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Gas Saving Tricks!

Every little thing helps with gas prices as high as they are these days, so here are some tips to help save some fuel! 1. Avoid idle time. If you’re going to be waiting more than a minute or two, shut the engine off. When you’re idling your engine, you’re getting zero miles per gallon. 2. Don’t “warm up” or “cool off” your vehicle. Yes, it gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter – but letting your vehicle run for 5-10 minutes before driving is a complete waste of gasoline. Again, you’re getting zero miles per gallon if the [...]

2022-04-01T00:51:27+00:00March 15th, 2022|automotive knowledge, california, safety|

Car Washing Tips!

Nice weather means long lines at the car wash! How about washing your ride yourself? Here are some tips from NAPA on the Dos and Don'ts of self-washing! Choosing the right soap. Many times you may have heard that using dish soap is the best and cheapest way, however, it is not! Maybe for your dishes, but not your car! Those powerful chemicals that cut grease and more can hurt your vehicle's paint, wax, and clear coat. There is no perfect soap for your car. You can choose which one you prefer, just make sure it is formulated for cars, [...]

2021-04-30T16:21:12+00:00April 30th, 2021|automotive knowledge, california, safety|

Make the Most Out of Your Test Drive

Some Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Next Test Drive! Don't get caught up in that "new car smell"! Remember the test drive is to make sure that this vehicle is a good fit for you and your needs. This isn't a decision to be taken too lightly. Nothing worse than buyers remorse! If you are nervous about the haggle process, choose a dealership that has a No Haggle pricing program. There is no real right way to do a test drive, but you will want to drive the vehicle like you would normally, if possible make sure [...]

Bad driving habits to avoid

Let's face it, with the world seemingly moving faster and faster, we sometimes skip steps to get to the end quicker. Let's try to stop doing this while driving! Here are some bad habits to work on stopping!   Failing to signal. It's important to let other drivers and pedestrians know your next move so they can slow down and accommodate. Signal at least 100 feet in advance. Also, don't be the person that leaves their signal on after they have turned! Riding the brakes. Keeping your foot on the vehicle brake pedal might be causing excess strain on your brakes. [...]

2019-11-20T02:51:15+00:00November 15th, 2019|automotive knowledge, car shopping, safety|