4 Tips for driving safely in the rain

Did you know it only takes 1/12th an inch of rain and 35 mph to hydroplane? The roads are more dangerous when rain comes after a dry spell. In the first few minutes after it begins to rain, the water mixes with motor oils and oil from new asphalt, resulting in a surprisingly slippery roadway

How low can you go?

Have you ever wondered how far you can continue to drive after the low fuel warning light comes on? It’s better to never let your tank run that low, but it can happen to anyone occasionally. Even if you’re off the beaten path, you probably don’t need to immediately panic.   Your owner’s manual may

What’s that fluid leaking from my car?

Your vehicle is complex, and requires a variety of different fluids to operate. In the event of a leak, many of these fluids can be identified by color, texture, or odor. Familiarize yourself with the different characteristics and which types of leaks require immediate attention.   If you suspect a leak, there’s an easy way

Ten Reasons to Invest in an Annual Car “Physical”

Your vehicle is running fine. So why bother taking it in for an inspection? A lot of reasons! 1. Cut repair costs. Discovering a worn component before it creates major problems can save big money. 2. Safety. A poorly maintained vehicle can drive you into a serious accident. 3. Better performance. This translates to improved

Mirror, Mirror

You've probably seen them lying around at the side of the road: someone's outside sideview mirror that's been knocked off by a driver’s not-so-perfect driving. And you realize the person who owns that vehicle now has lost an important safety feature. Having functional mirrors enhances your safety and that of drivers around you. You probably