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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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Keeping Your Tires on the Road in the Rain

When it rains, the roads get wet, but when it rains hard the road can fail to drain the water fast enough. When enough water pools on the roadway, hydroplaning can become a hazard.

Hydroplaning happens when you drive too fast over standing water, causing your tires lose contact with the road. This often happens at freeway speeds. When it does, it can be like driving on ice, causing spinouts and accidents. The best way to avoid hydroplaning is driving slower in heavy downpours and not letting your tires lose too much tread before replacing them.

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Spread the Love at SHARPE

A big thank you to all who attended this years' Michigan International Auto Show. We hope you had a welcoming experience! 

 

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Routine Service for Your Headlights

If you have just purchased a vehicle with our team at The Sharpe Collection then you know there is a lot of different ongoing maintenance that is needed in order to take care of your car and keep it in pristine condition. You need oil changes, tire rotations, brake service and much more. Another item that needs to be considered is your headlights.

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Avoid an Oil Change Every 3,000 Miles

There is some contradictory information regarding oil changes and the correct frequency of when you are supposed to get them. If you ask a lube chain, they will tell you every 3,000 miles, while manufacturers will tell you between 5,000 to 7,500 miles. So, let’s take a look at who is actually correct.

The actual answer is that oil changes frequency depends on the frequency of how often you drive your car and how long. Those that are driving their car for less than 10 miles each time they drive, which in turns means they are…

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Start up the New Year at SHARPE!

 
The New Year brings exciting announcements from the SHARPE team. Along with our recent re-branding, we are pleased to offer new models, fun events, and better deals this new year. We look forward to finding you the best possible car for you at the best possible price. In 2018, SHARPE will strive more than ever before to Make Every Mile Memorable.

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We would like to thank all of those who attended our X3 and E-Pace…
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