Happy Earth Day 2018! Team Ryan Automotive Sponsors Elachee Nature Science Center's Trillium Trek Run

Anything we can do to support the environment we want to do! We feel strongly that it is our duty to take care of our planet and properly dispose of waste and do our part to recycle as much as can be recycled. 

We had such a great time at the Elachee Nature Science Center this weekend celebrating Earth Day at the Trillium Trek Run!

Here are some pictures from the event: 

Check out our #TeamRyanRocks sign debut!

Dan Ryan wins the 5k in his age group!

The North Gwinnett Voice Features Team Ryan Automotive For Earth Day!

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Team Ryan Automotive: Environmentally Conscious Auto Care

See this article on North Gwinnett Voice here or continue reading below:

In a saturated auto maintenance and repair industry, Team Ryan Automotive Service and Repair of Buford stands out from their competitors.  The Ryan's opened Team Ryan three years ago with a goal to provide exemplary service to their customers while having as small of an environmental footprint as possible.  Team Ryan Automotive has earned the “Best of Gwinnett” award all three years they have been in business.

Dan Ryan is a graduate from Gwinnett Technical College where he received Associate’s Degrees in welding and automotive repair.  Dan gives back to the college by donating materials for others to learn with. He also serves on the college’s Automotive Advisory Board where he helps guide/advise the school on staying current within the automotive industry.

Technicians at Team Ryan Automotive must possess certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence or ASE.  ASE is a nonprofit organization formed in 1972 to improve the quality of automotive repairs by testing and certifying automotive professionals.  Since Team Ryan has such a high percentage of ASE certified techs, they have earned the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition. There’s not many Blue Seal shops around with the next closest 20 miles away in Snellville.  Techs at Team Ryan Automotive are constantly receiving new training to stay on top of the industry and maintain their ASE certification.

Dan and Shara feel it’s their responsibility to give back to the local community.  They are active members of the Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett where they have sponsored the Father - Daughter Dance as well as served on the scholarship hearing committee.  Team Ryan Automotive reached out to the local residents asking for bicycle donations at Christmas and were able to donate several bikes to area kids in need. Shara even made a quilt that was donated to the North Gwinnett Co-op where the quilt was given to a gentleman that needed the warm bedding.  They also are big supporters of Buford High School Athletics sponsoring several teams each year.

Having as small of an environmental footprint as possible has been at the forefront of their operations from day one.  They started before they even opened their doors by installing an industrial acrylic floor system in the shop which means oil and other environmentally harmful fluids cannot seep into the concrete and thus the soil.  The fluids sit on top of the floor to be cleaned up and disposed of properly meeting the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s standards. High performance T5 fluorescent lighting that consumes less energy yet is brighter than the standard industry lighting was installed at Team Ryan Automotive.

Every drop of oil that has been collected at Team Ryan Automotive since they opened their doors in 2015 has been repurposed to heat their shop using a waste oil heater.  All the old batteries, tires, and antifreeze collected from their customer’s vehicles are all recycled properly. Their office uses only recycled ink cartridges in the printers.  Outside of their shop sits a recycle bin that is twice the size of the trash dumpster where anything and everything that can be recycled is tossed in. They practice the three R’s every day; Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Their environmentally conscious operation has earned them the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful’s first “Community Crusaders” award of 2018.  

In honor of Earth Day, Team Ryan Automotive has joined forces with the Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as a sponsor of the center’s Trillium Trek Trail Run and Walk.  The Trillium Trek Trail Run and Walk will take place on April 21st, Earth Day 2018. Team Ryan will be handing out literature on how they are environmentally friendly as well. The literature even has an Earth Day, environmentally friendly spin.  The card includes a Bloomin Earth Seed Pack. One only needs to soak the pack overnight, tear it up into pieces, plant the pieces in dirt, and water regularly to see beautiful flowers sprout up.

Team Ryan Automotive will continuously look to make their operations as environmentally friendly as possible.  They plan on doing even more on top of their already extensive community service in 2018. And one can count on Team Ryan to receive periodic training to keep current on their skill set to make sure that each Team Ryan Automotive customer is 100% satisfied.  They even back their work with a 2 yr./24,000 mile warranty on all parts and labor that they handle for your vehicle.

