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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Holiday Road-Trips: How to Stay Safe

Holiday Road-Trips: How to Stay Safe

When heading out this holiday season, there are many ways you can prepare ahead of time to stay safe. From proper auto maintenance, updating your emergency kit, and taking the time to plan out a route based on time-frame as well as who are your passengers can make or break your holiday plans. Take the time to prepare and you won’t be disappointed! Auto maintenance: Ongoing preventive maintenance helps in every area of owning a vehicle, but when it comes to holiday travel, it can keep you from breaking down or worse. Check all the fluids under the hood: oil, anti-freeze, power steering, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, etc. Check the air pressure, tread depth, and general wear and tear on your tires. This will help you get the most out of your gas mileage and will help your tires hug the ground beneath them. Don’t forget to check your windshield wipers, brakes, and all lights. Most of this information you can find in your owner’s manual.  Emergency kit: It&r ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Thirsty? 5 Important Fluids Your Car Needs to Stay Hydrated

Is Your Vehicle Thirsty? 5 Important Fluids Your Car Needs to Stay Hydrated

There are some fluids that are critical to the performance and drivability of your vehicle. You never want your car thirsty because, just like humans, it means it’s already dehydrated. Let’s take a look at the top 5: Oil: This is what lubricates the moving parts of your engine. The best way to check your oil is to take it out for a short drive and then let it cool off for a few minutes. The dipstick for the oil is usually pretty easy to find. When you pull it out, wipe it off and then put it back in the make sure you can get an accurate read. The stick will be marked where the oil should be and if it’s low, you’ll want to add the right oil for your car. Check your owner’s manual to know for sure. If it is low, you’ll want to find out why. Also take a look at how dirty it is. If it’s low and/or dirty, it’s probably time for a change.  Radiator Fluid: This is the fluid that keeps your car running cool enough to keep you going. When i ... read more

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