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Bunge's Automotive Blog

June 28, 2013 @ 12:00am

Summer vacation: more fun without unexpected car repairs!

The summer heat and humidity is here...in full force. Along with summer, summer vacations are here and car troubles can happen anywhere, anytime. Naturally, at Bunge's we want to make sure that summer experiences are the good memory kind, and not the bad memory kind. We are here to ensure that the only big booms you hear are coming from the fireworks and not your car.

Bunge's is your one stop shop to get your car ready for whatever summer adventure you have. From oil changes to air conditioners we handle it all. Before your summer adventure starts be sure stop at Bunges' to make sure your car is in the best shape before you hit the holiday road and your air conditioning doesn’t go out halfway to the Grand Canyon.

June 03, 2013 @ 12:00am

Uses for Power InvertersSummer is here (finally!) and that means outdoor fun, ranging from little league to the big leagues baseball, open-air concerts, to camping. Load up your vehicle and hit the road!

Here at Bunge’s we offer a somewhat unique service intended to help increase your quotient of fun, at least as it relates to your vehicle. Need electricity when out at the ball game, camping, or at a concert? Not a problem if you’ve installed an inverter at Bunge’s.

Inverters are useful whether you want to plug in speakers because you forgot to charge them before leaving your home, or plug in a fan at a park. Our inverters allow you to plug everyday devices directly into your car and use them for outdoor fun.

Yes, summer is here, and it is time to roll down your windows and just drive.

Here at Bunge’s we do all that we can to keep you, your vehicle, and your family moving safely and having summer fun.

February 28, 2013 @ 12:00am

It’s the most dreadful time of the year, that time when you just want the snow to go away and sun to come out. It seems like this is the coldest time of the year, too, and with every snowfall we all just want to hibernate until it is all over. If you are sick of having to scrape your car off morning, noon and night we are with you. Is it spring yet?!

  

We hope you don't get stuck in the ice and snow.  if you do, we hope help is nearby to pull you out!

Here at Bunge’s we are your tire, shocks and struts specialist, any problem you have we can solve it; we are here to provide the best possible service.Ok, enough venting. Hopefully you made it through the winter driving season (so far) with no car problems of any sort. This season especially it seems like when driving in the snow it becomes a much more bumpy ride and tires take a beating.

The little things take a beating too, like windshield wipers. With spring around the corner (we can only hope!) it might be time to get a new set of those, too. It doesn’t hurt to top off the wiper fluids. Here’s to spring from your friends at Bunge’s.

January 29, 2013 @ 12:00am

With 2012 gone and 2013 here it comes to mind that we are just in the beginning of the winter season

with winter at its strongest point. Are you aware of effects of cold weather and your vehicle? If your battery is more than four years old cold weather can really affect its performance. A battery has agreater chance of dying in extreme cold.

Next, winter can affect tire pressure. Be aware that in cold weather the air contracts and can lead to reduced tire pressure, poor gas mileage and poor handling. Tire pressure in turn can affect tread levels and we all know where that can lead — less traction in snow, ice, and wet conditions.

Finally, check to make sure that you have the proper level of antifreeze in your radiator. The last thing you want is for your radiator to break down on a cold winter day.

When it comes to driving in the cold weather there are a couple things to be sure to do:

  • Keep a half tank of gas in case something happens, you don’t want to run out of gas in the middle of nowhere.
  • Keep your windshield wiper fluid full.
  • Put a shovel, and an ice scraper in your vehicle.

When you battle the elements you want to be sure to have all of the proper weapons in place to fight it.

With 2012 gone and 2013 he

December 21, 2012 @ 12:00am

It’s that time of the year again. Time to get the family in the car and make the annual drive to our family's and friend’s homes for the holidays. We all love the look of snow when peering out of the front window, but when it comes to driving IN the snow, it is a completely different thing.

Growing up in the Midwest it seems learning how to drive in the snow has to be one of the most difficult things to do. When it snows there is always something new like doing doughnuts “accidentally” or that moment of sheer terror when you turn and you aren’t going in that direction. Hopefully you know the ins and outs of winter driving, but here are some tips to ensure that you aren’t skidding through intersections or doing doughnuts.

  • First of all, it’s best to not go out driving until the plows and salts trucks have cleared the roads to ensure safe travel.
  • If you need to drive, use extra caution and do not speed, speeding is one of the main causes for accidents in winter weather.
  • When driving avoid using cruise control you should control your speed yourself so you can factor in the conditions.

Please use extra caution when driving in snow conditions and ensure that your tires are properly inflated and that your tires are in good condition for winter driving.

If you do get stuck be prepared and have a winter driving safety kit in your car. Here are some of the items to have i