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Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

With fall in full gear and winter approaching, it’s time to consider what to do to prepare your car for icy conditions that will come soon to Bremerton. Are you prepared for ice on the roads? Here’s some suggestions for getting you and your car winter-ready again: Take advantage of traffic weather updates Take advantage of the resources at your disposal before you hit the road… website LocalConditions.com has live updates on Bremerton traffic that you can peruse before you leave the house. And obviously driving applications like GoogleMaps and Waze can steer you to new routes if traffic is bad or road conditions might be a problem on your trip. If you have an older Kindle or tablet in the home, it’s not a bad idea to keep it charged (preferably near the door you leave the house with) as a way to remind you to check before you leave. You can make it a habit to always look at the route you are taking before you to prepare for while still in th ... read more

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What Kind Of Customer Service Can You Expect From LK’s Auto Repair?

What Kind Of Customer Service Can You Expect From LK’s Auto Repair?

Taking a chance on an auto repair shop can be a very hard thing to do. It’s difficult to know if you’re with the people until you give them a try. For those who have never relied on us before, you might wonder when you come into LK’s Auto Repair in Bremerton, what kind of customer service can you expect to receive from us?  Good relations between a customer and a mechanic are what makes or breaks a repair shop. We have a reputation in Bremerton that we are eager to uphold. So when we work on your car, we’re actively building a relationship with you, a relationship based on trust, that we will look out for you at every step, letting you know all the options available to you-- and not the ones that will line our pockets. We’re not transactional… “here’s your car, be on your way”. None of us here would want to work in that kind of unhappy environment. We want that very first visit to be friendly, setting you at ease, but also p ... read more

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What Could A Family’s Fleet Of Cars Look Like In The Future?

What Could A Family’s Fleet Of Cars Look Like In The Future?

Photo by Keagan Henman on Unsplash If you look at all that is happening this year, a myriad of changes are taking place in how we socialize, how we work, how we attend school, how we travel, how much we drive, how much we spend, etc. This leads to the question: What could a family’s fleet of vehicles look like in the near future as well as in the distant future? At LK’s Auto Repair in Bremerton, WA, we’ve been giving this question a lot of though. Before COVID-19, downtown Seattle city planners sought ways to reduce the number of cars in the area. Since March 2020, the global pandemic has drastically shifted everyone&rsqu ... read more

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Leasing vs. Owning a New Car: Which is Better for You?

Leasing vs. Owning a New Car: Which is Better for You?

  Photo by Nikola Johnny Mirkovic on Unsplash When the time comes to get a new car, the typical path for most consumers is to get a loan, trade an old car in, and buy a vehicle outright. Many consumers will tell you that leasing a new car also offers some desirable advantages. But which option is best?  The answer is, keep your current car repaired! This is a terrible economy to have to take on a car loan or even a lease. Invest in keeping your current vehicle to last as long as possible. But when that's not possible, you must find that option that is best for YOU. The pros and cons of buying vs. leasing will not boil down to one single choice. Rather, the decision you make should take into consideration all the var ... read more

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How to Figure Out if Your Car is Worth Keeping

When money is tight, most car owners opt to maintain the car they have rather than buy a new one. But, if the car they currently have isn’t worth keeping, the desire for a new car or a “new” used car grows. When looking at all factors in a logical sense, not an emotional sense, how do you figure out if your car is worth keeping? If you have an emotional attachment to purchasing or leasing a newer vehicle, that’s fine. We get it. New or “new” cars are appealing! They are clean. They smell good. They look brighter and shinier. They hold the promise of a better experience. We understand all of this. Emotions are what drives people (no pun intended) to acquire a new vehicle. But let’s look at your current car from a logical perspective. Is it worth keeping? Here are some questions to ask yourself about your current vehicle:   Is it reliable? If not, what would it take to improve its dependability? Does it function well for you, your fami ... read more

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