Category: Community

Happy New Year

January 3rd, 2016 by

From our family to yours, here’s to a healthy and plentiful new year.  Thank you for supporting our local business.

Kindness Matters

February 2nd, 2015 by

  “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” ~ Matthew 6:3, NIV Ever since Community Automotive Repair’s inception, this company has been built (literally) on charitable initiatives.  If you know our back story, it’s not something we’ve intentionally promoted to date.  This

Best cars for (new) teen drivers, possibly…

July 21st, 2014 by

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!

July 8th, 2014 by

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

Local First Street Party 2014!

May 12th, 2014 by

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

Fork Fest 2013

October 22nd, 2013 by

Autumn is in the air, and several of our friends are ready to meet you at beautiful Romence Gardens so you can sample their latest delicacies. Who doesn’t love good food?  Seriously. This is an amazing event we look forward to each year, and Thursday’s efforts are proving to be one for the ages.  More

ArtPrize 2013

September 23rd, 2013 by

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

What’s on your plate?

July 18th, 2013 by

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

ZIGZAAG

June 12th, 2013 by

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