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
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!
At Ervine's & Grand Rapids Hybrid, we want you to know that we remain OPEN and are here to keep you safe. We know how scary these unprecedented times are, and we understand that you and your family's health is a top priority. We have taken notice to the vast differences in the situations that our community members are in - some are parents, watching their kids who are no longer in school. Some are teachers who are doing their best to send educational material for students to work on remotely. Others are healthcare workers who are risking their lives daily to save those who have fallen ill with the virus. Some are risking their lives by working in our essential need stores, such as grocery stores, to ensure that we can get the food we need for our families. Some are able to work from home during this outbreak, while others have been put out of a job due to the crisis. Among all of these different situations is one common need - reliable transportation. We all need a ... read more
Thank you for keeping us busy and trusting our family with your family vehicle. Per the Department of Homeland Security and the State of Michigan, we're deemed an essential business and we are open. Click the here to be taken to a video message from Eric and Jamie! We are doing our best to keep our work family safely employed. Your support in this is both appreciated and needed. Because of this, we've enacted the Ervine's Auto Repair and Grand Rapids Hybrid Stimulus Plan! Remember those 2019 Customer Loyalty Rebate Checks? If you haven't used yours yet, we're going to double it! Did you already use yours this year? Great news, you can use it again! Did ... read more