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Best Summer Camps in Lafayette for Your Little Ones

Best Summer Camps in Lafayette for Your Little Ones

Summer is officially here! You might be scrambling to find ways to keep your little ones occupied, while making sure they are learning and enjoying themselves in the summer sun. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service considers many of their clients as members of their extended family, which is one of the reasons why we compiled this list of summer camps in Lafayette:  Animal Interest Camps Boiler Vet Camp: purdue.edu Camp Tecumseh: camptecumseh.org Columbian Park Zoo: columbianparkzoo.org Purdue Summer College for High School Students: purdue.edu Therapeutic Riding Horse Camp: newhorse.com Wild About Horses Equestrian Center: wildabouthorses.net Wolf Park: wolfpark.net Arts and Theater Camps  All Fired Up: allfiredupwestlafayette.com Art Museum of Greater Lafayette: artlafayette.org Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette:lafayettecivic.org Creative Clayground: creativeclayground.com Dance Moves ∧ Gymnastics: flipdmg.co ... read more

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10 Tips for Teen Drivers

10 Tips for Teen Drivers

It is a pivotal moment when our teen gets behind the wheel for the first time -- it is the first step toward both independence and adulthood. Not only does this moment as a significant meaning for us parents, but it also can be a cause for concern. Vehicular fatalities are the leading cause of death for American teens. Teens are three times more likely to crash than adults.  However, you can play a big part in keeping your teen driver safe. Here are ten tips to share with your teen driver that can maximize your child’s safety and minimize your worry:  Think about enrolling your teen in a driver safety course. These courses can be taught in-person or online, last up to 6-12 hours, and can often result in an insurance discount, as they are useful in instilling safe driving habits.  When selecting a car for your teen, prioritize safety and reliability.  Implement your own driving guidelines. For example, you might restrict nighttime driving after a particular ... read more

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Here is an Easy-to-Follow Breakdown of What Goes On Under Your Hood

Here is an Easy-to-Follow Breakdown of What Goes On Under Your Hood

For many of us, our vehicle works like magic -- we place our key into the ignition and off we go, ready to start the day! However, a lot goes into getting your vehicle out of the road and moving. It may seem like magic, but it is mechanics, to be exact. A combination of your vehicle’s engine, fuel, and the air is what makes your car move, not magic, even though it certainly seems like it. The answer truly comes down to your car’s engine, regardless of the make or model of your vehicle. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission is here to break it down for you.  Your engine is what we call an internal-combustion engine. Your engine converts energy from burning gasoline into mechanical work, or what we like to call torque. Your engine also has pistons -- these pistons move up and down in cylinders, which look like metal tubes. Think of the pistons like a bicycle. When you are riding a bicycle, your legs are moving up and down to turn those pedals. These pisto ... read more

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Upcoming Specials at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service

Upcoming Specials at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service

The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service is thankful for their clients from Lafayette, IN and beyond. We appreciate each and every one of you, which is why we offer you several specials to choose from. We recognize that sticking to a budget, especially with a family, can be stressful. Auto repair, however, is a necessity, and it should not be neglected. We try our best to make auto repair easy for you and your family. Take a look at the upcoming specials we offer at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service:  $50 Off Service or Repairs: Redeem this special and receive $50 off any service or repair totaling $200 or more! Cannot be combined with any other special. Must present special in advance. $35 Off Diagnostics / Testing: If we perform the Repairs. We request this coupon be presented at the start of service. Not to be combined with any other discount or special offer.  Brake Services: Save Up to $50.00 When both Front and Rear brakes are replace ... read more

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Educational Apps to Keep Your Little Ones Busy During Roadtrips

Educational Apps to Keep Your Little Ones Busy During Roadtrips

Spring break is almost here! For many of us that means a spring break vacation. If you are planning a roadtrip for your spring break vacation, you may be a little apprehensive if your little ones tend to incessantly ask “are we there yet” or “how much longer.” The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission is here to help with these educational apps to keep your little ones busy during road trips:    For younger children, ages 3 to 7:    Chomp by Christoph Niemann  HangArtMoonbeeps: GizmoSago Mini Robot Party    For older children, ages 8 and up:  MSQRD — Live Filters & Face Swap for Video Selfies  ... read more

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Show Your Car Some Love with These Cleaning Tips

