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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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New Year’s Resolutions for Being a Better Car Owner

First, we would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy New Year! It is officially 2021, which means it is time for fresh starts and new goals! Now is the time to start planning your New Year resolutions. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission is here to help. We have compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions for being a better and safer car owner.  Our vehicles are a part of our family. Just think of how much we rely on our cars as we drive to school, work, and so on. It makes sense to have New Year’s resolutions that dedicate a little TLC to our trusty sidekicks. Here are New Year’s resolutions for being a better car owner:  Stay up-to-date with preventative maintenance. An essential part of keeping your vehicle performing in tip-top shape for the long-term is bringing your car to Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service for routine services, such as an oil service or air filter inspection. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect y ... read more

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Importance of Winterizing Your Vehicle

We can’t believe how fast the year is flying by! Soon enough, the holidays will be here, and we will be breaking out our Christmas decorations, planning for New Year’s Eve, and racing around trying to check everything off our holiday to-do list. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission doesn’t want you to worry about your vehicle during these busy times.  During the colder months, your vehicle has to work that much harder. We encourage you to bring your vehicle to our technicians, so we can thoroughly inspect your vehicle for any signs of trouble. We will target a few times that will need a little extra TLC during the wintertime:  Heater and Defroster: Our heater is practically necessary if we want to survive the winter, and we rely on our defroster to eliminate early morning ice and frost on our windows. A chilly drive with limited visibility is practically torture and not safe. Coolant: It’s essential to make sure the ratio of antifree ... read more

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5 Reasons We Are Grateful for Our Cars

5 Reasons We Are Grateful for Our Cars

November is officially here, which means that Thanksgiving is just right around the corner. For us, Thanksgiving means taking a moment to realize what we are thankful for and express our gratitude. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Service is grateful for one of our trusty sidekicks, our vehicle. Imagine a day without your car -- it would indeed be turned upside down.  We are also grateful to you and your family. We cherish the relationships we form with you, and we are appreciative of the opportunity to serve you and service your vehicle. We look forward to sharing many more Thanksgivings with you!  Here are five reasons why we are grateful for our cars:  Our vehicles equal freedom. All you have to do is put your key into the ignition, and you are ready to go. With a properly working vehicle, you can go anywhere, as the possibilities are endless. When we don't have our vehicles, we can't help but feel stranded.  We are thankful for all the cutting ... read more

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10 Creative Halloween Costumes that the Whole Family Will Love

10 Creative Halloween Costumes that the Whole Family Will Love

October is officially here, which means it is time to start planning your Halloween costume. Halloween may look a little different this year in wake of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t celebrate. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission have put together family-friendly costumes your entire family can take part in:  Mario Kart -- the perfect costume for a car-loving family!    Lady and the Tramp -- perfect for fans of this classic Disney movie!  Legos -- both a fun way to spend time inside and an excellent Halloween costume!  Sandlot -- This costume idea involves all family members!  Care Bears -- this costume is both cute and comfy!  “Up” Characters -- another one of our favorite, family-friendly movies! It also looks like it would make a great costume too.  “Frozen” Characters -- we love how this costume idea involves the whole family, and your biggest “Frozen&r ... read more

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light

When life is busy, it is easy to ignore your check engine light. You have to run to the grocery store to pick up some last-minute snacks for your little ones, and you notice that a light is flashing on your dashboard. You look closer, and you see that it is your check engine light. You think to yourself that you have it looked at in a few days. It is essential to check for any problems as soon as the light appears.  What does the check engine light mean? The check engine light is your vehicle's way of communicating with you when it needs a little extra TLC. Most modern cars are equipped with a sophisticated computer system that monitors your engine's various components for any issues. When a problem is detected, the check engine light will appear. For example, your gas cap might be loose. Your check engine light would appear, but it can also indicate something more serious, such as a misfiring engine. Your check engine light even might blink or remain ste ... read more

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Back-to-School is the Perfect Time for Preventative Maintenance

Back-to-School is the Perfect Time for Preventative Maintenance

Summer is just flying by, and we can’t believe that back-to-school season is just around the corner! Soon enough, we will be heading to the store to buy school supplies, figuring out the morning routine, and just watching our to-do list get longer and longer by the minute. The team at Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission doesn’t want you to worry about preventative maintenance during the back-to-school season.  Even in the wake of COVID-19 and schools possibly looking different in the fall, our schedules are still busy. We seem to have a million things to do, and it is quite easy to forget about our vehicle until we are faced with an issue. For example, we might have to race to the grocery store before it closes to get snacks for our little ones, and we find our vehicle not starting! At Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission, we strongly believe in the power of preventative maintenance.  Preventative maintenance prevents problems like a dead battery from h ... read more

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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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