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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Holiday Road Trips?

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Holiday Road Trips?

Photo by Nikhil Prasad on Unsplash   With the holidays right around the corner, it will be a great idea to have your vehicle ready to take all your family and friends on an unforgettable road trip to enjoy the holidays. On this month's blog, we will share some tips on preparing your car for the holiday road trip.    By taking care of simple maintenance on your vehicle, you're ensuring to have a safe and prepared road trip, as it will be a pain to be having issues in the middle of an unknown road. Below are some tips that can help you be fully prepared for the adventure.    Wipe away problems: If you don't remember when was the last time you replaced your vehicle windshield wipers, it w ... read more

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Let’s Make Sure Your Windshield Wipers Are Ready for Winter

Let’s Make Sure Your Windshield Wipers Are Ready for Winter

Photo by Max Tokarev on Unsplash   The cold seasons are coming, and it is a good idea to have your vehicle ready for the winter! For this reason, on this month's blog, we will give you some ideas on how you can make sure your windshield wipers are ready for winter.    Your vehicle's windshield wipers are essential as it allows you to see the road clearly, and avoid accidents. With the cold season coming soon, it's most likely for your windshield wipers to become as hard as a hammer, and with this, damage your window! Below are some ideas on how you can avoid this issue and have your vehicle ready for winter.    Propping wipers up: This helps prevent damaging the rubber and makes it easier t ... read more

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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Photo by Bekir Dönmez on Unsplash   October brings a changing of the seasons and a return to holiday fun! We spend the month planning out the best costumes and getting ready for the big day. However, with October comes a change to wetter weather and more dangerous driving conditions.   Many of us have plans to visit family and friends, and some of us are planning out the routes for our road trips! Here are a few things you will want to consider before hitting the road and encountering the October roads ahead. Check this list out when packing up the Boo-Mobile and heading to the Poltergeist-Party!   Check Your Tires - Wet roads can be very dangerous if you don’t have tires that are up to the task! Check the tr ... read more

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Upcoming Specials at Guaranteed

Upcoming Specials at Guaranteed

Photo by Alexas_Fotos on Unsplash At Guarantee Automotive and Transmissions Service in Lafayette, IN, we understand how important your vehicle is for you! And because of that, we want to help your car be in the best conditions for when you need it. But we also want to offer you the best specials to make you feel happy with our service!  So, when you need auto repair service, don't forget that our expert team is here to help you! At Guarantee Automotive, we recognize that it can be hard to incorporate auto repair into your budget. And for this reason, we offer you several specials that will allow you to get the service you need for your vehicle at an affordable price!   Here are some of the specials to use at yo ... read more

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10 Car Repairs You Should NEVER Put Off Before School Starts

10 Car Repairs You Should NEVER Put Off Before School Starts

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash    We all know that car maintenance is very important to have your vehicle in good conditions and ready for the road. But many people often forget to check that everything in their car is working correctly or procrastinate when it is time to give it some repair.    In this update to our 2018 blog, we will show you ten car repairs that you shouldn't put off before school starts! As you must have your vehicle ready to move back and forth from class to class.    Oil Change: Make sure to get your oil changed often. If you need help, remember that we are here to assist you!    Changing a flat tire: Your car ... read more

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How to Keep Your Car Cool During The Summer

 How to Keep Your Car Cool During The Summer

Summer, although a joyful experience for us, can be taxing on our beloved vehicles. That is why we want to show you how to beat the extreme summer heat and avoid expensive repairs in 3 easy steps! Let’s get started! Park in shaded places: This is one of the most basic and yet most difficult steps to pull off. The chances are that a good, shady parking lot would be out of reach in most cases. However, if it is possible, park properly, and you’ll avoid a lot of the hassle.  Use window screen: Although not necessarily the cheapest solution, window screens are perfect for protecting the interior of your car from the infamous UV rays. Trust me; you don’t want to leave your interior unprotected on a sunny day for long. Especially the steering wheel!  Crack your windows: This is by far the cheapest solution. Just crack them windows! However, an excellent rule of thumb is to park in slightly more populated area ... read more

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Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Your tires and wheels are your vehicle’s only contact with the road, which means they are paramount to your vehicle’s overall safety and performance. Tire maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle performing in tip-top shape. A wheel alignment is one of the most important parts of wheel and tire maintenance.  The term wheel alignment may be misleading because it doesn’t just refer to an adjustment of your vehicle’s wheels or tires, but your car’s entire suspension system. Your suspension system is comprised of several components, including your tires, air pressure, springs, shock absorbers, and steering linkages. To make sure your vehicle drives safely and smoothly, each of these components must be properly serviced with routine wheel alignment. If your vehicle is not properly aligned, you won’t be able to drive as safely or smoothly, and your fuel economy might not be as effective.  If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms ... read more

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What to Expect When Bringing Your Vehicle To Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service

We are honored to be the trusted source for auto repair in the Lafayette area. Families throughout our community turn to our team for thorough service. Even though we have such a stellar reputation in our community, we recognize that auto repair can still be stressful. The Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission team is here to ensure your experience with us is as convenient and positive as possible.  Here is what to expect when bringing your vehicle to Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission:  We will treat you as a member of our extended family by being honest and transparent each step of the way.  For your convenience, we offer free shuttle service and discounted rental cars.  If you own a Domestic, Asian, or European vehicle, we can service virtually all makes and models.  Our technicians make sure to stay on the automotive industry's cutting edge by continuing to receive training and have access to up-to-date tools and technology.  We back ... read more

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Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Most modern vehicles have both a cabin air filter and an engine air filter. Both of these filters keep contaminants out of critical systems in your vehicle, but the similarities stop there. Your engine air filter and cabin air filter protect two very different systems in your vehicle. The Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service team is here to break it down for you and explain why it is essential to get these filters replaced during spring.  Your engine air filter is located underneath your engine’s hood, usually near the front of your engine. It is responsible for keeping debris, dust, and other particles out of your engine. Your engine works in very confined spaces with high temperatures and fast speeds, and even the smallest amount of dirt or dust can wreak havoc within your engine, causing major components to break down. A clogged engine air filter can also lead to diminished performance, increased emissions, and poor fuel economy.  Your cabin air filter ... read more

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Spring is Here! Is Your Car Ready?

Spring is Here! Is Your Car Ready?

The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission service is so ready for Spring! Are you? We can’t wait to put away our winter clothes, get out in the sun, and take advantage of the blue skies, blooming flowers, and warmer temperatures. This season is also time for spring cleaning -- many of us are cleaning out the cobwebs and mothballs tucked away in our home’s corners.  We don’t want you to forget about your vehicle this Spring! Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home, but your car can also benefit from a thorough cleaning. Our team recommends cleaning both the exterior and interior of your vehicle. Start by cleaning out all those crumbs and debris accumulated in your car throughout winter, as you are racing to get and out of your car in the chilly weather. Don’t forget about your vehicle’s consoles. You can take a damp cloth and gently wipe away all that dust and debris. Next, a good car wash in order -- use a soft cloth and a mild dete ... read more

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