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Tech Inspection at Crown Eurocars

Tech Inspection at Crown Eurocars

Tampa Bay
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Pinellas Park
Florida

By Linda Cooper: Photos by Lynn Hutchinson  Wow what a beautiful new facility. If you missed the Tech Inspection at the new Crown location last  month, or have not been to a monthly meeting, you are missing a lovely new dealership. As Lynn mentioned, it has one of the largest air-conditioned show rooms and an expansive front lawn for room for oh so many beautiful cars on display. Close to 40 members gathered in the lounge area sipping gourmet coffee as they took down the name and the model of cars to be inspected. I elected not to have my 2004 E320 inspected since, with 20 cars there, I did not think there would be time. Well, as they say, hindsight – as I was driving home from work Thursday afternoon, my dashboard flashed a big red warning light in the middle of the speedometer. On Friday morning I was back in the service department with my car. It seems the computer relay that charges or communicates with the auxiliary battery (the one that controls the computer) got stuck. They gave me a very nice GLK to drive and I was on way home in no time. In just a day after 2.5 hours of labor and a new auxiliary battery, she was all fixed and as good as new. I very reluctantly returned the loaner GLK on Saturday. Darn the fact that they have service hours on Saturday as I didn’t get to keep the GLK for the holiday weekend!!  When I introduced myself to Curt & Sue Neuman, Sue said they had a friend also named Linda Cooper. I then verified that they did live in Ocala and that this Linda Cooper was married to a farrier. The reason I knew this is because the other Linda Cooper was the wife of Paul’s cousin Frank Cooper and before he passed away several years ago, they lived and worked in Ocala!! How is that for coincidences!! The folks at Crown provided a terrific lunch catered by Mikes Pizza. If you missed the event, you missed a great day. Plan to join us for some of our future events.