What We Do

We’ve been around since 1970 and most people know the generals: that we’re an automobile repair shop.  But not everyone knows that we’re this and so much more. We’re here to help you in so many ways, and we wanted to share with you all the facets of our enterprise for this month’s blog!

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Automobile Services

To keep your vehicle running properly at all times, we offer a number of services in the Stedman, NC area that are carried out by our certified, expert auto service and repair technicians who have years of experience performing everything from oil changes to a complete engine overhaul.

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The Crumpler family is here to serve our community!

We use high-tech diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is repaired and/or serviced correctly the first time around, and we only use the highest quality replacement parts, filters, oils, and components when it comes to your car.

Our services include:
General Services
Car & Truck Care
Undercar Services
Brakes
Engine & Transmission
Engine Maintenance
Transmission Services
Heating and Cooling Services
Electrical Services
Electronic Services
Hoses
Batteries
Machine Shop

Essentially we can take care of all of your auto repairs and vehicle maintenance needs, because Crumplers Automotive Inc. is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repairs center.

Our experts have the knowledge to service and repair even the most challenging auto problems on all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles. We use the latest technology to assess the situation and offer you alternatives. We guarantee all of our work and know you’ll be happy with the outcome.

Crumpler’s Custom Cycle

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Allen Bass works in our custom cycle shop along with George Crumpler.

Crumpler’s has been a family business for as long as it’s been open. Of course, we like tradition, but we also like the freshness that new ideas bring to the table. That’s why when Richie’s son George Crumpler said he was interested in working on motorcycles, we decided to expand into having a custom cycle shop back in 2011. Since that time, the shop has grown to handle all kinds of custom work plus repair and service work. “We don’t just work people’s bikes in and shuffle them out–what we do isn’t about that,” George said. “What we want to do is try to fit the bike to exactly what the owner wants.”

Because of this, the Crumplers sell wheels, do custom paint jobs, add chrome accessories and do performance work. The beauty of this line of work is the variety. George works on anything from classic bikes to more current models, although each presents its own challenges always. Piecing together the puzzle for a great finished product is what we do best!

Golf Carts

We’re also in the business of repairing, servicing, customizing and getting parts for golf carts! We are excited about offering this, because we know many of you have golf carts already or plan to get one. Make sure it’s running efficiently and customized to your wants and needs with our help.

Tires

Getting new tires means that for the next 65,000+ miles you’ll have good traction and drivability.IMG_0438 They will increase your vehicle’s ability to stop, maneuver and turn as well. If you have a set of worn out tires with an uneven tread pattern, your gas mileage will suffer, because your car will have to work harder. When you update your tires with us, you’ll rest easy knowing that your tires are properly mounted, balanced, and are at the proper pressure. We’ll also make sure your vehicle is aligned so they wear evenly in the future. If you’re unsure as to whether you need new tires, that’s an easy solution: just come see us, and we’ll check them out for you and let you know if you need new ones, or how long you have left on your current tires. Then we’ll also recommend the right tire for your vehicle to fit your needs.

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Towing

We love cars and bikes and all things machine, and so we put our efforts into take care of those needs for all of our loyal customers. We added a Wrecker Service to our line of services and make ourselves to all of you 24 hours per day. When the worst happens and you need towing, don’t you feel better calling someone you trust? We know how vulnerable you can feel when you need a tow, and we make it our policy to get there and take care the situation so that you safely get your vehicle and yourself to your destination. Life is a journey, but sometimes there are bumps in the road. Put us in your contacts on your phone so you’re not searching when you’re nervous or panicked.

Our numbers are as follows:

(910) 483-2958

(910) 484-6777

(910) 818-6415

After normal business hours call:

(910) 818-4646

(910) 818-6415

(910) 818-2958

Auto Sales

We make it our business to find great used cars and make sure they’re good-to-go. Then we offer them for sale to the public–it’s that simple. Leslie, Richie’s daughter, runs this part of the business as the Auto Sales Manager, and Rick Player works in Automotive Sales.

