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3 Easy-Peasy Summer Car Care Tips!

Summer’s heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown.

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But don’t worry, there are some simple things you can do to save time, money, and the hassle of fixing problems down the road.

Have Your Air Conditioning Checked

A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system. Check your owner’s manual for location and replacement intervals.

Thayer Honda is performing FREE air conditioning checks this month on all makes and models! Click HERE to schedule your appointment.

Cooling System Flush

The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water is usually recommended.) DIYers, never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled! The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should always be checked by a pro.

Thayer Toyota & Chevy Service Departments can flush (and check) all makes and models for $79.95 (excludes diesels). Click HERE to schedule your appointment.

Change Your Oil

Change your oil and oil filter (as specified by the manufacturer). Consider changing it more often if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage, or tow a trailer.

Thayer Ford & Nissan Service Departments can have you in and out for an oil change. 28 minutes or less for $28.95! Click HERE to schedule your appointment.

Preventative car care will save you time, money, and hassle down the road. BRING ON THE SUNSHINE!


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Bowling Green, Ohio, April 1 2015 – The Thayer Family Dealerships are excited to announce their support of potential Bowling Green Street Code 98.54, also known as “Keep Left”. 

There’s a new Street Code being quietly discussed at Bowling Green City Hall. We feel it is time to shed some light on it, because this simple Street Code will truly set us apart from all other communities in Northwest Ohio. 

Heck, it will set us apart from all other communities in the United States of America. It’s a pretty big deal.

And frankly, we are shocked that everything about Street Code 98.54 is happening in hush-hush closed door meetings. Our General Manager, Robert London, has become privy to information regarding Street Code 98.54. In full support, he has requested that we let the community know what is happening, so you can get on-board, and help us push this initiative through City Hall and onto voter ballots this November.

An excerpt of potential Bowling Green Street Code 98.54 reads:

The custom of driving on the left side of the road dates back to pre-history. It was an early safety measure. Knights carried their swords on this side, and could protect themselves and their Kings. When you rode your horse on the left side of the roadway, you were seen as a cautious and safe traveler. 

Bowling Green Street Code 98.54 proposes to adapt the earliest and safest traveling practices. It is the initiative of the people of the City of Bowling to change our local traffic laws to reflect driving on the left side of roadways. This initiative shall be called “Keep Left”.

The term ‘street’ shall mean any roadway being a public highway, and the roadway of any bridge forming part of or leading to the same. Bowling Green Street Code 98.54 shall only apply to any street within the city limits. City limits are defined in Zoning Document A-14 below.www_bgohio_org_departments_planning-department_files_Zoning_Map_-_Eff_7_Dec_2011_pdf

Robert London has spoke to several insiders at the city about how they would get everyone to drive on the left side of the road when they enter city limits. The answer is simple. Roundabouts.

While we were unable to obtain official City of Bowling Green Keep Left Roundabout designs, we have an official confidential inside source who shared this unofficial photo with us.

maxresdefault 2We know you are wondering why we would support such a drastic change in driving patterns. The answer is simple. Commerce.

Our General Manager, Mr. Robert London, explains it best in his official statement:

It would be silly not to support such an initiative. Bowling Green, as a community, could really use the money we will bring in from tourism. Think about it. If there was a city in the United States, where they traveled on the left side of the road, wouldn’t you want to take a road trip there to try it out for yourself? Not many of us will ever drive in Britain, but it sure would be fun to say we did.

Plus? The more money we bring in as a community, the more potential cars we will sell to the great people Bowling Green, Ohio. It’s a win-win. This is why the employees of the Thayer Family Dealerships will show full support of Keep Left this November.

This, folks, is why he is in charge. The man is a genius.

We hope you will like and share this article as a show of support for Keep Left.

Oh, and we’re still waiting on those Aston Martins that we promised you last April 1st.