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Warm German Potato Salad

By Heidi Robertson on May 25, 2023 1:00:00 PM

Summer’s here, so bring on the Barbeques and of course the sides. Oh, the sides. It seems that the bar has moved pretty high when showing up with a contribution. And yet, good old macaroni salad and potato salad always seem to be a hit.

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Have your A/C System Checked

By Bill DeBoer on May 23, 2023 8:34:48 PM

 

Are you just dreaming of how you’ll spend your summer? Splashing around in the pool, taking a trip down the shore for some much-needed fun in the sun.

Topics: Air Conditioning Service
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You're Invited to our Grand Opening Celebration

By Bill DeBoer on May 5, 2023 12:09:21 PM

DeBoer’s Auto is excited to announce the grand opening of our brand new Fleet and Truck Center, and we invite you to join us for a day of family-friendly fun and fundraising for Benny's Bodega. This exciting event will take place outdoors on Saturday, June 10th, from 12 pm - 4 pm at our location on 83 State Route 23 N. in Hamburg, NJ.

Topics: grand opeining celebration Please be our guest
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Top Auto-Related Gifts For Mother’s Day

By Bill DeBoer on May 4, 2023 11:45:00 AM

Mothers can be very difficult to buy for on Mother’s Day. Instead of stressing out about the perfect gift, consider some practical auto-related gifts she can enjoy. Here are some of the top gifts your mother or the mother of your children will appreciate and can use year-round.

Topics: Personal gifts DeBoer's Auto
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Is There A Solution To Preventing Catalytic Converter Theft?

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 30, 2023 12:45:00 PM

Individuals and businesses throughout the country have experienced theft of their vehicle’s catalytic converter over the past several months. The tough thing about this type of theft is there isn’t a lot you can do to stop them and you won’t know you’ve been victimized until you try to start your vehicle. The good news is DeBoer’s Auto has come up with a way to deter thieves from stealing these catalytic converters. Here are the details you should know.

Topics: Expert Car Repair DeBoer's Auto
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Tom’s Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

By Heidi Robertson on Apr 28, 2023 11:45:00 AM

The best part of summer approaching is the food, especially when it's prepared on the grill. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of all food, all the time, but grillin' that's my favorite.  I am of course a big fan of all the sides that accompany those delicious grilled dishes. I think you'll agree that this recipe, provided by Tom Ormond will be one to please the crowd for sure. 
Topics: Blue Cheese Cole Slaw Recipe
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Rebuilding vs. Remanufacturing Vehicle Engines or Transmissions

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 26, 2023 10:17:00 AM

When your engine or transmission goes bad, you don’t have a choice but to get it fixed as soon as possible. It can be stressful dealing with problems of this severity since the repairs are typically costly. You have a couple of different options to consider. One will be cheaper upfront but likely cost more in the long run. The other will cost a little more now, but you most likely will not have any issues for a long time. Here’s what you need to know about rebuilding vs. remanufacturing vehicle engines and transmissions.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What Are Insurance-Covered Auto Repairs?

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 7, 2023 9:15:08 AM

DeBoer’s Auto regularly works with insurance companies to help our customers end up in the best situation possible. When you bring your vehicle to us for an auto repair, we can determine whether an insurance claim is possible. There are a few different types of insurance to know about liability, comprehensive, and collision. 

Liability is the one you must have and kicks in when you damage other people’s property. Comprehensive insurance covers you in the case of theft, fire, and other types of damages. Collision insurance covers and indemnifies you when you have a collision with other items or vehicles. We will focus on comprehensive and collision to help you better understand what auto repairs might be covered under those policies. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Options For Replacing Your Vehicle’s Catalytic Converter

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 24, 2023 3:55:06 PM

When you get the dreaded P0420 code, it means your catalytic converter is below a certain threshold where it can’t produce emissions properly going out of the tailpipe. The result is the check engine light illuminating and you won’t pass your state inspection until you get it fixed. The good news is you have a couple of different options for replacing your catalytic converter so you can pass inspection.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Help us help Benny's Bodega!

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 18, 2023 7:37:59 AM

DONATING your Vehicle-What You Should Know

 

Benny's Bodega donation program is a 501(c)(3) vehicle donation program. The car donation program offers a simple alternative to selling or trading in your unwanted vehicle. In return for your donation, you receive the maximum possible tax deduction. Best of all, your donation helps this organization to provide assistance to the working poor and their families.

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Get Ready for some spring driving

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 16, 2023 9:14:32 AM

If you experienced some driving difficulties in the recent snowstorms, or during other bad road conditions, it may have been due to poor tire traction. If your tires not performing the way they used to, they may need to be replaced. First of all, we hope that you arrived safely at your destination. 
Secondly, we would highly suggest that it’s time to address your tires. Lucky for you, your hesitation might have paid off for you.

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DeBoer's Auto struck #EmbraceEquity poses to celebrate International Women's Day!

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 8, 2023 10:21:45 AM

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What To Know About New Jersey State Vehicle Inspections

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 7, 2023 2:25:26 PM

Only two states have a dual system for vehicle inspections and New Jersey is one of those states. What it means is you can have your vehicle inspected at a private inspection facility (PIF) or a central inspection facility (CIF). There are a couple of differences you need to know to ensure you take your vehicle to the right facility. 

Topics: NJ State Inspection DeBoer's Auto NJ inspection

Boy oh Boy

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 3, 2023 8:08:08 AM

 

Topics: it's a boy!
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CREAMY LEMON  CHICKEN WITH ASPARAGUS

By Heidi Robertson on Mar 1, 2023 11:45:00 AM

Getting to sit down and enjoy a home-cooked dinner and not have it be an all-day investment of time makes this dish perfect for a weeknight. Its rich and creamy sauce goes perfectly with the fresh asparagus and the lemon gives it the perfect zing. We like to serve this over some skinny egg noodles, to soak up the creamy and delicious sauce. 

Topics: Creamy Lemon Chicken Recipe
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What Happens When You Fail A Vehicle Inspection In New Jersey?

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 27, 2023 4:27:09 PM

Everyone who owns a vehicle in New Jersey has to pass a state inspection to keep driving it legally. Sometimes you may think everything with your vehicle is fine until you receive the dreaded failed inspection notice. There are a few things to know about how the inspection process works. And most importantly, you should know what steps to take if your vehicle receives a failed inspection. We’ve got you covered with all the relevant information.

Topics: NJ inspection
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Get a $70 Prepaid Card

By Heidi Robertson on Feb 8, 2023 1:23:43 PM

Even with the mild temperatures we're enjoying in February, we are not out of the woods of winter yet. The possibility of snow in our future is likely and having the proper tires in those conditions is a good idea. Luckily now through February 28, 2023, Continental is offering a $70 Visa Prepaid Card with the purchase of 4 TrueCotact Tour or PurContact LS tires! 

Topics: Continental tire promo February 2023 TrueContact Tour
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Announcing Our New Book Designed To Help Fleet Owners Succeed

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 2, 2023 12:28:00 PM

When people think of DeBoer’s Auto, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the quality service we provide. We couldn’t be happier about all of the satisfied customers we have helped in the past years, but we are never completely satisfied. That’s why we wanted to take our service up a notch and release a new book dedicated to helping fleet owners thrive. It’s called Profitable Fleet Management Guide For Small and Medium Size Businesses. Our goal for the book is to help small business owners succeed by thinking smarter and using practical tips in their businesses.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Strawberry Chocolate Crepes

By Heidi Robertson on Jan 31, 2023 11:45:00 AM

What isn't there to like about chocolate and strawberries? Chocolate-covered strawberries are one of my favorite special occasion treats and even though I could probably justify eating them for breakfast, it's probably not a suitable dish to serve for others who are looking for sustenance and possible nutrition. (but, in my mind there are strawberries which are fruit, and chocolate, well it has antioxidants so this would be just fine for me 😀) I found this little gem of a recipe when

Topics: chocolate plus strawberries equals delicious
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A Peek Behind The Curtain At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 26, 2023 3:19:34 PM

DeBoer’s Auto doesn’t place a lot of emphasis on titles within our organization. Instead, our focus is on roles and responsibilities. We run under the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and one of the valuable tools we have is an accountability chart. This handy accountability chart breaks down the different levels and sectors we have. It also can highlight some holes we need to fill by hiring new employees to help meet the high standard we have set for our customers. And by doing so, we ensure our employees are operating at maximum efficiency and aren’t spread too thinly. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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What To Know About EV Charging Station Phone Apps

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 20, 2023 3:31:04 PM

One of the downsides of electric vehicles is having to find a charging station when you’re on road trips or in unfamiliar places. The good news is there are multiple apps to help you find EV charging stations near your location. Downloading one or more of these apps can help when you’re in a pinch and reduce some inconveniences. You never know when a rental car company will give you an electric vehicle to drive, so it’s best to be prepared. Here’s what you need to know about EV charging station phone apps.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Snap Financing available

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 17, 2023 10:35:16 AM

As we step into the new year, you might be experiencing a little anxiety. The constant delivery of cards and well wishes in December are now replaced with the pay me now portion of the holiday expenditure. The repairs and services you were putting off until the new year might just be taking another back seat to the credit card statements promising a 25% fee on your great deals from the holiday sales. 

If you're struggling with the importance of keeping your car safe or keeping your credit score in good standing you may not have to face such a pull in either direction. 

Topics: Snap Financing
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A Smoother Ride in the New Year

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 12, 2023 12:12:15 PM

Wintertime is tough on your vehicle. It is a constant battle against ice, snow, and the dreaded potholes that seem to come out of nowhere. 

Topics: kyb shocks and struts
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Financing Auto repairs made Easy

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 5, 2023 2:15:00 PM

Keeping up with your finances can be challenging, especially after the holidays when the credit card bills start coming in. Maybe you were putting off some maintenance on your vehicle until after the New Year, and realizing your finances are not in as good of shape as you had thought.
Addressing important repairs on your vehicle is particularly important during the winter months, as the weather can be especially hard on your car. Here at DeBoer’s, we can help you get your car in optimum condition and help with some financing options that will help take some of the pressure off of you. 

Topics: Auto Repair Financing
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DeBoer's Welcomes Baby...

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 3, 2023 2:13:42 PM

For the last 7 months, we’ve been patiently waiting to be able to give you one of our highly anticipated announcements. You may be familiar with our Store Manager, Tina Ormond. Well, she’s been busy growing a little human this year, and he’s finally decided to make his appearance!

Welcome to the World, Easton Douglas!

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Creamy Chicken Marsala

By Heidi Robertson on Dec 30, 2022 11:45:00 AM

This is one of my favorite go-to dinner recipes. It tastes like it should be made for a special occasion because it’s rich and creamy and so yummy. The cream just adds that extra goodness and creates instant comfort. The fact that it can be ready to serve in less than an hour makes it even more delicious in my book. A lot of recipes suggest that a portion of pasta is the perfect side to soak up the sauce, I like to do mine with mashed potatoes and love to load on the sauce. 

