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[Adrian Brien Automotive eNews] Simpler, Faster And Accessible From Any Location From: Adrian Brien Automotive (noreply@ebusinessmedia.com.au) Sent: 2011-03-25 10:34:57

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A word from the
Dealer Principal

Hello and welcome
to our March
e–news.


This month we celebrate our 40th birthday... 40 years of providing motoring solutions that offer superior value, quality and service. I don't want to go into too much detail here because it will take up too much space but I have prepared a short letter that will give you some more insight into our business and some of the major milestones of the past 40 years. You can download the letter here.

Congratulations to Rob Pryde for recently winning the Ford 2010 Central Region Technician of the Year Award, which he also won in 2009. A fantastic achievement and a great result for our dealership which also boasts the highest number of Master Technicians of any dealership in South Australia. Which means more qualified staff to assist you with your current car needs and to train our junior service technicians who will be servicing you in the future. You can learn more about Rob Pryde and his achievements below.

Also, worthy of a mention is the Adelaide Jeep Club which had one of their monthly meetings recently in our Chrysler Jeep Dodge showrooms. Adrian Brien Automotive has been sponsoring the Adelaide Jeep Club for almost two years now. The Adelaide Jeep Club brings together owners of Jeep 4WDs to experience the challenges of 4 wheel driving in a safe manner and to provide fun regular social outings. Their membership ranges from beginners to highly advanced with plenty of knowledge and experience to share. You can learn more about the Adelaide Jeep Club below also.

A special welcome to our new subscribers who have recently taken delivery of their cars; congratulations and enjoy your new purchase. And to our regular readers – thank you!

Until next time, happy and safe motoring!

 


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Andrew Brown,
Dealer Principal

IN THIS ISSUE:

FORD MONDEO TITANIUM

EXPERIENCE THE CHALLENGE AND EXCITEMENT OF JEEP 4 WHEEL DRIVING

SIMPLER, FASTER AND ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY LOCATION

FORD CENTRAL REGION TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR 2009 AND 2010

10 TO 1 – THE MOST INTERESTING EVENTS FROM 1971

GOSSIP BOX REWARDING LOCAL CONSUMERS AND SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES

“DRIVING IS MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE AND RELAXING NOW”

SALARY SACRIFICING MAKES BUDGETING EASY AND SAVES YOU ON
PERSONAL INCOME TAX

CLIPSAL 500 QUIZ – THE FUN HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES WITH GLAZED NECATRINES



FORD MONDEO TITANIUM
CLASSY EUROPEAN STYLING WITH A
GREAT MIX OF SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE.

 

The Ford Mondeo is a steadfast model in the Ford portfolio that has enjoyed many awards in it's tenure including the Drive – Car of the Year 2010 Award for Best Medium Car.

 

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The new Ford Mondeo Titanium has evolved to include some of the most up–to–date Ford technology encompassing safety and convenience.

As you would expect from the Mondeo, it carries a 5–star ANCAP safety rating to keep you and your passengers safe.

Features such as Adaptive Cruise Control which automatically 'adapts' it's speed to keep your chosen distance from the car in front; Blind Spot Information System which monitors the drivers blind spots and notifies the driver of side traffic; and Lane Departure Warning which prevents drivers veering lanes unintentionally.

Additional touches such as Bluetooth® with Voice Control, Ford Easy Fuel® and Follow me Home lighting which stays on for a few extra seconds after you walk away from the car are features that make the experience a lot more enjoyable.

If you haven't experienced the Mondeo before, take this opportunity to give it a try; you'll wonder why you waited so long.

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The staff at Adrian Brien Ford are standing by so give Luke and the team a call on 8374–5444 to arrange a test drive today!


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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

 

'The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.'

– Jerry M. Wright

 

EXPERIENCE THE CHALLENGE & EXCITEMENT OF JEEP 4WDING

 

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The Adelaide Jeep Club was founded in 1999 and comprises people of all ages with a sense of proud ownership of Jeep vehicles and four wheel drive adventure..

The club is a non–profit organisation and it's main aim is to bring together owners of Jeep 4WDs to experience the challenges of 4 wheel driving in a safe manner and to provide fun regular social outings.

The Club stresses safety at all times whilst on outings and it has a close affiliation with the South

 

Australian Association of Four Wheel Drive Inc. through whom regular educational 4WD courses are conducted for club members. This results in enhancing the pleasure and associated awareness of the responsibilities of 4WD as a recreational activity.

