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Bill DeBoer Jr.

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.
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Benefits of Replacing Your Engine Instead of Buying a New Car

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Feb 16, 2019 8:38:00 AM

No one wants to be put in a situation where they have to decide between replacing their car engine or just buying a new car. This reality happens often, though, so you have to weigh your options. Unfortunately, neither option is cheap, but most of the time it makes sense to replace your engine for many reasons. Here are some of the main benefits of replacing your vehicle’s engine instead of buying a new car.

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Tags: Expert Car Repair

Vehicle Maintenance Every Owner Should Focus On

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Feb 8, 2019 1:03:21 PM

Taking your vehicle in for oil changes, tire rotations and other routine services are important for extending the life of the vehicle and preventing problems from happening. However, there are plenty of other maintenance services to do regularly to save you money in the long-run and prevent breakdowns. Working with a reliable auto repair shop can help you stay on track with your vehicle’s health. Here are some of the main services every vehicle owner should focus on to extend the life of their vehicle.

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The Why, How and What of DeBoer’s Auto

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Feb 1, 2019 10:20:50 AM

As a vehicle owner, you have plenty of options when it comes to servicing and maintaining your vehicle. At DeBoer’s Auto, we know you can take your vehicle anywhere for servicing, and that’s exactly why we go above and beyond to save you money, keep your vehicle in the best shape possible and offer a great experience along the way. Here’s what we do at DeBoer’s Auto, how we do it and why we are passionate about what we do.

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Tags: Expert Car Repair

Pre-Purchase Inspections Save You Time and Money When Buying a Used Vehicle

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Jan 25, 2019 10:12:07 AM


Having peace of mind when purchasing a used car is highly underrated. You can spend hours searching for the perfect vehicle to fit your family and lifestyle, but you may not truly know what the vehicle has been through and if it will be reliable enough. That’s where pre-purchase inspections enter the picture to discover any potential problems and give you confidence when buying a used car.

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Tags: Buying A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Heidi's hot cocoa

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Jan 19, 2019 7:14:27 AM

Doesn't Everyone love a delicious cup of hot Cocoa to warm up a chilly Winter Day! You are going to have to hide the evidence if you don't want to share, because this is SOOOOO Good!

3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
4 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
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Tags: hot cocoa, deboers recipes, deboersautofamily, hambu

Is It Time for a New Car?

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Jan 11, 2019 9:31:00 AM


We get asked the question all the time from customers about when we recommend they get a new car. Everyone has their own opinion on this subject, but there are some practical considerations to make from cost, safety, performance and lifestyle perspectives. Here are a few of the main signs it could be time to make an investment in a new vehicle.

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Tags: Buying A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

How to make car repairs suck less

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Jan 4, 2019 8:36:00 AM

Who actually likes taking their car into a mechanic shop to get worked on? There are usually two reasons why you have to take it in. One is to get routine maintenance done. The other is because you’ve experienced a breakdown or other major issue that needs to be addressed. These major issues can be a nightmare and create a significant inconvenience to your budget and lifestyle, so we have some tips to help you avoid those situations.

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Tags: Expert Car Repair

Corey's recipe for peanut butter cream pie

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Dec 31, 2018 5:05:16 PM

Peanut butter Cream Pie

1 graham cracker pie crust.

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Tags: Consumer-Friendly, recipe, peanutbutterpie, deboersautofamily

Investing in Your Old Car Versus Buying a New One

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Dec 28, 2018 9:01:00 AM


One of the most common customer questions we get at DeBoer’s Auto is whether it’s worth it to pay a significant price to invest in their current car, or if they should just buy a new one. The simple answer is it just depends. When your car gets a certain age, there will come a time when it needs new tires, new brakes and other high ticket items. By the time all the servicing and maintenance is done, your bill could approach $3k-$5k quickly. So is it worth it to make that investment in your current car, or sell it and buy a new one? Here’s what you need to strongly consider before making a decision.

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Tags: Expert Car Repair

Your Car’s Winter Survival Guide

Posted by Bill DeBoer Jr. on Dec 21, 2018 9:34:00 AM

Driving during a winter event is never fun. Usually the best case scenario is arriving at your destination much later than normal, but sometimes it could mean you get stranded for several hours until the winter storm passes. This time of year it’s always best to be over-prepared rather than being caught off guard, so we’ve put together a survival guide for you to take into consideration this winter season.

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