Team Ryan Automotive is located within the city limits of Buford at 2959 S. Waterworks Road.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact them at (678) 765-7926 or online at www.teamryanautomotive.com.

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Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fundraising - Vidalia Onion Sale! Support Our Local Youth!

It is the time of year where our Kiwanis club has a Vidalia onion fundraising drive to be able to award scholarships to high school seniors. We pre-sell ten pound bags for $12 or 3 bags for $30 and the onions arrive around mid-May. If you enjoy Vidalia’s and would be interested in pre-ordering, please reply back to me with the quantity I will contact you when they arrive. Our pre-sale goes thru April 30th.

We try and award scholarships beginning at the $1000 level and have awarded over $100,000 in scholarships during my short membership in Kiwanis. Our club has a goal of selling 2,500 bags this year and I have a goal of selling 160 bags, enough to fund one scholarship!

If you are interested in supporting a good cause and enjoy Vidalia onions, please consider buying 3 bags for $30 and selling or giving two bags away to your family, friends, neighbors, or those at the office! Please help me load out my pickup truck for a worthy cause!!

Again, thank you so much for making an investment into the lives of our youth!! I know you are going to enjoy these farm, fresh Vidalia’s this year!

Find out More about the Kiwanis Club Here. 

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The North Gwinnett Kiwanis Club has a long history of giving back to our community. Throughout the recent years, we have provided to area school kids in support of their community projects, leadership programs, and scholarships for local high school students. In fact, over the past six years, we have awarded over $75,000 in scholarships to high school students. This year, thanks to the tremendous community response to our annual fundraising events such as the Father/Daughter Dance in the Winter, Golf Tournament in the Fall, and our Vidalia Onion Sale in the Spring, our annual amount will be between $16,000 and $20,000 in scholarship awards. We are proud to partner with the four High School Key Clubs that we sponsor at Mill Creek, Buford, North Gwinnett and Lanier. All of these Kiwanis organizations sell Vidalia onions and receive a share of the profits in support of their respective community service projects and we are thrilled to support these clubs, their faculty advisers, and their student leaders!

Dan Ryan Featured in 2018 Gwinnett Tech Foundation Scholarship Celebration

We were excited to see the unveiling of the video today at the  2018 Foundation Scholarship Celebration today!

"Dan Ryan graduated from Gwinnett Tech, ans is the proud owner of Team Ryan Automotive Service in Buford, GA.  Dan realizes the importance of giving back, so he serves on the Gwinnett Tech Automotive Advisory Board, and has donated equipment ot the College."

At the Scholarship Celebration, supporters and students join together to celebrate the year’s generosity and gratitude. For more information, please visit: http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/foundation/.

Team Ryan Automotive Turns Three!! - Join us to celebrate our anniversary!

On April 11, 2015 we opened the doors to Team Ryan Automotive in Buford, GA. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, namely anyone who wants sleep! Here we are about to cross the threshold of three years in business and am immensely proud of what we have built. The team that we have in place works well together and always towards our mission to apply exemplary technical skills towards vehicle service and repair. All this is done while providing that service in a way that truly supports our customers best interests in an informative, no pressure environment. We are here for the next few decades and we are continuing to build upon a reputation for trust. Thank you to everyone that has allowed us the opportunity to service or repair your vehicle, and come on out and join us for some cake and gifts this April 11th! Hope to see you there!

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Kiwanis Governor's Rally - Chartering a new Johns Creek chapter!

The local Kiwanis Clubs joined together to welcome our newly created Johns Creek chapter at the Governor's Rally. It was a fine event hosted at the Suwanee City Hall catered by Impolitos! 

The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents.” It was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis.

Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick. They develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research, and much more. No problem is too big or too small. Why? Because working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream, and succeed, great things happen!

As Kiwanis clubs and members, we see it everyday!

Interested in finding out more about getting involved? 




Team Ryan Automotive Partners with Elachee Nature Science Center to celebrate Earth Day!

