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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Vehicle

Buying a new or used, the new-to-you vehicle is something most people do at least once in their lifetimes. The majority of people buy several cars throughout the time they're a teenager until they find a reliable vehicle to settle down with as they grow older. Having vehicles, no matter what kind of vehicle they are, helps us stay independent of other people, not to mention free of lagging public transportation.

Despite the importance most people place on vehicles - for a good reason, too - you should never have tunnel vision when deciding if you should buy one vehicle or…

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Are You in Dire Need of Service for Your Vehicle?

If you need excellent service for your vehicle, worry no more. Here at The Sharpe Collection, our crew of mechanics offer superior services to our esteemed customers at an affordable cost. Local drivers prefer servicing their vehicles with us for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons include:

Visit us today to get excellent and affordable service for your vehicle. We are open at all times to our customers.

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What are Gaskets?

Gaskets are found throughout a vehicle. They are designed to form a seal between two parts in order to prevent fluids or gases from escaping or leaking. Gaskets are made using copper, steel or rubberized materials and are created to resist the extreme temperatures that occur when the vehicle is running. Under certain circumstances, gaskets may deteriorate or rupture and need replacing. When this happens fluids and gases may invade systems where they do not belong, which leads to major problems.

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April Showers Bring Horsepower

35th Anniversary Spring Sales Event Recap
March was an exhilarating time for us here at SHARPE.  We were able to put more drivers into their dream car than any month in quite some time.  Thank you to all that participated, including those who submitted their favorite SHARPE stories in the giveaway.  Without you, there wouldn't be so many beautiful vehicles on the Grand Rapids roads!  Keep a lookout for the SHARPE medallion on some…
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Roadside Emergency: Changing a Flat

The moment you experience the roadside emergency of getting a flat tire, you need to be confident that you can change it. You likely have all of the equipment in your vehicle and can be back on the road in Grand Rapids in just minutes.

You will need to collect some supplies to take care of your flat tire: emergency warning device, your manual, a car jack, a lug wrench, and the spare tire. Loosen the lug nuts with the wrench and then raise the vehicle. From there, use the wrench to remove the lug nuts and tire early and…

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Dimming Headlights Can Be Easily Fixed


Your headlights are a very important piece of equipment on your vehicle. And as they age you will find that they will dim over time. The good news is that this is not a permanent problem and it can be easily fixed.

The most common reason behind headlight dimming is when the lenses on the plastic housings get fogged over. This usually happens due to age and sun damage. This can be fixed with different polishing compounds that are available now to combat this specific condition. The best solution for this however, is to just replace them all together with…
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Remembering Safety First During a Roadside Emergency

A vehicle emergency can happen for various reasons such as a flat tire, overheating or even faulty windshield wipers during a rainstorm. When you find yourself in an emergency situation, remember to remain calm and to assess the situation with a short-term goal to getting you and your passengers in a safer situation.

Although your emergency flashers should be turned on, it’s also important to use emergency flares or an emergency triangle. Depending on your specific situation and the weather, it’s also advisable to step away from the vehicle and far enough away from highway traffic...

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