Topics: Comfort food Chicken Marsala
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Use Our Electric Vehicle Loaner The Next Time You Visit DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 29, 2022 11:13:50 AM

DeBoer’s Auto is excited to announce the addition of an electric vehicle to our loaner fleet! With the popularity of electric vehicles soaring recently, we have serviced many of them over the years. The one thing we have been missing is the ability to loan an electric vehicle to people, but that will change now. Here’s what you need to know about our EV loaner and how you can use it the next time you visit us.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What To Know About Your Vehicle’s Tire Pressure Settings

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 23, 2022 10:23:00 AM

As we get into the colder months, chances are you will see a light on your dashboard illuminate that indicates your tire pressure is low. It can be a nuisance at times, but luckily it’s not an urgent issue that requires immediate attention in most cases. You still want to keep your tires inflated to the appropriate level as soon as possible, though. There are some misconceptions about tire pressure settings, so we wanted to discuss a few things with you.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto tires
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Top Reasons Why Your Extended Warranty Claim Gets Denied

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 21, 2022 10:22:00 AM

We work with a lot of extended warranty companies at DeBoer’s Auto. So we know the types of things they like to hear and the things they don’t. When you purchase an extended warranty, you might think anything that can go wrong with the vehicle will be covered. That’s not necessarily true. We’ve come up with a list over the years of the top reasons why your extended warranty claim might get denied.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto extended warranty
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Need A Charge For Your Electric Vehicle? DeBoer’s Auto Has You Covered

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 19, 2022 10:22:11 AM

As most of our customers know, DeBoer’s Auto always looks for ways to keep up with the trends. One of the biggest trends in the past several years has been the rapid popularity of electric vehicles. We have serviced electric vehicles for a while and discovered a need that could benefit our customers as well. The result is the installation of a level two EV charger so you can give your electric vehicle a boost when it needs it. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Exciting Changes Coming To DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 29, 2022 4:23:35 PM

DeBoer’s Auto has been working on an exciting project for a while and we are thrilled to finally share some of the details with our customers. As some may know, we have owned the office building across the street from DeBoer’s Auto for some time. And as we’ve grown and begun handling more fleet work, our current shop doesn’t offer everything we need to work on some of these vehicles efficiently and safely. So the time has come to make some changes to DeBoer’s Auto so we can serve our customers even better and we are excited to share the news with you. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Gingerbread Houses Fun for Everyone

By Heidi Robertson on Nov 26, 2022 11:59:00 AM

Family traditions are such a big part of the holiday season. Traditions have a way of gathering family and friends together in a way that is so special. For most, it's a way of honoring treasured moments from the past with loved ones that they can no longer be with while making new memories with those that they can. 

Building gingerbread houses is one of those activities that gets everyone together and shows off the talents of all. The baker, the architect, the artist, and if you're the lucky one, the taster.

Topics: Gingerbread House
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Never Underestimate The Importance Of Spark Plug Maintenance

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 25, 2022 11:59:00 AM

Spark plug maintenance is often overlooked by vehicle owners. Many years ago, we used to do vehicle tune-ups, which involved points and condensers, caps and rotors, and ignition wires, which all connected to the spark plugs inside the engine. Nowadays with coil-on-plug ignition, a lot of the spark plug maintenance is no longer required. However, spark plugs are still present and need to be replaced to prevent potential vehicle damage. Here’s what you need to know about spark plugs. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What To Know About The Timing Belt In Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 22, 2022 10:50:07 AM

Not every vehicle has a timing belt. Some have chains and others have belts, so it’s important to know exactly what you have in your vehicle so you can maintain it properly. The problem with belts is they are made of rubber, which can break down over time and need to be maintained or replaced at factory-recommended intervals. The last thing you want to happen is to run into problems with your vehicle, so here is what you need to know about maintaining your timing belt. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Diagnosing What Fluids are Leaking Underneath Your Car

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 17, 2022 1:28:29 PM

 It's happened to all of us. You're minding your own business, driving along and enjoying the scenery, when you notice a strange fluid leaking from underneath your car. But what is that fluid? And more importantly, what does it mean for your vehicle? 

Topics: Fluid leak under Car
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DieHard Battery Winter Promo

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 15, 2022 6:29:11 PM

The cold of winter is rapidly settling in. Are there mornings when you get into your car and say a little prayer that she's going to start? The cold puts a lot of demand on your battery, and if it's not turning over, you're not going anywhere quickly. 

Topics: DieHard Battery Battery Replacement
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A smoother ride is ahead

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 31, 2022 8:58:03 PM

An often overlooked system of your car is its shocks and struts. The reason they don’t get the proper attention is that it's a progressive, yet subtle feeling. The shocks and struts wear gradually and it's not something that happens overnight. You may not even be aware that your ride and handling have deteriorated little by little over the life of the car. It's something that vehicle owners tend not to notice. 

Topics: kyb shocks and struts suspension suspension system
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Will & DeBoer's A Perfect Fit

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 29, 2022 2:29:24 PM

We would like to introduce you to our Service Writer Will Talmadge. We took a little time to get to know Will. He’s a welcome addition to the DeBoer’s family, and we wanted you to get to know him a little more intimately, so we put together this video for you.

Will has an admiration for cars which started at a very young age. He says he was born to love them. His dad was an avid car enthusiast, which most likely stemmed from his grandfather who owned several classic cars. They spent endless weekends together traveling to and attending car shows. Will, still to this day, has a hard time not pulling into the lot where there’s one going on, even if it wasn’t his destination.

He is a native of Sussex County and was raised in Wantage, graduating from High Point HS in 2002. Most Friday nights in his late teens and early twenties were spent at Island Dragway racing his Mustang. After high school, he followed his passion for cars and began his working career at one of the local car dealerships as an apprentice doing oil changes, tires and other minor repairs. He progressed through the apprentice program, his eagerness to learn and his love for fixing and figuring things out had him positioned as a technician rather quickly.



Will also pursued his education and studied psychology. He’s always been a people person and understanding and working with them was fascinating to him. He found that he was truly at his most passionate when he combined his two loves: cars and people. Talking to people about cars and helping them with their repair needs is very rewarding to him. So, in 2009 when the opportunity to take a position as a Service Writer presented itself, he jumped at the chance.


Will is thriving at DeBoer’s Auto. He the family and professional atmosphere he’s surrounded with. His experience allows him to easily understand the repair needs of the vehicle and direction from the technician. Then, he can communicate those needs to the customer in a way that someone who isn’t a "car person” can understand. He loves helping people and our customers love him. Just check out our Google reviews: he’s mentioned specifically on a few occasions.

When you get to know Will you’ll find out that he’s a dedicated family man and spends the majority of his time with his family. He has an amazing 6 year old daughter whom he adores. Spending time with his parents and his extended family is where he finds himself most often (probably talking about or fixing cars). He currently resides in Hardyston with his girlfriend, Samantha.

Topics: Service Writer
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Financing Auto Repairs can give you peace of mind

By Tina Ormond on Oct 26, 2022 3:52:26 PM

It’s fall here in the northeast and the winter will be here before you know it. Preparing for the change of season and driving conditions is important to ensure safety heading into the months approaching. We also know that in the months in front of you are Thanksgiving and the gift-giving seasons. We realize that for some, vehicles during this time of year can cause financial hardship, but it doesn’t have to.
At DeBoer’s Auto we have not only one, but two financial options that can take some of the strain off of your wallet.

Topics: Auto Repair Financing
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Chicken & Dumplings

By Heidi Robertson on Oct 25, 2022 11:50:00 AM

This right here is my ultimate comfort food. It brings me back to when I lived with my aunt and uncle while I was in college. Missing home and all things familiar my aunt would magically prepare this feel-better honey, meal and all instantly seemed right with the world. Its thick broth and the hint of lemon in the dumplings make it even more special. 

Topics: chicken and dumplings
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The Many Benefits of an Automotive Technical Education

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 18, 2022 11:12:05 AM

 As the parent of a high school student, you might be wondering what kind of career paths are available for your child after they graduate. If they're interested in cars and how they work, then pursuing an automotive technical education might be the perfect option! Here are just a few of the many benefits of this type of education.

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Time to Get New Tires

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 13, 2022 8:23:00 AM

There is no better time than the fall and winter seasons to start thinking about replacing your tires. With the impending winter weather fast approaching, now is the perfect time to get yourself a set of quality tires that can give you peace of mind knowing that you are safe on the road. Now through November 14, 2022, you can take advantage of a rebate of up to $70 depending on the type and brand of tires that you choose. Whether you prefer high-performance all-season tires or sturdy snow tires, there are plenty of options to choose from at a wide range of price points. So why wait? Make sure your car is ready for winter with a set of top-quality replacement tires today!

Topics: Cooper Tire Promo Winter 2022
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A Technical Education in Automotive Studies

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 8, 2022 1:20:48 PM

 It's no secret that a college degree isn't the only path to success. There are many high-paying jobs that don't require a four-year degree, and one of them is in the automotive industry. If you or your child is interested in pursuing a career in the automotive field, there are a few different options for technical education.

Topics: automotive careers
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A Great Education Choice for High School Parents and their Kids

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 6, 2022 12:15:30 PM

Many students and their parents are unsure of what to expect when considering a career path. When it comes to the automotive industry, there are many different paths that can be taken. However, automotive technicians play a vital role in keeping vehicles running smoothly.

Topics: education
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What is that noise coming from my car?

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 27, 2022 4:49:40 PM


Blog Introduction: If you've ever found yourself driving along and suddenly notice a strange noise coming from your car, you're not alone. Car owners everywhere have been there before, and it's usually accompanied by a feeling of dread. After all, car repairs can be expensive, and nobody wants to have to deal with them.

Topics: car noise squeak squeak auto noise
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October Is Car Care Awareness Month

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 23, 2022 10:43:59 AM

Just like that the seasons are changing. The leaves are beginning to fall and it gets dark a little earlier. This presents an opportunity for us to make you aware that October is fall Car Care Awareness month
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The Car Care Council recognizes April and October as National Car Care Awareness Months. Why? Because they know that the changes in the seasons bring changes in driving conditions. In the spring it’s the perfect time to assess any problems that the winter months may have caused to your vehicle and prepare it for the hot summer weather. In the fall however we look at more ways to prepare and protect you and your vehicle for the winter months ahead.
There are some items that we strongly recommend you have inspected before you head into the rain and snowy season.

Topics: Car Care Awareness Month
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Bratwurst with Onions

By Heidi Robertson on Sep 21, 2022 11:35:00 AM

So please forgive me that this is not a pumpkin spice something for October, but with the Oktoberfest buzzing all around this recipe has to surface. (we'll repost something pumpkin soon)

Ingredients:
8 Bratwurst Sausages
2 Red Onion, slicedcanola oil
1 cup Water or Stock

Topics: bratwurst recipe
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Feel the Difference

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 15, 2022 2:42:07 PM

Feeling is believing... There are common signs that you will notice when your suspension begins to fail. That new car's smooth ride unfortunately does not last forever. There may come a time when you'll notice the ride is a little rough, your car drifts or pulls to one side during turns, after hitting a bump your car continues to bounce and your tires are wearing unevenly. These are just a few of the symptoms. 

Topics: shocks and struts
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Change of Season, Change of Tires

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 13, 2022 10:42:06 AM

The change of season is rapidly approaching, and along with the weather conditions changes, so will your driving situation. Be prepared for the rain, the slippery leaves, and yes, even the snow. Give us a call to get a quote on your next set of tires. If you act now and you purchase a set of four qualifying light truck/SUV General Tires between September 1st and October 31, 2022, you can get up to a $100 General Tire Visa Prepaid Card. All you have to do is submit the rebate form and they will send it to you in the mail.

