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Best Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers in Your Life

Best Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers in Your Life

It’s the most wonderful time of year: the time when we gather with our loved ones and shower them with love...and a few extra special gifts. It can be a challenge to buy gifts, even for the people you love best. Got a car lover in your clan? We’ve got you, fam!  If you’re looking for a special gift to wow the car lover in your life, read on! First up, all’s well that ends well when you’re sitting pretty in some gorgeous car seat covers! And you can find any kind of car seat covers you might imagine here. There’s everything from leatherette to camo, and with over two dozen different car brands covered, you’re sure to find something to please! Keep your car lover safe with an awesome iPhone mount for their vehicle. There are loads of options on this website, and one of them is bound to be right for the lucky recipient you have in mind!  Custom car mats are another great way to spoil any car buff relatives you may have. Their tootsies ... read more

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Holiday Driving Dos and Don’ts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Everywhere across our fair nation, families are preparing to spend time together over the holiday season. There are a lot more cars on the road right now, which means there are some extra tips to keep in mind. Here are our top dos and don’ts: Don’t:  Drink and drive This one maybe goes without saying, but please designate a driver or else take Uber or Lyft if you plan to drink. It just isn’t worth it!   Plan too much There is a tendency to overbook oneself during the holidays. It takes longer to get places, and everyone is stressed. Road rage can be worse this time of year, so take a breath, and remember you don’t have to do it all. Speed The police are out in full force this time of year, and anyway, speeding is dangerous for lots of reasons. Give yourself extra time to course correct and drive at or below the speed limit.  Forget to breathe and relax It’s easy to get anxious with all of th ... read more

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Less Tricks, More Treats! The Gary’s Auto Service Low-Down On Florissant Family Fun for

Less Tricks, More Treats! The Gary’s Auto Service Low-Down On Florissant Family Fun for

It’s October, which means it’s time to start thinking about your family’s Halloween plans! Halloween falls midweek this year, which means we will all want to get our little ghouls to bed on time. Here are some family-friendly options. Go to one, or hit all three in addition to trick-or-treating in your neighborhood! The City of Florissant will be hosting their annual Halloween party from 6-8pm at James Eagan Center, for residents of Florissant only. You must present proof of residency at the door.  This is an event for families and kids 12 and under. This is a fantastic event, replete with refreshments, games, prizes, and contests, etc. Best of all, it’s free!  First Christian Church will be holding their annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 27, 3-5pm.  Lee-Hamilton School will also be holding their annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 28, 6:30-7:30. As always, make sure to have pre-determined meeting points and times if you let your ... read more

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Don’t Let It Go! Here’s How To Winterize Your Vehicle

Winter is coming, and we don’t just mean the season finale of Game Of Thrones. We mean the actual winter, where there is snow, and ice, and stuff like that. You know, that time of year when we have to use our credit cards to see out our windows, and where we bemoan our frozen existences while driving to our places of employment. What’s a responsible motorist to do in the face of this rude interruption to autumnal festivity?  Check all fluids. Make sure your vehicle is well lubricated: even in the winter, the coolant needs topping, the brakes need plenty of fluid, you want to check the oil, and let’s not forget the ever-present transmission.  Check tires You’d never venture into the realm of ice without good shoes, so why would you send your trusty vehicle out without good tires? Get your tires the love they deserve by bringing them to us for a quick check on alignment, as well as a measurement on how the treads are holding up.  Check suspension ... read more

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Safety Tips for Teens Driving to School This Year

Safety Tips for Teens Driving to School This Year

  August means preparing for another school year. If you have teens beginning to take on more responsibility by driving themselves to school or other activities, you may be wondering how you can help keep them safe on the roads. It can be a scary proposition to send your kids out driving. Here are some ideas to help. Most importantly, talk to your kids. Talk to them individually about staying safe on the roads, and what they will do in a given scenario (say, for example, if they are pulled over, or rear-ended.) This can go a long way towards empowering your teens to make safe choices. Peer pressure: Discuss with your kids what they should do if they find themselves in an unsafe place situation with friends. What will they do if one of their friends is texting while driving, driving erratically, or playing the music too loud? Is your teen able to speak up for themselves?  Buckle up: Every passenger, every time. No excuses--no one gets to ri ... read more

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Oh Say...Can You See?

