Hello Awesome Person,

Yes You!! You are awesome because you are you. My name is Tom Dietrich and I am the Owner of King’s Auto Repair in West Reading Pa. Yes there is an auto repair shop in West Reading right on Penn Avenue. I decided I wanted to write a Quarterly newsletter to help the motoring public. I plan to bring you some car care tips and tricks to keep you safe and your car reliable.

Let me tell you a little bit about me.

If you don’t know already, my wife Ashley and I host a radio show on Thursday nights at 6pm on 830 WEEU where we help the motoring public with their car troubles. We also bring the latest automotive news from the weird to the next big thing. We also broadcast live on Facebook during the show so the folks that don’t want to go on air with a question can ask it there. The broadcast is also repurposed as a podcast by the same name of the show Idle Talk Radio with Ashley and Tom.

You might be wondering by now who this Tom guy is and where did he come from? Well I started my automotive journey back in 1999 when my mother told me I had to go do something with my life. She suggested that I look at repairing cars because I like to tinker with vehicles. So we loaded up the car and went off to Williamsport to Pennsylvania College Of Technology to look at their automotive programs. We toured the automotive building and wound up at the Ford ASSET program. I was taken back by the shop and the technology in those cars. The instructor showed us how to control different functions in the car with a remote computer. I was hooked. I signed you and 2 years later I graduated with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology. The awesome part about the classes I took was ½ of each semester I spent working at a Lincoln dealer and I was graded on the work I performed there. This allowed me to work with a master mechanic while I went to school.

For the first few years out of school I loved working on Lincolns. Then change started to happen. One day we found out we were going to become a Mazda dealership and it was back to school again. I learned to fix Mazdas and in a few years change happened again. This time it was off to fix diesel trucks. I repaired diesel trucks for 10 years. I was sitting on my lunch break one day when a friend of mine told me about an auto shop for sale. I was interested because it felt like it was time to move on.

My wife and I decided to purchase King’s Auto Repair and take the next leap in our life’s journey. We have been the proud owners for 6 years now. Everyday we wake up and can not wait to help people with their problems. I can’t say it’s been easy but nothing worthwhile doing ever is. We love what we do and Helping People is what we like to do.

I hope you look forward to our newsletter every quarter. We plan to bring you something informative, fun, tasty, and some savings.

The great give back to assist
Helping Harvest Feed Berks County

Get $1 Off for each item donated up to $30
Non perishable food items

Cereals, Peanut Butter
Grains (rice, oatmeal)
Dry Milk
Pasta
Snack Items (crackers, fruit snacks, cookies)
Beans
Fruit Juices
Canned Goods: Tuna, Meats (chili, stew, etc), Fruit, Vegetable Soup (chunky soups preferred)
Get $1.50 Off for each item donated up to $30
Personal Hygiene Items
Shampoo
Toothpaste
Bath Soap
Tooth Brushes
Baby Items
Baby Shampoo
Baby Wipes
Baby Lotion
Diapers

Show Us Your Pets. Pet Dress Up Contest

Submit your photos by October 16th 2021

Top prize $100 Visa Gift Card 

Second place $50 Visa Gift Card

Third Place $25 Visa Gift Card
Dress your pet up for Halloween and submit him or her in their most festive Halloween costume. We will be picking our top 8 favorite costumed pets photos and putting them up in a bracket on Facebook and Instagram for you to vote on which is your favorite. The rules are pictures need to be posted to Instagram or Facebook and the Hashtags #kingsautorepair #KingsPetCostume2021  need to be used. You can add any other Hashtags you like. All entries will be google searched and you will be disqualified if you are using someone else’s photo to win. If you don’t have Facebook or Instagram email us a photo @ kingsautonewsletter@gmail.com to be entered into the contest.

We want to see your Pumpkin Carving or Pumpkin Painting skills

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Submit your photos by October 16th 2021

Top prize $100 Visa Gift Card 

Second place $50 Visa Gift Card

Third Place $25 Visa Gift Card

Just like the pet contest this one is pretty simple too. Carve or paint a Pumpkin and post a photo to Facebook or Instagram. We will be picking our top 8 favorite pumpkin photos and putting them up in a bracket on Facebook and Instagram for you to vote on which is your favorite. The rules are pictures need to be posted to Instagram or Facebook and the Hashtags #kingsautorepair #KingsGreatPumpkin2021  need to be used. You can add any other Hashtags you like. Your pumpkin picture you submit needs to have a piece of paper with the hashtags on it visible in the photo to prove you did it.  All entries will also be google searched and you will be disqualified if you are using someone else’s photo to win. If you don’t have Facebook or Instagram email us a photo @ kingsautonewsletter@gmail.com to be entered into the contest.

Both contests contained in this email operate at the discretion of King’s Auto Repair. They reserve the right to disqualify anyone claiming to be the owner of a photo when a Google photo search shows it is someone else’s work. Being disqualified for the use of a photo that is not yours will disqualify you from all future contests from King’s Auto Repair. Other words, no cheating will be tolerated. Odds of winning are dependent on the amount of entries. 

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies because Every Newsletter Needs A Recipe

PERP TIME: 40 Minutes

COOK TIME: 15 Minutes

MAKES: 12 Whoopie Pies

2   ½ cups of flour

1    t baking powder

1    t baking soda

½   t salt

1    t cinnamon

1    t ginger

½   t cloves

1    cup brown sugar, packed

3    T vegetable oil

2    eggs

1    cup pumpkin puree (or use mashed bananas and eliminate cloves)

½   t vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉
  2. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla
  4. Fold flour mixture into large bowl with the wet ingredients until well combined
  5. Using a quick-release 2” ice-cream scoop, place rounds of dough on silicone or parchment lined baking sheets about 2” apart
  6. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the dough comes out clean, about 15 minutes
  7. Let cool and fill with Cream Cheese filling (below)

Whoopie Pie Cream-Cheese Filling

½    cup butter, softened                1    t vanilla

8     oz cream cheese, softened               3    cups powdered sugar

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until well mixed and smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat again until smooth
  2. Put a heaping spoonful of filling into the center of one cake. Place another cake on top. Lightly press together and enjoy!!!!!!!!!

To make Gluten-Free Whoopie Pies substitute white rice flour, use 2 t baking powder, and use 4 eggs.

I don’t want to make this letter insanely long so this month I am going to skip the informative. We have been doing videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok. Check out our videos over on social media.

Facebook: @KingsAutoRepairInc

Instagram: @kings_auto_repair

TikTok: @kingsautorepairinc

YouTube: King’s Auto Repair Inc. 

If you have any suggestions on topics to cover email us at kingsautonewsletter@gmail.com 

Thank you for taking time to read our first newsletter. If you have any car questions don’t forget you can call our radio show, Thursday nights on 830 am WEEU or email us here kingsautonewsletter@gmail.com . In our next newsletter we will have the winners of this quarter’s contests and be announcing the next contests. We will also have some winter driving tips and why you might want to consider all weather tires the next time you have tires installed.