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Monthly Archives: January 2017


Texting and driving – No amount of justification makes it okay.  You may have seen it already on over 1,000 billboards across the nation, the new slogan created by Oxford student, Emily McDonald, “Better left unread than dead.” Hard hitting? Yes, straight to the point? Certainly. What reads as a harsh message, in fact does not do the underlying problem justice. Its almost impossible to get across the importance of this problem that puts so many of us in danger on a daily basis. Texting and driving is extremely dangerous and needs to stop.  Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver with some kind of distraction. Each year, over 330,000 accidents that are caused by texting while driving lead to severe injures. All this means that of all those “distracted” drivers, about 78% of them are distracted by one thing, their cell phone. It might su ... read more

Meet the managers

Meet the managers

Our 2017 Management team – pictured from left to right. Thom Gyder (owner), Ernie Flores (Cave Creek), Chris Callihan (operations manager), David Wimbley (surprise), Adam Lindell (Goodyear), Jim Swift (Litchfield), Chris Garman (President), Cody Kruger (Happy Valley), Chris Kanna (Arcadia)  It is key to us here at Wilhelm that you really get to know who you are doing business with. Our in store managers for the New Year are here to help and we are interested in building a long-term relationship with you. To help do this, here is a rundown of our 7 managers who will be in store throughout the year. With us, its personal and we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when going through your auto repair and maintenance.  Surprise David Wimbley is the manager of Wilhelm Automotive’s Surprise Auto Repair & Service Center. He brings experience and education to his leadership position. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, he worked his way through s ... read more

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