Topics: general tires promo
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The Good And Bad With Electric Vehicles

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 8, 2022 1:45:38 PM

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular by the day and trends suggest they will continue increasing in popularity. But before you rush out and buy one, it’s important to know what to expect. We’ve explained the pros and cons of owning an electric vehicle so you can make an informed purchasing decision. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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What To Know About Electric vs. Hybrid Vehicles

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 6, 2022 10:40:10 AM

There has been a lot of buzz in recent years about electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. You might not have any interest in either and prefer your traditional gasoline-powered vehicle. Or you might be on the fence about whether you want to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle instead for your next purchase. Before you make a decision, consider both the good and bad about each vehicle type.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Cost-Per-Mile Differences Between Gas And Electric Vehicles

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 30, 2022 12:11:03 PM

Any time you make major decisions regarding vehicles, especially for fleet owners, it’s important to evaluate the cost-per-mile. It’s easy to lose track of the details over time, but it’s exactly those details that could save you money or lose money for your business. With electric vehicles gaining popularity, fleet owners have to take a close look to see whether they are a worthy investment. Consider these factors to get a clearer picture of the differences between gas and electric vehicles.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Understanding The Three Types Of Electric Vehicles

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 25, 2022 1:13:19 PM

By now you’ve heard of electric vehicles and how they are beneficial to the environment. If you’re considering buying one for any reason, your research might have led you to the reality that there are a few different types to choose from. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to electric vehicles. We’ve provided you with a basic understanding of the three main types of electric vehicles to help you get started.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Ask Yourself These Questions Before Buying An Electric Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 24, 2022 2:08:53 PM

Electric vehicles are much different than traditional gasoline vehicles. So if you’re considering buying an electric vehicle, it’s important to do your research. Here are seven questions you should ask yourself to ensure you’re making the right decision about purchasing an electric vehicle.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Continental Tire Promotion summer 2022

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 18, 2022 1:59:54 PM

 

Continental: Get Up to a $100 VISA® Prepaid Card by Mail or Up to $200 When You Use Your Continental Tire Credit Card

When you purchase a set of four select light truck/SUV Continental tires you may be eligible to receive up to a $100 VISA® Prepaid Card by mail-in rebate. Offer valid on tires purchased Now through  August 31, 2022.

Topics: Continental Tires Promo New Season, New Tires
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Spicy Coconut Grilled Chicken Thighs

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 11, 2022 11:38:00 AM

This delightful combination of spicy and sweet will definitely please your palette. It's got a little kick to it, but the coconut milk helps to mellow out the chili paste. You might want to double the recipe so you'll left-overs for the next day (we like them served cold for lunch). A side of jasmine rice goes very nicely. 

Topics: coconut grilled chicken thighs
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APPLY TODAY, TAKE TIME TO PAY

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 9, 2022 4:37:51 PM

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Why Do Auto Shops Charge For Diagnostics?

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 4, 2022 10:34:00 AM

There’s a common misconception that when you take your car to an auto shop, they can simply run a diagnostics test and know how to fix your vehicle. So when customers receive their bill and see a charge for the diagnostics, they are surprised and often question it. The truth is there is a lot more to a diagnostics test than simply plugging in a device and knowing exactly how to fix a vehicle. We’ve dug into this a little deeper and provided comparative examples to make it easier to understand.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Top 5 Reasons Your Vehicle’s Check Engine Light Comes On

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 2, 2022 11:16:00 AM

Most people have seen the check engine light in their vehicle come on. Some people react by immediately halting their driving and taking it to an auto shop urgently. Others will drive with the light on for hundreds of miles before getting it checked. There are thousands of reasons why the check engine light could come on, but we’ve discussed the top five reasons we see at our shop.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Don't miss out on all the fun this summer

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 30, 2022 7:16:26 AM

 

Finish off this summer with some family fun this August. Sussex County this summer has been filled with kid-friendly activities and this trend continues. For many people in Sussex County and the tri-state area, the season's biggest event and maybe the year is finally here. The New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm & Horse Show starts the first weekend of August and ends Sunday, Aug 13, 2022. While the fair only last a week the Sussex County Libraries have families covered with a whole month of activities. Wrap up your summer in style in our beautiful Sussex County.

Topics: Summer Activities August Event Calendar
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Green Goddess Potato Salad

By Heidi Robertson on Jul 28, 2022 11:56:00 AM

Who doesn't love a side of potato salad to add to your summertime cookouts? This recipe reinvents the old standby favorite with a twist of texture and freshness that you'll truly enjoy! Consider making it the night before to let all the flavors soak in, and free up some time during the morning of your gathering to do something else like, relax. 

Ingredients:
2 lb. small red potatoes halved or quartered
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Topics: recipe potato salad
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Is Your Child’s Car Seat As Safe As It Can Be?

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 26, 2022 10:09:50 AM

Whether you’re a new parent, an experienced parent, or even a grandparent, learning about car seat safety is essential. With so many different product lines and types of car seats, it can be an overwhelming process to shop for one. Then when you finally choose the one that fits your budget and lifestyle, you have to learn how to use it. That’s where things can get a little challenging. Here are some things you need to know about car seat safety and how to ensure you’re following the laws.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Getting Started With Understanding Your Fleet Costs

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 21, 2022 7:36:00 AM

Our first two blogs in our series covered the total cost of ownership and how to calculate cost-per-mile. The examples in those blogs should have given you different ways to think about your fleet and how you can save a lot of money. No matter where you’re at in your business, it’s never too late or early to get started managing your fleet costs a little better. Here’s what you need to know.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Safety Tips When Driving With Children

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 19, 2022 7:36:04 AM

Every parent knows there are many different factors to consider when buying a car seat for their child. They even need to know how to install it properly. While all of these things are of great importance, we want to discuss other safety tips to consider. These are tips you might not have thought of before but could help you or others out tremendously in case of an emergency. Here are some things to think about.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Fleet Webinar Part 2 - Calculating Cost Per Mile

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 15, 2022 12:39:00 PM

Calculating your cost-per-mile on your fleet is much different than calculating miles-per-gallon of gas. The cost-per-mile is simple to figure out, but many business owners don’t take it seriously enough and could be wasting a lot of money throughout the years. You can make the calculations as simple or as detailed as you want. The more detailed you get, the better the information you’ll have and the more informed decisions you can make. Here’s what you need to know about calculating cost-per-mile for your fleet.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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What Accessories Are Available To Assist When Driving With The Elderly?

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 13, 2022 12:37:56 PM

As Baby Boomers start getting older, getting them into vehicles is a little more challenging than it has been in the past. If you have an elderly loved one, pay attention to how easily they get in and out of their vehicle. The last thing you want to happen is for them to struggle and accidentally fall or injure themselves somehow. The good news is there are a number of devices that can help elderly people or those who have mobility challenges. Here are some of those devices you can consider investing in for safety.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto Driving with Elderly
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5 ways to prepare to travel with your furry friends

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 11, 2022 1:14:51 PM


Looking back on 2020, one of the facts about the pandemic we are weathering that blows us away here at DeBoer’s Auto is the fact that pet ownership has increased 56%. That means there are a lot of happy doggies, kitties, and other animals out there who recently came to their forever homes.

Whether you are a long-time pet owner, or one of the more recent newbies to the scene, we have some great tips on how to keep your pet safe and happy while traveling.

Topics: traveling with pets
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Fleet Webinar Part 1 - Total Cost Of Ownership

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 7, 2022 3:32:00 PM

The total cost of ownership is a comprehensive topic that one must understand in order to manage a fleet. As a small business/fleet owner, you have a lot of things on your plate to juggle to make sure customers are taken care of. While that is an essential part of being a business owner, making money is also. For many fleet owners, calculating the total cost of ownership takes a backseat, which could be costing you lots of money. Here’s how you can calculate your total cost of ownership.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Stay Cool This Summer By Maintaining Your Vehicle’s A/C System

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 5, 2022 3:31:55 PM

We are entering the hot and humid summer months, so it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare your vehicle. The last thing you want to happen is to go on a road trip or vacation with your family and your vehicle’s A/C system stops working or doesn’t cool as it should. A simple evaluation can keep it running like normal so you can stay comfortable no matter where the summer months take you.

Topics: Air Conditioning Service DeBoer's Auto
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July is jam-packed with summer fun for everyone

By Emily Mercado on Jun 30, 2022 2:45:00 PM

Sussex County has a lot planned for July! July is jam-packed with summer fun for everyone. 

Spend time with your community at events like Lake Hopatcong Fireworks 2022 or give back with Rid Litter Day in Kittatinny Valley. There's nothing like being among friends in beautiful Sussex county. 

If you want to discover the magic in our woods events like LAIRE: “June” New player event will show you just that. Participate in a live-action roleplaying with LAIRE a nonprofit NJ-based fantasy live-action roleplaying organization. Players can choose their own race and class creating the character for them to play as. New Player events like this walk players through the experience and have additional help for first-timers. 

Topics: July Events Events around Sussex County
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How to Navigate with Google Maps

By Emily Mercado on Jun 28, 2022 2:45:03 PM

The days of paper maps are long gone, which can be a little confusing for those who don't consider themselves tech-savvy. Here at DeBoer’s, we want to help you live life with ease. Google Maps is one of the best and easiest GPS systems. It allows you to find directions with ease while providing many different valuable features. Whether you are on your phone, tablet, or computer Google Maps can help you find your way around. 

Topics: GPS Using Google Maps Find You Way Directions
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We all scream for Ice Cream

By Emily Mercado on Jun 25, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Whether you're hitting the trails or shopping at farmers' markets Sussex County is perfect for a great summer day. One of the essentials especially with little ones of a great summer day is ice cream. Lucky north jersey has some of the best homemade ice creams in the tri-state area. Places like Dairy Swirl in Vernon and Alpine Creamery have been stapled ice cream shops for years. They provide the classics but have their own unique flavors like a mocha chocolate chip at Dairy Swirl and Raspberry Truffle at Alpine Creamery.

Topics: home made ice cream Ice cream around Sussex County NJ
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Cool Off with Delicious Coconut Popsicles

By Heidi Robertson on Jun 23, 2022 11:45:00 AM

The summer is upon us and so is the heat and the fun. Running around under sprinklers or taking a dip in the pool are excellent ways to cool off from the heat. Having some easy-to-make delicious popsicles ready is a great way to get those overactive kids to sit still, and bring their body temperatures down. If you have a pool rat, (young or old) you can entice their water-logged and pruned bodies out of the pool to enjoy this delicious treat.  
Topics: Coconut Ice Pops Favorite Summer Treat
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How To Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe In The Car

By Bill DeBoer Jr on Jun 16, 2022 3:14:00 PM

One thing we often take for granted is our ability to drive. As we get older, we might not be able to drive as effortlessly as we once did for many reasons. Always check on your elderly loved ones to ensure they can drive safely without endangering themselves or others. The good news is there are several ways to help keep your elderly loved ones safe, including mobility devices and visiting a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. Here’s what you need to know about these options.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Help Keep Our Roads Safe By Knowing The Safe Passing Law

By Bill DeBoer on Jun 14, 2022 4:35:44 PM

A new law has recently passed that we would like to inform all drivers about if they haven’t heard of it. It’s the Safe Passing Law and it’s designed to keep the roads safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, people on scooters, skateboards, or anything else. There have been too many accidents involving these people over the years, so the new law is in place to keep them safe and provide guidance for drivers who approach them.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Enjoy picking your own in Sussex County

By Emily Mercado on Jun 8, 2022 10:36:26 AM

Sussex County is one of the main reasons New Jersey has received the nickname of the garden state. We pride ourselves on our rural culture and farms are at the heart of it. Access to u-pick farms gives visitors the opportunity to understand and connect with the origins of food. While the whole state is sprinkled with u-pick farms some of the best ones are right in Sussex county. In New Jersey, we have the privilege of having the u-pick experience in every season besides winter. Whether it's flowers, fruit, or vegetables u-pick farms provide the farmer's experience year-round.

