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Yearly Archives: 2020

Top 5 Summer Road Trip Destinations Around The Midwest

If you want to get away for a summertime road trip, but you don’t want to drive too far away from home, we understand. In the year 2020, all kinds of summertime travel plans have gone by the wayside. Still, we know how much our clients love to travel, so we came up with the top five summer road trip destinations around the Midwest per category. Best Urban Destinations (in alphabetical order): Chicago, Illinois Cincinnati, Ohio Detroit, Michigan Indianapolis, Indiana Kansas City, Missouri Best Scenic Destinations (in alphabetical order): Black Hills of South Dakota Door County in Wisconsin Isle Royale National Park in Michigan Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri Itasca State Park in Minnesota Best Camping Destinations (in alphabetical order): Ashland, Nebraska:  Eugene T. Mahoney State Park Chesterton, Indiana:  Indiana Dunes State Park Grand Marais, Minnesota:  Grand Marais Recreation Area Hayward, Wiscon ... read more

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What’s The Difference Between Minor Service and Major Service?

What’s The Difference Between Minor Service and Major Service?

A lot of times, people will hear an auto mechanic refer to a major of minor service, but they aren’t sure what that means. In this month’s blog, we’ll discuss the difference between minor service and major service at Mast Service Center in Etna Green, Indiana. Minor Service: A minor service usually takes place at the following mileage intervals: 7500 miles, 15K miles, 45K miles, 75K miles, 105K miles etc. At Mast Service Center, we offer minor service to all major car manufacturers, as well as heavy diesel trucks. When you come to Mast Service Center in Etna Green, Indiana, our minor service is likely to include the following (based on the make, model, and purpose of your vehicle): Oil change and lube service Inspect and top off all fluids Inspect all filters, hoses, belts, brakes, fluids, power steering, and exhaust Inspect and rotate the tires Check for any dashboard alerts and find the source of any issues Inspect visibility by testing head ... read more

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Safety Tips For Professional Drivers

Safety Tips For Professional Drivers

There are many ways to increase safety while driving. Summer is just around the corner, and we want you to feel safe in your car, which is why we have put together a list of safe driving tips while on the road. Seatbelts, always wear one It is proven that seatbelts save lives, so be sure to strap one on and click in securely before putting your car in gear. Did you know that more than 40% of crash-related deaths occur because they were not wearing a seatbelt? It is so easy to clip in and prevent a severe injury or loss of life. Put the phone down We know you don't want to hear it, however taking or texting while driving is one of the leading causes of accidents. When you are in the driver's seat, focus on the road ahead, and not on your cell phone, it could save a life. Watch the speed limit By following the speed limit signs, you will increase safety and be able to make the corner that came up more quickly than you were ant ... read more

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Top Places To Take The Family During Spring Break

Top Places To Take The Family During Spring Break

There are so many beautiful places to take your family to America's heartland. Whether you prefer historical landmarks or amusement parks, you are sure to have a fantastic time adventuring on the road with your friends and family. Holiday World Are you eager for a wet and wild ride? The water park of Holiday World is sure to be a family fun, pleasurable adventure for all. This adventure park is an ideal destination or just a day trip on your family road trip. USA Today called it the country's best waterpark for a reason. This fun destination is filled with attractions such as rides, games, live entertainment, and more! Marengo Cave If you had always wanted to go spelunking or are curious about how the miners use to live, head to Marengo for an opportunity to see what life was like when gemstone mining was prominent in the area. The kids will love to go through "The Crawl" and experience the caves. Walking tours and canoeing are offered here, so be sure to make time ... read more

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Spring Cleaning: Why Should You Bother Replacing Your Car’s Filters

Spring Cleaning: Why Should You Bother Replacing Your Car’s Filters

Spring is just around the corner; it is time to start looking for ways to improve our environment and performance. Filters are important for many reasons; allowing air to move freely through your vehicle can improve fuel economy, extend your engine's life, reduce emissions, and offer faster acceleration. Did you know that for every 1 gallon of fuel consumed, your car goes through 10,000 gallons of air? Now that is a doozy of a number! Improve your fuel efficiency by changing your air filter during scheduled maintenance. A 10 % savings at the pump is substantial over time, so grab a replacement filter, it is time to give your car and your pocketbook at the pump a gift! Choking your vehicle's intake of air harms the emission system. Imagine choking, starving your car of air is much the same thing. Without the right mixture of air, fuel, and spark, you can foul spark plugs causing a misfire and poor idling. Ignition issues are no laughing matter, getting stranded in a parking lo ... read more

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Loving Your Car: Why It’s Cheaper To Keep Her

Loving Your Car: Why It’s Cheaper To Keep Her

The average amount of time a person owns the same car in the US is close to 7 years. Many of us like to buy a new one every couple of years to stay on top of the latest oohs and ahhs the automaking industry introduces. While that may be “cool”, there are plenty of reasons to hold onto your older model vehicle. If you have a car you love, or even like a lot, invest in preventive maintenance and you’ll be surprised to see what you can get out of your vehicle and for how long.  Here are the top reasons to keep her: Life without a car payment is a beautiful thing. It frees you up to put your money other places. According to Forbes, a car payment is the number one thing that is killing your wealth. The average car payment in the US is $500. If you were to invest that amount in a retirement fund every month, you’d be well on your way to a million dollar retirement.  If you’re not paying a new car payment, it also gives you the opportunity to save fo ... read more

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