Coming soon…

8 12 2014


It’s only been a couple short years since Community Automotive Repair’s website upgrade but technological advances are happening faster than ever.  As such, we’re pleased to report our corner of the web will be completely revamped, to maximize a user-friendly online community.

You’ll still be able to schedule an appointment, link to our social media sites, ask our Service team a question, or browse the latest customer gallery photos.  In addition, you’ll have a much better browsing experience from your mobile devices.  We already had a site optimized for mobile viewing but given more of you are surfing from your phones these days, we need to meet you where you are.

This is just one more way we hope to improve your overall experience with our local auto repair shop.

Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.  Rest assured, a vastly improved site awaits!



Stay safe during severe weather!

8 07 2014

Wyoming MI tornado

With most recent events in Kentwood and Wyoming Michigan, it stands to reason we should review how to properly respond to inclement weather while driving.  Thankfully, the American Red Cross has already gone to the effort of making simple to follow instructions.

Might go without saying that the safest possible position would not be to operate a motor vehicle during a major storm, but if you must these are very important factors to keep in mind.

Error on the side of caution, always.  It’s not worth risking your life, or perhaps somebody else.

Photo credit: Bill Smiewec, courtesy of Mlive

Party in the Street!

24 05 2013


Saturday, 06.01.13

That’s right, you heard us correctly.  As soon as you’ve secured the area and made sure you’re out of harm’s way, dance like nobody is watching… in the street!  We’re proud to help spread the word about this event every year.  2013’s installment of this favorite local showcase marks the 10th time our Local First friends have thrown this gala.  Let us tell you, there certainly have been countless memories forged in that span, and it’s great to see there are no signs of stopping anytime soon.

The fun kicks off at 3pm and is scheduled well into the late evening hour.  This is a FREE event, complete with a wide variety of local art, music, and fare.  The lineup is as follows:

You heard us mention food, right?  Boasting a very impressive group of vendors this year, Local First Street Party 2013 will offer the following choices:

And finally… it’s not often you attend a Local First event without also having the opportunity to partake in some amazing craft beer.  But don’t fret, if non-alcoholic is your preference, they have you covered as well.  Eager to help you wash down the delicious food, a few favorites will be on hand:

This is a celebration you will NOT want to miss, and it’s designed for the entire family (women, men, and children alike).  Special thanks to our Local First family for continuing to support this endeavor each year.  This simply would not exist without each and every one of us, and it’s a real privilege to be among all of you.  See you at the party!


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Safe Winter Driving

14 01 2013

icy roads

No matter how long you may have resided in a colder climate, there are a few key components to safe winter driving we always recommend.  Fortunately, the team at AutoNet TV released a video in collaboration with Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Colorado, where they highlight these critical tips.

Here in Michigan (at least thus far) the season has been fairly mild, but if you pay attention to the video it confirms that sub-zero temperatures don’t necessarily mean more difficult driving conditions.  To that end, we’ve seen our fair share of 30 degree days, flirting with that freezing point that still maintains moisture.  Whether on the most unsafe or virtually hazard free roads, safe driving is a learned skill.

We hope this short video provides some helpful insight for your defensive driving efforts.  Stop by and see us if you have other questions.

How to drive safely in winter (3:04)

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Gone Cruisin’

15 08 2011

August 26-27, 2011

Come Celebrate West Michigan’s 100 Year Old Love Affair with the Automobile!

28th Street Metro Cruise 2011

Help your vehicle survive extreme heat

15 07 2011

Dog Days of Summer

It’s not too often we’ll share unoriginal material, but THIS latest journal entry from AAA is complete and relevant enough to pass along “as is.”

Also, by now you should have received word of our Worry Free Driving specials.  There are several from which to choose, all valid until 08/12/11.

Feel free to give us a call (616.774.7048) with any questions, or schedule an appointment today and get a jump start on these quality services.


Choose CHANGE.

9 05 2011

ICCF benefit 2011



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