Monthly Under the Hood Checklist

Taking the time each month or every 1000 miles to check under the hood could save you money and less problems and repairs later on. All it takes is 10 to 20 minutes if that every month. Doing this on a regular basis can keep your car on the road, and ensure safety.      Check these each month: This might not be considered checking the car, but it's important that you wash it at least once a month.  Check the brake … [Read more...]

Basic Repair Skills To Teach Your Child Before They Leave Home

It's important that we teach yourself as well as our children basic repair skills when it comes to your vehicle. These skills should be taught to both boys and girls. Our kids need to know how the engine works, what might break down, and how to fix it or find someone who can. Teaching our children these skills is especially important if they are leaving off to college sometime in the near future. Teaching them in advance gives them time to … [Read more...]

Tips for First Time Car Buyers

Buying a new car for the first time this can be an exciting experience. With so many brands of cars and options we have to choose from. Finding the right one can be fun, but also exhausting. Personally I would like to try and keep it fun. With some simple tips you will go in feeling confident and knowing just what you want. Along with knowing what to look for.      1. Make sure the vehicle meets your needs and most importantly … [Read more...]

Holiday Safety Tips on the Road

Traveling to holiday gatherings to spend time with family and friends is something many of us look forward to all year long. If you are going to be traveling by car whether you will be alone or with your family it's important that you are prepared. With busy traffic and dangerous weather we must think ahead.     Did you know that between the holidays Thanksgiving and New Year's is the busiest long-distance-travel time of the year on … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Pick a Mechanic You Can Trust

You've had a great weekend. Spent time at the beach with the family and laid in the sun relaxing and enjoying yourself. You looked forward to this weekend all week long, and now is has come. You make your way home after the eventful weekend and unpack. You then get a great night's sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed early Monday morning ready for the world. You grab breakfast, hope in the car, and it won't start. This is something many people … [Read more...]

Preventing a Car Fire

The holiday' are just around the corner and families across the country will be hitting the road to visit friends and family.  It is important keep your car in good working order to prevent fires and other auto related issues while traveling. When a vehicle catches fire this can be a terrifying event especially if you are still in the car. It's also one of the most scariest things that can happen on the … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Stuck in Severe Winter Weather

Winter season is just around the corner and it's important that you get your vehicle prepared for winter. Winterizing your vehicle is a smart idea. It just takes a short time to have it looked over to avoid costly repairs and breakdowns. The last thing you want is to breakdown during severe winter weather and being stranded with unexpected emergency repairs. Having your vehicle checked before temperatures start to drop is all it take to have … [Read more...]

Cell Phone Safety Tips

Let's face it we use cell phones all of the time now for work, play, keeping in touch and more.  Sadly too many people are while driving as well. Just think about it. It the amount of time it would take you to just glance at your cellphone so much can happen. In just that split second a someone could change lanes, slams on the breaks, walk in front of the car, a animal could wander onto the road. An accident can … [Read more...]