Auto maintenance can be a hobby or a necessity, so Ace Hardware carries a convenient selection of car products and truck products to help you along with either approach. While vehicle repairs are often unplanned, a good rule of thumb is to schedule out your routine maintenance by season to help avoid preventable emergencies.
Check your fluids, tires and batteries in late fall and consider waxing your vehicle to protect it from winter elements. When the temperature begins to thaw, give your vehicle a thorough cleaning inside and out to remove winter remnants. And before summer sets in, check to make sure the air conditioning and cooling systems are working properly.
For maintenance guidelines and checklists tailored to your specific make and model, refer to your auto manual. Then, head to your local Ace for the auto accessories – like fluids and car battery chargers, and tools you need to keep your vehicle running properly all year long. We stock body repair products and cleaning essentials for exterior maintenance as well. So, whether you’re considered a “do-it-yourself” mechanic or simply a capable vehicle owner, Ace Hardware has your automotive needs covered.
Electrical & Lighting
Unless you’re a licensed electrician, chances are most of your electrical encounters around the home will focus around testing, replacing and preventing — testing to ensure electrical equipment and connections are working properly, replacing worn or outdated electrical accessories (outlets, surge protectors and cords), and preventing your home from electrical hazards.
Walk through your home at least twice a year to inspect worn wiring, test all ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), particularly after electrical storms, and reorganize overloaded outlets. Then, make a list of the electric supplies necessary to make the proper updates and head to your local Ace. We can help provide the electrical products, electrical supplies and advice to get the job done right. We even stock flashlights and portable lighting to help you prepare for or get through emergency situations.
Having the right tools is the key to any successful project. If you own a home or a vehicle, you know having quality tools is also a must for day-to-day maintenance and repairs. At Ace, you’ll find a wide selection of tools from name brands you trust including Craftsman, DeWalt and Stanley. Just remember to operate all tools according to their specifications and be sure to wear the necessary safety equipment.
Whether you’re looking to update your cabinet knobs or simply replace your mailbox, finishing touches can make a big impact on the look and feel of your home. And, Ace Hardware has all the home hardware supplies and advice you need to get the job done.
While Ace can help you with hardware goods to refresh the look of your home, we also have many hardware products to keep your family safe. In addition to securing your doors with locks and deadbolts, make sure you install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home.
Heating & Cooling
Controlling the temperature in your home is important to your family’s comfort and to controlling your energy bills. As the seasons and temperatures change, look to Ace for your home heating and cooling needs.
During the warmer months, staying cool is a priority. Fans keep the air circulating and can help keep you comfortable in moderately warm temperatures. When things really start to heat-up, Ace can help you determine the best cooling system for your needs.
As the seasons change and the weather cools, look to Ace for your home heating needs. We stock a variety of temporary and portable heating options to fit your needs. If you’re in search of a long-term alternative, we offer more permanent solutions as well. Ace also has heater accessories for your heating units.
Our helpful store associates can guide you through selecting the right heating and cooling systems to suit your needs. For more information, check out our guide on heating and cooling efficiency.
From preparing for a house full of guests to adding those special touches to make your house feel like a home, Ace Hardware has everything you need to get your home in top shape. Need a hand with food preparation? We carry an expansive selection of small kitchen appliances to help you make refreshments or serve a full meal. And it’s nice to know you can find your favorite kitchen brands, including Cuisinart and KitchenAid, all in one place.
Ace Hardware can help you with home decoration too. We offer a variety of home décor items, such as clocks and window treatments, to help add style and comfort to every room. Check out our selection of home furnishings. From entertaining to organization, we carry a wide variety of furniture pieces that are both functional and stylish.
Ace stocks the home goods products and appliances that help you make the most of your home. For more helpful household advice check out our household furniture guide in the Tips & Advice section.
Lawn & Garden
Your yard is an important extension of your home and with today’s busy schedules, low maintenance care is key. Let Ace Hardware help with lawn and garden essentials.
At Ace, we can help you with the right advice and the right products to ensure you get the results you are looking for. Keeping your lawn lush, green and weed free is high on everyone’s to do list and can be accomplished with the right lawn equipment. You’ll find everything you need to cultivate a healthy lawn from the roots up at Ace.
Considering starting a garden? Having a garden can help beautify your yard with colorful flowers and plants. You can also save on the grocery bill by growing your own fruits and vegetables. Having the right supplies can make planting, pruning and weeding easier and more efficient.
For more helpful information, visit our lawn & garden advice section. Here you’ll find all the information you need to keep your lawn and garden green and growing.
Many people today use their backyards as an additional space to relax and spend time with family and friends. Whether you’re entertaining a group or relaxing by yourself, Ace has your outdoor living needs covered with a wide selection of outdoor living products.
One of the main draws to any outdoor get together is the food being served. When it comes to cooking, we can supply you with the right gas grill to serve up a memorable spread. Since your outdoor cooking equipment often becomes part of your outdoor décor, Ace offers many different styles and colors to fit your preferences.
We also carry outdoor living accessories to help you relax or entertain well after the sun goes down. These outdoor accessories include fire pits that come in a variety of styles along with lights designed especially for outdoor use.
If you own a home and your plumbing toolkit consists of a lone plunger, chances are sooner than later you’ll need to tap into the knowledge or advice from someone versed in common plumbing repairs. Ace can help you in a pinch. While a plunger can be handy in several different scenarios, Ace Hardware has the plumbing tools, plumbing supplies and knowledgeable plumbing advice on hand to face a plumbing problem head on.
Both Ace stores and acehardware.com carry larger pieces of plumbing equipment and fixtures to tackle bathroom and drainage system upgrades. Make aesthetic updates by changing out your vanities or adding new bathroom faucets. Smaller plumbing accessories like gaskets, washers and tubing can be picked up as needed at your local Ace store.
For more know-how to help tackle your plumbing needs check out our plumbing FAQs, videos and plumbing supply learning guides. Then, turn your plumbing to-do list into a to-done list.