How hard can this really be?

If you are a “just the facts” type person, feel free to skip down to the instructional video, compliments of Automobile Association.  Otherwise, sit back, relax, and inquire within. When you’re talking about changing wheels on a vehicle, the answer to the subject heading is “sometimes, more challenging than you may realize.”  Full disclosure, I […]

Back-To-School

This coming week, Grand Rapids students will be headed back to school and police departments are reminding drivers about bus safety tips. The most important rule is to SLOW DOWN and don’t be distracted while driving. Follow school buses at a safe distance, they make frequent stops. Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is […]

10 x 10

In another case where the announcement speaks for itself, all of us at Community Automotive Repair are proud to share and support this year’s Local First 2012 campaign, 10 x 10.  The potential impact of this program is enough to make great strides in our local marketplace.  We’re pleased to do our part by promoting, […]

Severe Driving?

People regularly ask us how often they should have a particular service done.  That is a great question, actually.  You can look at your owners manual, or give us the opportunity to look up your vehicle in a service database.  What you find is often a surprise to people – there are actually two service […]

FREE Peace of Mind

  Every car company has “recalls” from time to time. Unfortunately, recalls (repairs for which you, the consumer, don’t have to pay) have to be performed at a dealership to be reimbursed by the manufacturer. It’s come to our attention that many of our customers are being told by the dealer, in addition to the […]

Accident Awareness

We’ve had our fair share of customers involved in fender benders.  If you’ve ever been in a motor vehicle accident, whether minor or major, you know how terribly upsetting it can be.  It’s extremely challenging to think straight since your mind is racing at what appears light speed, and there’s no shortage of important things […]

TPMS

With all the acronyms out there it’s no wonder people have a difficult time keeping all of them straight.  Thankfully, TPMS is not brand new technology so there are a number of resources available (now including this blog) to better explain its importance.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, we found NHTSA (National Highway Safety Traffic […]

Local. Honest. Service.

Our  farmers market (Fulton Street Farmers Market) is preparing to reopen Saturday.  This exciting news has us thinking about the importance of local marketplace. Reputable pop culture site fanpop recently conducted another series of surveys.  When asked specific questions about what made The Brady Bunch or other famed sitcoms of our past the treasured icons […]

George Supercedes Honest Abe

This change was made a few or more years ago but many of you may not have realized it.  You’ve probably heard of this technique using a penny and Abe Lincoln’s head instead. That measure gives you 2/32 of an inch – half the suggested amount.  Now, the industry has developed a more accurate method, […]

Spring Auto Care

While Old Man Winter may still have something to say about it, we’re cautiously excited to usher in Spring.  The sun’s beginning to shine, bulbs are poking through Mother Earth, and music is in the air.  Whether it’s actual sound produced from musical instruments or laughter and healthy energy coming from our neighborhood youth, we […]

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