Why We Help the Relay for Life

Blog by Kim McMillan

I was asked to be involved with the very first Marion County Relay for Life event and continued to served as a team recruitment chair for several years.  My mother, Jan Monken, and I served as co-chairs for the event for 3 years.
Our family (like everyone) has been hit hard by cancer. The hardest was the loss of my cousin, Troy Crocker, who died in 1999 at the age of 29, leaving behind two small children. That is when the Monken family vowed to fight hard to help eradicate cancer.

The Marion County Relay for Life will be on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Fairview Park in Centralia.   We will have our annual  Monken Mega Nacho booth at the event from 4:00-10:00pm.  At this time, we have 16 members on Team Monken.

The Monken Family and Monken Dealerships support the Marion County Relay for Life 100%.

We hope to see you there!

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What is Chrysler Wii Advisor?

 

Blog by Wes Monken and Guest Blogger Amy Brandt(Service Manager)

Our Monken Chrysler store is proud to share our newest technology with you!

If you see our service department greeting you with an iPad, we aren’t playing Candy Crush.  We have signed up for an optional Chrysler product called Wii Advisor. Chrysler has invested millions in this state of the art technology. Monkens saw the benefit for our customers and decided to sign up.

If you are able to arrive 10 minutes early for your service appointment, it might take us a few minutes more to check you in, and at the same time the Wii Advisor helps us be more thorough. Once we have greeted you, we will ask for your permission to connect a pod to your vehicle.

We will gather all your information such as your name, phone number, street address and email address, as well as, all the information pertaining to your vehicle concerns.

The pod communicates with our computer system and together they verify open recalls, manufacturer recommended services, warranty, information and  previous worked preformed.  The Wii Advisor will also allow us to determine if there are any additional maintenance concerns for your vehicle. We will also walk around the vehicle with you to give us a visual of any signs of vehicle damage.

We are extremely happy with the Wii Advisor and how technology advances our service department.   We are excited that we have partnered with Chrysler to bring our service to the next level for our customers.