Crumpler’s Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Happy Holidays, from our Crumpler’s Automotive and Crumpler’s Custom Cycle families to yours!

It’s already that time of year, and if you’re like most people, you’ve got a person on your list that is hard to buy for. But you’re stubborn, and you’re not giving up! If he or she is a gearhead, then you’re in luck–because this month we have a holiday gift guide to share with you to help you find the perfect gifts for that special someone who likes all things fast, shiny, and loud this holiday season! We also have items that everyone needs, and can help you find the perfect one for each person on your list.

Shop owner Richie Crumpler and his son George have sorted through the shop to find the best items that they approve of to help you come up with the most unique and creative gifts for the people that you love.

#1 Cycle Care Detail Kit

This kit is for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life. Because if they can’t ride their bike a lot in the winter, then they can at least spend time with it detailing it! This comes with every formula you need and includes pads, towels, applicator and this great tote!img_1944

#2 Impact Gun

For those who like to do some of their own work. An impact gun or wrench is is a socket wrench power tool designed to deliver high torque output with minimal exertion by the user. Though it looks like a drill, it actually stores energy in a rotating mass, then delivers it suddenly to the output shaft. Wow someone with this beauty!img_1940

#3 Mini Ratchet and Bit Set

This is an outstanding set that is easy to keep close at hand to help you build or tighten anything in your house or garage! We had such a great response last year, that we brought this set back this year for the holidays. People love how easy it is to use.img_1941

#4 Jumper Cables

There’s no reason not to have jumper cables with you at all times. But take our advice and get a great pair with some quality, so that you have a product that actually works well and is SAFE. While you’re at it, get the 16 ft long variety so you have some room to work with.img_1903

#5 Forest Helmet

This lightweight helmet will protect your head, neck, and eyes while you’re working. It ventilates like a dream, has a great visor, and an adjustable sizer. Nothing but the best when you purchase Husqvarna.img_1904

#6 Plug n’ Play Stereo for Harley-Davidson

If you’re gonna ride, do it with some great tunes! This heavy-duty radio will withstand all the elements and keep you singing along down the road. We also do the installs too, to bring it back in with your bike, and we will have you good-t0-go in no time!img_1907

#7 Husqvarna Blower/Vacuum

First, you have the great quality of Husqvarna, which sets all of our inventory apart. Second, this blower also vacuums into a bag if you put it on. This will make yard clean up a breeze!img_1911

#8 Husqvarna Weed Eaters/Trimmers

Get these in either gas or electric models. The batteries last a long time and don’t lose power. And the gas variety is easy to crank and keep running.img_1915

#9 Husqvarna Chainsaws of all varieties and Masonry saws

You can choose your blade length and type and go as big and as efficient as possible. And this masonry saw will get the job done, hands down!

#10 Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers

Go big or go home! Trimming has never been so easy as it is with these great trimmers. You will absolutely love how fast and smooth they cut.img_1916

#11 Stocking Stuffers and Smaller Gifts

We’ve got you covered with small items from ratchet straps, cleaning brushes, wash mitts, motorcycle charms, jacks, safety glasses, sunglasses, goggles, motor treatments, tire cleaners, paste wax, bar-b-que sauce from the famous Bethany Historical Society, and more! You won’t run out of good options for smaller gifts as well.

 

And as always, if you want to knock some socks off, check out our vehicles and motorcycles for sale and our newest vintage item: a 1959 Ford Tractor!

 

You all mean the world to us as customers and friends. It is our sincere hope that you have the most joyous and peaceful of holiday seasons. Please let us know if we can help you in any way and call us if you need us: (910) 483-2958. We’re open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm at our shop at 7611 Clinton Road in Stedman. Follow us on Facebook at our Automotive Page and our Custom Cycle Page. Also at our website. Let us know how we can best serve you!

 

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What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

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It’s that sinking feeling that everyone who drives has had at one time or another…you’re cruising along, having a decent day, feeling no  real worries, and then you look down and see a little orange light on your dash is lit up. All your care is directed here now, as you try to decide how big of an emergency this is…. Do you hear a sound….? Smell a  strange smell…? Feel any difference in your car’s handling….? You check your other gauges… and it really feels like nothing has changed. Does that mean you ignore the little orange light that now seems to be boring into your eyeballs each time you look down? Luckily your friends at Crumpler’s Automotive are here to help. Read on to learn how to handle this little orange friend like a BOSS!

To keep this basic, always understand that check engine lights monitor your car’s performance. When the light comes on, it means your car has diagnosed that it has an electronic control system issue, and it’s unable to repair it on its own. Also know that the check engine light signifies different things for different cars, so as much as it seems like a pain, this is the moment when you need to pull out that handy owner’s manual for your car and do a little reading. This can at least give you some insight as to whether this is small or a more critical issue. Regardless, you’ll need to start thinking of making plans to get it into us so we can take a look at it.

As general rule, the check engine light could mean:

  • An oxygen sensor needs to be replaced. You could lose a lot of fuel if you don’t get this replaced soon.
  • Something is wrong with the gas cap.
  • Your car’s catalytic converter needs to be replaced. A broken one will make your car run at a higher and more dangerous temperature.
  • Mass air flow sensor may need to be replaced. This will also cost you in fuel.
  • Spark plugs or plug wires need to be replaced. Your vehicle will begin to run poorly if you don’t get this fixed.

As you can see, this doesn’t mean you need to panic. But it does mean that you need to go ahead and call us to get in and see what’s going on. To schedule an appointment, call (910) 483-2958. We’re open from 7 am to 6pm Monday through Friday.

By the way…Fall is in the Air! We have some great deals on Husqvarna mowers before the season ends. Come see what we have on the lot!

Also if you’re ready to start some of those fall weather yard tasks, come see us about weed eaters, leaf blowers, and chainsaws. We have them all!

Need a New Ride?

FOR SALE: 1988 Monte Carlo SS. You will love the way this rides!

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FOR SALE: Completely Custom bike made in our shop. Not another like it!

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These and many more for sale, just call us at (910) 483-2958 and follow us on Facebook. Also, check out our website! And always feel free to comment and share here. We love your feedback!

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!

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.

 

 

We Haul it ALL!

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Yes, that’s an airplane.

We’ve been in business for 45 years this year, and just when we think we’ve seen it all, we see one more thing. There’s not many dull moments at Crumpler’s Automotive, that’s for sure!

What we can promise is that no matter what, we will try to help our customers. We focus our business on making the best experience occur for our customers. 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

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We pride ourselves on having the best wreckers in use as well. We can haul most anything. If for some reason we can’t–which we can’t conceive of why we wouldn’t be able to–we will still help you figure out the solution.

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Are you in the market for a quality used vehicle? Look we what just got in!

1999 White Ford Taurus, 112k mileage
1999 White Ford Taurus, 112k mileage
1999 Gold Taurus with 154k mileage
1999 Gold Taurus with 154k mileage
2001 Malibu--very clean
2001 Malibu–very clean

 

And for all your yard work needs, don’t hesitate to come check out our line of Husqvarna equipment:

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As always there’s more on our webpage: www.crumplersautomotive.com and on our Facebook: Crumpler’s Automotive. Please visit and feel free to share!