If this sounds like something that you might like to be a part of they have a free membership kit which you can download from their website adelaidejeepclub.com.

Adrian Brien Automotive is a proud sponsor of the Adelaide Jeep Club and we encourage you to get involved with organisations that promote responsible, safe driving practices at all times.

 

 

SIMPLER, FASTER AND ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY LOCATION

 

Smart phones are fast becoming a normal part of every–day life and it's no surprise considering the number of things that you can do with phones these days over and above making calls and sending text messages such as:

Listening to music;

Playing games with friends;

Sending and receiving emails;

Participating in social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.


We at Adrian Brien Automotive recognise this growing trend and want to make sure that you have the information that you need, where you need it, when you need.

So we are delighted to announce that our website is now mobile friendly, meaning that smart phone users with devices like iPhones and Blackberries will be able to:

Search our website for current cars in stock;

Book a service; or

Make an enquiry by phone or email.


When you go to www.adrianbrien.com.au our website will automatically detect if you are using a smart phone and provide you with a mobile friendly, simpler, faster interface for you to navigate.

 

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FORD CENTRAL REGION TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR 2009 AND 2010

 

Rob Pryde has worked for Adrian Brien Automotive for 15 years, beginning his apprenticeship as a technician in 1995. Rob recently won the Ford 2010 Central Region Technician of the Year Award, which he also won in 2009.

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The awards are judged on a combination of training results throughout the year, feedback from the regional manager and feedback from Adrian Brien Automotive.

After 15 years working at Adrian Brien Automotive, this is a great result for Rob, reflecting his ongoing commitment and drive as an Automotive Technician.

It's also a fantastic result for our dealership, enjoying longevity from a highly competent and well–liked member of our team.

Rob says that it's “a good bunch of blokes and a great company” that is behind his long service at Adrian Brien Automotive, which is a great compliment for all of us.

Well done Rob, and thanks for your continued hard work!

For service bookings please call 8374–5444.

 

 

10 TO 1 – THE MOST INTERESTING EVENTS FROM 1971

 

According to unofficial rankings:

10

The UK and Ireland switched to decimal currency.

9

The first ever One Day International match was played between Australia and England at the MCG.

8

The film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” was the highest grossing film.

7

John Lennon's hit “Imagine” was the biggest selling record.

6

Led Zeppelin released their fourth studio album, imaginatively titled “Led Zeppelin IV”, which went on to sell 27 million copies.

5

Danni Minogue the Australian singer and “Australia's Got Talent” judge was born.

4

New Zealand band Split Enz formed.

3

Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

2

The Apollo 14 landed on the moon.

1

Adrian Brien Ford was established.

 

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GOSSIP BOX REWARDING LOCAL CONSUMERS
AND SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES

 

This month's featured “My Rewards” supplier is Gossip Box, an online provider of gift boxes that supports local businesses by specialising in South Australian products.

A gift box from Gossip Box is guaranteed to be “chock full” of yummy South Australian products. With Gossip Box you can expect plenty of great goodies and not a wicker style gift basket half filled with stuffing!

As a My Rewards Member you can now save 10% on these fun and filling gift boxes.

 

OFFER: SAVE 10% on any gift range when you spend $75 or more (excluding delivery per transaction)*.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR REWARD: Shop online and call Gossip Box on 0412–348–094 to receive your discount.

Prefer Gossip Box to call you? Please email your details through and Gossip Box will return your call.

Check out the current specials on My Rewards here.

Adrian Brien Automotive supports local businesses, if you would like to know more about how we can help you please contact loctran@adrianbrien.com.au

 

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Terms & Conditions: * 10% discount applies ONLY to gift box purchases and NOT to delivery charges or alcohol choices. For corporate orders the minimum order is 10 gift boxes and 50 gift boxes is the maximum per client to be eligible for this discount offer. This discount is not available on Christmas offers.

 



“DRIVING IS MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE AND RELAXING NOW”

 

It's always great to receive positive feedback from customers, especially when we have helped them to overcome a major problem or frustration and helped them to save some of their hard earned money in the process.

This month's featured customer review was written by Omid from Sheidow Park who talks about his dilemmas as a result of purchasing low quality second hand cars:

“I've had my new [Hyundai] i45 Premium for over a week now and it is amazing. I regret not salary sacrificing a new car a long time ago and when I tell friends about the deal, they can't believe it.
So if you use your car for work and clock up a lot of kilometers, and have the option to salary sacrifice; do it. I wasted so much money on crappy second hand cars which cost me a fortune to run and maintain. Driving is much more enjoyable and relaxing now.

