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For Immediate Hire

Hiring ASAP

Axleboy is creating a new introductory position for a full time porter/general shop helper.  The person in this position will primarily be responsible for keeping the service bays and other working areas in and around the shop clean and organized.  At times this person may be called upon to assist mechanics with minor tasks pertaining to work in progress (transporting large parts, bleeding brakes, etc.) or for transporting parts and occasionally clients throughout the greater St. Louis area.

As Axleboy continues to grow, this position may lead to future opportunities working as an apprentice mechanic.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be self motivated, requiring little or no direct supervision to complete tasks
  • Have a valid drivers license and a clean driving record
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Be familiar with basic hand and power tools
  • Express a willingness to learn through experience
  • Express interest in the automotive industry and basic mechanics
  • Be available to work during normal business hours (M-F 8am-6pm)
  • Be an independent thinker, willing to suggest and implement process improvements
  • Value and demonstrate punctuality

Benefits

Full time employees enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Employer sponsored medical and dental benefits
  • Paid holidays and vacation time
  • Set schedules with weekends off
  • Bi-weekly pay schedules
  • Opportunities to attend organized Jeep and off-road events

Interested Candidates Should:

For consideration e-mail a resume to rob@axleboy.com, hand-deliver a resume to Axleboy: 1935 E. Terra Ln. O’Fallon, MO 63366, or submit information through the online form on Axleboy’s careers page.

Parts & People Features Axleboy

As Economy Improves, New Demographic of Enthusiasts Enter ‘Jeep Lifestyle,’ as Segment Continues Rebound

BY: DUSTIN HOLLAND, Parts & People
St. Peters, Mo.—Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy Automotive, has been in or around Jeeps for a long time. He began his career working as a Chrysler and Jeep technician but felt the need to take advantage of a business opportunity within the Jeep Community.

“I really started to get into the Jeep Lifestyle after working as a mechanic,” he said. “When other people in that subgroup found out I was a mechanic and word got around, I saw a great opportunity to start my own business.”

In 2004, Carline opened the doors at Axleboy Automotive. “I wanted my shop to be a step above what people were used to receiving when they had work done on their Jeep,” he said.

What began as a small 3,000-square-foot shop has grown to 9,500 square feet. It is equipped with six lifts and an abundance of open floor space.

Jeep owners and dealerships have been relying on Axleboy’s expertise to service their every need, Carline said. “We do a lot of customization jobs. If it was up to us and money was no object, all we would do is build custom Jeeps for clients. We know repair work is necessary also though.”

He also added that as a business it is important to have multiple revenue streams going to stay afloat. The shop also does axle and differential remanufacturing for industrial and light truck applications and sells Jeep accessories. It also performs a small percentage of all makes/all models service and repair.

The shop bounced back from the recent economic downturn, as customers have more disposable income. Low gas prices and credit availability has also helped.

Carline said the shift in the economy and recent Jeep redesigns were bringing in a new clientele than had previously been its core. “Some of my best clients are now doctors, lawyers and bankers, as opposed to the ‘average Joe.’”

Since the economic upturn, Axleboy has also cultivated relationships with dealerships that seek customizations, he said. “Some dealerships just want us to put bigger tires on a stock Jeep so they can put it back on the floor and sell it. Others are more interested in helping people live the Jeep lifestyle. “We will go to the dealership and put together a package custom to the needs of that customer. We sit down with them and really break down what it is that they will need to live the type of Jeep life that they are looking for.”

Carline and his staff are actively involved in several Jeep clubs or communities, including The Midwest Jeep Thing and Jeeping Mid-Rivers. Carline and his full-time marketing director, Mike Carter, take opportunities to set up at their various events throughout the year to showcase products and services. “It is important that I am actively involved in the Jeep community. If a current or potential customer can see my passion first hand and know that it is genuine, it really helps to build relationships which ultimately lead to sales,” Carline said.

He added, “Like most small repair businesses, marketing usually falls on the owner. The problem is, most of us are mechanics by trade and marketing doesn’t come naturally, which leads to a neglect in marketing,” Carline said.

