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Is Your Family Road Trip Ready?

Is Your Family Road Trip Ready?

Hi Again! We've talked about making sure that your vehicle is road trip ready, but how about your family?  Depending on how long the trip is and how old your kids are this can look so different. Road trips definitely changed for us over the years and for the better! Here are some of the tips I have picked up over the years of 12+ hour trips.    We like to make sure the kids are excited about the trip.  We talk about the states we'll go through and the things we'll see.   As the trip we make is one we make yearly, we also talk about landmarks (tunnels in WV and VA are a hit)  and favorite parks to stop at and run!  As our kids have gotten older we keep them involved in where we are, what our driving goals for the day are (we usually stop for one night on the way there and back), walking the dog - because yes, we bring our dog in our prius with us, and telling us when they're done in the car for the day.  O ... 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

Family Road Trip

Family Road Trip

Hi Everyone, Megan Here!  My family and I  are getting ready to hit the road for a summer road trip.  In all, we'll be driving our 2013 Toyota Prius just over 1,700 miles from Michigan to North Carolina.  As parents, we start thinking through plans for the trip a few weeks in advance.  The destination and route are the same as years past-my husband Brian's family's home in North Carolina, but we still have other aspects of the trip to plan out.   Fuel Economy Brian and I were debating renting a minivan instead of taking our Prius.  I went to the EPA's website to figure out the fuel economy for the trip.  Our sweet Toyota Prius will have us spending just under $50 each way on our road trip! When contemplating renting a van (an added $350 expense) we saw we would easily double the amount of money spent on fuel.  That sealed ... read more

Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid Green Practices

Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid Green Practices

Today is Earth Day - It's the day when many people around the world plant a tree, invest in a reusable coffee cup or pick up garbage at a local park. We think all of these are great ways to celebrate Earth Day, but we also have many green practices being used on a daily basis at Ervine's Auto Repair and Grand Rapids Hybrid We use a paperless shop management system which easily saves 100 or more pieces of paper each day. We help customers maintain their vehicles in good condition so they will experience increases in fuel economy as well as reduced emissions. Also, by properly maintaining a vehicle, it lasts much longer, reducing the need to manufacture another vehicle, a huge saving in resources!    We service eco-friendly cars such as hybrid and electric vehicles.  We purchase shop supplies in bulk and use refillable dispensers instead of single use containers. We recycle MANY things: car batteries, beverage container ... read more

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