ArtPrize 2013

If you’ve been anywhere near West Michigan the past five years, ArtPrize requires little to no introduction.  Nevertheless, it’s something we believe truly adds value to our community, and we’re proud of the way it brings more people to experience Grand Rapids. This year’s not much different than last in terms of formalities, so you

Clean and GREEN

Please click HERE to learn more about what Community Automotive Repair is doing to decrease our carbon footprint and preserve our piece of planet Earth. Related articles Google’s Carbon Footprint Continues To Fall (While Being Carbon Neutral 6 Years In A Row) 5 Apps to Measure (and Reduce) Your Carbon Footprint

Back to School Vehicle Care

On occasion we come across media already published to the internet that we consider relevant content.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, we’re happy to give credit where it’s due.  In this case, Advance Auto Parts has done a nice job of explaining some important tips on how to assure your vehicle’s ready for Back to

What does THAT even mean?

Hydrophobe (n) [hahy-druh-fohb] Having no radiating processes; Applies particularly to certain nerve cells. When Kia Motors recently announced the 2014 version of their popular model the Cadenza was going to be equipped with hydrophobic windows as a standard option, the room was quiet.  It was as if people wanted to be impressed, but let’s be

A picture’s worth a…

…thousand words!  (but we won’t use nearly that many here) If the iconic Volkswagen Type 2 (Bus) isn’t the most noticeable and memorable fixture of the “Woodstock” era, it simply must be among the top 3.  There’s no shortage of graphic images available from around the entire world, on display so each proud owner can

Save at the pump

10 simple ways to save money on fuel for your vehicle 01. Keep consistent with regular maintenance – worn spark plugs, contaminated fluids, and dirty filters are just a few variables that can effect your overall fuel economy 02. Refrain from extended idle of your engine – rule of thumb, if you’re going to be

What’s on your plate?

Imagine our shock when a Grand Rapids police officer entered Community Automotive Repair last month, specifically to inform us a stolen car was in our lot.  Now, consider our response when we were informed the vehicle in question was from our own low-cost rental fleet.  I (Calvin) can’t vouch what my colleagues might have been

Speed Matters

Summer has officially arrived (a few weeks ago) and with it comes a great opportunity to save on your favorite APR LLC performance upgrades.  Own an Audi, Volkswagen, or Porsche?  Interested in maximizing efficiency, improving fuel economy, and let’s face it… going faster? We have the solution for YOU. Contact us today, or schedule an

ZIGZAAG

HERE is a feature Pat Evans of the Grand Rapids Business Journal was kind enough to recently write about our Owner/President, Richard Zaagman. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the man behind ZIGZAAG. * * see article for further explanation  

Taste the Globe

This Friday at noon will mark the 44th consecutive time Festival of the Arts has graced our presence.  Each year this proves to be no ordinary weekend, as volunteers take to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids, to launch a veritable cornucopia of entertainment offerings.  The lineup always proves to be so verbose that it’s