Show Your Car Some Love with These Cleaning Tips

If you have little ones, you know how challenging it can be to keep your vehicle clean. From the crayons stashed in between the seats to the crumbs and mud littering your floor, your vehicle can look and feel as if a hurricane just stormed through. Before you start to lose your mind at the sight of your messy vehicle, the team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission is here to help you keep your cool and keep your car clean!  Now, is the perfect time to bestow a little TLC on your vehicle this holiday. Show your car some love this Valentine’s Day with these cleaning tips:   Put your old makeup brush to use. You can bring it out to your vehicle, and use that fluffy brush to dust away any pesky debris or dust accumulated on your vehicle.  If you have a pet your vehicle might even be covered in a thin layer of pet hair, use a spray bottle and a squeegee to get clean away any hair on your upholstery.  Want your dashboard to look brand new and shiny? R ... read more

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New Year’s Resolution -- Preventative Maintenance

New Year’s Resolution -- Preventative Maintenance

The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service wishes you a happy and healthy New Year’s! Not only for the year 2020, but the entire decade. We want you to start the decade off on the right foot, which is why we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our facility for preventative maintenance.  Why is preventative maintenance so important? You can think preventative maintenance as a physical. On a routine basis, you visit your doctor’s office for a check-up. You don’t wait until you are sick, but you make sure your doctor performs a physical to ensure you are healthy. Just like you, your vehicle needs to visit the team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission for an inspection.  Our technicians will thoroughly examine your vehicle, looking for any signs of trouble. This way, we can catch problems before they can become little ones. Some of the most expensive and potentially dangerous repairs could have prevented with preventative maintenanc ... read more

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All’s Well That Ends Well: Tire Health

December is here, which means the year is coming to a close. For many of us, this is the busiest time of year, as we are racing to the mall for those last minute gifts, stringing up the last box of Christmas lights, and going over recipes for our holiday dinners. During the midst of December, it is easy to forget about our vehicles. However, it is during this time of the year that we need our car the most -- your tire health is especially important.  Tire tread depth: As you drive, your tires automatically get worn from rubbing on the road. If your tires are overly worn, it will take you much longer to come to a complete stop, as your old tires won’t necessarily have a good grip on the road.  Alignment and balancing: If your tires aren’t properly balanced, your tires will wear out faster.  Tire rotation: It is important for your tires to be rotated at your manufacturer’s recommendations. Front and rear tires will wear different because they carry dif ... read more

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Keeping Safe Over the Holidays

Keeping Safe Over the Holidays

For many of us, the months of January, December, and November mean holiday travel. We all know how congested and chaotic the roads can get. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service wants you to be safe each step of the way, which is why we have compiled a list of how to keep safe over the holidays:  Before you head out, make sure to pack an emergency kit with the following items:  Sand, cat litter or traction mats Small shovel Gloves, hats, and blankets Flashlights with fresh batteries and warning flares  Rags or paper towels Drinking water and nonperishable snacks  Phone chargers  It is smart to map your route ahead of time. This way, you can factor in heavy traffic and other road conditions. Before you embark on your journey, check the weather of your destination and any stops along the way. You never know what you may encounter on your trip.  Brush up on your winter driving skills. Be patient, and slow EVERYTHING down.&nbs ... read more

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Best Places to Celebrate Halloween (focus on Community)

Best Places to Celebrate Halloween (focus on Community)

Halloween is easily one of our favorite holidays. We love watching our little ones transform into something else for the night, and we love helping them do it, whether they are looking to be a fairy princess or a racecar driver. Putting together your Halloween costume is only one piece of the puzzle -- going somewhere to celebrate is also a big part of the spooky night!  Here are the best places to celebrate Halloween near and around Lafayette, IN:  Harvest of Hope Festival Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am 396 Park St, Noblesville, IN Free ArtsPark Fall Festival Sat, Oct 19, 11:00am Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 2019 Ivy Tech Education Association Trunk or Treat Fri, Oct 25, 5:15pm 2725 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN Free The Great Pumpkin Festival Sat, Sep 28, 11:00am Wasson Nursery, Fishers, IN Free Halloween Party Night Thu, Oct 31, 5 – 10 PM Tier 1 Games, 2200 Elmwood Ave d8 Lafayette, IN Trick-Or-Treating with the Animals Sat, Oct 26, 1:00 – 2:30 PM The Fa ... read more

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