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Wendy Reuer, Published October 18 2012

Expanded service center at Gateway employs newest technologies

FARGO – Gateway Hyundai Nissan Service Center’s newest expansion is going green.

Chris Heinz, service manager at Gateway Chevrolet, said the shop at 441 38th St. S. added 7,000 square feet to the auto repair and service business.

Heinz said the remodeled shop will be paperless. Everything from work orders and parts requests to receipts that can be emailed to customers will be digital.

But the green efforts don’t stop there, he said. An expanded line of 21 service bays – the former shop housed six – will be heated using a hot-water heat system powered by recycled waste oil.

“So we’re trying to be energy-efficient,” Heinz said.

Two Hunter alignment systems were also installed in the remodeled shop. Alignments were not previously done at the Hyundai Nissan Service Center.

“So we won’t be sending any work out anymore. We’ll be doing it right there,” Heinz said.

Of the 14 auto technicians now employed by the service center, five will work in five bays designated for oil changes.

Heinz said the five-bay system is modeled after the Gateway Chevrolet Quick Lube department. It allows customers to stop in for a quick oil change without an appointment.

Gateway Hyundai Nissan Service Center works on all models of cars and trucks. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Wendy Reuer at (701) 241-5530

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