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Husqvarna, Auto Plus parts, Mower Parts, Auto Parts

Husqvarna is the global leader in the production of outdoor power products. From riding lawnmowers, to chainsaws, to trimmers and carts, they’re dedicated to being responsible suppliers and in turn, only work with reputable dealers. We’re proud to be one of them. Aligning ourselves with a company that’s been making products since 1689 and has grown to be one of the leaders in the market for lawn equipment, assures us that our customers will be well taken care of and satisfied for years to come.

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We have mowers galore! They will run cooler and cleaner and give you better power and fuel economy than you’ve ever had before. These mowers are easy to use with hydrostatic transmission systems and gauges easily controlled from the driver’s seat. From cruise control to an adjustable comfort seat as well as a cup holder, you truly be able to sit back and relax during your mowing experience.

We also have chainsaws, blowers, trimmers, and can order any Husqvarna product you may want. The same rings true for our Auto Plus parts, all mower parts and auto parts. If we don’t have them, we can get them for you!

We are proud to be a local business, employing local people. Our products and services rival any of our competitors and our prices are competitive with national chain stores. But that’s not why we are here. We’re here to serve our community and proudly bring our best to work every day. We have a goal of excellence, and we’re only getting better with age!

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening at Crumpler’s by following us on our very active Facebook pages: Crumpler’s Custom Cycle and our main page: Crumpler’s Automotive.

We thank you for following our blog and ask that you comment, like and share it! Also if you need any more information, call us at (910) 483-2958 or visit our website at Crumpler’s Automotive.

 

 

Tires, Golf Carts and More!

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It’s almost May, and it’s been a busy season at Crumpler’s Automotive and Crumpler’s Custom Cycle! We have been hard at work on repairs and vehicle maintenance as well as making sure to have all the Husqvarna products that you may need as spring really gets into full swing.

Tire Time

IMG_0438This time of year is a great time to make sure your tires are good to go. With vacations coming up and historically more driving in the spring and summer, you’ll want to make sure you have safety in the forefront of your mind. Getting new tires means that for the next 65,000+ miles you’ll have good traction and drivability. They will increase your vehicle’s ability to stop, maneuver and turn as well. If you have a set of worn out tires with an uneven tread pattern, your gas mileage will suffer, because your car will have to work harder. When you update your tires with us, you’ll rest easy knowing that your tires are properly mounted, balanced, and are at the proper pressure. We’ll also make sure your vehicle is aligned so they wear evenly in the future. If you’re unsure as to whether you  need new tires, that’s an easy solution: just come see us, and we’ll check them out for you and let you know if you need new ones,  or how long you have left on your current tires. Then we’ll also recommend the right tire for your vehicle to fit your needs.

Golf Carts

We also want to take the opportunity to announce that we are now in the business of repairing, servicing, customizing and getting parts for golf carts! We are excited about offering this, because we know many of you have golf carts already or plan to get one. Make sure it’s running efficiently and customized to your wants and needs. Ride in style this year!

Randy Lee Fundraising Benefit Luncheon and Bake Sale

We wanted to let you all know about a great event that is coming up–the Randy Lee Fundraising Benefit Luncheon and Bake Sale on May 3rd from 11 am until 2 pm at Haymount United Methodist Church, 1700 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC. Randy Lee is a retired Trooper from our area who will soon need a double lung transplant. Each purchase of a plate will help with the high cost of this procedure. To purchase tickets, call Kathy Lee at (910) 818-8637 or Nick Pope at (910) 237-0860.

Mother’s Day

Are you looking for a Mother’s Day gift yet? Remember, it’s right around the corner on May 8th.;) We have all kinds of Husqvarna equipment that she may like. Make it an extra great gift by offering to be the first to use it for her as well, and beautify her yard in the process!

 

Party in the Park

Party in the Park is fast approaching in Stedman on May 20 and 21st. Look for our Crumpler’s booth there–we will have some great giveaways and displays! 13055887_990386144349871_6734661833909118816_o

 

In the market for a motorcycle? Now’s the season to ride! Check out what we have for sale right now:

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2002 Harley Sportster, 883, Purple. Come check out this smaller, but easy to ride bike!
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2013 Harley Ultra Classic CVO, Red, 10,000 miles on it. Great bike, lots of miles to go!
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2003 Yamaha V Star 650, Blue. Great condition.
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2009 Harley Ultra Classic, White. 31,000 miles. Gorgeous bike with a lot of power.