Marketing strategies include increased social media presence, Web design and customer relations, Carter said. “The use of social media in the auto repair industry as a whole has come a long way but there are still shops going about it the wrong way. We stay away from putting generic posts and ads on our sites and focus on interacting with the customer on a more personal level.”

Axleboy is a distributor and installer of TeraFlex aftermarket parts, lift kits and accessories. Recently, the shop has become certified installers of GenRight, which has high-quality suspension and body armor options, Carline said. Other parts and accessories are provided by Keystone Automotive. In addition to lift kit and tires, LED lights are presently popular sales items.

“We get our tires from US Autoforce. They have fast delivery and, in a pickle, they are real close, so we can run up and grab what we need,” he said, adding that the most popular option for Jeep owners right now is the Cooper STT Pro for mud and the Cooper ST Maxx for dual purpose applications.

Carline offered advice for other Jeep and 4×4 shops — take the time to get to know your clients. “Don’t just be their go-to for repairs. Some of the best times I can remember as an owner are the weekends I spent on the trails with my customers living the Jeep life with them.”

 

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Welcome to the Team

Axleboy Hires New Technician

Michael MarshallAxleboy Automotive of St. Peters is pleased to announce that Michael Marshall has joined their team of automotive technicians, effective April 7, 2014.

Michael brings with him over 8 years of mechanical expertise, having worked with both foreign and domestic vehicles.  He is a Master-Certified Mercedes-Benz technician with a high level of proficiency in diagnostics, electrical repair, engine rebuilds and transmission work.  Axleboy has full confidence in Michael’s abilities to handle any service or repair job that comes through their doors.

If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to meet Michael Marshall, stop by Axleboy today and say, “Hello.”

 

Axleboy Automotive

(636) 939-5337

Got a Tax Refund?

How far will your tax return go?  Sure, you could take that short vacation, start a new project or finish an old project…or you could have Axleboy upgrade and accessorize your off-road vehicle.  With an extensive inventory of Yukon Axle & Gear, TeraFlex Suspensions, and Rugged Ridge accessories in our fully stocked St. Peters showroom, you are sure to find what you need.    Visit our store online for an even greater selection, including WARN, Air Lift, Powertank and more.

 

Whether your plan is to get a cool new look for 2014 or make a “bad-a**” rock crawler, our technicians are the best in St. Louis at upgrading and customizing off-road vehicles.  This year, don’t lose your tax return to some short lived vacation.  Come in to Axleboy or shop online at shop.axleboy.com to get the upgrades you’ve been wanting all year long.

 

When you have access to the best off-road and Jeep service in St. Louis, why run the risk of going anywhere else?

We Honor Sport Moms

Salute To Sports-Team Moms

Sports-Team Moms, we salute you!!  You are the superheroes of the 21st century and we admire the many roles you fulfill.  At any moment, you take on the role of party planner, master of ceremonies, operations manager, medic and/or nutrition specialist.  You are the voice of reason, the shoulder to cry on and the embodiment of kindness, compassion & selfless service.

Like all superheroes, you have a specialized vehicle full of gadgets that can do almost anything.  Its comfortable seating and spacious cargo area make your mini-van the ultimate vehicle of choice among responsible super-sport-moms.  With you at the helm, no matter what obstacles appear, we are confident that you will get our team there on time.

We understand that there are times when things don’t turn out exactly as you planned, and it’s okay, Mom.  That’s all part of the superhero-cycle.  Even Superman and Wonder Woman had challenges to overcome, and often times they relied on a faithful sidekick for additional help.  We want you to know that when the trouble-light comes on, help is one simple phone call away.  Your dependable sidekick, Axleboy, can accurately assess the danger and provide a viable strategic plan to keep you and your team safely on the road.

Oil Changes, Transmission Work, Wheels & Tires, Axles, Differentials, Safety & Emissions and so much more.  No matter what you need, we’re here for you!  We can even set you up with a courtesy van at no additional cost so that your team doesn’t have to miss a single game.