Topics: berries you pick em' apples flowers
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A/C SUMMER PROMOTION

By Emily Mercado on Jun 7, 2022 11:50:06 AM

What could be worse than traffic on a hot summer day? Having a broken AC! Stay cool on the road this summer with TechNet and DeBoer’s Auto. Staying cool has never been so easy. This new offer is available to all people who receive air conditioning repairs in a participating TechNet Professional Automotive Service Center. DeBoer’s Auto wants to help you save money and have endless summer fun.

Topics: Air Conditioning Service stay cool this summer
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Don't let repair expenses keep you from enjoying your summer

By Emily Mercado on May 31, 2022 4:02:03 PM

With so much fun in store in summer, don't get slowed down by your car. There’s nothing worse than a beautiful summer day ruined by car problems. DeBoer’s Auto and Technet professionals have a deal this summer to ensure happy days. 

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Enjoy some great activities this summer

By Emily Mercado on May 26, 2022 12:52:47 PM

Summer in Sussex County is more exciting than ever with over 20 events in June alone. 

In every corner of the county, the fun can be found. Town days like Sparta Day, Sandyston Day, and  Newton Day promise a fun day out with family and friends at no cost. Town days across the county have become a summertime tradition bringing families and the community together. 

Sussex County prides itself on its accessibility to people of all ages. Events like Rock, Ribs, and Ridges festival highlights our thriving multigenerational community. Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Gen Z, or a Millennial the Rock, Ribs, and Ridges festival has something for everyone. The festivities include over ten live bands featuring rock legends like Molly Hatchet. When hunger kicks visitors can try award-winning barbeque and even cast their vote on their favorites.

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Whipped Blueberry Cool Whip Dip

By Heidi Robertson on May 24, 2022 3:10:01 PM

It's summertime in NJ and we aren't called the garden state without reason. The berries, the produce, the flowers are all just ripe for our enjoyment. With all the summer gatherings coming up, here's a yummy little addition to your dessert table. While fruit on its own is a healthy and delicious choice, think about adding a fruit dip side that adds some creamy sweetness to each bite.

1- 32 oz container Vanilla Yogurt

Topics: Blueberry whipped dip
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Moms, Dads and Grads

By Heidi Robertson on May 3, 2022 11:23:38 AM

Another season for giving is coming upon us. We at DeBoer’s Auto want to help you deliver the perfect gift to your loved ones.

Topics: Gift Certificate Special
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Orange Glazed Bacon

By Heidi Robertson on Apr 28, 2022 11:45:00 AM

When planning your Mothers Day brunch consider this tasty side that packs the most pleasant surprise.  On their own, these bacon strips are so delicious that you will want to at least double the recipe or you'll find that the dish is half empty from being snitched before it's time to serve. Crumbled, they are a nice addition to a quiche or wrap them around some pineapple to give a lovely sweet and savory option. 

1 cup orange juice
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Which Is Better--Synthetic Or Conventional Oil?

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 26, 2022 2:35:51 PM

More cars over the years have adopted synthetic oil for good reasons. The average person might not know the differences between synthetic and conventional oil, but it’s important information to have so you know exactly what is going into your vehicle. We’ve provided you with some valuable information so you know your vehicle is getting exactly what it needs to perform properly.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto Oil Change Hamburg NJ
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What You Need To Know About Your Vehicle’s Brake Lines

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 22, 2022 11:41:49 AM

The brake lines in your vehicle are what connect your hydraulic brake fluid system to the brake calipers that are on the wheels which perform the stopping when you press the brake pedal. They are a very intricate and important piece of the braking system and need to be looked at and addressed if there are any problems. When you bring your vehicle into DeBoer’s Auto, we will always inspect your brake lines so you will have peace of mind knowing yours are in good shape or need attention.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair brakes and rotors
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What To Know About The Repair Act And How You Can Help

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 20, 2022 11:04:51 AM

DeBoer’s Auto takes a lot of pride in helping customers with their vehicles in more ways than they think they need. We can do this by identifying potential future problems in your vehicle and addressing them before they become more costly. The information and resources available to us are what makes it possible, but this information is in jeopardy. An important Act is in front of Congress right now called the Repair Act, and we could use our customers’ help in supporting us.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Fleet Operators: Be Aware Of A New Law Impacting You

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 15, 2022 12:29:31 PM

A new law is going into effect on April 18, 2022, that all fleet operators need to know about. Governor Murphy signed a bill into place that requires written disclosure to employees that drive vehicles for a company with GPS tracking devices on them. You want to take the necessary actions to comply with the new law as quickly as possible, or you may have to face consequences. Here are some of the basic details you need to know about the new law.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Enjoy a smooth ride this spring

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 12, 2022 2:25:03 PM

 

Deboer’s auto wants to make sure you enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. Get up to $75 back rebate in the form of a TechNet Professional Prepaid Mastercard on steering and suspension purchase and

Topics: steering and suspension
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Show And Tell With Your Vehicle Is Our Responsibility At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 8, 2022 2:17:41 PM

Most people have played show and tell when they were kids and it’s something we also have a responsibility to do at DeBoer’s Auto. If you happen to be waiting at our shop while your vehicle is being repaired or maintained, we will inspect the vehicle and allow you to come take a look at the recommended repairs. This allows you to talk to our technician about your vehicle and ask any questions you might have. We take great pride in being transparent with our customers and believe it’s our responsibility to do so. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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5 Vehicle Exhaust System Problems You Need To Know About

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 6, 2022 12:55:00 PM

At DeBoer’s Auto, we see a lot of different problems with vehicles when people bring them to our shop. Sometimes you might have problems with your exhaust system and not even know it. We’ve explained five of the most common issues we see with exhaust systems so you know what to look for with your vehicle.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Bertha Benz

By Emily Mercado on Mar 31, 2022 11:14:00 AM

Bertha Benz is one of the most important women in the automotive industry. She helped fund and was instrumental in the development of Benz & Cie which would become the Mercedes-Benz group. Bertha was born Cacilie Bertha Ringer to the affluent Karl and Auguste. Bertha and her eight siblings lived in a city in southwest Germany on the east bank of the Rhine. Her wealth allowed her to be educated which fueled her drive to prove the worth of females.

While Bertha had a long line of wealthy suitors she chose a poor engineer. Karl Benz the founder of Benz & Cie and the creator of the first practical automobile. Karl Benz is known and regarded as the father of the automotive industry. 

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Beautiful and delicious Easter Bread

By Heidi Robertson on Mar 29, 2022 11:06:22 AM

Easter is coming, Easter is coming!  On Easter morning the family gathers around the living room as the little ones attack their baskets full of goodies. When the commotion settles we join each other around the breakfast table. There we are greeted with piping hot, delicious, and beautiful Easter bread. This has been a tradition for as long as I can remember. It's essential to get fueled up with breakfast before heading to church and returning for the egg hunt contest.

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE BREAD
1 c. lukewarm milk
1/2 c. plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar, divided
1 0.25-oz. Or (2 1/2 tsp) or package active dry yeast
4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. kosher salt
2 large eggs

Topics: Easter Bread
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Gladys Mae West

By Emily Mercado on Mar 24, 2022 11:48:58 AM

Gladys Mae West made the world more accessible by contributing to the development of the GPS. West, born in Sutherland, Virginia was raised on her family’s farm where she worked most of her childhood. Her early experience in the farming industry created a yearning for education. Due to her family’s financial situation West prioritized excelling in school to earning an opportunity to go to university.

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Maximize Visibility While Driving By Solving Common Headlight Problems

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 22, 2022 11:45:00 AM

When it comes to your vehicle’s headlights, there are a few problems that could occur that impact the brightness of the bulb. And when the bulb brightness isn’t what it should be, your visibility could be lower and lead to a dangerous driving situation. The good news is most of the time the problem with low visibility due to bulb brightness can be fixed easily. Sometimes you might even be able to fix the problem at home by yourself. We’ve discussed some of the common problems you might experience with your headlights and how they can be solved.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Charlotte Bridgwood, Mary Anderson and Florence Lawrence

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 17, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Charlotte Bridgwood could see the future clearly before anyone else. This mother of three went from vaudeville actress to inventor, changing the world forever. Her family, like many people in Ireland, left due to the Great Famine. Charlotte’s family emigrated to Canada where she would be born and create a life. She married George Bridgwood, an English carriage builder. Together they had three children, their most well-known being Florence Lawrence who acted in her mother’s company. When her husband died of accidental coal gas in 1898 Charlotte moved her family to Buffalo, New York to live with her mother. 

Topics: women in history
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Dorothee Pullinger - Automotive Women

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 15, 2022 11:40:16 AM

Women like Dorothee Pullinger had to pave a way for themselves and other women aspiring to be in the automotive industry. In a male-dominated industry in a time when women couldn't vote in most major countries, Pullinger made a name for herself. Pullinger, born in France, moved to England at eight years old with her eleven younger siblings. Pullinger being the daughter of engineer Thomas Charles Pullinger wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. After an unenthusiastic year at secretarial college, Pullinger was able to secure a position as a Draftsperson with Arrol-Johnston. 

 

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What You Need To Know About Your Vehicle’s Start-Stop Technology

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 10, 2022 2:58:04 PM

Start-stop technology is common in many new vehicles today. If you recently bought a new vehicle and weren’t aware it has start-stop technology, you might have been surprised when the car turned off when you stopped at a red light. It can seem like the vehicle stalls out, but it’s just the technology kicking in. Whether your vehicle has start-stop technology or if you’re thinking about buying one that has it, here are a few things you need to know about it.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Learn About Your Vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 8, 2022 11:45:01 AM

Most new cars nowadays have something called ADAS, which stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. This system is designed to help you drive safer and be more aware of your surroundings on the road. If you purchased a new vehicle in the last few years, you might notice various lights, chimes, and noises in your vehicle when you’re driving. This is part of ADAS and here are some of the main points you should know about it.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Drive Worry-Free With The Four-Step Proven Process At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 3, 2022 1:14:26 PM

DeBoer’s Auto is proud to be celebrating 40 years in business this year. And what we are most proud of is the processes we have in place to ensure every customer is taken care of properly. We have a simple four-step process to help us achieve this and we have refined it over the years to stay up with the times and give our customers what they need to drive safely and worry-free on the road. It’s the best process out there and we’ve explained the steps to you below.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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New tires can make your road trip smooth riding

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 1, 2022 12:04:29 PM

The calendar has flipped to March, spring is on its way and if you are like most of us, you are probably suffering from a little cabin fever. Never fear, spring is right around the corner. With that, you might be dreaming about time outdoors or even venturing out for a road trip. Lucky for you, for the months of March and April General Tire is offering a rebate promotion on qualifying sets of tires purchased.

