Saturday, September 10, 2011

Corvette Patriot


Customer brought in a beautiful Corvette with some great patriotic art-work on the inner hood and engine covers!!


Patriotic Post


The rest of the weekend we'll be posting anything that has to do with patriotism.  Anyone you would like to thank, recognize, any pictures, or stories, please email them to nmreyno@hotmail.comIll post them periodically through the weekend.  Thanks and God Bless the U.S.A.


Reynolds Wrapping: How are your morning meetings? Liven the up!!

Reynolds Wrapping: How are your morning meetings? Liven the up!!:

How are your morning meetings? Liven the up!!

Humble Pie…..Go back for a second slice!


Yesterday I spoke of the NFL as a business and how they need to become more customer friendly and aware.  I wanted to continue on this subject a bit because I don’t think the league is solely responsible for customer service.  Of course the players are also.  Example The player from Titans, I won’t mention his name…..C.J., was holding out for the season to work the system and gain a few bucks in the meantime.  I don’t have a problem with this what so ever.  What I have a problem with is the fact that he tells his fans to S.T.F.U. on twitter because there begging him to get his butt to practice.  S.T.F.U?? Seriously?  Where I work telling a customer to STFU will get you fired.  Not the NFL though.  I understand the NFL has a huge entertainment factor.  So, players/personalities are welcome like this to keep their name out there.  No press is bad press right?  I know everyone likes there to be a villain, but this guy is off his meds if you ask me.  It’s ok to be a high personality, but be humble about it.  Chris thinks that all the fans care about is there fantasy league points.  So what if that’s true.  I bet at least 60% of the fans in the NFL take part in a fantasy league.  I really think the fantasy leagues have boosted interest in the NFL.  I find myself watching a lot more games due to the fact I have a player on that team.  Look at all the women watching football on Sunday now that they know they can outsmart their husband at his favorite sport.  In summary, It’s ok to have a little flare, swagger, attitude, etc… But at the core always stay humble.  Being humble is a long term investment.  Getting Rich and Good looking will get you broke and hated.  So, every time you see your business slipping look at your staffs attitude.  Are they humble or are they keeping their customers waiting on a convenient time for them to go to work……


Friday, September 9, 2011

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Want to thank Japan for being my top viewers behind the U.S. I hope to get back there soon. I love Japan!!

Drink of the evening Orange Sherbert Martini

Orange Sherbet Martini

Martini for those Calorie Watching Ladies

Martini for those Calorie Watching Ladies


PER SERVING (entire recipe, 1 martini): 109 calories, 0g fat, 69mg sodium, 2.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

This low-calorie cocktail tastes EXACTLY like those sherbet 'n ice cream bars you used to eat as a kid... Mmmmmmmm!

4 oz. diet orange soda, room temperature
1.5 oz. orange-flavored vodka (like Smirnoff Twist of Orange)

1.5 oz. Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
1 tbsp. Cool Whip Free

Place all ingredients in a martini shaker, but DO NOT shake (or the carbonated soda will explode!). Mix thoroughly with a spoon until mixture is mostly lump-free. Add about 1 cup ice (crushed, if you've got it), and stir until mixture is cold. Then place the strainer on top and pour into a large martini glass. Enjoy!

Hatorade Tshirt from

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Reynolds Wrapping: “Quotes Around the Office” Some to live by and ...

Reynolds Wrapping: “Quotes Around the Office” Some to live by and ...: “Quotes Around the Office” Some to live by and some to make ya go huh? “In order to be consistently successful you must be success...

“Quotes Around the Office”

Some to live by and some to make ya go huh?


“In order to be consistently successful you must be successfully consistent”  (Brent Puckett Finance Director)


“Pimpin ain’t easy; unless your girls are compliant!” (Anonymous)


“That’s the straw that broke the lizards tail” Michael Jordan (Finance Producer and if you knew him you would understand how he messes up quotes all the time.)


