January 21, 2018

Research is Key to buying a MINI and with this guide you will learn what to look for and what to stay away from. This will explain why MINI's are priced the way they are, and will also show you how complex it really is to figure out what cars are good investments, and...

April 6, 2017

If your like most MINI owners you probably have a bad cv axle. You can identify a bad CV Axle in a couple different ways, you can look for torn boots, or an audible clicking when turning. Here is the process for replacing the drivers side CV Axle, the process is the sa...

August 11, 2015

Service is a word that we see in our everyday lives. Telephone Service, Food Service, Self Service this, Self Service that, but what does it actually mean. Service can be defined as the action of helping or doing work for others. In our day to day lives people use this...

June 12, 2015

 There are many tempting offers and sales to get your oil changed at various quick lube establishments that are quick and easy, but is it the best thing for you and your car? The answer is simple, No. Unfortunately there is a dark cloud over the automotive industry bec...

After using shop manauls as well as resources online I realized there wasn't too much of a clear answer on changing the water pump on an R56! It's really quite a fun job that can be a little challenging if you do not work on cars on a regular basis, or are not familiar...

May 20, 2015

     Around NE OH unfortunately there isn't too many places that understand the LOVE, EXCITEMENT, and the JOY that owning and driving a MINI brings you everyday! Unless you know someone in a group, or have great friends that work on MINI's your pretty much stuck taking...

May 4, 2015

    Crooked River Garage is a new business located in Akron OH, and we are making some big waves! Opening a new business is both fun and challenging because you create something, and then share it with the world, then after that, there's a lot of questions! Who are you...

May 1, 2015

 Crooked River Garage is a newer company, and we wanted to share with you a little bit about what we do different. I recently heard in conversation this week that the two worst waiting areas were a doctor's office, and a shop's waiting room. Kinda sad, don't you think?...

April 30, 2015

 Hello CRG Family,

It has been an action packed month, building a shop here in Akron,  moving in tools, and still taking great care of customers and their vehicles!! This week The Lately In the Garage Blog is BACK in action!! This week we had a car come in that was maki...

November 13, 2014

As many of you know, Crooked River Garage has partnered with Goodyear to offer you a wider variety of services like buying tires, patching tires, alignments and wheel balancing! This week as I was driving my truck back home, I happened to pick up this lovely bunch of...

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Hello CRG Family,

I am very excited to roll out the CRG Lately In the Garage Blog that will be documenting some work that is being done at the shop,...

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