How To Maintain A New Car

May 25th, 2017

So you got a new set of wheels – congratulations! You’re going to want to hang onto it as long as possible, so you’ll want to keep it maintained as well as you Car Maintenancecan. Here are some suggestions:

First, read the owner’s manual carefully and stick to manufacturer’s recommendations for service intervals. There are certain things that are critical enough that failure to adhere to recommendations can void a new car warranty. Don’t let that happen!

For instance, just about every manufacturer recommends synthetic oil for their engines; it provides better protection in just about every respect, and it’s more stable at high and low temperatures. If your owner’s manual prescribes a 10,000-mile oil change, stick with that and be sure to use the br ...[more]

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What is a Safe Following Distance?

May 17th, 2017

Driving these days can quickly turn from pastime to stressful as cities and towns push the population count higher than the capacity of the roads.  When sharing the road with other drivers it is hard not to give in to the temptation of following the vehicle in front of you too closely.  Often called, "tailgating", the practice of following too closely won't get you where you are going any sooner, and the fact is you are much more likely to get in an accident when you don't leave yourself plenty of time to slow down if the driver in front of you suddenly hits the brakes.  Worse yet, when you hit a car from behind it is nearly always deemed your fault, which can cost you time, money and aggravation, not to mention the risk of serious injury to you, your passengers and the person whose car you just slammed into.


If you are prone to follow the next car so closely that you can smell what deodorant the driver ...[more]

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What Tires Are Right For Your Truck?

May 11th, 2017

So you’re in need of a set of tires for your truck? No problem! The question is, though, what kind of tires are going to be best?Truck Tires

First, you’ll need to think about what you use that truck for. Will you regularly be hauling heavy loads or pulling a trailer? Do you expect to keep it on the pavement for the most part, or will you occasionally go off-road? If you go off-road, will it be on soft dirt or will you be plowing through brush, mud, and rocks? And finally…what’s your budget?

If you’re wanting to keep it on the pavement most of the time and your truck is a daily driver for errands, school, soccer, and grocery runs, all-season tires are probably the right choice. All-season light truck tires can rival the best passenger tires when it comes to noise level, ...[more]

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  Posted in: Tires 101