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
We’re all counting down the days -spring break is coming! My family and I would like to share how we get ready for a road trip. My husband’s mom lives in North Carolina and his dad is in Indiana, so we’re well versed in long car trips with small kids. If you’re taking your personal vehicle on the trip, make sure to see us three to four weeks before departure. We have a Road Trip Inspection, and we’ll make sure that your family starts their trip as safely as possible. Some key items you’ll want to make sure are checked out before your trip are: Road Test - This is helpful for the technician doing the inspection. He can feel how your vehicle is driving down the road, see if lights pop on, and can also listen for any sounds that are problematic. Get any lights on the dash checked and diagnosed. Heading out on a road trip with warning lights is a dangerous game to play! Heating and Coo ... 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!
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