Beck's Blog

Timely Timing Belt Maintenance

September 2018

Your timing belt can leave you stranded in the middle of the road in the middle of the night. Many of us do a pretty good job of making sure our oil gets changed, our tires rotated and our brakes replaced when needed.  But we often overlook one of the more crucial parts of our…[ Read More ]

Is Your Student’s Car Ready for College?

August 2018

The new school year is here and for the many students returning to colleges, either across town or across the country, their minds are on class schedules, textbooks, or who will be their new roommate.  For those returning to their alma maters with cars, there is some preventive maintenance that should be done to insure…[ Read More ]

Lafayette – West Lafayette Before & After School Programs

July 2018

The Greater Lafayette community offers a number of choices for working parents looking for “before or after” school care.  Each program offers a little something different from help with homework to a wide range of activities including arts & crafts and a variety of sports options. Our list is not comprehensive, but notes programs we…[ Read More ]

Local Lafayette Area Fireworks Displays + 1

June 2018

To celebrate Independence Day there are several local fireworks displays and festivals taking place in our surrounding communities, plus one worth driving to.  They all provide activities for the entire family. We’ve listed those we are aware of and included the details we found on each.  All of the fireworks displays start at dusk, which…[ Read More ]

The Story Behind the Song “Back Home Again in Indiana” and the Indy 500

May 2018

The singing of “Back Home Again in Indiana” is the one of the most time-honored and popular traditions associated with the Indianapolis 500 auto race.  For many fans the singing of this iconic song emphasizes the Indiana roots of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Jim Nabors Starts 41 Year Run Since 1946, “Back Home Again…[ Read More ]

Which Summer Camp Is Right for My Child?

April 2018

The range and type of summer camps available for our children offer many experiences and learning opportunities.  Camps give our children a chance to make new friends, try new things, and gain a greater sense of independence. They also learn real life skills, bolster their self-esteem and learn about being part of a larger community. …[ Read More ]

When Did the NCAA Basketball Tournament Start and Other Interesting Facts

March 2018

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off on Tuesday with 68 teams all hoping to make it to the championship game on Monday, April 2 in San Antonio.  Although no team below an 11 seed has ever made it to the Final Four, every team still has to lace up their shoes and go out…[ Read More ]

One Tank Spring Break Get-Aways

February 2018

Don’t want to fight the lines and delays, and incur the expense of air travel this spring break, but you still want to get out of town.  Here are some “one tank” destinations within a 400 mile radius of Lafayette, that can be interesting and fun places to go. North or South?  What direction do…[ Read More ]

Your #!@%&* Car Won’t Start

January 2018

Your car won’t start, you have trouble stopping, or your vehicle takes forever to warm up.  These are common problems that arise when the weather turns bad, the temperatures drop below freezing, and you don’t have time to deal with your car, truck or SUV breaking down. The Importance of Routine Vehicle Maintenance With the…[ Read More ]

Happy Holidays from the Boys at Beck’s

December 2017

One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the New Year. Have a very Merry Christmas and as you travel over the holidays to visit family and friends be safe wherever you may go. The Boys of Beck’s Auto Center…[ Read More ]

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