Join us at Elachee Nature Science Center on April 21, 2018! With multiple courses, the Trillium Trek Trail Run & Walk is a great adventure for advanced racers and beginners alike, and the perfect opportunity to experience the great outdoors within Georgia’s only National Dedicated Old-Growth Forest

Run Wild Earth Day Weekend - Three Race Options

Race along the trails in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve as part of Earth Day 2018 activities taking place at Elachee Nature Science Center. Register by April 2, 2018 to receive a race t-shirt.  REGISTER NOW

Why is Team Ryan Automotive Partnering with Elachee Nature Science Center for Earth Day?

We believe that being accountable for our actions is not only a matter of respect, but a moral obligation. With that motto we have a strong sense for doing "what's right" in our actions, and that applies to how we treat not only the people around us but also the environment as well.  

“The greatest ethical test that we're ever going to face is the treatment of those who are at our mercy.” ― Lyn White

You may not typically think about "environmentally conscious" and "auto repair shop" in the same sentence, but we are changing how people think about this at Team Ryan Automotive! 

We are no stranger to recycling; whether it's cardboard from parts box deliveries, coffee cups from the waiting area and even our waste oil; we practice the three R's - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. 

At Team Ryan Automotive, we go above and beyond to do everything we can to recycle and dispose of our waste responsibly. 

Environmental Organizations that Team Ryan Automotive Supports through Membership and Generous Donations:


Find out More about how we are environment stewards here. 



    How to Steer Clear of Car Repair Ripoffs!

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    We know it can be tricky or even intimidating going to an auto repair shop! We know there are repair facilities that may not have their customers best interests in mind. All too often we meet customers for the first time that have experienced some form of this in the past.  We are "breaking the cycle" here at Team Ryan Automotive! Here are a few quick tips that may help you avoid spending money where you may not need to.

    Never agree to purchase anything that you don't understand.

    This doesn't mean that you need to have a degree in car speak, but it does mean that you should feel confident in asking a shop for a thorough explanation for WHY it is necessary. An HONEST shop will will offer to show you pictures or walk you out to your vehicle and explain the situation completely to ensure you are empowered and informed. 

    Don't pay for a shops learning curve!

    More times than you might hope for, mechanics will sell you parts hoping that it will fix the problem. This isn't good for your wallet!  "Beware of guys who say 'I know the problem and you need X' without saying how they came to that conclusion. Make sure that the shop you go to employs ASE certified technicians and they are willing to discuss with you ahead of time what their diagnostic process is. Doing these things will help you feel comfortable and  be confident that your car will be fixed right the first time.

    Fluid Flushes at the appropriate intervals.

    If you are being recommended a fluid exchange, ask them for details on why! If they can provide you with a reasonable explanation like factory service recommendations, the current condition of the fluid or a legitimate sounding reason then you can proceed. Otherwise, beware!

    When in doubt, get a second opinion. At Team Ryan Automotive we understand that trust is earned! Once you've found us, you won't need to worry! We are always happy to explain recommendations in detail and prioritize according to safety. Our goal is to educate and empower our customers to make the best decision for their vehicle and their budget. 

    Check out more from AARP on how to avoid car repair ripoffs. 




    Why do we love cars so much?

    Have you ever stopped to appreciate the beauty of an automobile? As mechanics, we see a lot of cars and we love all of them! We love being your service & repair shop because we know, that you know, we take care of your car like it was our own!

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    Your car let’s you do things you couldn’t achieve alone – travelling long (and short) distances to see family and friends, visiting new places, having an adventure, going on a date, and more. Think of all the things you can do with your car. Now think of all the things you couldn’t do without it. Cars are not just tools to get you from point A to point B. They hold a unique place in memories. Most of us have special memories about a car – that family road trip when you were 10, your first date in your own car, being driven to college…

    Whether you have a brand new Mercedes Benz or an old junker which always needs a repair, there is something very beautiful about automobiles. With the turn of a key you set off a chain of mechanical and electrical reactions which gives you complete control over your destination. You may not know it, but you have a special relationship with your car. And as with all relationships, if you put in the the time and energy to take care of your vehicle, you can have a long-term, rewarding relationship.

    Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Team Ryan Automotive! Take your loved ones for a drive and see where you end up!