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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!   

Fall Maintenance Special

Fall Maintenance Special

Winter Car Maintenance Advice from Eric

For those of you that would like another person telling you how to drive in Grand Rapids in the winter, read on. For those that choose to ignore my sage advice, proceed at your own peril. My number one bit of advice, have your tires checked. Both for tread depth and wear, but also inflation and age of the tire. Number two, the heating/cooling system needs to be in proper working order. Nothing worse than freezing your keester off and not being able to see out any windows due to frosting of the glass. This is a genuine safety issue. Number three, have the battery/starting/charging systems checked. The electrical system works much harder in the winter due to the increased load and the battery loses some of its effectiveness when the temp drops. Number four, do not wash your vehicle when the temperatures get too low. 25 degrees and below seem to cause all kinds of problems: doors stick, locks stop working, wiper mechanisms get frozen, etc. I know we want to have a shiny vehicle, but the ... read more

Grand Rapids Winter – Maintenance & Repairs

Well Grand Rapids, it’s that time of the year again when vehicle readiness is a necessary evil if we want a trouble free winter of driving. For those of you that have taken the initiative and gotten your buggy in good order, congrats. As for most of us Grand Rapids drivers, time is running out. This short reprieve from the nasty weather shouldn’t have us forgetting what is soon to come. A few basic repairs and maintenance is all that most vehicles need to easily get through a Grand Rapids winter, even ones like we just experienced. Give Ervine’s a call and set up an appointment or have us look up your vehicle’s service history and see if anything jumps out at us. The cold, damp mornings are a comin’, let’s not have them be a problem

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