Topics: general tires tires
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Common Problems And Solutions With Car Windshields

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 22, 2022 12:42:18 PM

Windshields are obviously one of the most important pieces of glass on your vehicle. Visibility is critical when you’re driving and any time you can’t see clearly, you’re putting yourself and others at risk of getting seriously injured. Accidents can happen any time when a rock or other debris hits your windshield and cracks it, so taking swift action is important. Here are some of the most common problems and solutions to be aware of with car windshields. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What To Know About Your Vehicle’s Washer System

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 18, 2022 11:45:00 AM

With the winter season here and road salt being poured all over the roads, keeping your vehicle clean requires a little extra effort. One of the components to help you do this is your washer system. When you use the right fluid and it works properly, your washer system can keep your visibility very good through virtually any driving conditions. Some things can go wrong, though, so we’ve explained how the system works and what to look for if you’re experiencing any issues.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Choose The Right Wiper Blades To Prevent Visibility Issues

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 15, 2022 11:28:37 AM

Wiper blades don’t often get a lot of credit for what they do until they don’t work as well as they should. There’s nothing worse than getting in your vehicle when it’s raining and your wiper blades leave streaks across your windshield. This is especially true at night when you have reflections coming from different sources and visibility is difficult. Having the right type of wiper blades is important to ensure your visibility remains good at all times. There are two types of wiper blades to know about and we’ve broken down the differences for you.

Topics: carmaintenance DeBoer's Auto
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Remember Your Cabin Air Filter During Routine Maintenance Checks

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 12, 2022 4:04:00 PM

Do you know what the cabin air filter is in your vehicle? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many vehicle owners have never heard of a cabin air filter, and if they have, they don’t always know where it’s located or what its purpose is. The truth is it’s a very important part of your vehicle and helps ensure you breathe clean air while you’re driving. Here’s what you need to know about your cabin air filter.

Topics: carmaintenance DeBoer's Auto
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Best Ways To Remove Snow From Your Vehicle And Why It’s Important To Do

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 10, 2022 4:04:05 PM

When you’ve gone through a snowstorm and the snow has finally stopped falling, it’s important to prioritize cleaning it off of your vehicle. There are several reasons why it’s important, but mostly to keep you and others safe while driving. We’ve discussed some of the proper tools to use and the best methods for removing snow from your vehicle after a snowstorm.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Putting your safety first... Brakes and Rotors

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 3, 2022 12:32:56 PM

If you are hearing a grinding or squealing noise when you apply pressure on your brakes, this is a common symptom of worn-out or faulty brakes. These noises are obvious and pretty recognizable, which is a good thing: they alert you that it's time to have your vehicle checked out as soon as possible. Other indications of a faulty brake system in need of attention if you are feel a vibration in your brake pedal or the steering wheel, or if your vehicle pulls in one direction or the other while engaging the brakes.

Topics: brakes and rotors
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Swedish meatballs

By Heidi Robertson on Feb 1, 2022 11:45:00 AM

On a cold winter's eve, these delicious Swedish meatballs are a great way to warm you up and satisfy your taste buds and hunger. This go-to comfort dish has always been a treat and although the recipe makes more than enough, there never seem to be any for leftovers. 🙄

Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
½ tsp ground allspice
½ tsp ground nutmeg
¾ cup yellow onion, grated 
2 tsp salt

Topics: Swedish meatballs delicious and easy
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Best Practices To Prepare For The Next Winter Storm

By Bill DeBoer Jr on Jan 27, 2022 12:48:34 PM

The winter season is in full swing so you don’t want to get caught off guard during the next winter storm. Preparing your car is one of the most important things you can do so you can keep your day-to-day life moving as smoothly as possible. There are a few things you should remember to do every time you park your vehicle so you don’t have issues the next morning. Consider these best practices and you’ll be prepared for the next winter storm.

Topics: carmaintenance DeBoer's Auto
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Buy Out Your Vehicle Lease Today And Save Money

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 28, 2021 10:16:00 AM

When you were deciding on whether to buy or lease your current vehicle, you might have concluded that leasing was your best option at the time. In some situations, leasing might make more sense for people. However, during these unprecedented times we are living in, you should strongly reconsider your lease and think about converting it to a traditional auto loan. We’ve discussed some of the options you might have so you can consider what is best for you.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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A Hess Toy Truck Makes A Great Gift This Holiday Season

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 24, 2021 10:15:46 AM

The holiday season can be difficult sometimes when you don’t know what gifts you want to buy for someone. Consider thinking outside the box this year and giving someone this year’s model of the Hess toy truck. Hess toy trucks have been around for many years and people have collected them for a long time. It would be a perfect gift for kids to begin a Hess truck collection or even for an adult to continue their collection. Here is some more information about Hess toy truck collections.

Topics: gift giving DeBoer's Auto
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Properly Managing Your Fleet Can Prevent Major Problems

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 21, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Many business owners with a fleet have one thing in common--they struggle with managing their fleet. It’s virtually impossible to do it on your own with the other responsibilities you have to juggle. And you might not have the budget to hire a dedicated fleet manager to stay on top of your vehicles. Not managing your fleet properly can lead to high expenses later on, but we have a possible solution that can help you in many ways.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto fleet check list
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Tasty Lasagna

By Heidi Robertson on Dec 14, 2021 11:45:00 AM

This lasagna recipe is our family's favorite. It's always requested for holidays, birthdays, or Sunday dinners. We like to make it on a weekend when we have no guests so that we have enough for leftovers then freeze some for a quick delicious meal during the week.

1 box Barillo no-bake lasagna noodles
1-1/4 lb Italian sausage
3/4 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans 15 oz crushed tomatoes

Topics: lasagna
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Why You Should Have A Backup Key For Your Car

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 14, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Car keys are very expensive today because they require special programming to operate. Some people make the mistake of passing on buying a spare key because of the cost and just rely on themselves to not lose the key. However, unexpected circumstances can happen so it’s always best to be prepared rather than be left stranded somewhere. Here are some reasons why you should have a backup key for your car if you don’t already.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Synchrony Financing Winter 2021

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 9, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The cold weather is here and the holidays are coming. This can put some extra stress on you, your vehicle, and your wallet. But putting off repairs or winter services on your vehicle can add up to even larger and preventable expenses.

Now through December 31, 2021, You can get up to a $75 Visa Prepaid card with qualifying purchases. It's just a little way to help you make sure your holidays are merry and bright! 

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Do You Know The True Cost Of Your Fleet Vehicles?

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 7, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Fleet operators have a lot of different things to juggle. This is especially true if the fleet operator is the business owner, which is often true with smaller businesses. It’s easy to track the major expenses with your fleet, but if you want to get down to the details of the true cost of your fleet vehicles, a lot of time and effort is involved. Most business owners don’t have that kind of time, so DeBoer’s Auto is here to help you manage and control your fleet costs.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto fleet check list
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Problems You May Experience With Your Car’s Key Fob

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 2, 2021 8:18:33 PM

The days of using a traditional key to turn on a vehicle are in the past and they’ve been replaced with new technology. The smart remotes and all-in-one keys we have now with push-button starts are fancy and convenient, but there are plenty of problems associated with this convenience. Here are some of the most common problems you could experience with your car’s key fob that you should be aware of and prepare for.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What You Need To Know About Window Tinting In New Jersey

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 30, 2021 11:45:00 AM

You might remember several years ago when safety inspections used to be required in New Jersey. Many people would pull up for their inspection and roll down their two front windows hoping the inspector didn’t notice they were tinted since it would mean the inspection would fail. While the safety inspections no longer take place, it’s still not legal to have your windows tinted in New Jersey and we’ve explained what you need to know.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Holiday Gifts To Consider Giving This Year

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 25, 2021 1:04:00 PM

We’re starting the holiday season, so you might be beginning to think about what you’ll give your family or friends this year. When it comes to a person’s vehicle, they often won’t buy things that will make their driving experience a luxury. They will usually save that money for necessities, which gives you the opportunity to get them some of those luxury items this year. Here’s a short list of things to keep in mind.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Support Your Local Community This Holiday Shopping Season

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 23, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The holiday shopping season is here! If you haven’t already made your wish list or received the wish lists of loved ones, then it’s time to start getting them together. This year, instead of automatically going to the big box stores or shopping with large companies online, see what you could do to support local businesses. Small business owners have had a tough time since the beginning of the pandemic and our support is critical to their success.

Topics: Buy Local DeBoer's Auto
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Brined Turkey for Your Thanksgiving

By Heidi Robertson on Nov 19, 2021 3:07:42 PM

Getting up at the crack of dawn on Thanksgiving morning can produce delicious results, but here's a little secret that can let you to sleep quite a bit longer and still result in a moist delicious turkey.

Topics: Thanksgiving Recipe
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Be Extra Aware On The Road During Deer Season

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 16, 2021 2:34:51 PM

It’s deer season in New Jersey, which means deer are more active than normal. Pay close attention to the roads when you’re driving over the next couple of months because hitting a deer can cause significant damage to your vehicle. Deer can be hard to see at night, so we’ve provided you with some tips on how to stay safe on the road during deer season.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Continental fall and winter tire promo

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 13, 2021 1:22:21 PM

While the weather is nice and mild right now, the winter months are upon us, and before things take a turn and the weather gets rough, we want to remind you of the  importance of having a good set of tires on your vehicle. To help keep you safe on the roads this winter, give us a call or go to our website and our virtual employee Otis will be happy to provide you with a quote. 

If you are in the market for new tires, you are in luck. In the month of November, you can get a $70 Visa® Prepaid Card with the purchase of 4 qualifying passenger Continental Tires!*

Topics: tire
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The Right Accessories Can Improve The Functionality Of Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 11, 2021 2:42:57 PM

At DeBoer’s Auto, we focus a lot of our attention on fixing vehicles and providing regular maintenance to prevent problems from occurring. One thing we don’t talk about often that we offer is vehicle accessories. Whether it’s a roof rack or a quality floor mat, you don’t have to go shopping elsewhere for them. Think about the accessories that could make your life and travels a little easier and then reach out to us before purchasing them.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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A New Battery Makes Your Car More Reliable In The Winter

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 9, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Not many things are worse than getting into your vehicle and finding out that it won’t start. Most of the time this is because your battery is dead or very weak, which means you’ll have to jump-start it to get you where you need to go. While we all want our car battery to last as long as possible, the truth is it can get weak quickly and unexpectedly to the point where it needs to be replaced. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto TechNet DieHard Battery
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Repel Mice From Your Vehicle With A Simple Solution

By Bill DeBoer on Nov 4, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Whether you have an obvious mouse problem at your home or not, there’s still a chance you could have one at any time. Mice can cause major damage in and around your home in many ways, including on your vehicle. They love getting under the hood during the winter since it’s warmer than being outside in the weather elements. The problem is they can cause serious damage to your vehicle. We’ve explained a potential solution to keep them away.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Chicken Parmesan the Way to Joe's Heart

By Heidi Robertson on Nov 3, 2021 11:45:00 AM

This recipe is a "famous favorite" of the Giannetti family. 
It's the perfect dish to serve for a quiet family dinner. Joe's family spends their Sunday's preparing for
family dinners. If they're lucky, there are left overs for some next-day chicken parm sandwiches.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin.
Salt black pepper
2 cups flour, season with salt and pepper
4 large eggs, beat, add 2 tablespoons water, salt and pepper
Topics: chicken parmesan
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Come Play Show-And-Tell With DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 28, 2021 2:11:32 PM

Our employees at DeBoer’s Auto love to come to work every day for many reasons. One is because we all love working on cars and making customers happy, but we also genuinely like to have fun. A game we like to play often is show-and-tell. You might have played this when you were a kid or play it with your children now and can attest to how great of a game it is. We take it up a notch at DeBoer’s Auto and get our customers involved in our show-and-tell games by letting them see their vehicle in our shop while we tell them what they need to know about it. 

