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 […]

Party in the Street!

Saturday, 06.01.13 That’s right, you heard us correctly.  As soon as you’ve secured the area and made sure you’re out of harm’s way, dance like nobody is watching… in the street!  We’re proud to help spread the word about this event every year.  2013’s installment of this favorite local showcase marks the 10th time our […]

Join Us

These two words (refer to subject heading) are the mantra of the 2nd Annual Fund Drive for The Rapidian (05.14.13 – 05.19.13).  We can appreciate if this causes you to flashback to a riveting scene of Star Wars, where Darth Vader himself is using the Force to convince Luke to “join” the Dark Side.  However, […]

Spring into savings

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Back to Basics – know your A/C

Thankfully, it’s almost that time of year again.  Won’t be long now before we’re enjoying much warmer weather in Michigan, and there’s no better time than now to make sure the climate control in your vehicle is ready.  It may be counter-intuitive because you’re not running your air conditioning in the winter, or are you?  […]

Back to Basics – checking your oil

That yellow oil can indicator light pictured above is often overlooked, but may actually be more important than you realize.  Not all vehicles will of course have this digital display, usually depending on its overall age.  However, whether or not you have an analog arm or a high-tech full color instrument panel, what your engine […]