Welcoming Mike Mullahey to Runde PreDriven’s Sales Team

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We are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Mullahey to the sales team at Runde PreDriven in Hazel Green!

Mike, who grew up in Dubuque, has lived in the Chicago area for the last 23 years.

“I started at the Auto Auction in 1994 and have been selling cars for the past 20 years,” he says. “I’ve always had a passion for cars and people.”

In his spare time, Mike enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family, especially his two nieces, Makayla and Lily.

His favorite vehicle is the 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, which was his family’s first car as a child.

So far he is enjoying his new position and looks forward to providing great customer service at Runde PreDriven.

“It means you treat people how you would like to be treated and try to help them the best that you can,” Mike says. “Buying a vehicle should be simple.”

You can reach Mike at mmullahey@rundeautogroup.com or by calling 866-396-6832.

210,000 Miles and Counting: Rodney Coohey’s Chevy Silverado 3500 Keeps on Trucking

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Rodney & Kim Coohey, of Cascade, IA own this ’15 Chevy Silverado 3500 that has 210,000 miles.

Rodney Coohey got his 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500 SRW 4WD Dbl Cab LT from Runde Chevrolet in 2014.

Fast forward 210,000 miles (and counting!), and it is still running as good as new. He has done almost exclusively routine maintenance, including oil changes, tire rotations, new tires, and one air filter on the vehicle.

This is his fifth Chevy 3500 since 2007.

odometer“I just don’t have issues with them. I’m probably jinxing myself doing this,” he said, laughing.

Coohey is the owner of two businesses, Midwest Patch, which supplies bagged cold patch to cities and counties, and Hi-Viz Safety, which sells safety-related items like signs, barricades, clothing, and more.

He hits the road most days at 3 or 4 in the morning and puts thousands of miles on his vehicle.

“I can’t afford to be broken down — I’m too busy,” he said.

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“I always pull a trailer or I have a heavy payload in the back of the truck,” he said.

Other than following routine maintenance schedules, Rodney doesn’t have too many tips for how to keep a vehicle running so well for so long.

“I go for fuel mileage,” he said. “I’m always on a time schedule. I never use the cruise. I get in it and I drive it.”

He gets the oil changed whenever OnStar tells him to, typically every 7,000-10,000 miles, and rotates the tires with every oil change.

“The service department is just incredible at Runde’s,” he said.

Happy Retirement to Gary Reiter!

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Runde PreDriven hosted a goodbye gathering for Reconditioning Manager Gary Reiter today.

The is Gary’s last day of work after working at Runde PreDriven for 10 years! His daughter 20170228_121632arranged for him to be dropped off in a limo this morning so he could arrive for his last day in style.

“When it showed up, I thought, ‘They are going to think I am crazy!'” Gary said.

He said he will miss all the people working here after he retires, but he is looking forward to retirement. He and Sue are planning a trip to New Orleans.

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Nate Elder, who has worked at Runde’s for 16 years, will be taking over the position.

Gary leaves some big shoes to fill.

“I learned all of this in a 10-year period, a lot of it didn’t exist when I started,” Gary said. “So Nate is learning 10 years of that in a short period of time.”

Enjoy your retirement and thank you for all of your hard work, Gary!