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Cooper Tire Fall Special Promotion

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 19, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Earn up to a $70 Visa Prepaid Card or Virtual account when you buy a new set of four qualifying tires.*

Now- November 08, 2021, during the Cooper® Fall/Winter Rewards Promotion

Topics: Cooper Tire
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Meet Jess,  Our New Employee At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Oct 2, 2021 7:06:47 AM

DeBoer’s Auto is pleased to announce the hire of our new employee, Jess. Jess previously worked at a lawn mowing company and has a significant amount of experience working on vehicles. In fact, she grew up around cars and performs work on her vehicle herself. We are confident in her ability to do a great job at DeBoer’s Auto and we fully expect our customers to feel the same way. Here’s a little more to know about Jess.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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How Otis Can Help You At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 30, 2021 11:45:00 AM

DeBoer’s Auto always strives to provide the best for our customers, whether it’s the work we do on vehicles, the pricing, or any other type of service. We understand everyone has busy schedules and might not have the time to call us to schedule vehicle service appointments, so we’ve made the process easier for you. Otis is our new virtual assistant chatbot that can help you with a variety of things. All you have to do is click on the lower right-hand corner of the website and ask Otis any questions you have. Here are the benefits you can experience.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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French Onion Soup

By Heidi Robertson on Sep 28, 2021 11:45:00 AM

When you think about the changes of the season from summer to fall, everyone seems to go gaga over pumpkin spice and apples. For those of you with sweet tooth's, that's great but for some, we (and I mean me) are all about the soups, stews, and hearty, savory dishes. The sweaters get pulled out of the closets, the Dutch ovens and the crock pots get placed on the counter and the delightful dishes of the fall start making their way into dinner rotation. 

One of my favorites is a good old French onion soup. 

Topics: French Onion Soup
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Get Your Mercedes Sprinter Van Repaired Quicker At DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 16, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The Mercedes Sprinter Van is a great vehicle, but it’s also a very common one that we see in our shop at DeBoer’s Auto. The biggest problem is we often were not able to do the repair in-house because we did not have the equipment or parts to be able to work on them. This meant we had to send the vehicle to Mercedes to get repaired or the customer had to do so. We never like to make our customers jump through hoops or spend any extra money if it can be avoided, so we are thrilled to have acquired the Mercedes scan tool so we can handle most repairs to Mercedes Sprinter Vans in-house.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Safety Triangle Part 3 - Take Care Of Your Steering & Suspension System

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 14, 2021 4:19:38 PM

The average driver doesn’t know a lot about their steering or suspension system, but that doesn’t make it any less important to maintain. Not keeping your shocks and struts operating properly might not hinder your day-to-day driving or create a noticeably different driving experience, but it could negatively impact you in an emergency situation. Part three of our three-part series on the safety triangle discusses what you need to know about maintaining your steering and suspension system.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Safety Triangle Part 2 - Understanding Your Brake System

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 9, 2021 5:14:27 PM

It’s always important to ensure your brake system is operating at maximum capacity. If they aren’t working at maximum capacity, they could still work effectively enough for a little while, but they will eventually fail quicker as well. The last thing you want to experience is a situation where you have to slam on the brakes in an emergency and they don’t work how they should. Part two of our three-part series on the safety triangle explains everything you need to know about maintaining your brake system.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Safety Triangle Part 1 - What To Know About Your Tires

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 7, 2021 11:57:49 AM

At DeBoer’s Auto, we focus a lot of attention on the safety triangle to educate our customers and inform them of why it’s important. There are three parts to the safety triangle and part one is the tires. People often take their tires for granted and simply air them up when they are low on air. There’s a little more you should do with them, though, to keep them properly maintained and safe to drive on. Here’s what you need to know and do with your tires regularly.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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General Tire Delivers Quality, Dependability and More

By Bill DeBoer on Sep 3, 2021 11:58:07 AM

PURCHASE 4 QUALIFYING LIGHT TRUCK/SUV GENERAL TIRES AND GET UP TO $100 VISA® PREPAID CARD

 

The change of seasons is the perfect time to prepare your SUV or Light Truck with new Tires.

Topics: general tire prepaid visa card fall drive
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Why Flushing Transmission Fluid Is A Win-Win Situation For Vehicle Drivers

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 26, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Flushing out your automatic transmission is a service you should do regularly to keep your transmission alive and operating without any problems. If you don’t stay on top of this service, you could end up spending a significant amount of money in the long run when you have to get it replaced. We always recommend that our customers get a transmission fluid flush according to the manufacturer’s recommended timeline and here are some of the reasons why and how we do it.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Roasted Grape & Blue Cheese Crostini

By Heidi Robertson on Aug 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM

This tasty little combination with the strong bite of the blue cheese and the sweetness of the grapes on top of the crunchiness of the crostini is just heavenly. Serve it at your next gathering, or plate some up for a little snack with a glass of your favorite wine, it's so good. 

Blue Cheese Spread
1 c crumbled blue cheese 
½ c sour cream 
2 fresh sprigs of thyme
1/4 t grated nutmeg
1T olive oil

Roasted Grapes
4 c red seedless grapes
olive oil spray
2 fresh sprigs of thyme

Crostini
1 baguette (crusty French bread)
2 to 3 T extra-virgin olive oil, as needed
honey (drizzle)
balsamic glaze ( drizzle)

Topics: grape and blue cheese crostini crostini
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Keep Your Brake Fluid Maintenance On Schedule To Ensure A Safer Ride

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 19, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule is important for several reasons. One is because you want to extend the life of your vehicle as long as possible. And when it comes to maintaining your brakes, you want to make sure they are operating properly to keep you as safe as possible. The best way to accomplish both is to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations from your vehicle owner’s manual and keep up with your brake fluid maintenance. Here’s what you need to know about the process.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Join DeBoer’s Auto For Our Back-To-School Car Care Clinic

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 17, 2021 4:46:53 PM

DeBoer’s Auto is thrilled to announce the date for our back-to-school car care clinic as Saturday, September 25th, 2021. It’s a very important clinic for drivers of all ages and skill levels to help them learn more about their vehicles. Back-to-school means kids are getting back into the swing of learning new things, so bring your new driver to the clinic and you might even learn a few things yourself.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What It Takes To Become A New Jersey State Inspector

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 4, 2021 12:29:35 PM

Getting a state vehicle inspection is something everyone has to do. The inspection itself often doesn’t take a long time, but when you consider the wait time you might experience to even get an appointment, it can become burdensome. DeBoer’s Auto wanted to eliminate that burden by ensuring we have enough licensed New Jersey inspectors so you won’t have to wait as long. We’ve discussed a little bit about how that benefits you and what our new licensed inspectors had to go through to become licensed.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Importance Of Having Replacement Keys For Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Aug 3, 2021 2:10:24 PM

There are many reasons why it’s beneficial to have replacement keys for your vehicle. Losing your keys is one reason, locking them in your car is another, and simply having peace of mind that you have another set laying around can’t be overstated. Nowadays, getting a replacement key isn’t as simple as making a copy at your local hardware store. Many new vehicles use key fobs instead that have to be programmed to your vehicle, so they are a little more difficult to make. Here’s what you need to know about the importance of having replacement keys for your vehicle.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Tips For Reducing Heat Inside Your Vehicle This Summer

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 28, 2021 9:33:18 AM

If you’ve ever gotten into your car in the heat of the summer, the uncomfortable temperature is noticeable right when you open the door. Reducing the heat trapped inside your vehicle is beneficial from a comfort perspective, but also to keep your vehicle operating properly. With all the electronics inside your vehicle, extreme temperatures could damage them over time. Anything you can do to reduce the temperature will be beneficial and here are some tips to consider.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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THREE NJ REPAIR SHOPS Licensed DMV INSPECTIONS

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 22, 2021 11:35:19 AM

Meet Bill DeBoer, Shawn Gilfillan, and Russ Crosby.
You may wonder what these three men have in common. Actually, more than you might think. They are all business owners in NJ. Bill DeBoer owns DeBoer’s Auto in Hamburg, NJ. Shawn Gilfillan owns Automotive Magic in Kenvil, NJ. Russ Crosby owns Russ’s Wrench in Clinton, NJ

Topics: NJ State Inspection Certified Technicians
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Grilled Chicken Tacos topped with Watermelon Salsa

By Heidi Robertson on Jul 20, 2021 11:45:00 AM

It's the heat of the summer and who doesn't enjoy some tasty watermelon?  Seriously, watermelon is not just for the kids, it's great for us kids at heart. So when you've grabbed the smallest one you can find at the grocery store and it could still feed a small country, you'll have a plan ready for some of that delicious sweetness.

Watermelon Salsa Ingredients:
4 c watermelon diced
2 shallots diced fine
2 Jalapeno peppers diced fine
1/2 red onion diced fine
1 yellow pepper diced fine
1 t sugar
The juice of 1 lime
cilantro to taste salt and pepper to taste
Topics: Honey Lime Chicken Tacos with Watermelon Salsa
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Issues You Could Experience With Electronic Parking Brake Systems

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 13, 2021 4:38:55 PM

Most new vehicles today are made with electric parking brakes. The days of having a lever by your side to pull up in case of an emergency are gone now that most things in vehicles are electric. While this might seem like a good thing to a lot of people on the surface, the truth is electronic parking brake systems aren’t nearly as reliable. You could experience other issues with electric parking brakes as well, and we’ve explained them here.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Understanding Why Your Vehicle’s ABS Light Is On

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 8, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The ABS light and traction control system in your vehicle are essentially one in the same. So when there is an error in the system, your vehicle will likely turn on both of the lights to let you know there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. It can be intimidating or scary when you see these lights illuminate on your dashboard, but you can have some peace of mind driving your vehicle when you take it to a trustworthy mechanic as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to know about why your ABS light might be on.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Continental The Future in Motion

By Bill DeBoer on Jul 6, 2021 12:27:26 PM

It’s time to take advantage of  Continental Tire The Future in Motion Promotion

From July 1st thru August 31st 2021 You can get up to a $100 Visa Prepaid Card with the purchase of 4 qualifying light truck/ SUV Continental Tires**

Topics: auto repair Continental Tires
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Independents week

By Bill DeBoer Jr on Jul 1, 2021 11:35:00 AM

As we are preparing for the celebration of our counties independence with July fourth approaching, we also celebrate the entrepreneurial freedom and spirit of our independent businesses. Independent Week is July 1st thru July 7th.

