Tag: Grand Rapids Auto Service

Oct 30

Car Storage Tips

With winter right around the corner, many car owners are preparing their vehicles for storage during the cold and often nasty weather.  However, before you put your ride away for the season, there are several maintenance and care tips you want to complete prior to storage to ensure your car is in tip top shape …

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Jan 10

2013 – The Year of Safer Drivers

A new year brings a new set of resolutions, and 2013 is no different. This year we should focus on driving resolutions to promote safer travels for all. It is no secret we are an active population that travels endlessly for work, family, or fun. Thus, it is also not a secret that many fatalities …

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Dec 13

Consumer Reports’ Top Winter Tire Picks

As winter weather arrives, temperatures continue to drop, and roads become icy and snow covered, many drivers begin to question the need for winter tires and wonder which tires are best for their particular vehicle.  To help answer these questions we turned to Consumer Reports, which has not only tested practically every tire on the …

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Nov 01

Tips to Avoid Flood Damaged Cars

Spotting flood damage on a used car can be difficult and can cause major issues down the road if missed.  Many vehicles were damaged during Hurricane Sandy, most beyond repair, but others will find their way back on the roads.  Even if the damage is not immediately evident, corrosion can continue and cost new owners …

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Aug 08

Factors That Affect Resale Value

Most people are not overly concerned with their car’s resale value…that is until they go to turn it in for a newer model.  Unfortunately, new cars lose a great deal of their value as soon as they leave the lot, but there are ways to help ensure you receive the very best value down the …

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Aug 02

Ways to Avoid Getting Pulled Over by the Police

No one likes getting pulled over by the cops but taking the necessary precautions to avoid a ticket will not only help keep you and other drivers safe, but could reduce the cost of your insurance as well.  To help drivers from getting pulled over, Edmunds.com went straight to the source, police agencies and traffic …

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May 30

Is Your Car Ready for Summer?

Hot summer weather can put a lot of extra stress on a vehicle’s mechanical systems and components.  Taking the time and effort to prepare your car, truck or SUV now will help save you from unexpected and costly repairs later.  Below are several helpful tips to make sure you and your vehicle are ready for …

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May 25

Is it Time to Call a Professional?

Knowing when to contact a professional is the best medicine for a broken vehicle.  While many simple car repair and maintenance items can be completed at home with the right tools and instructions, there are several more complicated fixes that are best left to trained technicians.  Below are the top ten repairs, chosen by the …

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