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Repair or replace? Do the math!

July 18th, 2018 by

For most people, their car is their second largest investment next to their home. How do you get the best return on your investment? By keeping your car through the ‘Cinderella Era’, the period of time after it’s paid off when your car is still in great shape and needs only modest repairs. Budgeting for

Watch out for those potholes!

February 14th, 2018 by

A childhood memory is having the wind knocked out when you fell off a swing in mid-air, or your friend laughingly slid off their end of the seesaw when they were down and you were up. POW! That’s the kind of jolt your car feels when one wheel hits a pothole at 40 mph.  

200,000 miles or more: Make your car go the distance

February 8th, 2018 by

“With proper care, many of today’s cars can last 200,000 miles or more,” says Consumer Reports. In addition, “Owners seeking to limit repair costs by trading in their vehicle every three to five years may lose out on thousands of savings.” The key is regular, quality maintenance. When comparing the costs of buying and keeping

It’s COLD Outside. Check Your Tire Pressure!

January 3rd, 2018 by

When was the last time your checked your tire pressure? Did you know that this extreme cold we’ve been experiencing for the last couple of weeks can drastically alter your tire pressure? You may have noticed your TPMS light go on periodically. If this is the case, your tires are probably underinflated even if it

Do’s and Don’ts of Driving in the Snow

December 13th, 2017 by

The snow has arrived. Do you know what to do if you need to drive in wintery conditions? Check out these do’s and don’ts of driving in the snow.   DON’T:   Go out unprepared. Long before the first snowfall, have an emergency kit, ice scraper, and salt or kitty litter in the trunk ready

Check It Twice: Your Holiday Travel Checklist

December 1st, 2017 by

Are you ready for your holiday travels? Chances are your plans will involve traveling in the dark or the snow. Don’t get stuck in the cold. Get your vehicle ready for winter weather now. Restock your emergency supplies. Every vehicle should have a well-stocked emergency kit. Ensure you have a flashlight, a first aid kit,

Preventive Maintenance: Maximizing Your Investment

October 24th, 2017 by

  What do cars with 200K or more miles often have in common? Owners who followed the recommended service schedule.   A well maintained vehicle is more dependable, safer, more fuel efficient, less polluting, and more valuable. Your vehicle is a big investment. Performing regular scheduled maintenance is the best way to get the most