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Check Engine Light at the End of the Tunnel

By BecksAutoCenter | May 14, 2021

It’s been a long trip. 3 days in the car, 9 loose-meat sandwiches, and 2 sunburns later, you’re just an hour from home. As you go through that long tunnel…a light comes on. It’s not the daylight on the other end that you’re seeing…it’s that orange light on the dash that says, “check engine.” Before …

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When Do I Find Time to Get My Vehicle Serviced?

By BecksAutoCenter | May 14, 2021

This is a major issue in our modern day, hustle and bustle society. It always seems like there are 4 or 5 things fighting for our attention.  Between going to and from work, picking up groceries, taking each of the kids to their own sports team practice, and getting everyone home in time to make …

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Affordable Alignments – Get Pointed in the Right Direction

By BecksAutoCenter | March 10, 2021

What’s the most important function of a car? I know, this probably isn’t a tricky question.  The answer: taking you where you want to go.  And what better way is there to make sure your car takes you to where you want to go than getting your wheels pointed in the right direction? Beck’s Auto …

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Spring Has Sprung…Or Is That My Car?

By BecksAutoCenter | February 10, 2021

Spring is a season of rebirth, rejuvenation, and, in some cases, revelation. In our personal lives, spring can be a wonderful catalyst for discovering new hobbies, focusing on self-improvement, or merely enjoying a reprieve from winter weather.  But as we open our car windows for the first time in months to let in the fresh …

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Avoid potholes with help from Becks auto center

Oof! Another Pothole?

By BecksAutoCenter | February 5, 2021

The state of roads in Indiana has long been a running joke. But when it comes to driving, running into potholes is no joke.  We’ve been there.  Especially in the wintertime, hitting the unexpected pothole (or chuckhole, depending on your outlook) can possibly be devastating to your vehicle…or at least your tight schedule.  Beck’s Auto …

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Not Again! My Car Won’t Start

By BecksAutoCenter | January 5, 2021

Meet Sandy.  Sandy is a 10-year-old Jeep. This old girl is tough as nails.  Sandy has forded streams in Indiana, struggled her way through mud pits in Tennessee, and took a leisurely cruise up to Alaska in the wintertime to “see what all the fuss is about.” But now she’s sitting in your freshly shoveled …

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Come On, START!

By BecksAutoCenter | September 20, 2020

For experienced drivers, we’ve all been there.  It’s the first chilly day of the new season. You pack up your lunch, put on your jacket, and get in the car. Shivering slightly, you put the key in the ignition, and… …slowly, it cranks to life.  Phew! Once your heart rate returns to normal, you drive …

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Forewarned Is Forearmed

By BecksAutoCenter | September 17, 2020

This old proverb is especially true when purchasing a used car, truck or SUV. Buying a used vehicle has its advantages, but it also comes with a lot of questions and a degree of uncertainty. •    How safe is the vehicle?•    Is the vehicle reliable?•    What is the maintenance history and future maintenance schedule?•    Are …

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Routine Maintenance Keeps Vehicles Running Smoother, Longer

By BecksAutoCenter | September 2, 2020

Vehicles come in all shapes, sizes, makes and models, but regardless of how big the car, truck or SUV they all require routine maintenance in order to run smoothly and provide safe, dependable transportation.  Keeping your vehicle in top running order will not only extend the life of your vehicle, but it will also help …

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Does This Car HAVE a Heater?

By BecksAutoCenter | September 1, 2020

Ah, fall is upon us! The leaves are turning pretty colors, carved pumpkins are showing up on doorsteps and front lawns, and the air is fresh and crisp… …and cold. But never fear! As you’re on your way to work in the morning, you can turn on your trusty heater and take in that familiar …

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