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What Needs to Be In Your Vehicle’s Emergency Kit?

What Needs to Be In Your Vehicle’s Emergency Kit?

Winter is almost here, which means we will be breaking out the scarves, sweaters, and coats to prepare for the drop in temperature. Winter also signals the start of the holiday season, which means many of us will be driving to see our loved ones. The team at Nordgren Automotive recommends putting together an emergency kit to store in your vehicle.  It is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your vehicle. An emergency kit is an excellent way to be prepared for whatever may come your way. Here are some examples of what you can store in your emergency kit:  Car jack and spare tire.  Jumper cables.  Emergency car battery charger.  Pocket Knife.  Emergency Blanket.  Nonperishable snacks like granola bars.  Rain poncho.  Snow shovel.  Window scraper.  Water.  Flashlight.  Utility gloves.  Reflective vest.  First-aid kit.  Reflective triangles.  Portable car charge ... read more

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Thanksgiving Traffic Tips

Thanksgiving Traffic Tips

Wow, time flies by! We can’t believe that November is already here. Soon enough, Thanksgiving will be upon us. We recognize that holidays might look a little different this year, but just if you are planning a holiday road trip, the team at Nordgren Automotive wants you to stay safe with these Thanksgiving traffic tips.  Before we begin discussing our Thanksgiving traffic tips, the team at Nordgren Automotive would first like to show our appreciation to you and your family. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and service your vehicle, and we look forward to sharing many more Thanksgivings with you! Here are our Thanksgiving traffic tips:    If you would like to take a road trip, make sure to plan ahead to beat the traffic. The Thanksgiving traffic starts Tuesday evening and peaks Wednesday afternoon. We recommend not traveling between 4 pm to 7 pm on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. If you absolutely have to drive on Wednesday, try to leave before ... read more

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Fall

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Fall

October is officially here, which means we will soon be seeing falling leaves, football season, and Halloween. The change in season also means a change in driving conditions, as we will temperatures drop, more rain, ice on the roads, and possibly even a little snow. We must prepare our vehicle for these weather conditions, as the transition from summer to fall to winter can take a toll on our vehicle's overall health.  Autumn maintenance focuses on your vehicle's three essential components: wiper blades, fluids, and tire tread and balance. It is easy to forget about your windshield wipers -- you switch them when it starts to rain, but other than that, it is not common to think about your windshield wipers needing attention. However, your windshield wipers are imperative to the overall health and safety of your vehicle.  Imagine you driving in the rain, and you reach to turn on your windshield wipers. To your dismay, they don't turn on. Your ability to see what i ... read more

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5 Reasons Why Nordgren Automotive Should Be Your First Choice for Auto Repair

We are proud of our technicians' stellar reputation among the community of Medina and Plymouth, along with the surrounding regions. Our technicians provide auto repair and preventive maintenance for Domestic, European, and Asian vehicles, and our clients continually trust us to provide honest and thorough auto repair services. Why is Nordgren Automotive such a stand-out in the community, and why are we chosen time and again for auto repair?  The answer begins with these five reasons:  Our technicians are ASE-Certified, which means they had undergone training and pass tests to achieve this certification level. In other words, our team knows what they are doing! Our technicians also utilize cutting-edge equipment and personnel training, so we stay abreast of the ever-changing automotive industry.  We offer fast and free inspections on preventive maintenance to our customers. Your safety is our utmost priority, and these inspections are comprehensive and designed to ... read more

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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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