documentary about the Myers family and Frank Myers Auto Maxx. It won 5 Telly Awards and was also nominated for an Emmy.
About Tracy Myers
Tracy is an award-winning small business marketing & branding solutions specialist, car dealership owner, best-selling author, Emmy-winning movie producer, speaker, business coach and entrepreneur. He is commonly referred to as The Nation’s Premier Automotive Solutions Provider while Best-Selling author and legendary speaker Brian Tracy called him “a visionary… a Walt Disney for a new generation.”
He is also a Certified Master Dealer and was the youngest ever recipient of the National Quality Dealer of the Year award by the NIADA, which is the highest obtainable honor in the used car industry. His car dealership, Frank Myers Auto Maxx, was recently recognized as the number one Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine and one of the fastest growing privately owned small businesses in America by Inc. magazine.
Tracy has been featured in publications such as Forbes, USA Today and Success Magazine, been profiled on The Biography Channel and The History Channel, written for Fast Company, been a guest business correspondent for the FOX News Network plus he’s appeared on NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates across the country. His inspirational stories and strategies for success have given him the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Jack Canfield, Zig Ziglar (Author of See You At The Top), James Malinchak (Star of ABC’s The Secret Millionaire), Brian Tracy, Bob Burg (Co-Author of The Go-Giver), Tom Hopkins and Neil Strauss (Author of The Game & Co-Author of The Dirt with Motley Crue)…just to name a few.
Tracy is recognized as one of the top thought-leaders in the business world and has authored or co-authored 7 best-selling books alongside Brian Tracy (Author of Eat That Frog), Jack Canfield (Author of The Secret, Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Tom Hopkins (Author of How To Master The Art Of Selling) and many others, including the breakthrough #1 hit YOU Are The Brand, Stupid!. He was also featured in the Emmy nominated film “Car Men”, which won 5 Telly Awards, and won 2 Emmy Awards as the Executive Producer of the films “Esperanza” and “Mi Casa Hogar”.
As the founder and co-moderator of the Unfair Advantage Automotive Mastermind Group, he helps facilitate and stimulate the thought process of some of the auto industry’s brightest minds 3 times a year in Charlotte, NC.
As founder of WrestleCade Entertainment, he produces and promotes one of the largest sports entertainment events held annually on the East Coast which has raised thousands for charity and broken attendance records.
Tracy spends his spare time with charities that are close to his heart and has made his home in Lewisville, NC with his wife Lorna and their two children, Presley and Maddie.
For more information about Tracy, visit his website at TracyMyers.com
December 9th, 2013 — Frank Myers Auto Reviews, Reviews
Joshua is one of the Non-Commissioned Solutions Providers at Frank Myers Auto Maxx and he has a new fan. Her name is Charlene and she is the proud new owner of a Nissan Altima. Here is what she had to say about her 5-Star Experience: “Joshua was kind and considerate and took every measure to make sure that I ended up in the vehicle that I preferred. I greatly appreciate his help and professionalism. Great job, great attitude, great guy!”
“I’m sincerely humbled that Charlene would say such nice things about me and her car buying experience here at Frank Myers Auto,” said Josh. “However, she doesn’t need to thank me. I should be thanking her for choosing us. There are lots of car dealerships in Winston Salem and the Triad but she came here! That’s why I felt it was my duty and obligation to treat her and all of my guests the way I would want to be treated.”
To learn more about Frank Myers Auto Maxx, visit them at 4200 North Patterson Avenue in Winston Salem, NC or visit their website at http://www.WinstonSalemUsedCars.com.
December 5th, 2013 — Articles
The Frank Myers Auto Maxx Team has always considered themselves progressive and on the cutting edge of the automotive industry. However, they always find it fun to reflect on where they’ve been. That’s why they were extremely interested to find a stack of old photos featuring customer of the dealership and their cars.
