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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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When to Winterize Your Vehicle

When to Winterize Your Vehicle

We may only be in September, but before you know it, we will be breaking out the winter coats and scarves. It is easy to remember to winterize ourselves, meaning bringing out the appropriate clothes and turning on the heater, but sometimes, we forget about our car. Before the holidays get here, and you are absolutely swamped, bring your vehicle to Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission for winterization.  Here are important steps in winterizing your vehicle that should be performed before winter starts:     Check your battery. Cold weather will take a toll on your car, as the chemical reactions required to start your car slow down and decrease in chilly temperatures. It would be smart for a technician to perform a thorough battery inspection to ensure it is working properly or to see if it will need to be replaced in the future.  Check your antifreeze mixture. If your antifreeze mixture is about 50:50, your vehicle should be in good shape. To be sure the ... read more

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