“Angry Customers are created not born.”  (Nate Reynolds Finance Director)


“Work is a verb, not a noun.” (Randall Hargis General Sales Manager)


“You gotta touch the wheel to seal the deal.” (Anonymous car guy quote.)


“Uglier than a bucket of moles.” (Anonymous)


“Deals aren’t lost by a few dollars, but missed by a few words.” (Jeff King)


“The best lessons you can learn are the ones in life, but only if your willing to live.” (Chad White Car God)


“It’s not what you do today it’s what you did yesterday.” (Jerry White Used Car Manager)


“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

They make the impossible happen”

(Robert Jarvik)


“Success, Something U Can Create Every Single Second.” (Nate Reynolds Finance Director.)


Were going to be doing quotes around the office every week on the blog.  If you have a great quote for next week feel free to email it to me @  Or if you would like to share it today, just put it in the comment. 



The Cheap Seats; Absolutely Not!!


Lovin this time of year.  It’s football season.  The time of year I dawn all my Chiefs gear, hit up the stadium with friends, and if the chance of hell freezing over my Chiefs win.  If you think about it, it’s created its own culture.  People actually plan and shift their lifestyle to the season of there favorite team.  I can’t count how many times I haven’t made plans due to the fact that my teams playing that day.

On that note, just as 90% of the things that we enjoy doing, it’s a business.  Yes we cheer, eat, drink, etc., but at the core of all this is a business.  Looking at the NFL as a business, personally I think they could use some help in the customer service department.  Here’s a short story for ya.  My father has season tickets.  So, I usually use his tickets.  Last year I looked online at how much season tickets would have been for myself.  They were a little pricey. So, I passed on the tickets.  I had pretty good luck at scoring cheap, good, seats on eBay.  Well, about two weeks after looking into the tickets I get a phone call from a sales  rep from the KC Chiefs to pitch me a season ticket package.  Long story short I tried to negotiate with the guy and to no avail.  So I went to eBay and bought really good seats below ticket value.  This was due to the Chiefs having another “stellar” year.  I get to the game and I bet there was no less, just in my section, 120 empty seats.  Key word. EMPTY!!  Would it not have been more intelligent for that so called Salesman on the phone to sell those tickets to me cheaper.. Imagine on how much concessions, souvenirs, parking, etc they missed out on because they wanted to make $20 more per ticket than people were willing to pay. 

I see this as a classic case of losing focus on the big picture.  You treat that customer good, give them a great service, and ask for a fair price; they’ll hand you their wallet.  Next time you’re making that sales pitch look at the big picture.  There’s a lot of times Ill lose money on a car deal knowing they’ll be coming into our service drive to spend there hard earned money. It’s kind of like getting a shot.  Stick it in nice and easy and the person doesn’t feel it.  A customer coming in once a month to our business and spending a little money doesn’t affect them as badly as dropping it all down at one time. 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Drink of the night enjoy

Video for Black and Tan.... Enjoy. Feel free to share your favorite drink. I'll post it up

Reynolds Wrapping: Drink of the evening Black and Tan   This is ...

Reynolds Wrapping: Drink of the evening Black and Tan This is ...: Drink of the evening Black and Tan This is a simple one. My friend from London I met while in Jamaica tell me this is an old ma...

Drink of the evening

Black and Tan


This is a simple one.  My friend from London I met while in Jamaica tell me this is an old mans drink… So what!! I lovem


Three things your gonna need.  Make that four.  Guinness, Bass, Spoon, and a glass.


Simply fill the glass ¾ full with Bass beer.  Poor it to the side of the glass to create as little as “head” as possible.

Next Poor Guinness over a bent spoon slowly on top of the bass.  This should create a black on the top of the beer and tan on the bottom.  It takes a few tries, but you’ll get it eventually.  Good Luck!!


