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How Your Vehicle is the Embodiment of Freedom

How Your Vehicle is the Embodiment of Freedom

In a small workshop behind his home, Henry Ford built his first vehicle. After the formation of the Ford Motor Company, the first Ford car was officially assembled in July 1903. From then on out, Ford vehicles and subsequently, all other makes of cars became the embodiment of freedom.  Cars represent the freedom to make choices, to go places, to explore new paths, and to, of course, travel down new roads, even those unknown and unexplored. Because of our vehicle, we all have the opportunity to “hit the open road,” blast our favorite song, and leave our worries behind. Vehicles represent what we love the most of America -- our freedom. Fourth of July celebrates the birth of American Independence, and our vehicles are the product of our desire for freedom, choice, and independence.  It is easy to get bogged down in the facets of everyday life. We have to sit in rush hour traffic to make it to that morning meeting across town, or we might have to race to the grocer ... read more

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Summer Drives Near and Around Medina

Summer Drives Near and Around Medina

In the wake of COVID-19, finding safe and fun activities to do this summer can be a challenge. However, a summer drive is an excellent way to traverse through beautiful Michigan and appreciate what this lovely state has to offer, all while staying safe in your vehicle. The team at Nordgren Automotive is here to help keep you safe with summer with both auto repair and by recommending summer drives near and around Medina:  North Shore Scenic Byway: This 145-mile stretch of road along Lake Superior’s limestone cliffs and forests is picturesque. Along the way, you will pass by lovely lake views, a waterfall, and a lighthouse.  Lake Mile Lacs Scenic Byway: This road trip is a treasure trove of culture and beauty -- the best of both worlds. Admire the stunning views as you drive through the area the Ojibwe have called home for thousands of years.  Gunflint Trail: The Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway is located in the far northeastern tip of Minnesota. This trail traverses ... read more

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The Importance of Tire Maintenance

The Importance of Tire Maintenance

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that tires are partially responsible for at least 11,000 traffic crashes each year. Almost 200 people die in those accidents. Those 11,000 accidents could have been prevented by essential and routine tire maintenance. Not only is tire maintenance imperative to your safety, but it is also costly. The damages from those accidents resulted in damages excess of $2 billion annually. Tire maintenance can prevent both potentially expensive and dangerous repairs.  The team at Nordgren Automotive can’t stress the importance of tire maintenance enough. Tire maintenance ensures your tires remain safe and functional. Here are the basics of tire maintenance:  Wheel Alignment -- Your wheel alignment should be checked by qualified technicians each year, or any other time, you worry your alignment seems off. If you notice your vehicle pulling to one side, most likely, your wheels need an alignment.  Tire Rotati ... read more

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Upcoming Specials at Nordgren Automotive

Upcoming Specials at Nordgren Automotive

The team at Nordgren Automotive is thankful for our clients, and we wouldn’t be here without you. To show our thanks and appreciation, we often offer specials for certain services. We recognize that sticking to a budget can be a challenge, but fortunately, with these specials, you can stay within your budget and receive excellent auto repair without breaking the bank.  Our current specials emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance. With preventative maintenance, you avoid potentially costly and dangerous auto repairs. If you are looking to prolong the longevity and driveability of your European, Domestic, or Japanese vehicles, these services, oil changes and a free battery test, are an excellent starting place. The technicians at Nordgren Automotive make sure your visit to our shop is stress-free and quick. You will be back on the roads of Nordgren in no time, except this time, your vehicle will be properly serviced, and you will have used one of our upcoming spe ... read more

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Dealing with Spring Showers -- 5 Tips for Driving in Spring Showers

Dealing with Spring Showers -- 5 Tips for Driving in Spring Showers

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there is an average of 950,000 automobile accidents due to the rain, resulting in 4,700 deaths and 384,000 injuries per year. To avoid these accidents and get that huge number lower, it is important to learn how to drive safely in the rain, especially with spring showers coming up. The team at Nordgren Automotive is here to help with these five tips for driving in spring showers:  Take time to stop and think: Many of us drive subconsciously out of habit, but when it starts to rain, we need to stay alert and focus on our surroundings.  Don’t forget about your headlights: It is a law in all states for drivers to turn on their headlights when visibility is compromised. In some states, it is also a law for drivers to turn on their headlights when their windshield wipers are on. These laws are there for a reason -- they are your first line of defense against the elements.  Be careful of hydroplaning: All you need is ... read more

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