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 […]

Back to Basics – fixing a flat tire

In our second installment of Back to Basics, we want to briefly focus on a skill that could end up being (if it’s not already) very important – fixing a flat tire.  Many of you may already know what this entails, but we don’t want to take anything for granted.  Simply follow these steps and […]

Need for Speed

This is awesome. Such attention to detail, very well done. Enjoy!   [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WEROVWDp3n0]

Filters serve a purpose

It’s that time of year again, where customers begin to notice a slight (or in some cases more significant) decrease in their fuel economy.  In many of these situations it boils down to using their climate control, particularly heat during the winter.  However, there also is one specific culprit often overlooked – filters. You might […]

Back to Basics – jumpstart

This time of year it’s not uncommon for customers to find themselves at the mercy of a dead vehicle battery.  Certainly such a problem doesn’t discriminate from happening year round, but it’s fair to say inclement weather promotes greater odds.  Some of you may have AAA or another roadside-service equivalent, but for the rest it’s […]

The future is on display NOW

It’s that time of year again… DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids is packed to the rafters with automobile enthusiasts for the Michigan International Auto Show.  People travel from hundreds of miles away to catch “reveals” from all the major car and truck manufacturers.  You’ll find a little bit of the old (vintage) mixed in […]

Safe Winter Driving

No matter how long you may have resided in a colder climate, there are a few key components to safe winter driving we always recommend.  Fortunately, the team at AutoNet TV released a video in collaboration with Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Colorado, where they highlight these critical tips. Here in Michigan (at least […]

Got Google?

By now we must all be aware of the Goliath enterprise known as Google.  In fact, the greater majority of people reading this post will have already used the search tool a few times today.  Suffice it to say convenience has its advantages, yet it’s important to understand the entire story.  To a small independent […]

Be prepared for the season

The sky is low, the clouds are mean, A traveling flake of snow Across a barn or through a rut Debates if it will go. A narrow wind complains all day How some one treated him; Nature, like us, is sometimes caught Without her diadem. ~Emily Dickinson Winter, in and of itself, should not be […]

Progress

[youtube=https://youtu.be/Y3dXx-jesnQ] It’s been almost two years since the initial concept of this expansion proposal was first discussed.  We’ve learned a great deal through this process, probably none more important than the routine intricacies and protocol that must be adhered to verbatim.  Also, it became very evident just how delicately we had to navigate each step […]

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