Shopping local means that you are supporting your local businesses and your community. Your local independent businesses employ your neighbors and friends, and help our communities grow.

We are grateful for the opportunities that we have. 

Topics: Independents Week
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Celebrate 4th of July with festive Deliciousness

By Heidi Robertson on Jun 29, 2021 11:47:19 AM

Grab your fork, this is as yummy as it gets. As American as apple pie and just as delicious! Bill surprised us with this one for sure. It's not only a work of art and pleasing to the eyes, it's really delicious. Who knew he had such 

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Is It Time For New Brakes On Your Vehicle?

By Bill DeBoer on Jun 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The brakes on your vehicle are likely the most common component you take for granted. When you need to stop or slow down, you step on the brake pedal without even questioning whether the brakes will fail or operate correctly. It’s important to pay attention to your vehicle when driving and get any braking issues resolved as quickly as possible. Here are some symptoms to be aware of that might indicate you need new brakes.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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REV UP YOUR SUMMER WITH COOPER TIRE SAVINGS

By Bill DeBoer on Jun 10, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Take the adventure you want, get out and explore. Do it safe with new tires that can make the open roads smooth and help tackle the rugged terrain that your path steers you through. 

Topics: COOPER TIRE PROMO
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Beat the Heat with A/C Service Special

By Bill DeBoer on Jun 8, 2021 11:27:05 AM

The summer heat is already upon us. Being without air conditioning on a 90 degree day can make for some unbearable driving situations. Make your summer traveling fun, relaxing and comfortable.

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Continental Tire Special June 2021

By Bill DeBoer on Jun 3, 2021 11:45:00 AM

ENJOY THE SUMMER KNOWING THAT YOU CAN GET THERE SAFELY.

And get a $70 Visa Prepaid Card with the purchase of four qualifying passenger Continental Tires. 

Topics: Continental Tire Special
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Synchrony Purchase can Get you up to $75 Prepaid Card

By Bill DeBoer on Jun 1, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer fun and adventures. Don't let the expense of car repairs and maintenance keep you from making those plans.

 You want to be able to take on those vacations

Topics: auto repair financing
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Joe's Pulled Pork

By Heidi Robertson on May 27, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Who knew that along with his many talents, his eagerness to learn would involve tackling cooking skills. Joe is sharing his awesome pulled pork recipe with us and it's sure to be a hit at your next barbeque.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 c chicken stock (low-sodium chicken broth optional)
  • 1 T packed dark brown sugar
Topics: pulled pork recipe
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Why It’s Important To Replace All Four Tires On Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on May 25, 2021 11:45:00 AM

There might come a time when a single tire on your vehicle is beyond repair for some reason. While it makes the most sense to a vehicle owner to simply purchase a single tire to replace it, we are here to tell you why that’s rarely a good idea. If you drive an all-wheel-drive vehicle, the systems in the vehicle work much more efficiently when the tires have the same wear and tear on them. Here are some of the things that can happen to your vehicle if you only replace a single tire on your car.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What You Need To Know About Your Vehicle’s Spare Tire

By Bill DeBoer on May 20, 2021 11:42:09 AM

One of the most helpless feelings is when you have a flat tire on the side of the road, pull out your spare tire, and realize that it’s flat too. This happens to many people since the spare tire is typically out of sight, so it doesn’t get maintained as it should. Plus, spare tires won’t last forever, so it’s important to replace yours if it has been a while since you had your vehicle. Here are some valuable notes about spare tires you should be aware of.

Topics: auto repair
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Vehicle Packing Tips For Your Summer Road Trip

By Bill DeBoer on May 18, 2021 11:45:00 AM

This is a unique summer coming up since we are nearing the end of the pandemic and people have different views on vacations. Not everyone is comfortable flying to different destinations, which means vehicle travel is expected to be more popular this year. Whether you take regular summer road trips or if you’re getting ready to embark on your first long one, here are some valuable tips to help you have a successful trip.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Paddling around Sussex County

By Bill DeBoer on May 13, 2021 11:35:00 AM

As we start getting into the warmer weather it’s a perfect time to get out and get paddling.We wanted to share with you some of what we think are the best paddling spots up here in Sussex County, NJ.  It’s a great way to experience the lakes and rivers in the area, and we have some beautiful spots to explore right here in our neck of the woods.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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The New Oil Requirement From GM Could Impact Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on May 6, 2021 11:42:00 AM

Vehicle manufacturers often have different regulations in place when it comes to maintaining their vehicles. Of course, you could choose to go against these regulations, but you might void the warranty as a result. General Motors (GM) has put into effect a new requirement regarding the type of oil you can put in your vehicle. It’s important to know what this requirement is if you change your own oil on your vehicle, but you should also ensure the auto shop you take your vehicle to knows about it as well. Here are the highlights of GM’s new oil requirement.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto Oil Change Hamburg NJ
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What Car Thieves Are Looking For Today

By Bill DeBoer on May 4, 2021 12:07:37 PM

When most people think about securing their vehicles, they refer to locking their doors, rolling up their windows, and taking out their valuable belongings. In some cases, people even go a step further and park their vehicles inside a locked garage. These are all great tips to protect your vehicle every day and night. However, there’s another component vehicle thieves are targeting today and you might not even know it has been stolen until you turn your vehicle on.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Cinco de Mayo Mexican Recipes

By Heidi Robertson on Apr 29, 2021 12:07:27 PM

Cinco de Mayo comes with a lot of history. The Mexican cuisine delights in many layers of freshness, richness, and many hours of preparation, but always worth the efforts.

That being said, we’ve put together a few delights for you to try and they don’t take hours upon hours to make. Somewhat quick, but oh so tasty. You might want to grab a

Topics: Mexican food
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Can You Recycle Your Car?

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 22, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The month of April is significant in many ways, and one of those ways is the celebration of Earth Day. A lot of attention gets placed on recycling for plenty of good reasons. Consumers can do their part by recycling everyday items, and businesses can go out of their way to recycle various items as well. At DeBoer’s Auto, we do our best to recycle everything possible and even educate our customers on what can be recycled on their vehicles. We’ve got you covered with some valuable information on vehicle recycling.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Creative Uses For Your Old Vehicle Tires

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 20, 2021 12:01:41 PM

In the spirit of Earth Day on April 22, we want to talk to you about how you can recycle your old vehicle tires. Many people don’t know that their tires are 100% recyclable. So when you get your tires on your vehicle replaced, ask the mechanic shop what they do with them afterward. Or better yet, ask for them back and find some creative ways to repurpose them. The worst thing that can happen is to throw them in the landfill, so consider these other uses for your old tires instead.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto
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Knowing Which Oil Grade Is Right For Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 15, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Oil changes are essential for your vehicle no matter the make and model. It’s best to get on a regular maintenance schedule with your vehicle so you get your oil changed when it needs to. Waiting too long to get it changed can put unnecessary stress on certain components of your vehicle and lead to other issues later on. You also need to know which oil grade to put in your vehicle to make the most of it. Here are some tips to consider in this regard.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto Oil Change Hamburg NJ
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Understanding The Dash Lights On Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 13, 2021 11:45:00 AM

With April being one of the car care awareness months, we thought it would be a great time to talk to you about the most important dash lights on your vehicle. The dash lights can be very confusing, and it’s not uncommon for people to refer to their owner’s manual when they see a dash light to know what it means. The use of symbols to indicate issues can be convenient and confusing at the same time, so we want to help clarify any confusing ones for you.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Meet Joe Giannetti Our new apprentice

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 8, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Joe Giannetti Bio

Joe Giannetti is a Sussex County native. He grew up in Stillwater and attended Kittatinny High School. He spent a portion of his freshman year in the automotive program at Sussex Vo-Tech. Upon moving to Wantage, he transferred to High Point Regional. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and spent six years as a Seabee on their construction force.

Topics: apprentice
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National Car Care Awareness Month Is Coming

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 6, 2021 11:55:00 AM

You should always take care of your vehicle year-round to keep it in safe driving condition. However, certain times of the year are more important than others depending on driving conditions, how often you’ll be traveling, and other factors. April is National Car Care Awareness Month, and we will be providing you with tips on how to care for your vehicle throughout the month. But first, we want to talk about why April was chosen and what you can do to make your vehicle as safe as possible to drive.

Topics: carcaremonth DeBoer's Auto
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Spring Car Tips To Prepare You For Summertime Fun

By Bill DeBoer on Apr 1, 2021 11:45:00 AM

We are nearing the end of a tough winter where we experienced a lot of snow and ice. As difficult as it was for us to navigate, our vehicles had to go through some struggles as well. Now that the spring season is approaching, it’s time to start thinking about things you can do to prepare your vehicle for summer road trips. Here are some tips to consider.

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Nancy's famous french toast

By Heidi Robertson on Mar 30, 2021 11:36:41 AM

NANCY'S FAMOUS BAKED FRENCH TOAST

Well at least in our family it's famous and it's to die for. Topped with your choice of or fresh blueberries or peach slices and/or home made maple syrup. (Um, I will confess that I will go for all of it, and do not feel any shame it it.) It's  wonderful and delicious addition to a breakfast or brunch sit down. Everyone gets to sit down and enjoy at once since it's prepared the night before all that's left it to pop it into the oven then serve hot. 

Baked French Toast Casserole

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DeBoer’s Auto Welcomes New Apprentice

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 25, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Joe Giannetti joins Hamburg’s family-owned car care shop

DeBoer’s Auto has begun a new apprenticeship program, consisting of a combination of on-the-job learning at DeBoer’s Hamburg shop and online learning through the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA) training center.

One of the program’s main advantages is the ability to get paid while learning at the same time. The program is designed to be completed within 18 to 24 months in nine stages at no cost to the student. As an incentive to progress from one stage to the next, DeBoer’s offers an increase in paid compensation as the apprentice reaches each of the nine milestones.

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How To Get Reimbursed For Recall Work On Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 23, 2021 11:50:32 AM

Vehicle manufacturers will often issue a recall notice to vehicle owners and suggest they bring theirs in for repairs. In some cases, your car may have already experienced the issue that prompted the recall notice and you’ve had it fixed. While you might think you’re out of luck, you have the option to get reimbursed for the repair work. Depending on the type of repair work that was required, you could put several hundreds of dollars or more back into your pocket. Here’s what you need to know.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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What To Do When You Hit A Pothole

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 18, 2021 12:04:38 PM

When the winter turns to spring, we start seeing potholes come up all over the roads. This happens for various reasons, but most likely due to the extensive amount of salt brine spread on the roads and snow plows constantly operating throughout the winter. It’s hard to see some potholes until it’s too late and before you know it, you’ve hit one at a high rate of speed and sustained damage to your vehicle as a result. What you do immediately after hitting one is important, so follow these tips to ensure the appropriate action is taken.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Five Types Of Pothole Damage Your Car Can Experience

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 16, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Rough winters often lead to a harsher pothole season, and that’s exactly what we’ve experienced this year. The freeze-thaw cycles can cause some damage to the roads when you consider the salt brine hitting the roads and the snow plows clearing them off. As the potholes are starting to form, it’s important to know the five most common types of damage your car can experience when you hit one.

