Category: Safety

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

Eyes On The Road

June 10th, 2014 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHixeIr_6BM Newly released Volkswagen PSA. Please do not drive while distracted. Pledge today.

Winter driving

November 19th, 2013 by

Click HERE for great reminders in preparing for Winter driving, compliments of our friends at The Rapidian and Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Already have Winter tires installed?  Great!  Did you know we offer year-round tire storage to help you conveniently free up space in your garage? Contact us today for details.  616.774.7048 or service@communityautomotive.com

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

Back to Basics – checking your oil

April 10th, 2013 by

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

March 28th, 2013 by

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

Safe Winter Driving

January 14th, 2013 by

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

How hard can this really be?

September 13th, 2012 by

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

August 27th, 2012 by

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