How To Keep It Local and Prepare Your Car for Winter

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How to Keep It Local & Prepare Your Car for Winter

I’ve lived in my community for 17  years now, so it’s not originally home, but it’s become home.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, or just because I appreciate what my area has to offer, but I’ve become really interested in it’s history.  I found a Facebook group that had some photos of the area from 50 or more years ago.  It was so cool!  I was able to place some of the businesses and a few landmarks, but many things are now long gone with “progress”.

Atlanta Made

It was a treasure when my daughter and I went to a local flea market and found a thin, old, phone book from our town.  She was able to send photos to her friends and their parents showing the old phone lines and businesses from generations ago.  It really sparked a lot of conversation and good memories.  It’s amazing how used to seeing certain places and landmarks we get, as we pass them every day.  The thing about where I live, 45 minutes north of Atlanta, is that things are always changing.

Old Yellow Pages

Change is one of the things that I love about living around Atlanta, but it’s also something that bothers me.  For example, there used to be a farm not too far down the road and now it’s a big subdivision.  On a now busy corner, there was a little house with huge oak trees.  The man who lived there spent every Spring tending to the daffodils that bloomed.  There’s a gas station there now; they did keep the trees though.

Mojitos Cuban American Bistro

Keep It Local

I appreciate the services that are so readily available, because I need things like food, household goods and car maintenance, but you know what our family has started doing?  Keeping it local.  We’ve been really trying to focus on visiting our local restaurants (like this great Cuban-American place) and independently owned businesses, because that’s what keeps them around!


With that and holiday travel in mind, I wanted to find a local place to have my car serviced before braving the winter roads!  I looked up an independent shop near me using the TECHNET website because I was late for an oil change and needed some new windshield wipers.  Don’t put off having your car serviced!  Even seemingly small things can become big problems if you wait too long!  You can find a locally owned shop in TECHNET’s network that can help you with any auto repair need.  It’s a relief to be able to easily find a locally owned auto repair shop that is focused on honest service and backed by nationwide warranties.  Plus, you can keep it family owned and local!  I love that!

5 Tips to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Getting your car serviced at a local shop supports and strengthens your family’s community. On average, 48% of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores.  By choosing a local, family owned, independent shop you can trust that they will take the time and care to service your vehicle with the safety of the community and your family in mind!

Snow covered cars

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