Bunge's Automotive Blog
With September here it can only mean one thing: Back to School. For some people it may be a relief to finally get the kids out of the house, or perhaps the sadness of sending your kids off to college. Whatever the emotion it is always important to make sure that your car is running in the best condition possible.
If you are sending your car off with your college student, welcoming a new driver to the road or even if you have to drive the carpool it is important to get you car checked.
Stop by Bunge’s today and get the back-to-school works – belt and hose inspection, computerized alignment and engine analysis, brake check, oil change and tire rotation. Why not make your car look good before it goes back to school?
Remember is unlawful for a driver to pass a school bus that has stopped to load or unload children. The driver is required to stop his or her vehicle before passing the school bus from either direction. Also remember that school zone speed limits are 20 MPH and to use extra caution driving when children are present.
With the 4th of July past it seems that summer is all “down hill” from here. Can you believe that school supplies are out in stores and you will soon say goodbye to summer and hello to car-pooling? But wait! Don’t start buying pencils just yet. Summer isn’t over -- there is still time to make it out for one last hurrah with the family. You can still try and make a trip out of the time we have left this summer.
Many people think that winter is the most important time to make sure that your car is running properly and safely. Not so! Consider the heat of summer. It is just as important to stay up to date on all car maintenance to make sure that everything is running properly with your vehicles, make sure that your tire pressure is at the right spot and aligned and all of your fluid levels are at the proper level they may have changed during your family vacation.
As always, we'll help keep you and your family safely on the road this summer...and this fall.
Speaking of your family, here is a blog we enjoy and want to share with you:
With summer here that can only me one thing, family vacations. So be prepared to answer that question that we all have asked “Are we there yet?”
Also, before you leave for vacation make sure that your air conditioning is working properly, because no one likes to sit in car packed with luggage plus kids, and of course grandma and grandpa with no air conditioning.
And no one wants to stop to change a tire or find a repair shop when on vacation. To prevent trouble be sure that fluid levels are all at the proper spot, if you need an oil change you get one, and that your tires are properly inflated. A main cause for poor gas mileage is underinflated tires. You can look on the side of the drivers door to see the proper PSI for your tires. Feel free to stop by Bunge’s and we can help you check that your car is ready for summer vacations.
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Here at Bunge’s we value customer service and truly do care about your vehicle and that it keeps running well long term. We choose to supply you with the best service and parts possible, with longer lasting, often top-of-the-line parts, the repairs last longer and the problem doesn’t occur again. We have a gold standard, but you might get bronze or less at other places.
Our mechanics and technicians are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified. That means that they have took a test offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The test certifies that they are up to date with all of the technology and best approaches and methods to solve your vehicle's problems. We do this to help ensure that our automotive professionals keep you and your car (and your family) safely on the road.
We value having you as a customer and want you to know that we are try to ensure you receive the parts that we would want in our OWN cars. When your car is in our shop we see it as our car; we want it to recieve the best treatment and the best parts to keep it running.
I don’t know about you but I am sure enjoying this nice warm weather. It always seemed odd to me that when it gets 60 degrees in March we start wearing shorts and complaining about the heat, but once it hits 60 degrees in October we act like there is another ice age is happening.
Now that spring is here that can only mean one thing…all the little fury woodland creatures will be coming out to play (and I don’t mean that hairy kid that lives down the street) the birds are out. I can tell by just looking at my vehicle or having my windows open. Remember you should be morealert when driving, kids are outplaying and chickens are crossing the road. Residential areas have a speed limit of 25 don’t get caught abusing it or you will have a chance to meet a real life hero, no, not Justin Bieber. A policeman. So when you’re out driving use extra caution and remember to watch out.
While out driving, here are some ways to help limit your use of gas while driving
Watch the speed limit (you should always do that no matter what gas prices are) Remove excess weight Keep your tires properly inflated Use the recommended grade of motor oil
At Bunge’s we can help better your car, get better gas millage and save y