Auto Service Blog

Auto service tips and information of interest to vehicle owners in Ann Arbor, MI

Pros and Cons of Bringing a Car to College

We are lucky to be so close to University of Michigan, as many of students and faculty choose Hoover Street Auto Repair for service, but bringing a car with you to college is a big decision, and a big responsibility. Before you decide if you would like to bring a vehicle with you, we think you should weigh the advantages and disadvantages. We have complied some pros and cons of bringing a car to college with you.

Put Aside Time for Your Timing Belt Replacement

We recognize just how valuable your time is. From your early morning class at college or maybe your daughter’s soccer game, you have a jam-packed schedule. Amidst the hectiness of everyday life, you just can’t forget about your car, especially your timing belt. We, at Hoover Street Auto Repair, are here to remind you why you shouldn't forget about this crucial piece of machinery for these two main reasons:

Tips for Driving with Your Furry Co-Pilot

We have all heard of the saying “a dog is a man’s best friend.” That’s why so many of us, our team at Hoover Street Auto Repair included, love our furry co-pilots. Before you head out on your adventure, it’s important to be prepared, as you never know what might happen. Our team at Hoover Street Auto Repair has compiled a few tips and tricks for driving with your furry friend:

Why Autumn Is The Best Time To Winterize Your Vehicle

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are starting to fall, and the temperatures seem to drop by the hour. We all know what these signs mean: winter is almost here. We may be too busy raking up piles of beautiful, golden leaves to remember something of great importance, your car. The winterization of your vehicle, which is most times is your first line of defense against the elements, should not be forgotten. Our team at Hoover Street Auto Repair is here to remind you that Autumn is the ideal time to winterize your vehicle.

Best Songs for a Summer Road Trip

No matter where you are or what you are doing, there seems to be a song to describe the feeling or experience. Road trips are the ultimate adventure, and this exciting trip deserves a soundtrack to match. If you are searching for some songs to add to your summer playlist, we recommend checking out some of our absolute favorites:

How to Help your Car Survive in the Extreme Heat

Summer officially begins on June 20th, and those rising temperatures certainly take a toll on us. This summer heat doesn’t just affect us and our passengers, but it also affects our car. It is common to see drivers stranded on the side of the road with an overheated car. However, the team at Hoover Street Auto Repair has a few tips and tricks designed to make sure you don’t become a victim of the summer heat.

Best Vacations within Driving Distance of Ann Arbor, MI by Hoover Street Auto Repair

Summer is just around the corner. It is the perfect time to start planning your summer road trip. To help with your summer plans, the team at Hoover Street Auto Repair has put together a list of the best vacations within driving distance of Ann Arbor. Our technicians can also help with your getting your car ready for your adventure. Ann Arbor is located minutes away from some of the most beautiful destinations in Michigan.

Here are the five best vacations within driving distance of Ann Arbor:

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April is National Car Care Month. How are you celebrating?

When we think of April, we think of spring, Easter, April showers, and so on. However, did you know that April is actually National Car Care Month? We think it is the perfect time to celebrate just how much we appreciate and rely on our cars. Imagine life without your vehicle. To say the least, it would be quite a challenge. Here are a few ways to celebrate the National Car Care Month:

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Announcing State Street Auto Service in Ann Arbor, MI

Announcing the opening of our third auto repair shop in Ann Arbor, MI. State Street Auto Service is located minutes away from the University of Michigan South Campus. Their ASE certified technicians provide both domestic and import auto service for car repair, light truck repair, fleet repair in Ann Arbor, MI. This shop specializes in Hybrid repair and light diesel repair in Ann Arbor, MI.

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Car

2016 is gone, and 2017 is here! We hope you had a fantastic 2016, and are as excited for 2017 as we are. As you hit the road into 2017, be sure that you and your car are ready for the road! For many people, a car is just a tool to move from place to place, but we’d encourage you to be conscious of it, given its crucial role in your life. With that in mind, we’ve got a few resolutions for you to think about with regards to your car.

Tips for Learning How to Drive in the Snow Around The University of Michigan

Snow is quite beautiful. With everything dusted in blanket of snow, we tend think of our surroundings as a winter wonderland. But looks can be deceiving. If you are new to driving snow, our winter wonderland of Ann Arbor may be dangerous. The team at Hoover Street Auto Repair is here to help. We have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves that we would like to share with you.

Five Driving Safety Tips for Holiday Road Trips for Owners of Foreign and Domestic Automobiles

The Hoover Street Auto Repair team loves serving the students, faculty, and longtime residents of Ann Arbor, Michigan. How can we not love the U of M community when we are located on the South Campus and our little auto shop stands in the shadow of the stadium scoreboard? Go Blue!!

Because we have served countless students, faculty members, and Ann Arborites for so long, we consider them as an extension of our family. The safety of our customers deeply matters to us, and we do everything in our power to make sure their vehicles are performing as well as they can.

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