Category Archives: car Shows

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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Why You Should Buy a Jeep Wrangler as Your Next Car

If you’re an adventure-loving individual in the market for a quality new vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler may be the car for you. Since its debut in 1986, the Jeep Wrangler has been a momentously popular vehicle—and for good reason. It offers numerous aesthetic and practical benefits that set it apart from other vehicles. To better…

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Old to Fresh: How to Make Your Car Feel Brand New Again

We all love that new car smell. The way the leather feels when you settle in, the way the air blows cleanly out of the vents, the way the tires don’t make a single jolt that they’re not supposed to. These are the sort of things we love about new cars and are actually aspects…

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What to Know Before Buying a Used Car

What to Know Before Buying a Used Car

Purchasing a used car can be a great way to save money and get a good deal on a vehicle. However, there are also a few risks with buying a new car. Because you don’t know the vehicle’s entire history, you may run into some unforeseen issues if you don’t prepare properly and do your…

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