Around the Industry

Technician Rescues Cat from Under Car

Police in Greenbrier, Arkansas, received an unusual call for help from a motorist who heard a kitten meowing under her car. Two police officers tried to rescue the kitten, but after they couldn’t, they escorted the car to Express Lube.

“First time for everything … I’ve never rescued a cat, especially under a car before. Like I said, it makes me feel pretty good about doing it. Hopefully the cat is doing okay and is in a good home,” the rescuer, Trever Baker, told Arkansasmatters.com.

Arkansasmatters.com reported that after about 10 minutes, Baker managed to gently remove the kitten from under the car, who was unharmed. Baker received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Police Department for his successful rescue.


Pickup Ends Up in Pit

A Ford F150 pickup truck in Nashua, New Hampshire, drove into the middle bay of a Jiffy Lube and crashed through the interior wall on the other side of the shop. According to reports from the Nashua Fire Department, the left rear of the truck ended up falling into the pit.

No one was injured in the accident, and the damage to the building was minor.


North American Lubricants Partners with Prestone

North American Lubricants (NAL) recently announced a strategic partnership with Prestone Products Corporation to market their automotive and heavy-duty antifreeze/coolants and chemicals. NAL will now market Prestone antifreeze/coolants through their national distributor channel, as well as installed retail and national fleet customers nationwide. As a complement to their premium lubricants line, NAL will be offering Prestone’s Prime automotive line and Command heavy-duty antifreeze/coolants.

“The choice to work with the No. 1 name in antifreeze was an easy decision,” according to NAL president Aaron Read. “Metals used in cooling system components are different than what they were 10 years ago. Technology advancements in corrosion inhibitors and a rainbow of OEM colors have made coolant choices confusing. Prestone provides our customers innovation, the highest quality antifreeze/coolant products on the market and decision simplicity.”

Paul Pfauser, NAL vice president explained, “Prestone Command Nitrite Free ELC provides a one-size-fits-all application for mixed fleet operators, something that was unheard of a few years ago. Teaming up with Prestone simplifies and consolidates our customers’ coolant options.”

“North American Lubricants, with their national distribution network and the quality of their national sales team, makes an excellent partner for us to grow our brand with,” said Bryan Kosusnik, Prestone division manager. “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with NAL.”


Man Cuts Manager, Hits Employee with Car After Repair Shop Declines Check

According to KOCO News in Oklahoma City, Police have alleged a man injured two people during a bizarre exchange at a car repair shop. The customer was told several times the shop didn’t accept checks, and the shop had a sign on the door saying so.

The customer then got in his car and tried to leave without paying. When an employee tried to stop the man from leaving, the customer pulled out a box cutter, said the manager, who was cut during the incident. The manager stepped in, and the customer accelerated backward, knocking the employee to the ground and dragging him about 39 feet, court documents said.

Then the customer drove off, and police searched for him. The manager said he and the employee weren’t seriously injured.