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Bunge's Automotive Blog

May 30, 2012 @ 12:00am

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.

April 20, 2012 @ 12:00am

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.

Watch For ChildrenNow 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

March 26, 2012 @ 12:00am

Winter or Spring…that is the question, March and April are normally confusing “bipolar months”.

Here in the Elgin, Illinois area it is hard to figure out if Mother Nature wants it to be winter or spring especially after this “winter”. Here at Bunge’s we are going to go ahead and call it: winter is over and spring is here (Bunge’s is not liable for weather related comments) so that can only mean one thing. Time to get you shovel out of your trunk, stow away your hat and mittens and open the windows and turn up the radio.

With spring’s arrival, here are some tips for getting your car out of winter mode and into spring and summer mode.

First thing, go out and get a car wash, you deserve it. If you are anything like us here at Bunge’s you have been putting this off because you don’t want to spend the time just to get it dirty again. Go all out and even vacuum the carpets!

Second get an oil change, get rid of that gunky winter oil and get some fresh oil in your car.

Third, how are your springs? Shock absorbers, that is? 

Finally, turn on your air conditioner and make sure it is working properly. It is no fun to turn up the AC on a hot day and find out your AC doesn’t work.

Welcome to spr

February 21, 2012 @ 12:00am

Have you been keeping up with your car New Year's resolutions?

For some reason it seems that February is always the month that cars seem to break down…on the coldest day…in the snow…. in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully Bunge's is affiliated with the ACCC. Did you know that with ACCC those who qualify can get  extra  assistance:

Road Hazard Warranty 24 Hr Road-Side Assistance 90 Days Same As Cash Preferred Customer Card Coast to Coast Warranty Preferred Fleet Program

Bunge's and the ACCC are here to help. Contact Bunge's to see if you are qualified for ACCC, and the services they offer.

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January 25, 2012 @ 12:00am

With the New Year here that can only mean one thing... it is resolution time. Some of you may make resolutions to loose weight or try to be a little more organized. However, here are some car resolutions that you should make to help your car keep running in the best condition.

1. Schedule at least two checkups with your mechanic here at Bunge’s to make sure that your car is running in the best possible condition. With these easy check ups you can ensure your car is running in the best condition, and you may spot problems ahead of time. You should have your car checked out as often as you have your teeth cleaned, so about every six months.

2. Make sure that all of you fluids filled and changed regularly. Many fluids may not require much attention like brakes, clutch, and coolant but they are very important to ensure the best performance of your vehicle and is very easy to do, and can save you money down the line. Your car can get thirsty too, so make sure you don’t let it get dehydrated.

3. If you have a problem with your car make sure you get it checked out right away. Don’t wait for the problem to become a nuisance and you could really cause some major damage. So don’t put that sticky note to block the check engine light and stop acting like it