Driving Tips Articles

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How Does Hot, Humid Weather Affect Your Car?
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Monday August 19, 2019

There are lots of great ways to take good care of your car & truck, even when the weather outside is hot & humid. Here’s what you need to know. Why Car Maintenance Matters in Humid Environments Extreme heat takes a toll on your car. Because car engines toss off heat as they operate, running…

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5 Critical Warning Signs You Need New Tires
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Monday July 29, 2019

Tires are a critical part of your car’s safety, functionality, and value. Think of them as the foundation of a house: if that essential element goes bad, everything else is compromised, as a result. Despite their incredible importance, tires can be a little tricky. How do you tell when it’s time to replace them, for…

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How Important is Tire Pressure?
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Friday March 15, 2019

If you drive regularly, keeping your car’s tires properly inflated is a critical safety measure. It’s a fact that cars drive better when their tires are properly inflated. Tires with the specified amount of air pressure also last longer and promote better fuel efficiency, sportier handling, and overall safety. The Dangers of Low Tire Pressure…

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5 Signs you Need to Replace the Suspension Parts on Your Vehicle
Driving Tips, Maintenance, Suspension Systems   •   Monday February 4, 2019

The whole purpose of your vehicle’s suspension system is to make your trip down the road more comfortable. It does this by absorbing and minimizing friction between the road’s surface and your vehicle’s tires, which reduces internal movement and ensures passenger comfort, all while providing steering stability and making for a safer ride. While vehicles…

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The Importance of a Properly Working Charging System and Strong Battery During Colder Weather
Battery Service, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Thursday January 3, 2019

If you’ve ever had to jump-start a car, you already know that the battery is a critical part of the charging system. What you might not know, though, is that it’s not solely responsible for keeping your car “charged up.” Your car has an entire charging system, and it includes the battery, alternator, voltage regulator…

How to Tell if you Have the Proper Amount of AntiFreeze
Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Tuesday November 27, 2018

Anti-freeze: it’s a critical component in your car’s cooling system. And it’s especially crucial during the cold winter months. While many people know what antifreeze is (and that it’s toxic to pets), not everyone understands what it does or how to check that their car has enough of it. Here’s what you need to know…

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Stop Idling That Car and Reap the Benefits
Driving Tips   •   Monday March 19, 2018

Stop Idling That Car! It’s true. Auto experts, including ones at the U.S. Environmental Protection and Department of Energy, recommend you should stop idling for more than 30 seconds, even in freezing weather. Instead, drive your car and you can warm up the engine twice as fast. We know this sounds contrary to popular belief. But…