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Celebrating The Women Of DeBoer’s Auto

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 12, 2021 11:42:00 AM

March is the month to celebrate women’s history, and we thought there’s no better way to celebrate it than talking about the great women that work at DeBoer’s Auto. It can be challenging working in an industry primarily dominated by males, but we have hired strong women who have persevered and constantly overcome obstacles to become assets to our company. We would like to introduce you to Colleen, Tina, and Heidi from DeBoer’s Auto as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

 

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Go with the Coopers

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 9, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Are you ready for spring driving?

Get some mileage out of the season

Go the Distance with a great deal and All-Weather Durability

Topics: Cooper Tire Spring 2021
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General tires Spring Savings

By Bill DeBoer on Mar 2, 2021 11:45:00 AM

The promise of spring coming has the birds chirping and the sun shining a little brighter. Getting out of winter hibernation and taking a nice leisurely ride can help cure cabin fever. Hitting the road with new tires can make the experience that much better.

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When your ride is smooth you can feel the difference

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 25, 2021 11:45:00 AM

NOW through April 15, 2021. 

One of the things we know about living here in the northeast is we experience all kinds of weather conditions and challenges while driving, all while hoping the winter will in fact end and that spring will bring warmth and sunshine. What we also experience is that when the piles of snow do indeed melt, we are left with some serious damage to our roadways. Crater-sized potholes that threaten to suck us into the abyss. The uneven pavement and unexpected knock when you hit one of those is a jolt to your nervous system, not to mention your vehicle’s suspension,

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Car Maintenance Goals Can Save You Money

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 23, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Car maintenance usually isn’t something people want to think about or take care of because of the costs involved. But the truth is paying a few hundred dollars in maintenance now could save you thousands of dollars in repairs in the long-run. Setting goals can help you stay on track with your vehicle maintenance and keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. Here are some routine car maintenance goals that can help you save money.

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Improve Your Driving Experience With These Phone Apps - Part 2

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 18, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Part one of our two-part blog series on phone apps to improve your driving experience focused on utility apps. Now we would like to focus more on apps that can provide entertainment while you’re driving. These are especially valuable if you spend a lot of time in the vehicle, whether it’s traveling to work every day or going on long trips. There are apps for the entire family to enjoy and make your driving experience a smooth one. Check out these apps that can make any ride in your vehicle more enjoyable for everyone.

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Improve Your Driving Experience With These Phone Apps - Part 1

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 16, 2021 8:08:10 PM

Phone apps have become a part of our everyday lives. It seems like any time you have a situation where something could be more convenient, chances are there’s an app that can help. We want to focus on your overall driving experience, and the role phone apps can play in it. Part one of our two-part blog series focuses on utility apps that could make your driving experience better.

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5 Ways To Travel Safely With Your Pets

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 12, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Whether you’ve owned a pet your entire life or if pet ownership is a new experience for you due to the pandemic, keeping them safe is always a priority. You can’t stay home with them all the time, and if you like to travel, you may want to bring them along with you on some trips. Pet safety while traveling is important to ensure they have everything they need on your journey. Here are five ways to travel safely with your pets.

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5 Things Your Auto Technicians Wish You Wouldn’t Do

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 9, 2021 2:26:49 PM

Maintaining your vehicle is critical to extending the life of it. However, sometimes the things you try to do yourself can cause more harm than good. Other times you may think you can drive a few more hundred miles on your tires that have low pressure, but you’re actually creating other damage at the same time. We’ve discussed five things your automotive technicians wish you wouldn’t do to your vehicle to make their job easier and make your car last longer.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Knowing When To Shop For New Tires

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 5, 2021 11:45:00 AM

Vehicle tires can be expensive, which is one of the main reasons people choose to wait for as long as possible to buy new ones. However, you have to be careful and not wait too long so you don’t find yourself in a situation where you have a blowout or cause other damage to your vehicle. The good news is there are a few important things to look for in your tires to give you a good indication of when you’ll need to replace them. We’ve explained those indicators here.

Topics: Sussex County Tire Guide DeBoer's Auto
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Enjoy Your Vehicle More With These Accessories

By Bill DeBoer on Feb 2, 2021 11:51:06 AM

Everyone should like driving their vehicle no matter how often they drive it. The good news is if you’ve ever thought that a certain feature could make your driving experience more enjoyable, then chances are there’s an accessory that can help you out. Here are some of the most popular accessories people add to their vehicles to help them get more enjoyment out of them.

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Tina Gets ASE Certified

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 26, 2021 7:58:27 PM

At DeBoer's Auto, we believe our level of standards and our belief that continuing our education and training betters us as individuals as well as our team benefits you as our customer.  You might be thinking, how does this benefit me when it comes to my repairs and service? Well, The ASE Automotive Service Excellence is a series of training and testing, which, when completed

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Turkey Chili with Mac & Cheese

By Heidi Robertson on Jan 21, 2021 11:29:00 AM

Well it seems as though we have a little competition going on in the Kays household. You might have tried Josh's recipe for Chili,🍲 (which by the way is killer!) but now his wife Kelly is offering up her recipe and it has a few twists in it. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Maybe you can have a little cooking duel in your own house too! 🌶️

Happy cooking!

INGREDIENTS

Homemade taco seasoning:

1 1/2 t garlic powder

Topics: Turkey Chili with Mac & Cheese
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Investing In Your Car Could Pay Off In The Long Run

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 19, 2021 11:44:00 AM

Do you have an older car that needs some work, but you aren’t sure if the repair bills are worth it? This is a concern many vehicle owners have, and it can be a difficult decision knowing whether it’s time to buy a new or used vehicle or continue investing in your current vehicle. In many situations, it’s worth it in the long-run to invest in your current vehicle, especially if the mileage isn’t significantly high. Here’s what you need to know to help you decide whether investing in your current vehicle is worth it.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Discover The Ways DeBoer’s Auto Is Kind To The Environment

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM

DeBoer’s Auto is proud to participate in the efforts to create a cleaner environment. We are always looking for ways to be greener in our shop, and we have implemented some creative ways to do so in recent years. If you love the environment as much as we do, then you’ll love working with us. Here are some of the ways we contribute to achieving a clean environment. 

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6 Ways To Improve Your Vehicle's Appearance

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 12, 2021 1:57:00 PM

Having a clean and shiny vehicle to drive every day can make you appreciate your car more. Many vehicle owners run into the problem of not having enough time to clean their car as much as they would like. And if kids or pets ride in the vehicle, it’s a constant battle to keep it clean. The good news is that there are some simple ways to quickly improve your vehicle’s appearance and keep it looking great.

Topics: carmaintenance DeBoer's Auto
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3 Ways To Reduce Your Fleet Expenses

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 7, 2021 11:38:54 AM

We have finally turned the calendar to a new year, and one of the biggest items fleet owners always look at during this time of year is the vehicle maintenance they’ve spent money on in the past year. Budgeting for vehicle maintenance and repairs can be challenging for various reasons. Unexpected expenses can especially drive up the cost, and some of them are difficult to budget for. However, with proper care, sticking with a regular maintenance schedule, and incorporating these tips, your fleet expenses this year can be less than they were last year.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto fleet check list auto repair
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Budgeting For Auto Maintenance Can Reduce Stress Throughout The Year

By Bill DeBoer on Jan 5, 2021 2:25:47 PM

Car maintenance is one thing most people don’t like to spend money on, but it’s necessary to do. The old saying goes that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The same is true in the auto industry when it comes to auto repairs. Budgeting for unexpected repairs is difficult to do simply because you never know when an expensive repair will be necessary. However, if you budget for auto maintenance, you can get a better idea of what you’ll need to spend on your vehicle and the chances of an unexpected major repair will go down significantly. Here’s why budgeting for auto maintenance can reduce stress throughout the year.

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Cookie Day Pecan Sandies

By Heidi Robertson on Dec 31, 2020 11:41:51 AM

Cookie Day is a tradition that my best friends family has done since she was a little girl. I was lucky enough to get invited to it one year, (for tasting purposes) and I was in awe at how they worked together. Her mom, aunts and cousins all arrived with mixers, bowls, measuring utensils and all the makings for the batter for the cookie that they were assigned, AND they brought dozens of cookies they had already made at home. They worked all day, the sound of the mixers the smell of the cookies

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Understanding The Future Of Driving - Part 2

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 29, 2020 11:38:00 AM

Part two of our blog series about understanding the future of driving talks about shared or co-ownership of vehicles and the electrification of vehicles. If you missed it, be sure to check out part one of our series, which discussed the data your vehicle collects and the various stages of driverless vehicles. The vehicle industry today will look much different even a couple of decades from now. This includes how people use vehicles and the types of vehicles they own, which we explain here.

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Understanding The Future Of Driving - Part 1

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM

 As the year 2020 comes to a close, and we look forward to 2021, we thought it would be a great time to discuss what the future of driving looks like. Vehicles have evolved drastically over the past several years, and all indications are even more significant changes will be occurring in the future. A lot of this is because of the data vehicles can collect nowadays about a person’s driving habits, so manufacturers can build vehicles according to the needs of their customer base. This is part one of a two-part series to help you better understand the future of driving.

Topics: DeBoer's Auto auto repair
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Never Make These Mistakes With Fluids In Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 22, 2020 11:56:44 AM

It’s always important to stick with a regular maintenance schedule with your vehicles. However, even if you are diligent with bringing your vehicle for maintenance every six months, certain minor issues can happen between visits that you can often take care of on your own. One of these is running out of different types of fluids that make your car operate. If you are comfortable enough with changing or replacing fluids in your vehicle, here are some mistakes you need to avoid.

Topics: carmaintenance auto repair
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Be Patient And Evaluate All Options When You Experience A Vehicle Breakdown

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Cars can create a lot of emotions for people. In some ways, they are an extension of your personality when you think of your car’s color and style. It connects you to many things you have to do throughout the day, and you may spend hours in your vehicle every day. While positive emotions are common when the vehicle is running smoothly, those emotions can turn negative quickly when it breaks down. Instead of making an emotional decision to get a new vehicle in these situations, be patient, and follow these tips.

Topics: auto repair
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Break Quarantine Boredom With These Five Car-Related Activities

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 15, 2020 11:58:44 AM

As we head into the winter months, our health and safety become even more of a priority. With CDC recommendations on social distancing and quarantining likely having more of a focus this winter, we understand how stressful this can be for people. Quarantine boredom is very real, and we hope to help you by offering these car-related quarantine activities you can safely enjoy with your family.

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Important Information To Know About Car Warranty Companies

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 10, 2020 12:45:07 PM

Have you ever gotten a phone call or a letter in the mail regarding your expired car warranty? If so, you may have been offered the opportunity to purchase an additional warranty for a certain price that claims to cover everything on your vehicle so you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket for repairs. While some of these companies may be legitimate, it’s important to do some homework before accepting an attractive offer. The last thing you want to do is end up paying more in the long run for warranty coverage than you would actual repairs if you paid out of pocket. Here’s what you should know about car warranty companies.

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Winter Car Care Tips To Protect Your Vehicle

By Bill DeBoer on Dec 8, 2020 11:45:00 AM

The winter season is particularly hard on vehicles. In addition to the snow and ice, road salt and other items used to keep the roads safe can potentially damage your vehicle. Rusting and other issues can cause your vehicle to deteriorate prematurely, but the good news is most of these problems are preventable. Here are some proactive steps to take to protect your car as much as possible this winter.

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