As many of us head off for the upcoming holidays, winter storms could bring dicey conditions on the roads. Know how to drive properly in the snow to keep yourself, your passengers and fellow drivers safe. Winter Driving Tips 1. Drive Slowly This seems like the most obvious of safety tips but it is one […]
Inclement weather may bring obstructions on the roadway, whether wet leaves, piles of snow, black ice or a rain storm’s shallow puddles that are just deep enough to make your car hydroplane. Knowing how to handle your car in the event of an unexpected skid – which can happen in any weather – is imperative. Check […]
The dog days of summer are approaching, and with high temps and your AC pumping away, your car may be more likely to overheat, sending your car’s temperature gauge (and your blood pressure) off the charts. If you’re on the highway, in the middle of nowhere, or stuck in heavy traffic, and your car overheats, […]
Summer’s coming, and that means two things: road trip opportunities and high gas prices. According to FOX Business, the average American household spends around $3,000 on gas per year. We hate to be a buzzkill, but gas prices aren’t likely decreasing anytime soon. You’ve got two options – stay home and have a miserable summer, or […]
Baseball. Cherry blossoms. Sunshine. It’s official. Spring has sprung. And even though you may not be able to don your warm weather flip-flops and shorts just yet, the time has come to start thinking about getting your vehicle back in shape for the coming summer road trip season. Here’s a quick list of some simple […]
You love a clean car, it’s a good feeling. A clean car has a direct impact on its value over time and more importantly its operation. Let’s face it, with freezing temperatures, the last thing you need is an ice luge down the driveway – you’re not hosting the Winter Olympics! Why is it important to […]
Picture this: Snow is falling and the temperature is below freezing. You are at work, or the mall, or over the river and through the woods. Anyway you are far from home as you climb into your car with the hope that it starts right up and gets you going without a hitch. Much here […]
We visit the doctor for an annual check-up, we should do the same with our cars. The doctor checks weight, blood pressure, pulse, vaccine updates, especially when cough and cold season approaches. Essentially there’s an inspection of the body – and then she makes recommendations on steps to improve any deficiencies or problem areas. The same should […]
Summers were made for road trips. But everybody’s favorite time of year can also be fraught with hazards, especially when it comes to the heat. Hot summer days can sometimes leave you with an overheating car. When that happens, you could find yourself stuck by the side of the road waiting for a tow truck […]
Now that you’ve helped your car recover from the ravages of winter, it’s not too early to think about prepping it for summer. After all, just because you don’t have to worry about road salts and subzero temps doesn’t mean your car is in the clear. Hot weather can also do a number on it […]
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