Synthetic oil, myth versus truth

Maybe your vehicle’s manufacturer requires synthetic oil, or you have a choice.  In either case, you should still learn why one type might perform better than another for your specific vehicle.  We recommend taking a closer look at this article from Vehicle MD regarding “The Truth About Synthetic Oil.” For the record, we strongly support […]

Inspection(s) can make/break experience

  An article published earlier this year in US News & World Report suggests six car buying mistakes to avoid, where #5 on the list is “Not getting a used car checked out.” We cannot stress enough how this process can either lead to a favorable purchasing experience, or a chain of unfortunate events.  The […]

Best cars for (new) teen drivers, possibly…

An inquiry we receive quite regularly from parents of newly turned teenage drivers is, “what might the safest possible option for my son/daughter be when it comes to cars on the road?” A fair question, but not an easy one to answer.  Unfortunately, you’ll most often receive equally as many answers as people you ask.  […]

Stay safe during severe weather!

With most recent events in Kentwood and Wyoming Michigan, it stands to reason we should review how to properly respond to inclement weather while driving.  Thankfully, the American Red Cross has already gone to the effort of making simple to follow instructions. Might go without saying that the safest possible position would not be to operate a motor […]

Eyes On The Road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHixeIr_6BM Newly released Volkswagen PSA. Please do not drive while distracted. Pledge today.

Room for more

What’s currently in your garage?  Do you even know?  Take just a few moments and consider what you might do with MORE space. [pause for revelation] What might you wish you could store if capacity weren’t an issue?  A tractor, summer convertible, or motorcycle perhaps?  These are just a few examples, whether or not you […]

Local First Street Party 2014!

This is one of our favorite local events of the season, every year. If you haven’t been, there’s no better time than NOW to make the necessary preparations. Here’s just a few reasons this is an event you don’t want to miss: -outdoors (and the weather usually cooperates) -amazing local food and drink -incredible regional […]

This past winter may keep you busy…

Here at Community Automotive we belong to several industry specific networks.  One of those corresponding partners is RepairPal, and recently they published a brief article we believe is worth the two minutes of your attention it requires. Now, to be clear, we’re quite emphatically welcoming in spring so this whole “winter” business is not being […]

Choose (the most important) 2

Disclaimer: this is not new, nor an original concept, but important enough to address Let’s face it, nobody would argue when they’re looking for the most ideal service experience it would include equal parts Quality, Cost, and Speed.  That, however, is the difference between idealism and reality.  The former is more akin to a fantasy […]