Category Archives: car Shows

Winter Is Coming: How To Prepare Your Car for Snow

Winter Is Coming: How To Prepare Your Car for Snow

If there is a part of the country that knows winter, it’s this one. We don’t complain about our cold, snowy winters. We use them as bragging rights. (And after the polar vortex of 2018, can you blame us?) But just because we are used to the snow doesn’t mean that we are always quite…

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Car Repairs You Should Not Try To Do Yourself

Car Repairs You Should Not Try To Do Yourself

Many people choose to forgo a professional mechanic and repair their vehicle themselves. Doing so often provides a sense of accomplishment and can help save a substantial amount of money on labor costs. However, DIY repairs aren’t always the best choice and can sometimes worsen the vehicle damage or result in personal injury. Unless you…

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Modern Trends in the Automotive Industry

Modern Trends in the Automotive Industry

People who grew up in the 1950s must be shocked every time they see a car commercial on television. Modern-day vehicles couldn’t look any more different than the classic cars our grandparents grew up driving. One reason why newer cars look so different is that automotive industry leaders are always trying to think of new…

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Factors That Impact the Value of a Used Car

Factors That Impact the Value of a Used Car

Whether you’re thinking of purchasing a used car or selling your old model, it’s important to have a good understanding of the vehicle’s value. Unlike a brand-new vehicle, determining the value of a used car isn’t as simple as looking up the current selling price. Instead, there are several factors that you will need to…

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End-of-Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

End-of-Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

The summer weather is finally cooling down as we transition to fall. With the extreme heat and the severe storms this summer brought to the Midwest, your car took a beating. Whether it has been taking you to work every day or to quick grocery trips after a day of work-from-home, it’s time to run…

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How to Avoid Intersection Accidents

How to Avoid Intersection Accidents

Valparaiso has recently installed several Roundabouts and we thought it prudent to provide some tips.  Even if you drive through intersections numerous times a day, there are still dangers lurking at every corner. Intersections present major dangers for drivers. Most accidents can be avoidable if drivers follow the right precautions for how to avoid intersection…

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The Worst Things You Can Do to Your Tires

The Worst Things You Can Do to Your Tires

If you were a professional sprinter, you probably wouldn’t take up walking on coals as a hobby. Your feet are what allow you to do your job, and you need to protect them. Yet, many of us do the same thing when we don’t take care of our tires. Some of the actions on this…

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Crown Point Car Show to Benefit Meals on Wheels

Pete and Sons Auto Repair is proud to announce their 2nd annual charity classic car and bike show.  The 2020 event raises funds to support Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana’s mission of delivering food to those in need.  The 2020 event will be held on Saturday, August 29, from 11:00am-3:00pm at Pete and Sons…

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Reasons Why You Should Buy a Car With a Manual Transmission

Reasons Why You Should Buy a Car With a Manual Transmission

Through the years, the American vehicle market has made a shift away from manual transmission vehicles in favor of automatic ones. Because of their convenience and ease of use, automatic cars have largely dominated the country’s current automotive market. The dwindling demand for manual vehicles is apparent, as only 13 percent of new car models…

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Safe Driving Tips for the Big City

Safe Driving Tips for the Big City

Picture riding your bicycle around your house. It’s cramped, turns are tight, and there’s so much to keep track of and maneuver around. This isn’t all that dissimilar to driving in a big city, where your lane often feels cramped, there’s rarely an easy turn, and people mill about constantly from all sides. If you…

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