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What Can Cause My Car Heater to Stop Working?

We rely on our vehicle's heating system to keep us warm during cold days or nights. We also need it to defrost our windshield when the outside temperature don't match the inside. A proper heating system isn't just about comfort, but also is necessary for your safety. If you can't defrost your windshields and your vision is obstructed, you are risking your ability to drive carefully.  You go to turn on your heater and nothing happens - what could be the cause? Here are some of the most common reasons why a car heater might fail:  Low coolant can prevent your vehicle from producing warm air into your cabin. This is a problem that you want to take care of as soon as possible. If you have a leak or are low in coolant, you risk serious engine damage.  A blown fuse somewhere in your vehicle can cause electrical problems which can affect your vehicles' ability to produce heat.  A failing heater core or air pockets in the heater core can cause issues ... read more

Megan on GR Rideshare Adventures

Megan on GR Rideshare Adventures

Did you know we sponsor a few podcasts at Ervine's and Grand Rapids Hybrid?  One of the podcasts is called GR Rideshare Adventures Podcast. It's a podcast that talks gig-economy but mostly Uber and Lyft driving. On a recent episode Jason Teri and I sit down and chat all things Ervine's Auto Repair and Grand Rapids Hybrid! Though it was a bit out of my comfort zone, I fell back on my expert knowledge of Ervine's Auto Repair and Grand Rapids Hybrid.  We talked about our history, 25th birthday celebration, culture, awards, and shenanigans that make Eric (my dad) shake his head.  We also talked about the newly added service to BMW and Minis!  Since this episode was recorded, I have vowed to never say "I don't know anything about cars" again and I'm now learning  abou ... read more

I'm Buying a Used Car...What is Considered Good Mileage?

Buying a used car is always an option, especially if you are on a budget or looking for great value. If you're in the market for a used vehicle, you may be wondering what is considered good mileage for a car that has already had one or more owners. Is 100,000 miles too much? What should be the limit when looking to buy a used car? Lets look into this more.  When it comes to good mileage for a used vehicle, there is no right or wrong answer. It really depends on a number of different factors. First, think about the age of the vehicle and the miles associated. If its an older vehicle with close to 100,000 miles, this makes sense because the vehicle has been driven for years. Another thing to keep in mind is maintenance. If the used vehicle was properly maintained, the mileage won't matter as much. This is why it is important to use resources such as Car Fax and Kelly Blue Book to get a good idea of vehicle value and history.  Most vehicles can actually run well past ... read more

NYE Driving Safety Tips

It’s time to ring in the New Year, celebrating that another year has passed and hoping that the New Year will bring us all good health and fortune. Many people will be out celebrating the holiday with their loved ones, which is why it is so important to remember to stay safe tonight wherever you plan to be.  If you are planning on driving to a destination tonight to celebrate, be sure to remember the following safety tips which will protect your safety and the safety of others on the road:  NEVER drink and drive. If you are planning on partaking, we suggest not driving at all and getting a ride share or taxi sorted to get you where you need to be. If you do drive to a friends house and partake in drinking, ask to spend the night until morning when you will be safe to drive home. When you drink and drive, you risk taking your own life and the lives of others.  You may want to leave early to get to your destination to avoid heavy traffic in populated areas.  ... read more

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