We’re open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm every Monday through Friday and would love to show all that we have to you. Call us at (910) 483-2958 as well for more information. And as always, watch our website and our Crumpler’s Facebook page for current updates. We love your feedback and shares. Thank you all for your support and your business. Now, let’s have the best spring and summer we can!

Small Engines Are Our Thing Too

If you’re like us, then you’re feeling like February flew away! We had a bit of winter and a bit of crazy weather, but we all made it. Have you seen your first dandelion yet? 19388_1131846640174791_2464209223047227597_nJust last week, we started seeing them pop up. And you know what that means? Yep, spring is around the corner and all that comes with it. New growth in everything including trees, flowers, shrubs, weeds, various crops, and GRASS.

Wouldn’t it be nice this year if before you went to start up the mower for the first time, you had it serviced? Then you wouldn’t have the frustration of trying to get it to start, realizing you need more oil or that the battery is dead, at the MOMENT that you actually had free time to get that first day of yard work rolling.

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In addition to all that you know us for in auto repair and maintenance as well as motorcycle customization work and auto sales, we also offer small engine maintenance and repair work. What does that mean for you? That means that you can bring in your riding or push mower and have it serviced or repaired by our experienced team. You can also bring in your tillers, trimmers, chainsaws, weed eaters, etc.

DSC_0009       We make it our work to do engine repair, blade service, oil changes–all of it it–so that you don’t have to. We will check that your fuel isn’t stale and that there isn’t any dirt or debris in the tank. We can clean the carburetor. It regulates how the air and fuel move through the engine to provide the power to your equipment. If it’s dirty, that can cause  poor engine performance or starting issues.

We’ll also check your spark plugs. These typically need to be replaced after every 25 hours of use. We’ll also make sure your ignition is working properly. Next we will check your valves and your air-fuel compression. If there isn’t proper valve clearance or if there’s a leak, this can cause compression issues that hinder your equipment from starting. 11110800_1135614609797994_8898375121581616450_o

Other maintenance we may perform is  to clean or replace your air filter as well as change or top off your oil. Your oil definitely needs to be changed every 25 hours of use or every season.  If you see your engine smoking and it’s white–that generally means you’re burning oil. If this is the case, we need to fix that to extend the life of your equipment!

Basically we will make sure all of you small engines are good to go and safe to use. No issue is too big or too small for us to handle, and we’d rather do so than have you frustrated or hurt.

And if you’re finally in the market for a new piece of equipment, come see all that we have to offer in our Husqvarna line. We have riding mowers in standard and zero-turn options as well as push mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, blowers, tillers and trimmers. We stand behind the quality of this brand and are proud to sell it. We get a new shipment in soon, so come see all the new upgrades that Husqvarna has to offer!

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And if you’re in the market for a vehicle check out these:

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2003 Chevy Envoy. Clean and ready to get on the road.
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2005 Chevy Malibu. A one-owner car and well taken care of.
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2006 Mustang GT, silver
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2003 Lincoln Town Car. Low mileage and has a navigation system.

That’s about it for this month, but as always we’re here to serve our community and proudly bring our best to work everyday. We have a goal of excellence, and we’re only getting better with age!

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening at Crumpler’s by following us on our very active Facebook pages: Crumpler’s Custom Cycle and our main page: Crumpler’s Automotive.

We thank you for following our blog and ask that you comment, like and share it! Also if you need any more information, call us at (910) 483-2958 or visit our website at Crumpler’s Automotive.

A Family Tradition

 

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Crumpler’s: Since 1970

We’re proud of the fact that we’ve been in this area, doing what we love since 1970. And as much as it means to us,  it’s fitting to share the story with all of you.

This business technically was begun by Richie Crumpler’s father, Richard in the late 1960s. When Richard found out his wife Faye had developed multiple sclerosis, he decided that his job in Fayetteville, NC at Union Corrugated Tin was too far away from Stedman. He wanted to be closer to home if there was any need of Faye’s. He began doing auto mechanic work at their house before he took over the Sunoco gas station in town. Crumplers

In 1970, Bucky Taylor (who still works with us) began working with Richard. After a few years, Richard decided that he wanted to build his mechanic business more than run a gas station.

