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12 steps for fixing a damaged tire or blown tire

12 Steps for Fixing a Damaged Tire

If you spend a considerable amount of time in the car, flat tires are about as guaranteed as having to pay taxes. Damaged tires are much more common in areas with heavy construction and during periods of warmer weather. It’s important to know what to do and make sure you’re prepared before this inevitable and […]

How to Troubleshoot an Oil Leak

Have you ever noticed greasy pools in your driveway or garage? If so, your car could be experiencing an oil leak. As a responsible driver you should check your vehicle regularly for issues that can result in injury or vehicle collisions. Checking your oil level should be priority when running through your maintenance checklist. If […]

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist – Know When to do What

For preventative maintenance, make it a habit to periodically inspect your vehicle according to the owner’s manual.  It’s important to keep your vehicle running efficiently so that you can avoid any potential safety issues. You can also avoid costly vehicle repair needs if you catch something early rather than let it go unnoticed. View and […]

Flat Tire – Now What?

Every driver should know how to change a tire. To learn how to do so, start by practicing in a safe and supervised situation with the following steps.   If possible, pull off the traveled portion of the roadway. Turn on the hazard lights and use warning devices, such as triangles. Once your car is […]

New or Used Cars? Pros and Cons as a New Driver

Owning your own car gives you a lot of freedom and mobility, but also carries a lot of responsibility. When going through the car buying process, one of your first decisions will likely be about whether to buy a new or used vehicle.   New Cars The Pros:  When you purchase a new vehicle, it […]

Car Safety Recalls: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Warnings

  Car recalls are not glamorous by any stretch of the imagination — they’re costly to the automotive manufacturer and it’s one more item you have to add to your to-do list. But ignoring car safety recalls is not a good idea, as it can put you, your family, your car and other drivers at […]

Prepare For the Unexpected: Why You Should Have an Auto Emergency Kit in Your Car

Sometimes unexpected things happen in life. You may think you’re invincible when you’re driving, but the fact of the matter is an unexpected event can occur at anytime. What if you run out of gas along the highway and you’re miles away from the nearest gas station? Or what if you’re tires blowout? Are you […]

Do I Really Need That Oil Change? 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Car Maintenance

Staying on top of your car maintenance on a regular basis is important to keep your vehicle running properly. It’s easy to get busy and put off your vehicle maintenance, but doing so could be more costly in the long term. Here are 4 reasons why you shouldn’t neglect car maintenance:   Your car is […]

What You Need to Know to Prepare for Winter Driving

Driving in the cold winter months is a different experience than driving in normal weather conditions. As we approach the winter season and heavy snowfalls, here are some tips to help you prepare for winter driving:   Have a fully charged battery The cold winter months are the most important for having a fully charged […]

tips for a vehicle inspection

Vehicle Inspection Tips

Just because your state does not require you to get your car inspected annually does not mean that your car is in safe condition. You should always be on top of your vehicle’s overall health and take note of any unsafe signs. Contrary to popular belief, you do not always have to pay someone for […]

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