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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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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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Holiday Gifts for Car Enthusiasts

When it comes to buying holiday gifts for the car enthusiast in your life, the choices are truly endless. I’m not sure that we are really helping you out here because we might be giving you TOO many ideas. However, these are all top gift-giving links that will definitely steer you in the right direction. From “things” to experiences, inexpensive to ridiculously expensive, we’ve got you covered!   Car and Driver shopping Advice    Car Bibles 21 Gifts for Car Lovers    50 Best Gifts for Car Enthusiasts    35 Best Gifts for Car Lovers   Extr ... read more

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Why It’s Cheaper To Keep Your Car Versus Buying A New One

 Why It’s Cheaper To Keep Your Car Versus Buying A New One

It’s almost always cheaper to keep an old car running than it is to buy a new one when you consider all the facts. It’s easy to get swept up in the shiny-new-car syndrome, but if you can find a way to breathe life into your old one, you can put the money you’ll save to another great use. Keep in mind, however, that Mast Service Center will never judge you for buying a new car! We get it. The shiny-new-car syndrome is real! Let’s take a look at just how keeping your current vehicle saves you money. We will start with the most obvious: the new car payment. Unless you are seriously upgrading makes and models because you’ve inherited a considerable sum or received an enormous pay raise, the chances are that you will stick to something similar to what you currently own. Even if there’s only a couple of years difference from the old to the new, you can count on a significant increase in car payments. If you have paid off your most recent vehicle, then tha ... read more

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Best Playlists For Spring Road Trips

Best Playlists For Spring Road Trips

Winter is over and Spring is finally here! You’re excited the sun is out and you can’t wait to go on a road trip and take in some beautiful views. You’ve taken your car into the shop, packed your favorite snacks, and planned out where you are going. Do you think you’re already? Think again! You’re missing the most important part, the playlist! Your Spring road trip playlist should be upbeat, exciting, and keep your spirits high through the entire drive. The first playlist you should download is a no brainer, it’s called Classic Trip Songs. It’s full of songs about driving including Rascal Flatts “Life is a Highway” and “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. This playlist will get you excited about your car and driving down the highway. Another great playlist is called ... read more

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Top Detailing DIY Hacks To Clean Your Auto’s Interior

Top Detailing DIY Hacks To Clean Your Auto’s Interior

  Even if you have no children or a single pet, it’s still so easy for the interior of your vehicle to get, well… you know… kind of gross. And no one likes gross, but also no one likes to fork out a lot of money in order to get it really clean. Guess what? You probably don’t have to if you’re willing to put in a little time and some good old fashioned elbow grease. If you’re a millennial (or newer), you may not be familiar with that phrase, but I know you can Google it!   Make up brushes work great to clean out the vents, but use a new one. And don’t “borrow” one from the female of the house. She won’t be pleased. Pet hair or people hair: either one tends to get left behind and add to the unnecessary debris. Easy peasy fix: spray bottle with just water, lightly spray surface, use a squeegee to wipe the upholstery down. The hair, with the help of the slight moisture, will cling to the squeegee. And wa la! Aft ... read more

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Best Winter Road Trips with Kids Near Etna Green, IN

If your 2019 goals include more fun-filled, family adventures with the kids, we have some excellent wintertime road trips to consider. We love our families, and we know how busy life can get during the work week. But sometimes, short weekend road trips are a great way to spend quality time with the family. Here are a few suggestions: Drive to Koteewi Run Seasonal Slopes in Noblesville, IN, go sledding, and make snow angels. Drive to Fort Wayne and hit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or visit the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Drive to Summit Lake in Henry County where you can go ice fishing. Take a weekend trip anywhere in the region to visit longtime friends. Go camping in the great outdoors at Shakamak State Park in Jasonville, IN. Go “glamping” and skiing at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, IN. Hit your favorite sports arenas in Indiana and root for your teams. We hope you found this list of road trips useful. Before you head out, we encourage yo ... read more

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Light displays near and around Etna Green, IN

 Light displays near and around Etna Green, IN

Indiana boasts friendly locals, Midwestern charm, and lots of festive holiday activities. The Hoosier State always offers something to do. Check out some of the best places to see Christmas lights while you’re in Indiana. 1. Charlestown "The Christmas City" is the loving nickname of Charlestown and it indeed is one of Indiana's jolliest cities. The main street turns into a magical Christmas Village during the holidays. The annual festivities include an incredible light show and activities that include mini-golf, ice skating, and other activities for the whole family to enjoy. Take a ride on the Charlestown Express holiday train and enjoy some hot chocolate and apple cider. You can even get a picture with the one and only Santa Claus. If you want to keep the celebration going, go across the street to Greenway Park’s Winter Wonderland light display. 2. Santa Claus How can a town called Santa Clause not be "the place to be" during the Christmas seaso ... read more

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Snow Tires VS Regular Tires

With winter approaching, it’s smart to be mindful if your car has tires that suit the weather conditions that you live it. A general rule of thumb is that’s it’s seriously worth getting winter tires if you reside in a region that drops below 40 degrees in the winter. Mast Service Center wants you to be prepared and safe in a car for the colder season. Below is some information on snow tires VS regular tires that can guide you in making a choice that is right for you. Having winter tires can enhance braking performance in snowy & icy conditions. They work well in an array winter condition – ice, snow, slush, sleet and even on roads that are dry and cold. They have tread designs made for winter conditions because it has a special tread rubber that stays flexible at freezing temperatures for better car control. Also, it reduces the build-up of snow. Many drivers are at ease knowing that they have tires designed to handle the challenging winter weather conditi ... read more

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