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Bucky Taylor, who has been an integral part of our business since 1970.

 

He moved to a building on Horne’s Farm and also continued doing some work at home. He and Bucky worked at the Horne’s Farm location until 1988 when Richard bought the Martin Amoco station on Highway 24, which is where Crumpler’s is still located today. They began by adding two repair bays to the station and it’s continued to grow from there. Richard was always an entrepreneur–during this time he was also farming, becoming well known for his sod business and began a towing service. He established himself as a respected member of the Stedman community.

In 1989 Richie Crumpler came to work for his dad, Richard. By 1999 he was ready to purchase the shop and did so with Richard’s blessing. He continued the mechanic business and gas station foundation until 2008, when he decided to stop selling gasoline in order to focus the business even more so on mechanical work and the related focus on parts and services.

Fast forward to today, and Crumpler’s is a combination of the auto parts store that we all know and love, a full service automotive repair facility, a tire store, an auto sales location, and a 24 hour wrecker service. Another notable add to the Crumpler business is the Crumpler’s Custom Cycle.

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This end of the operation is run by Richie’s son George and focuses on the complete world of motorcycles. Not only do they offer full service for bikes, but they specialize in customizations, custom LED lighting, dyno jet tuning, and even inspections.

Another newer aspect of the business that Richie began to also grow was the Auto Sales part of the business. Richie’s daughter, Leslie Crumpler Beal is the Auto Sales Manager. The sales associates find reliable used cars all over the state and Crumpler’s makes sure that each vehicle is safe. If they wouldn’t drive it, they don’t sell it. End of story.

Because there are so many different moving parts to a business like this, it requires that we have team of committed individuals. The staff includes Richie, Bucky Taylor (since 1970), Brian Jordan (since 1998), Administrative help in Connie Hall, and Richard (George) runs Crumpler’s Custom Cycle. We expanded and added Brian Bolton, Tim Cannady, Rick Player, and Leslie Crumpler Beal all in 2013. Allan Bass joined our team in 2015 as well. We have an amazing and talented group that is truly family to us. We could not do what we do without them–bottom line.

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Leslie, George, and Richie keep on the family tradition, all working at the shop together!

We are proud to be a local business, employing local people. Our products and services rival any of our competitors and our prices are competitive with national chain stores. But that’s not why we are here. We’re here to serve our community and proudly bring our best to work everyday. We have a goal of excellence, and we’re only getting better with age!

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening at Crumpler’s by following us on our very active Facebook pages: Crumpler’s Custom Cycle and our main page: Crumpler’s Automotive.

We thank you for following our blog and ask that you comment, like and share it! Also if you need any more information, call us at (910) 483-2958 or visit our website at Crumpler’s Automotive.

 

 

Winter is Coming!

Open 6 am to 7pm Monday through Friday
Open 7 am to 6pm Monday through Friday

Though our winters here in the Carolinas are characterized by ups and downs in the temperature department, eventually Old Man Winter does generally pay us a prolonged visit. Go ahead and get your car winterized Carolina-style so that it’s good to go whenever our guest decides to show up. Follow these tips below and you won’t be caught off guard when the cold comes!

  1. Check your tires.

First you want to make sure your tires aren’t too worn out as well as check your air pressure. Refer to your owner’s manual to find out what the pressure should be in winter. Also if in doubt on your tread, please bring it by and have us check it out for you. We’ll be happy to do so, because the most important thing is that you’re safe.

2. Update your car’s emergency kit.

If you don’t have one, now would be the time to make one! Make sure to get a basic kit together and for winter add in a soft bristled brush in cash you encounter snow, a plastic scraper, some salt, a small shovel, flashlight, extra batteries, flares, gloves, an extra coat, and at least two blankets.

3. Check your 4-wheel drive and know how to use it.

You’ll want to make sure this isn’t something you’re looking up in the owner’s manual when it’s time to use it for the first time. Test it out ahead of time.

4. Make sure your defrost and heater work.

Though these repairs can be costly, driving around without heat won’t help you when it’s time to drive safely in the winter. Even if you can tough it out, you need the defrost for safety reasons.

