Yearly Archives: 2021

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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7 Valentine’s Day Gifts for The Car Lover in Your Life

7 Valentine’s Day Gifts for The Car Lover in Your Life

Before you know it, it will be Valentine’s Day! Now is the time to think of the perfect gift to get that special someone in your life. If your sweetheart is a car lover, the perfect gift must be vehicle-oriented. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Service is here to help. We have some great gift ideas for that car enthusiast.  Any member of our team would love these car-themed gifts for Valentine’s Day. Our entire team has a passion and purpose for vehicles, and these gifts would be adored. Here are seven Valentine’s Day gifts for the car lovers in your life:  Headlight Restoration: Dirty and grimy headlights are such a pain. Not only are they annoying, but they can also be dangerous. With a headlights restoration kit, your sweetheart can restore their headlights to their former glory.  Car Detailing: Any and all car lovers would be thrilled to have their baby pampered with a detailing service.  Ca ... read more

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