Environmental Sustainability

Happy Earth Day month! One of the reasons we love April (asides from all the spring flowers) is because local businesses emphasize the importance of prioritizing the planet. Concours Motors is offering a free comprehensive sustainability inspection, in addition to discounted services including oil changes, alignments and leak repairs. Environmental sustainability is extremely important to us. As an automotive repair shop, we understand that we have a huge social and environmental responsibility. Because of that, we coat our floors in epoxy, which means that nothing toxic sinks into the ground. We catch everything—oil, coolant, metals, batteries—and dispose of it exclusively to companies that recycle. We don’t use paper towels, instead, we use rags that we wash and reuse. We use rechargeable batteries and our lights are high-efficiency. We takes these steps because we want to be part of a globally responsible movement to improve the planet’s health. Automotive repair shops are often thought of as dirty or bad for the environment—not ours. Your car is the key to a more sustainable lifestyle. The distance you drive and your car’s efficiency are two factors that can and will change the environment. Bring your vehicles in for free sustainability inspections, and we’ll make sure you are taking the best care of our planet....

The Science of Gratitude

We are hitting 2019 full speed and full of gratitude for so many amazing things. I personally don’t think anyone can spend enough time thinking about all the things they have to be grateful for. There are many studies demonstrating that actively practicing gratitude, as in, deliberately taking time out of the day to appreciate our devoted friends, partners, children, and community, make us significantly healthier. This might seem obvious, but science supports it. The more grateful you are, the more available you will be to create further opportunities to generate things to be grateful for. It’s a cycle, see? Gratitude is especially important when it comes to parenting. Children learn by example; if you take the blessings in your life for granted, so will they. If you count them, they will too. At Concours Motors, I never run out of things to be grateful for. We have an incredible team of hard-working people who actively contribute to our community. Ventura in itself is a unique city to appreciate: the wonderful people, the vibrant local business culture, the delicious food at the pier, the ocean, lazy beach days—the fact that we’re a drive away from some of the most beautiful hikes in California and one of the coolest cities in the country. These are all but a few things to be grateful for. 2019 is going to be an amazing year. I hope you’ll spend a few minutes each day reflecting on everything beautiful in your life. We are so excited for what is to come....

What Makes Us Different

Hello! JR here 🙂 Last month, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak in front of BNI’s Ventura Chapter (a business networking organization). I love every opportunity to connect with fellow business owners and talk about what makes Concours Motors unique. What makes us different? We know that we are working on a family’s car: a vehicle that takes you to work, to the grocery store; a car that takes your kids to school. Because of this, your safety is our utmost priority. Concours Motors is built on the concept of specialization; we hire only highly-trained specialty technicians who concentrate on select niche brands, which allows us to provide the best possible service to you and your vehicle. We do what is right–not what is easy At Concours, we only recommend the services you need, and we treat our customers like royalty. When you come in, you can enjoy our beverage station (with coffee and pastries), high-speed wi-fi, and a play area for your kids, all while your car is being serviced in the cleanest shop you have ever seen. If you don’t want to wait, our complimentary shuttle will give you a ride home, or whenever you’d like to go in town. We stay current. Keeping up with the times is very important to us. We perform digital inspections; our technicians use iPads to communicate the findings of your car, through images sent via email or text messages. We believe in total transparency; our exceptional technology allows us to show you what is going on with your car so that you are never left with unanswered questions. We...

5 Tips for Driving With Your Dog

We get it. Dog is man’s best friend. How can you not ride around the town with your favorite pup? But as wonderful as your pup is, driving in cars with dogs isn’t always smooth sailing. Here are some things you can do to make your adventures together all the more enjoyable… Buy a barrier There are many styles of barriers on the market to prevent your pup from joining you in the driver’s seat. Some can be installed in the back to stop the dog from even getting on your back seats, while others simply restrict access to the front of the car. Either option in a safe choice. Here are some of the different types out there. Get paw wipes You may love riding around with your best friend, but let’s be honest…your BFF doesn’t always have the best manners and is known to track mud everywhere after a nice walk. Storing some wipes in your car is a must if you’re an avid hiker or if it’s been raining. Here are some natural and allergen free grooming wipes. Buckle up You aren’t the only one who needs to be buckled in. Belts and tethers are ideal for the dog who is prone to jumping or sliding around your car. It can be used in lieu of a seat barrier to keep your dog off your lap while driving. Here is the one that performed best in a crash test by the Center for Pet Safety. Stay hydrated It’s a safe bet that you don’t exercise or run errands without some water along the way. Your dog...