They say that love is blind, but your car shouldn’t be! When you’re considering driving at night, even short distances, it is vital to make sure your headlamps are in proper shape. If one or both of your headlights are burned out, then you need to get them replaced immediately, as it is illegal to drive without them.   Did you know that headlamps can fade, as well? If you’re bumping down the freeway in Florissant and you’re squinting to see the road, it might just be your car’s headlamps, not your eyes! Car headlamps can be safely used for about two years before they start to deprecate and fade, making for a far less than rosy picture on your night rides!   Gary’s Auto Service can inspect your headlamps for signs of wear and tear, including fading. We can replace or repair anything that’s broken. We can also educate you on most of the industry leader headlamps, and help you to choose the very best headlights for your personal nee ... read more

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Get your Car Ready for Summer Vacation with these 10 Tips

We can’t believe how fast the year is going. Spring is almost coming to a close, as the grass is green, the flowers have bloomed, and the sky seems to be a permanent shade of brilliant blue. The temperatures are going to continue to rise, and the sun continues to shine, as spring turns into summer.   And summer means school is out, and most of us are already planning our summer vacations and road trips. Before you embark on your adventure, make sure your vehicle is ready to go. Get your car ready for summer vacation with these 10 tips:   Don’t forget your tires. Your tires are one of the most critical components of your vehicle that if damaged or worn can jeopardize your safety. Bring your car to Gary’s Auto Service, and our technicians can take a look. Your brakes are imperative to the safety of you, your family, and your vehicle, and during winter, your brakes suffer through a lot of abuse. Give your car a little extra TLC with a car wash. Get ... read more

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Road Trips: Carry On, My Wayward Son: But First, Prepare Your Vehicle!

In the merry month of May, when all the trees are in bloom, our thoughts turn to the wide open road. With the rough winds of winter behind us and summer upon us, there’s really no better time to plan for that great American tradition: The road trip! Read on to learn Gary’s Auto’s hot tips for planning an epic road trip that won’t get you stranded!   First of all, check your fluids! Make sure that your power steering and brake fluids are topped off--and clean. Nothing would be worse than getting stuck miles from civilization and realizing your power steering has gone the way of the dodo because of lack of fluid!   Secondly, take a look at climate control. We all remember those miserable trips in the family station wagon, going down some remote highway with all the windows down in 100-degree heat, because there was no AC. Well, 1985 called, and it wants its roadtrip back. But you can’t keep the family cool if you don’t keep your coolant l ... read more

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Spring Cleaning: It’s Not Just For Your House

Springtime is a perfect time to get your car serviced. The rough winds of winter have subsided and the blooming flowers are beginning to dust us with pollen, making April (National Car Care Month) an ideal month to make sure your vehicle has everything it needs to run safely and reliably. Think of it as spring cleaning for your vehicle! You wouldn’t let your house go for years without cleaning or making repairs, would you? The same goes for your car. Come on out to Gary’s Auto Service in Florissant, MO, where we can provide all the auto repair services you need to be ready for a fabulous spring and summer. Our certified auto technicians will evaluate the needs of your vehicle and get you back behind the wheel! Plus, we have a waiting room with WiFi and loaner vehicles for your convenience. Who wants to deal with the nuisance of being without wheels for a day or more? At Gary’s Auto Service, we believe that there’s no need for your life to come to a screeching ... read more

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Ah Choo! Why March is the Best Time to Clean Your Air Filter

Ah Choo! Why March is the Best Time to Clean Your Air Filter

  Like people, cars need to breathe clean air. Because dirt, dust, and pollen can be taxing on your engine, it's critical to check your car's air filter. It's often neglected even though it's one of the easiest and cheapest repairs you can do on your car.   When your air filter is dirty, air can't get to the engine and this causes much more fuel to be used up. Keeping away the dirt and debris that causes wear and tear will prolong the lifespan of your engine and the amount of cash you fork over at the gas station.   Internal combustion engines require air to perform. Fuel doesn't burn without oxygen to give that igniting force that allows the engine to get powered up. The air needs to be as clean as possible for your engine to run optimally. This is why a clean air filter is essential. The filter is made of porous, paper-like material that catches and prevents dirt from reaching the engine while allowing the clean air to pass through.   ... read more

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