It’s wintertime once again in Bellefontaine, Ohio. That means it won’t be long before you’ll need to break out the salt to keep your driveway clear of ice and snow. But did you know that using salt can actually cause rust damage to your vehicle? If you want to keep the new Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC you’ve purchased or leased from Steve Austin’s Auto Group in tip-top condition, try one of these safer alternatives to driveway salt.
Think of how hot the sand gets at Indian Lake in the summer.
When sunlight hits the sand, it heats up easily, making it a great option for
de-icing your driveway in the winter. What’s more, sand helps promote traction
when driving, making it easy to get up and go on an icy day.
Nothing hits better on a cold morning than a piping hot cup
of coffee. Before you toss out those grounds, consider the fact that they’ll
also help absorb sunlight and provide traction much in the same way that sand
does. Not only are coffee grounds healthier for your car and the environment,
but they’ll also help give your driveway a nice java smell in the process.
There are many other safe alternatives to driveway salt to consider, but there’s one ideal choice for all your winter service and maintenance needs in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Whether it’s addressing rust damage, changing your windshield wipers, or getting a routine oil change, the experts at Steve Austin’s Auto Group are here for all your needs.
Spring is a wonderful time of year here in Ohio with beautiful flowers blooming. If you are ready to get out of your home and take advantage of the warming weather, head to these places to enjoy the outdoors near Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Campbell Hill is recognized as the highest point in Ohio at
1,549 feet above sea level. A sign sits at the top of the hill to mark the spot,
and it’s worth taking a walk up the hill to see.
Mary Rutan Park
This beautiful park is a fun location for you and your
family to spend the day. There are 28 acres of the wooded area to explore as
well as four shelter houses where you can have a picnic. You can also enjoy the
basketball court, the tennis court and three playground areas.
Indian Lake State Park
Indian Lake State Park has lots of activities to do,
including hiking or biking along a trail. While it may be too cold to swim in
the 5,100-acre Indian Lake during the spring, you can still go fishing or
kayaking. You can even spend the whole weekend here and camp with your loved
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a spectacular spring and catch sight of flowers as you explore Bellefontaine. If you’re looking for a family hauler to drive your family around the city, visit our dealership to view our available vehicles.
Here in Bellefontaine, Ohio, there are lots of fun things to do year-round. If you’re looking to make a day out of exploring incredible sites in nature this winter, be sure to make the short trip to the Ohio Caverns in West Liberty.
great aspect of exploring these underground caverns is that temperatures stay
mild throughout the year, so you can enjoy a break from frigid weather. The
Ohio Caverns include more than 2 miles of passageways that have already been
the winter season, you can take the Winter Tour, which features breathtaking
views from both the Historic Tour and the Natural Wonder Tour. The roughly
50-minute tour will lead you through a cavern and teach you interesting
geological and historical facts.
the caverns, you can spend time with your family in the 35-acre park, which
features picnic shelters and a playground. You can also stop into the visitor
center, containing a gift shop with fossils, rocks and other available souvenirs.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope you have a memorable day at the Ohio Caverns with your loved ones. Before heading to the caverns or other exciting destinations in the area, visit our service department to get seasonal maintenance for your vehicle.
With cold winter days on the horizon, now is a great time to get your vehicle winter-ready. Follow these winter vehicle care tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly throughout the season.
Check your tires regularly
When the temperature outside drops, your tire pressure can
also lower. As such, you should regularly check your tire pressure to ensure
your tires are properly inflated. You should also inspect your tire tread routinely
since tread is important for having traction on slippery roads.
Level off your antifreeze
Antifreeze or coolant is what prevents your engine from
freezing on frigid days. That’s why it’s important that you make sure you have
enough antifreeze in your vehicle. You should also check that there are no
leaks in the engine, which could cause your antifreeze to drain.
Ensure you have optimal visibility
You need to have enough visibility when driving, especially
during winter snowstorms. Replace your wiper blades before the weather gets too
cold if they are not working properly or they’re leaving streaks. You should
also replace any light bulbs that are out in your headlights or taillights.
Stop by our service department at Steve Austin’s Auto Group before winter begins to have any components replaced or repaired as necessary.
Few things are as unpleasant as sitting in a car that’s been baking in the summer sun for hours. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep your car cool, no matter how intense the heat is.
visor or sunshade
This is an oldie but a goodie. A simple
sunshade or visor placed over your windshield will work wonders to keep your
car cool. For additional heat protection, lay a sunshade in your rear window.
towel over your steering wheel
Leave a hand towel over your steering wheel
when it’s parked. This little trick should help to keep the temp down so you
don’t have to touch a scalding-hot steering wheel.
If you can snag a spot under a tree or behind
a building, do so. Keeping your car out of direct sunlight is the best way to
keep it cool.
your windows open
Leaving your windows open just a crack can
enhance ventilation and drastically cool down your car. Just make sure that a
hand can’t fit in so you don’t make it easier for car thieves.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group hope these tricks help keep your car cool this summer. We invite you to come take a test drive at our dealership and find the vehicle that’s right for you.
If you’re in the mood to go fishing, Sidney, Ohio, is the place to be. Whether you’re hoping to hook tonight’s dinner or just seeing how big of a fish you can tug ashore, there are plenty of places to fish near Sidney.
Tilberry Run is a nice stream, having plenty
of spots to post-up with your pole. The species you might catch here include
everything from northern pike to largemouth bass.
Kiser Lake State Park is the perfect place for
a weekend getaway. At Kiser Lake, you can rent a boat and kick back with a line
in the water. There are also five fishing piers around the lake, giving access
to the bluegill and channel catfish.
The Great Miami River goes through 15
different counties, giving you an array of places to fish. Home to a variety of
bass and catfish species, it’s a great place for novice fishers to gain
If you enjoy wading and/or fly fishing, Wells
Creek is the place for you. The stream contains lots of smallmouth bass and
chub for you to fish.
We at Steve Austin’s Auto Group are proud to neighbor Sidney, Ohio. Before heading out on a fishing trip, stop by our dealership for vehicle maintenance.