Tag Archives: Road Trips

Prepping Your College Kids’ Cars for the School Year

Prepping Your College Kids’ Cars for the School Year

Summer went by crazily fast, as school season is just around the corner. For some of our customers, their children, or should we say young adults, are heading to college! For us parents, it is nerve wracking, saying goodbye. There is one thing you can do to ease your worries: prep your kids’ car for college. Here is how:  It is time for an oil change.  Don’t forget about the battery; we don’t want your teens late on the first day of class.  Those lights need to be shining bright. Make sure to have them checked out.  Take a look at those fluid levels to see if they are at the appropriate level.  If you see your vehicle leaking fluid, this mysterious fluid should be examined.  Check your tires for uneven tread wear and any other potential fires.  Replace the windshield wipers.  Take a look at your heater and defroster. We wouldn’t your kids to freeze in the wintertime.  Inspect under the hood.  It may be ... read more

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Tips for a Happy and Safe Fourth of July

Tips for a Happy and Safe Fourth of July

Fourth of July is almost here, which means it is almost time to celebrate! Before you start celebrating, we think it is important to review some safety tips. At Guaranteed Automotive & Transmission Service, we want you to be safe at all times, from driving your vehicle to your Fourth of July event to watching the fireworks. Here are some helpful tips for a happy and safe Fourth of July:  Make sure to check local laws for fireworks regulations.  Leave those professional, high-grade fireworks to the professionals. It is always better to be safe than sorry.  Avoid buying any fireworks that are wrapped in brown paper bags, as this is a sign these are meant for a professional.  Always have an adult present. Sparklers, though they are small, still pose a danger to children.  In case of danger or mishap, keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.  When lighting a fuse, never place any body part directly above the firework and make sure to keep a safe distan ... read more

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Auto Repair

The Hackers Are Coming! What You Can Do To Protect Your Vehicle

Our cars are becoming more and more like mobile computers, complete with infotainment systems, automated driver assistance, and keyless ignitions. Even though these features have many benefits, there are also downfalls, including hackers utilizing these features to gain access to your vehicle.  The hackers may be coming, but there are several ways you can protect your vehicle. Take a look:  Make sure your software is updated. Just like how we need to make sure our mobile devices are updated regularly, we need to make sure our cars remain updated as well.  Keep in contact with your manufacturer for any news about any security updates or recalls.  Guard your WiFi password. It may be surprising to know that many people leave their passwords out in the open, such as in their glove compartments, center console, or cupholder.  When you aren’t using your WiFi or Bluetooth, make sure to turn it off. Hackers can exploit these connections, even when your vehic ... read more

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To Sell, or To Keep Your Vehicle? We Help You Decide

To Sell, or To Keep Your Vehicle? We Help You Decide

Tax season is officially upon us, which means we need to make some critical decisions, and one of the most common ones, upon the beginning of this new financial year, is whether you should keep or sell your car. We recognize how big of a decision this is, which is why the team at Guaranteed Automotive and Transmission is here to help. Here are three steps that will help you decide:  Step 1: Let’s figure out what your vehicle is worth. Many sites can help you with this. All you have to do is input some information about a car, such as make, model, mileage, and year, into their database, and you will be able to see how much your car is worth quickly.  Step 2: Determine how much it will cost to keep your car chugging along. The team at Guaranteed Automotive and Transmission can help you with this. Our ASE-Certified technicians can perform a thorough inspection on your vehicle, carefully assessing your car’s strengths and weaknesses to figure out an estimation of mu ... read more

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Your Love Playlist for Road Trips

Your Love Playlist for Road Trips

Planning a road trip with someone you love; perhaps you are picking up someone special for a date or taking your wife or husband out for a night on the town. Either way, you don’t necessarily need a special occasion to show your loved one how much you care and cherish them. If you are struggling to put together a love playlist, before Valentine’s Day is upon us, we have a few suggestions. Take a look: “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen"Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings"Perfect” by Ed Sheeran"Endless Love" by Diana Ross & Lionel ... read more

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