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Free Ladies Car Care Class 2015

 Free Ladies Car Care Class 2015

When I was a little girl I didn't plan to become an automotive service writer. But after twenty-five years in the business, I have learned a lot of useful information about cars. I have five brothers and when they have a car question, they call their sister! Women are extremely talented capable beings. We manage homes, businesses, schools, and hospitals but when it comes to cars we often feel we're at the mercy of the repair shop. You can learn enough about your car to manage the maintenance confidently. It's not that hard! That is why I teach a Ladies Car Care Class once a year. This year's class will be on Tuesday October 20 here at Central Garage Co. 13000 National Rd. (at the corner of Mink Street and Route 40) from 7 pm to 9 pm. Let me put your mind at ease, we won't ask you to change a tire or check your oil, in fact I promise you will not get your hands dirty! This class is beneficial for every woman, even if someone else in your household ... read more

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TEAM CENTRAL – Together we accomplish much!

My Mother always said, Two heads are better than one. It's true when we work together great thinks can be accomplished. Central Garage is celebrating twenty years in business but collectively we have 115 years of experience represented in our staff of technicians and service writers. Each employee brings a unique set of skills to our business that allows our team to give customers exceptional service. Mike and I are thankful for our exceptional staff and great customers! Recently I was reading the history of the March of Dimes another very successful team approach to problem solving. Eddie Cantor came up with that name and until then fund-raising for polio was promoted by Birthday Balls held for President Roosevelt each January. Mr. Cantor said, The March of Dimes will enable all persons, even the children, to show our President that they are with him in this battle against this disease. Nearly everyone can send in a dime, or several dimes. However, it takes only ten dimes to make ... read more

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Car Nuts are born that way!

Car Nuts are born that way!

I've come to realize that car nuts are born that way! According to his Mother, Mike always chose a car from the toy department and was building model cars long before he started school. Mike recalls how impressed he was that his kindergarten teacher drove a brand new 1958 Impala! As an adolescent he read all the Henry Gregor Felson books about teenage hot rod drivers and Hot Rod Magazine. There have been hundreds of models built over the years and quite a few antique and classic cars restored. Cars have been his hobby and livelihood for more than fifty years. Recently he has enjoyed helping our grandson Jonathan start his own model car hobby. Perhaps the love of cars came from Mike's Grandfather who ran Central Garage of Clearfield, Pa during the 1920s. You can see pictures of that business on the walls in our waiting room  ... read more

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Pot Holes

Pot Holes

Potholes cause more problems than you may be aware of! Have you ever started your grocery shopping and found the cart you had chosen did not roll easily, or in a straight line? It's very annoying when the wheels on the cart make noise or vibrate as you try to maneuver throughout the store. My friends and I laugh about “test driving” the cart before we start. Now imagine your car's wheels; do they roll straight and smoothly; what are the consequences if they don't? Have you noticed your car pulls in one direction rather than maintaining a straight path? Do you feel your car sway when you make a routine turn? Does the front of your car dive down when braking, or sink down in the back when accelerating form a stop? Do you notice excessive bounce over rough roads or railroad tracks, or vibration at higher speeds? You may even have the sensation of having to wrestle with the steering wheel! These are common complaints this time of year. Everyone knows ... read more

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Central Garage Timing Belt

Believe it or not, this is a picture of the remnants of a timing belt! The estimate to perform a complete timing belt job including the water pump, and all the tensioners and pulleys in the timing belt system as preventative maintenance was $900.00. It seems like a lot doesn’t it! Although this maintenance was due and recommended at 100,000 miles, it was never performed. The car had 150,000 miles when it suddenly stopped running and had to be towed in. We found that the water pump had locked up and one tensioner came apart. When the remaining pulleys tried to turn the timing belt it generated heat, melted and literally shredded the belt. More bad news, this is an interference engine which means it will bend the valves in the cylinder head when the timing belt fails. The new estimate to get the car repaired is nearly $4000.00! Some shops try to save the customer money by replacing only the timing belt. But it’s important to note in this case, both the water pump and one tension ... read more

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Cadillac – 50 years of Caddy!

Cadillac! the sheer mention of the name inspires awe in a car enthusiast. The name has been synonymous with power and aesthetics for more than a century. Cadillac vehicles are crafted for the truly discerning class and having the opportunity to maintain and service these masterpieces is no less a privilege. Central Garage has been the trusted service partner of Cadillac owners for the past 50 years. During these years, we have lived up to the expectations of our esteemed clients in servicing their Cadillacs. Central Garage has the expertise and manpower to service any Cadillac, be it a 1954 Eldorado or a 2008 CTS. With our timely and customized services, we have been able to win the confidence of clients. That is why a 1948 Cadillac owner shows the same confidence in us as the owner of a 2010 Cadillac. We understand that a Cadillac stands for style, utility and comfort and hence never compromise on these values while servicing these vehicles. This is one of the main reasons for o ... read more

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40th Wedding Anniversary

40th Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating togetherness is always special and if the occasion is the 40th wedding anniversary, it calls for a great celebration. Add to this the 40 years of working together and the occasion becomes all the more emotional and overwhelming. As this great occasion approaches for us, the feeling of togetherness is assuming new heights. In an age where even a tenth marriage anniversary is a rare happening, celebrating the 40th is surely a big occasion. Observing such a splendid event, a couple sits back and thinks about the how they achieved such a rare milestone. When a couple reaches the 40th year of their companionship, it time for them to thank God, thank people who stood by them through thick and thin. In celebrating our ruby anniversary, we want to thank the almighty and each and everybody who helped us achieve this milestone. We have shown respect for each other and mutual understanding in the face of difficulties. Apart from God's grace the other thing that helped us ... read more

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