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Auto Repair Shop Talks Boston Gas Prices Dip

Posted by Mikes Automotive on Mon, Nov, 17, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Have you noticed that Boston gas prices are dipping? Many of our customers ask how they can maximize their MPG. Well, with lower gas prices at hand, it's a great time to focus on maintaining and repairing your vehicle in order to maximize your gas savings! Our friends at the Car Care Council have put together a great infographic that illustrates how you can increase your gas savings even further!

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With such great information, you're bound to save some money!

Have any questions about how to properly maintain your vehicle? Just ask - we're always here to help!

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Boston Auto Repair Guys Celebrate Earth Day

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Fri, Apr, 22, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

It's time to celebrate Boston - it's Earth Day! If you're familiar with us then you know it's kind of always Earth Day around here. We believe in Boston sustainable auto repair - and we make it happen.

Besides our in-house sustainability initiatives, we've got the Boston Auto Repair - Green Oil ChangeBoston green oil change. And what better day than today to show that baby off! In honor of Earth Day, we're giving away 20 green oil changes!

What's the catch? None - we're just Boston auto repair guys who like to show the planet a little love too!

We're throwing this green party online - the first 10 people to retweet our Earth Day tweet,and the first 10 people to comment on our Earth Day Facebook status - will all receive FREE green oil changes!

So, what are you waiting for? Check us out on Twtter or Facebook and get your FREE green oil change!

And, oh yeah - Happy Earth Day!

 

Winners will be notified. By appointment only. Not redeemable for cash. Includes oil filter and up to 5 quarts of EcoPower oil.

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What a Year for Somerville Auto Repair

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Thu, Jan, 06, 2011 @ 13:01 PM

If you've been following us then you know that 2010 was a great year for Mike's - we celebrated our 30th anniversary! We found a couple ways to celebrate our big day and had a lot of fun in the process.

We decided that we were going to offer an amazing value toAuto Repair Somerville everyone in the Greater Boston area. What better way to do that than our very first Groupon! People from all sides of Boston purchased oil changes for as low as $10! Now, that's what I call a value! The Groupon was tremendously successful and we've had the privilege to meet hundreds (and counting) of new people and welcome them into the Mike's family.

Next, we made a commitment to sustainability. It's not what you would expect from an auto shop, but we took an environmental pledge. And we laid our Boston sustainable auto repair initiatives online, for all to see.

We didn't stop at our in-house sustainability initiatives - we took our cause straight to the community, and introduced our Boston green oil change. We're the only shop around to offer a more eco-friendly oil change - and we do it for only $4 more than our conventional oil change. We didn't just celebrate our anniversary - we started a local green revolution!

So, 2010 was one for the record books. It was amazing how great it felt to give back to our community. But don't worry - 2011 is going to be a blast too! Community and sustatinability will continue to be at the center of all we do here at Mike's.

Looks like this party isn't stopping any time soon...stay tuned! 

Tags: Somerville Auto Repair, Young Somerville, Green Oil Change, Boston Sustainable Auto Repair

The Good of Groundwork: A More Sustainable Somerville

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Fri, Dec, 03, 2010 @ 10:12 AM

groundwork mikes auto repair somervilleHere at Mike’s Automotive, we’re committed to supporting local groups and businesses. We also love promoting green projects and services that benefit the environment. That's why last month we decided to help support one of our favorite local non-profits, Groundwork Somerville, with our Boston green oil change

Groundwork Somerville is on a mission to “empower people to live healthier, happier, and more prosperous lives.” Like Mike’s Automotive, Groundwork Somerville focuses strongly on the local community.  They organize events like the recent “Green-A-Thon,” where Groundwork Somerville volunteers worked to beautify the city of Somerville and clean-up the environment. Their programs include: healthy education; green jobs and job training; and sustainable community.

At Mike’s we love that Groundwork Somerville supports local initiatives, promotes strengthening our community, and helps the environment, all in one non-profit organization! We also support local businesses, the community, and of course, efforts to make our city greener - because Mike’s Automotive is locally owned and sustainable as well!

Are you a Boston-area organization working to better the community or the environment? Give us a heads-up in the comments - we’d love to know about it and feature you on the Mike's Automotive community blog!

Tags: Green Initiatives, Sustainability, Green Oil Change, Boston Sustainable Auto Repair, Sustainable Somerville

Somerville Auto Shop: Somerville News - Great Community Blog

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Wed, Nov, 10, 2010 @ 17:11 PM

Somerville As a Somerville auto shop dedicated to community blogging, we have to give it up to great folks in the community who are doing their part to spread the word about what's going on around town. And, with Halloween in the books and the 2010 holiday season here, we need as many good sources as possible to keep up on what's going to be a busy event season.

The Somerville News is a great resource to keep up on community happenings - they cover arts & events, and are one of the most comprehensive sources online for Somerville high school sports news. There's an active community of commenters, too, which can make for good reading.

A recent story on the Aledermen's efforts to ban a particularly potent and popular alcoholic beverage, 4Loko, drew a lot of empassioned ire from the reader base. We love a good comment thread, and that the citizens of Somerville are so empassioned about how the Aldermen are spending their time. As an auto shop, your non-intoxicated driving is our concern, but we take no particular positon on 4Loko.

We look forward to following this fabulous site, and sharing more insights with our community members - and most importantly, helping you get the best auto service from a locally owned, Boston sustainable auto repair shop.

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Get Boston's Green Oil Change & Support Groundwork Somerville

Posted by Mark Pedersen on Mon, Oct, 18, 2010 @ 11:10 AM

This is a great day for Mike's Automotive, Somerville, and the region. Today, we introduce Boston's only green oil change.

Everybody knows that we're committed to Boston sustainable auto repair. But this goes beyond green initiatives. Green Oil Change Boston - Sustainable Auto Repair BostonLike Mike says - this is bigger than us, this is about our community.

We're making a commitment to sustainability that is unmatched! Our goal is to make the green oil change the new standard in Boston.

We're kicking off our green oil change with a week-long push for sustainability. This week (October 18-22), for every green oil change we provide, we will donate $5.00 to our friends at Groundwork Somerville.

So, let's come together for sustainability and Groundwork Somerville. Tell everyone you know and tweet it up! The people at GWS do great work and need all the support they can get.

The race starts now and ends on Friday. If you are as green as you say you are - let's see you run!

 

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