Windshield Wash Fluid

Washer Fluid

Underneath the hood of your vehicle should be a small plastic container full of blue fluid.  In the winter months that fluid can be a real life-saver as it works with your wiper blades to keep your windshield clean.  Here are some common questions we’ve heard this winter about washer fluid.

Is there any alternative to buying fluid from the store?

Yes. You can find several DIY solutions online.  We advise that you use caution when following recipes that appear online.  Unfortunately some solutions may cause a significant amount of damage over time.  So, if you don’t want to spend the $1-$2 and purchase fluid from the store just make sure you do your research. Or bring your vehicle to Axleboy and we’ll top you off.

Can I just use a mixture of water and detergent?

You could…but we absolutely do NOT recommend it for several reasons.  First, the chemical properties of detergents may actually leave a residue on the inside of hoses which can lead to system failure.  Second, this combination is not rated for low temperatures.  When water freezes it expands and may completely bust the plastic fluid container.  Finally, the chemicals found in many detergents can be harmful to an automobile’s paint, making it more likely to peel and blister in warm weather.

Does my mechanic top off this fluid as part of my routine maintenance?

That can vary from one shop to another, but when you have your vehicle serviced at Axleboy the answer is definitely YES.  Every time your vehicle comes into our shop, for routine maintenance and repairs, we check and top off essential fluids.  Your safety on the road is our primary focus.

Is there a special winter blend that I should buy?

There are essentially two types of windshield fluid: a diluted form of the blue stuff which is good at any temperature above 40°F and the standard winter blend, rated for temperatures as low as -20°F.  At Axleboy, we use the winter blend all year long and it works great.  Whether you buy the pre-mixed solution or one of the many concentrates available, we recommend that you check the temperature rating on the label and follow all directions…or you could just bring you vehicle to Axleboy and we’ll take care of it for you.

Windshield Wash Fluid

 

Baggage Tug Tractor refurbish|rebuild|restore|TUG MA-30-MA-50

In 2011, Axle Boy Remanufacturing, globally known for supplying remanufactured Baggage Tug Axles, has been selected as a key supplier by a St. Louis Ground Support Organization. Axle Boy Remanufacturing will refurbish selected TUG MA series baggage tractors to Zero hour. Key features of the tractors will include • Engine and Transmission will be overhauled and updated • Axle Tech TA-267 and Dana 70 drive axles will be restored to Zero Hour • Rockwell and Brierton steering axles will be renewed to Zero Hour • Frames, Cabs, and body panels removed, sandblasted, and recoated • Wiring Harness replaced with a streamlined, simplified version. • Target replacement or remanufacturing of wear items. • Upgraded lighting • Full Manufacturer Warranty

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Turbo Lexus Coupe LSD (Limited Slip Differential) Differential Install | St. Louis Differential and Axle Repair

St. Charles based differential and axle specialist install a limited slip (LSD) differential into a turbo charged Lexus coupe.  Axleboy Automotive repairs rear axles and differentials on most vehicles, including domestic, light truck, heavy truck, industrial equipment, Airport GSE equipment and Utility Vehicles.

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Global GSE Axle Parts and Refurbishment | AxleTech TA 267 partsTa

Axleboy GSE axle remanufacturing moves to global distribution as two of our remanufactured AxleTech TA 267 axle assemblies head to an Asian OE baggage tractor manufacturer. We distribute spare parts for Rockwell (AxleTech) baggage tractor axles, such as the TA 267 HDB series. Huge inventory of hubs, rotors, brake parts, bearings, gears, and seals. We stock baggage tractor axles for exchange, or we can repair your axle quickly. You need your equipment running, and we work hard to provide the fastest drivetrain solutions.

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Aircraft Maintenance Stand Spindle Repair | GSE Steering and Axle Repairs

This aircraft maintenance stand suffered from repeated steering knuckle and spindle failures. Our GSE axle specialist machined the broken spindle from the steering knuckle, and pressed and welded an upgraded 3500lb spindle into it’s place. We fix airport ground services equipment axles, differentials and steering. We distribute GSE axle parts and braking systems.

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