Three Cheers

December 14, 2010 at 1:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

This wouldn’t be a very good Lincoln-related blog if I didn’t praise a few local businesses when they deserve it. Here are three cheers for three local outfits I’ve dealt with recently.

First up is Simply the Best Autos on 46th and Cornhusker. We needed a reliable used minivan to haul around our three boys—the back seat of the Sonata just wasn’t cutting it any more, especially since two of the three are still in car seats. Thanks to a friend-of-a-friend recommendation I stopped by to see Robin Calcara. He gave me a great deal on the van as well as on my trade-in. The process was personal and informal. Simply the Best specializes in school cars, but they have a variety of vehicles to choose from.

Next up is Overhead Door of Lincoln (466-3667). This was another business recommended to us. One of our torsion springs broke on our garage door. Somebody came out, made some recommendations, and put in a temporary fix until he could get the necessary parts. He came back about a week later and got it up and running in no time. The cost was right on target with what they told me (a bit lower, actually) and the process was quick and painless—well, except for the chunk I took out of my finger when I first tried to diagnose the problem on my own.

Finally a shout to Andy’s Appliance Repair. Our dishwasher started causing us trouble. Not wanting to flood the house, I called in reinforcements. Clay tore apart the dishwasher but unfortunately all he was able to do was eliminate the dishwasher as the cause of the problem. (He also complimented our taste in dashwashers.) Although he couldn’t go any farther without straying from “appliance repair” and into “plumbing”, he narrowed down the location of the problem enough that I got up the courage to try tackling it on my own. I made a mess that required a shop-vac and five scented candles to overcome, but I did eventually find (and fix) the problem right where Clay told me it’d be.

So thank you, local business folk!

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Fletch December 14, 2010 at 4:14pm

Great post! Everybody should do more of this kind of stuff.

We’ve used Andy’s a few times over the years, and they’ve always done good work.

Wisco December 15, 2010 at 3:32pm

Thanks, I love the recommendations.

My Wife is looking for a used car.
Any other car dealers in Lincoln people like or that we should stay away from?

Mr. Wilson December 15, 2010 at 3:38pm

I don’t have much experience with used car dealerships, so beyond Simply The Best I personally don’t have many recommendations one way or the other. Are you leaning more toward “like-new” used cars, or “well-loved” used cars?

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