“These photos are amazing,” said Tracy Myers, current owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “They definitely tell a story. Most were taken in front of the old, one room store in Dobson and not the Winston-Salem location but it doesn’t matter. There is still lots of history in those photos. Just look at the clothes the customers are wearing and the classic cars they’re buying.”
Myers Family Legacy In The Triad
The instant Polaroid photos were found in an old chest which had been tucked away for several years and represent just a small part of the Myers family legacy in the Triad. “I was fortunate to have been born into a family of entrepreneurs,” said Tracy. My family originally came to the US from Germany on a boat. All they had when they arrived were the clothes on their back on 2 hammers yet they managed to open a successful construction business. Then there’s my Great Grandpa Myers who opened the original Frank Myers store more than 85 years ago. My grandma Myers ran a successful tax preparation business from her home until she passed away and then there is my father. Most call him Uncle Frank but his family calls him Franklin and the friends he grew up with call him Fast Frank. The two of us built this dealership together until I bought it from him in 2006. Even now, he is still my mentor and is always available to assist my Team and I in the day to day operations when needed. We often enjoy reflecting back on where we’ve been and how we’ve grown. These newly found photos help us do that.”
So what’s next? Myers said they are going to continue going through the photos, posting them on their Facebook and Twitter pages and would like to find some of the people in the photographs. “Wouldn’t it be cool to recreate some of the photographs? Kind of a then and now?”
Anyone who recognizes anyone who appears in the photo may contact Tracy Myers at #336-831-0646.
About Frank Myers Auto Maxx
Frank Myers Auto Maxx was recently recognized as the #1 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 10 Internet Auto Retailers in the Nation, one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal and one of the fastest growing small businesses in America by INC magazine. Tracy is also the author of three number one books on Amazon.com, including “Uncle Frank Sez”. He is a Christian Business Owner whose goal is to run his business “By the Book”. The dealership specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down…even with less than perfect credit. For more information on Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit their website at: http://www.frankmyersauto.com
December 3rd, 2013 — Articles
Frank Myers Auto Maxx, a Winston Salem used car dealership, is excited to announce that Kayla Burns is the winner of the “Twerk With Frank” contest. During the month of November, folks were invited to the dealership to take a test drive & show their best dance moves! Twerk, twist or electric buglaoo…it didn’t matter as long as the dance was clean. Each dance was captured on video & put on TwerkWithFrank.com (go there now to watch the videos). The video with the most votes on November 30, 2013 at 3:35pm was Kayla Burns and now she gets the opportunity to get up to $750 in prizes!
Car Shopping Can Be Fun
“We believe that a car dealership is supposed to be FUN,” said Tracy Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “The Twerk With Frank contest was a perfect way for people to let loose a little.” When asked if he thought the contest was a little offensive for some people, Myers replied: “Not at all. While the contest name is Twerk with Frank, we demanded the participants keep it clean. Trust me, some got a little carried away with their dance but we stopped them and made them start again so it would be family friendly. This was all in good fun.”
View The Participants Dances
Even though the “Twerk With Frank” contest has officially ended, the videos are still online for people to enjoy at TwerkWithFrank.com. While you’re there, Tracy encourages you to spend some time watching the 1,3000+ videos the Winston-Salem used car dealership has posted since 2006. “I consider the Team fortunate that we were forward thinking enough in 2006 to join Youtube,” said Will Hall, Ambassador Of Smiles at Frank Myers Auto. “The owner, Tracy Myers, followed his gut feeling about Youtube being the future of video and he was right.”
About Frank Myers Auto Maxx
Frank Myers Auto Maxx was recently recognized as the #1 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 10 Internet Auto Retailers in the Nation & one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal. Tracy is also the author of three number one books on Amazon.com, including “Uncle Frank Sez”. He is a Christian Business Owner whose goal is to run his business “By the Book”. The dealership specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down…even with less than perfect credit. For more information on Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit their website at: http://www.frankmyersauto.com