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Car Fluids to Inspect Regularly

Car Fluids to Inspect Regularly

Your vehicle is a complex machine with many different working parts. In fact, modern cars have over 30,000 working parts - it's amazing how well they work with so little maintenance. In order for your vehicle's systems to work at their best, it's important to ensure that all fluids are topped off and clean. They help regulate heat, protect against metal to metal contact, and increase overall performance and fuel efficiency. Some of the important fluids include engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and more.  Your vehicle runs at a very high temperature which can cause these different fluids to break down over time. Plus, there is so much dirt and dust on the road that can contaminate fluids and leads them to become more like sludge. This is why certain fluids need to be replaced at specific intervals and should be inspected regularly for proper fluid levels and check for leaks.  Here are some of the vehicle fluids which should b ... read more

How to Increase the Life of Your Vehicle

How to Increase the Life of Your Vehicle

Buying and owning a vehicle is a big investment, and one of the most important things we can do as vehicle owners to protect that investment is to take care of our cars. Whether you own an older or newer model vehicle, there are certain measures that you can take in order to increase the lifespan of your car and keep it running at its best throughout the years.  The better care you take of your vehicle, the longer it will remain reliable and the higher resale value it will have when the time comes. We've prepared a few ways that you can help to increase the lifespan of your vehicle and protect its value throughout the years.  Make sure to stay current with your vehicle's recommended maintenance, especially oil and filter changes. This will help guarantee that your car is always taken care of and will help you avoid major repairs along the way.    Ensure that your vehicle's fluids are always topped off, clean, and have correct visc ... read more

Signs Your Car A/C Needs to Be Recharged

Signs Your Car A/C Needs to Be Recharged

As we approach the warmer months, it is becoming more important to ensure that your vehicle's air conditioning is working in top condition. You rely on your vehicle's a/c to keep your comfortable on the road, and getting stuck without a working a/c system can be unbearable at times during the summer. So, how do you know when your a/c needs a recharge? Your vehicle's air conditioning system works using a compressor to pressurize and circulate refrigerant throughout the system to produce cold air. There is a high side and a low side in the system; gas starts out in the low side and then is converted into liquid on the high side. This cycle of the high and low pressurized systems is what keeps cool air blowing through your vents.  Over time, this pressurized system can get leaks, which can cause low refrigerant. In this case, your a/c will not work efficiently or at all. If the refrigerant gets too low, it drops the pressure of the entire system and will need to be rech ... read more

Homeschool Opportunity - Service Walkthrough at Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid

Homeschool Opportunity - Service Walkthrough at Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid

Eric and Jamie Carlson have 4 elementary school aged grandchildren who are currently doing school at home with their parents - just like many of your children!  One Sunday afternoon Eric and Jamie made this video for the grandkids and all of their friends - including you! After watching the video below, click the "take the quiz" picture, fill out the answers and submit it. Each student that completes the quiz will receive a Culver's ice cream coupon in the mail from us!   Take the quiz! 📖 You don't need to get all the answers right to get your treat 🍦There are time stamps after each question to help your student find the answer after watching the video.        We'd like to thank Dan, owner of Culver's in Jenison, MI, for donating these treats when we went to purchase them!   

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