Possible video footage will be shot later to show you the art of this J

I say she might be a little chemically enhanced…. Just sayin…


If you or your friends have this issue here’s some help


If you know Charlie Sheen ya might hook him up with this also


Here’s the Workout Enjoy

Gym Time


Wanted to share a workout I developed using my Men’s Health Total Fitness Guide.  Not going to get you huge, but will definitely tone you up… You’ll get some weird looks in the gym on some of these workouts, but honestly I’ve had a few people intrigued by it and start it themselves.  I’m a runner, but just don’t want that “dollar a day” feeds me look.  Enjoy and please share any tips you may have with a submittal or in the comments…

“Works a Verb Not a Noun”

When you pull into the parking lot of your workplace are you at work?  If you answer yes to this question then it's time to re-evaluate what you think of as work.  Is work a place?  Think about it...if work is a place then merely showing up becomes your entire job description.  Unless you get paid to sit around and stare out the window this is an inaccurate description of what you do for a living.  Isn't it?  If you indeed get paid to just sit what is the significance of sitting "at work"?  Couldn't you sit a home and accomplish the exact same task?  I am not trying to be sarcastic but maybe it's time for a reality check.  Unless the laws of gravity are so screwed up at your place of employment that it actually requires somebody to sit on a chair to hold it into place then the act of showing up at work is not your job!  When we decided that work was a noun ( A person, Place, or thing) American productivity dipped dramatically.  If we are honest with ourselves and understand that the vast majority of us view work as a place, then we are on the road to recovery.  We must all understand that we accept a paycheck from our employer to fulfill a certain set of required duties.  It doesn't matter if you are flipping burgers or performing brain surgery, you get paid to DO SOMETHING!  If you really want to get ahead in today's marketplace maybe you should start to understand that work is not a noun, work is a verb.  Work is something we do not someplace we go.  The sooner we all wake up and realize this the quicker we become "upwardly mobile".  Isn't that also a verb?


Special Thanks to Randall Hargis for this great Submission

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to make this evenings drink!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The drink of the evening…. Gonna make this one simple.  Require a glass, a cork screw, some pull, and a pour.  Enjoy




Great video of my boys father….


2009 Nissan Maxima


Once a week we do a demonstration on a different vehicle on our lot  for our facebook fan page.  Enjoy the video… I kinda did a Geico Spoof at the beginning.  Hope you like it.  Be sure to “like” Reliable Chevrolets facebook fan page.  Thanks Again!!


Gold touches record $1 923 in volatile trading

Reynolds Wrapping: Left Lane Oblivious Poll   Look to the top rig...

Reynolds Wrapping: Left Lane Oblivious Poll Look to the top rig...: Left Lane Oblivious Poll Look to the top right side bar to answer the poll for the question I posted up on youtube. Click the vide...

Left Lane Oblivious Poll


Look to the top right side bar to answer the poll for the question I posted up on youtube.  Click the video and pleas answer the poll.  Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

One of my Japanese viewers ask if I would be so kind to post this up on the blog….. Well Duh!!



Ad. Vise

Why pay When it’s Free


At a recent meeting I attended, at our yearly national, gathering we discussed a number of statistics.  One that continues to stick in my head is the fact that 60% of our customers that walk through our door have viewed us online before stepping foot into our business.  60%!!! That’s huge.  So where are you going to spend your money in advertising.  Honestly when I go online I hate TEXT.  It’s boring; it doesn’t catch my eye, and its way “old-school”.  So as far as the newspaper goes, im sorry to say to my publisher friends, its out-dated.  Tv commercials are great, but if your like me you TiVo your shows and start watching them 15 minutes in so that you can breeze through the commercials.

I’m a big fan of both types of advertising, but times have changed.  If 60% of your business is coming from online traffic, it only makes “cents” to put 70% of your advertising efforts here.  Now that doesn’t mean 70% of your advertising money, but efforts.  I say this because a lot of online advertising is free.  Via blogs, facebook, twitter, etc.  It doesn’t cost a thing but time.  Next time you sit down to develop your advertising strategy/budget, look online.  Internet……The final frontier


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Matt Nathanson - Faster (STUDIO VERSION w/ lyrics)

Great tune for your ladies!

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