Day: November 14, 2021

Vehicle options for aging canine companions

Dear Car Talk:

My 13-year-old, 75-pound rescue golden retriever can’t get in my 2005 GMC Yukon anymore. Unfortunately, she won’t use either the steps or the ramp I got for her.

She had been able to put her front paws in the car, and then I would lift her butt. However, she won’t put her front paws up anymore, and I can’t lift her (she does take meds for arthritis).

I tried using a 6-inch-high platform, but it slipped, she slipped, and then I slipped and landed on my butt. I’m 77 years old; 5 foot, 1 inch and shrinking; and 120 lbs. My pocketbook with my phone was in the car, as well as the garage door remote. If I had been hurt, I could have been there for days.

She’s so excited when she knows I’m going out and looks so disappointed when I leave her home, so

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Matick Automotive Group execs turned to video to keep employees updated

When times were most challenging during 2021, ongoing communication produced employee comfort for Matick Automotive Group, says Molly Williams, chief operating officer. And in the process her company earned  the No. 3  ranking among midsize companies in the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces competition.  

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“Paul Zimmermann (vice president/partner-owner) and I did videos regularly to let our team members know what we were doing and why, to maintain a clean, safe workplace,” Williams said.

The Matick Automotive Group team (Matick Chevy, Matick Toyota and Matick Auto Wash) and customers donated more than $5,700 plus a truck full of supplies, food and care items to DetroitÕs Animal Care and Control, DetroitÕs only animal shelter that Matick has partnered with for nearly five years for the ÒPick Ups for PawsÓ program.

 “The videos allowed us to keep up with our team in real time, which has been critical to our success. We want to be a place where our employees and customers feel comfortable about coming in and feel better about their day when they leave, and timely communication helped us to accomplish that goal on the employee side.” 

Williams explained that the company’s commitment to communication

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