 

The [Adrian Brien Automotive] dealership is in a great location with great services on–site and the staff are really helpful and friendly. Whatever car you get make sure you get street legal tint and the interior and body protection is a gem.
And to think, people used to make fun of Hyundai's; I guess not anymore.”

Source: www.facebook.com/AdrianBrienAutomotive

Do you have a review or story that you would like to share? Send them to loctran@adrianbrien.com.au.

 

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SALARY SACRIFICING MAKES BUDGETING EASY
AND SAVES YOU ON PERSONAL INCOME TAX

 

Q: WHAT IS SALARY SACRIFICING,
WHO IS IT FOR AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?


A lot of people have heard of salary sacrificing but don't actually understand what it is and how it's different from standard car financing.

Firstly, salary sacrificing is only available to people whose employers offer a qualifying salary sacrifice scheme. The most common are 'government workers' such as nurses, doctors, police, firemen, local government office employees, teachers, etc.

It's worth considering because the loan payments are effectively made from 'pre–tax' income, so there can be a substantial saving on personal income tax, lowering the effective 'cost' of the car.

 

A fully maintained novated lease will also include all running costs for the car in one weekly payment debited from the applicant's pay, such as fuel, insurance, servicing, etc. This makes budgeting easy.

Qualifying buyers can apply through the dealership utilising our salary sacrifice facility with 'Dealerpac', one of the government appointed salary sacrifice administrators. We make the process fast and easy, speeding up the time it takes to get into a new car and taking care of all the paperwork for you.

We are on hand to offer personal quotations and a fully detailed consultation on how it works and how it can be of benefit to you, based specifically on your personal circumstances, so call Andy or Ron on 8374–5444 today to organise an obligation free consultation.

 

 

CLIPSAL 500 QUIZ – THE FUN HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN

 

With the excitement of Adelaide's legendary Clipsal 500 over for another year, we thought that we would keep the momentum going and offer you the chance to win a $150 service voucher to get your car in Clipsal condition!

Email your answers here with your name and telephone number for the chance to win a $150 service voucher to be redeemed off your next service. Good luck!

Q1. NAME THE FORD DRIVER WHO RACES FOR LUCKY 7?

Q2. WHICH SINGER FROM SATURDAY NIGHT'S LINEUP IS FAMOUS FOR THE SONG 'YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING'?

Q3. HOW MANY RACE CATEGORIES WERE THERE AT THIS YEAR'S EVENT?

Q4. WHO IS THE OFFICIAL CHARITY AT CLIPSAL?

Q5. HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED THE 2010 CLIPSAL 500 EVENT?

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Congratulations to last month's quiz winner Lisa from Hallett Cove!

 

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES WITH GLAZED NECATRINES

 

Shrove Tuesday may have passed, but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy these amazing pancakes. We've got this truly delicious recipe for you to try that should satisfy your whole household!

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INGREDIENTS


Glazed nectarines

6 white nectarines
150 gm (2/3 cup) caster sugar
1 orange, juice and finely grated rind only
2 tbsp Grand Marnier
For dusting: icing sugar
To serve: vanilla bean ice–cream or crème fraîche (optional)

Buttermilk pancakes

150g (1 cup) self–raising flour
50g icing sugar
1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
2 eggs, separated
310ml (1¼ cups) buttermilk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
20g butter

 

METHOD

1

For buttermilk pancakes, combine flour, icing sugar and orange rind in a bowl. Place egg yolks and buttermilk in a jug and whisk lightly to combine, then pour into flour mixture and whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk eggwhites until soft peaks form, then fold through flour mixture and set aside.

2

Halve nectarines and cut each half into 3 wedges. Combine ½ cup sugar, orange juice and Grand Marnier in a large frying pan and stir over medium–high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook for 1–2 minutes or until syrupy, add nectarines and cook for 1–2 minutes on each side or until nectarines are glazed and just soft. Remove nectarines from pan, add 2 tbsp water and stir to combine, then set aside.

3

Heat half the vegetable oil and butter in a separate frying pan over medium heat. Add ¼ cupfuls of pancake mixture and cook in batches for 2–3 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat with remaining oil, butter and mixture.

4

Combine remaining sugar and orange rind in a small bowl. Serve pancakes with glazed nectarines, drizzle with pan juices, scatter with orange sugar and dust with icing sugar. Serve with ice–cream or crème fraîche if desired.

 



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