5. Get a basic tune-up.

Tune-ups should be done every 100,000 miles on most newer vehicles. If you’re due in the winter, go ahead and get it done early so that you know everything is in good shape before it gets cold. We will check your belts and hoses, ignition, brakes, wiring, fan belts, spark plugs, air, fuel and emission filters, as well as the PCV valve.

6. Make sure your washer fluid is filled and change your windshield wipers.

Buy a good quality solution–even one with an antifreeze component added. Your wipers should be replaced every 6 to 12 months anyway, so there’s a good chance you’re due on those. If they’re starting to look beaten up or overused, just ask us to put new ones on. You’ll want them working in top form for winter storms.

7. Check your battery.

Cold temperatures mean your engine needs more current from the battery in order to start. A simple way to make sure you have enough charge is to turn on your headlights before you start your engine. Then turn it on–if they get brighter, your battery may be dying. We can do a test for you as well. Some batteries also have built-in measures. You’ll also want to the cables checked for cracks and breaks. Also the fluid needs to be checked here as well.

8. Check your engine coolant.

In the winter you need a higher ratio of coolant to water–more like 60/40 rather than the typical 50/50 ratio.

 

And know that we will ALWAYS be here to help with all of these check for all of your vehicles. Just call us for an appointment.

 

If you need to get some Christmas shopping done…..

 

We have motorcycle helmets for sale in the shop!
We have motorcycle helmets for sale in the shop!
Treat yourself to some new tires this Christmas--we can order whatever you need.
Treat yourself to some new tires this Christmas–we can order whatever you need.
Luckily we still have a few Husquavarna mowers in stock--surprise your loved one this year with the best zero-turn mower on the market.
Luckily we still have Husqvarna inventory coming in daily! Surprise your loved one this year with the best zero-turn mower on the market.
Great stocking stuffer ideas for the gear heads in your life!
Great stocking stuffer ideas for the gearheads in your life!
Chainsaws fit nicely under that tree as well.
Chainsaw of all sizes! These fit nicely under that tree as well.
Make life easier on yourself by getting a blower to deal with all of those leaves this season!
Make life easier on yourself by getting a blower to deal with all of those leaves this season!

 

As always, please follow us on Facebook and check us out on the web at Crumpler’s Automotive. Please like and share and have a great Thanksgiving!

How cool are you this summer….and how about your car??

The Crumpler family is here to serve our community!
The Crumpler family is here to serve our community.

Have you ever had that day that you’re in your vehicle and you just feel like the cold isn’t happening from your cold button? You know, when you’ve got the dial all the way to the deep blue and the intensity on 4+++, and it just feels like it’s coolish but not refreshingly cold? You decide it’s just because it’s July and it needs a bit of time, but STILL it’s just not getting cooler. You can’t call it hot air yet, but it’s definitely missing the cooling aspect of cool air…. If this is you recently it may be a new development or you may have been dealing with it for a few weeks now.

Chances are though, that there are issues with your air conditioning in your car. It’s better to get it checked out now rather than wait until it’s even worse off. It will eventually fail in hot weather if it isn’t working at optimal levels. You may need to have routine service done or even have your air filters cleaned.

Another thing to consider is the overheating of your vehicle. The greatest cause of breakdowns in your car during the summer is overheating. Know that every 24 months your cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled. At the very least, the levels and condition of the coolant should be checked. The great news is that we are here to help! We’re open every Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. In operation since 1970, our goal has been to provide Stedman and surrounding areas with comprehensive auto repair services. We want to give you the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

And if you’re just ready for a change, check out these great used vehicles we have for sale on our used car lot:

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Honda Odyssey. Great condition and priced at $6850
2001 Ford Expedition. 136k mileage, priced to move and CLEAN!
2001 Ford Expedition. 136k mileage, priced to move and CLEAN!
Check out this nice, clean Pontiac 2003 model priced at $5122 with just 147k mileage.
Check out this nice, clean Lincoln Town Car 2002 model priced at $5122
Don't miss this nice 2004 Jeep Cherokee! Runs great, 160k mileage.
Don’t miss this nice 2004 Jeep Cherokee! Runs great, 160k mileage.

For more about us and what we do, check out our website her: Crumpler’s Automotive and follow us on Facebook here: Crumpler’s Automotive on Facebook. What else do you want to see on our blog? Please comment and share!