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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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