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Yearly Archives: 2018

Best Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers

Best Christmas Gifts for Car Lovers

It’s that warm and pleasant time of year to gift our loved ones with our time, our presence, and also, some special material tokens of affection. If you want to spoil the car lover in your life, read on for some good ideas! Let’s face it, we are all on the go a lot, and not all of us can drink our coffee in peace on our back patio. This Oxo travel mug keeps your joe hot and self-contained while you’re motoring down the roads. Its elegant design means you’ll never have to worry about spilling your coffee!  Help your car lover friend or family member winterize their vehicle by buying them something from Weather Tech! With a range of products to choose from including car mats, trunk dividers, etc. You are sure to find something they’ll love. Another idea is a gift certificate to their favorite car wash and detail facility. Their car will be clean and smell pretty, which always is happy-making! If you want to pamper them really, consider these sheepsk ... read more

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How to Show Your Car Appreciation this Thanksgiving

How to Show Your Car Appreciation this Thanksgiving

The leaves are falling, and it’s time to turn our attention to our family hearths. At Guaranteed Automotive and Transmission Service, we feel deeply fortunate to be surrounded by such a wonderful community of Lafayette, IN. It is with sincere gratitude that we survey our year; a year marked by the ongoing support of our customers in and around Lafayette.  As you, our customers, turn towards home, don’t forget to show gratitude to your cars for safely seeing you to your many destinations! Your vehicle is the silent container of so much of your life--conversations with your children, your favorite music, that road trip you will never forget.  Here are some ways you can say thank you to your car this year: Check your brakes Brake pads wear down, brake fluid needs to be topped off, and tire treads need to be inspected. If your brakes squeak when you depress the brake pedal, or if it’s taking longer than usual for your car to stop, it’s a good bet that y ... read more

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Driving Safely On Halloween: It Doesn’t Just Happen By Magic!

Driving Safely On Halloween: It Doesn’t Just Happen By Magic!

With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, there is likely to be a lot of celebration for a holiday on the previous weekend. With accident statistics soaring nationwide during October, we want to make sure you all stay safe out there! Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe: Get your eyes checked. This may seem basic, but when was the last time you had a vision test? Make sure that your prescriptions are up to date. If you find wearing glasses or contacts bothersome, consider Lasik surgery. If you do not currently wear corrective lenses, consider getting an eye exam as part of your overall health. Get your headlights and taillights checked. Over time, these lights can fade, which can lead to diminished visibility on the road. They need to be replaced at least every four years. Don’t wait until they burn out. Allow extra reaction times for other drivers. Drive more cautiously than usual. Obey all posted speed limits--and then drive slower than that.  ... read more

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Auto Repair

What Makes a Good Mechanic?

What Makes a Good Mechanic?

At Guaranteed Automotive, we are constantly working to ensure that our customers enjoy the very highest level of customer service possible. However, customer service is just the beginning and encompasses a number of areas. Today, we’d like to discuss the very heart and soul of our shop: Our auto mechanics!  Good training Our auto mechanics have a thorough understanding of all aspects of auto repair. They’ve done the requisite time to complete basic certifications. They also continue to further their understanding of excellent auto repair by continuing education. And, they learn on the job every day! Attention to detail A really good auto mechanic has superior attention to detail. They work hard to get the repairs done in a timely fashion, but work just as hard to notice every aspect of your particular vehicle. Does it have a tendency to pull to one direction or the other? Does it seem to run through oil faster than would be normal? All of these details can be observe ... read more

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10 Car Repairs You Shouldn’t Put Off Before School Starts

School season is almost here, which means we will soon be faced with a flurry of school supplies, soccer games, recitals, and so much more. During this busy time, the last thing we would want to worry about is the condition of our vehicles. Here are ten car repairs that secure both the safety and reliability of your car, so you focus on starting the school year off on the right foot:  Check brakes  Oil change  Inspect hoses  Inspect belts or chains  Rotate tires  Check transmission  Replace wiper blades Replace air filters  Check battery  Engine tune-up  At Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service, we care about you, your family, and your vehicle. We are proud to play a part in keeping the streets in Lafayette safe and secure, as we continue to be the leading choice for auto repair in the community. As a family-owned and operated business, we combine the merits of both heart and hard work into our shop, which certainly ... read more

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The July 2018 Schedule for County Fairs Near Lafayette, IN

Lafayette is busily preparing for their annual Tippecanoe 4-H County Fair which will take place July 21-28 at the Tippecanoe Fairgrounds! Since 1930, this fair has been delighting participants and spectators, young and old alike! The fair launches bright and early July 21 with events for rabbits, pocket animals and vivariums, llamas, swine, horses and ponies, and more.     July 23 continues with exciting sheep shows, the selection of the Sheep Champion, and a goat show. Also, there will be a Horse and Pony Drill Team in the Horse Arena, followed by a halter show at 7 pm. Tuesday, July 24 will feature the beef show and evening selection of the Beef Grand Prairie Champion. There will also be a poultry show, and horse and pony classes.   July 25 will feature a swine show and the evening selection of the Swine Grand Champion. It is also Western Day for the horses and ponies, and there ... read more

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Auto Repair

School’s Out! Summertime Adventures in Lafayette, IN

At Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service, we simply can’t express how excited we are for summer. We have been watching the flowers bloom, the birds chirp, and the sky shine with the light of the sun. For us, summer means spending more time with our family, and spending time with our family is so important to us. If you are looking for some fun in the sun, we have put together several summertime adventures for you to choose from.   Celery Bog Nature Area: Interested to bask in the sun, while viewing over 120 species of birds? This place is for you. The Lilly Nature Center at the Bog boasts many family educational opportunities. Columbian Park Zoo: As the second oldest zoo in Indiana, this zoo is a great place to bring the family too with nearly 200 animals, a petting zoo, and even a butterfly garden ... read more

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Auto Repair

Start the New Year off Right with Preventative Maintenance

Our team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We are grateful for all our new and older clients we serviced in 2017, and we look forward to developing lasting relationships with many more of you. We think it’s important to start the New Year right, and preventative maintenance is just the way to do so. Your vehicle is one of your biggest investments, second only to your home, and with preventative maintenance, you can keep your precious possession running tip-top shape. If you have ever heard the phrase, “It’s cheaper to keep her,” you will know what we mean. We encourage you to bring your car to our facility and let our ASE-Certified auto technicians perform a thorough inspection. Based on the condition of your car, we will decide which maintenance is necessary and what can be put off for the future. Then, we will develop a maintenance schedule tailored to the year, make, and model of your vehicle, along with ... read more

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