Category: Safety

4 Tips for driving safely in the rain

November 4th, 2020 by

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?

October 7th, 2020 by

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

Ten Reasons to Invest in an Annual Car “Physical”

September 16th, 2020 by

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

August 26th, 2020 by

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

Maintain your vehicle, even when it sits idle

April 21st, 2020 by

With much of the country under stay-at-home orders for at minimum another month, a lot of us are working from home, shopping even more on Amazon than before, and getting groceries delivered whenever possible. Those fuel savings are welcome to the budget right now, but when your vehicle sits idle for too long, the battery

Ignite engine performance with a spark plug check

July 31st, 2019 by

That little engine part called the spark plug performs a huge job in delivering a vehicle’s power, performance, dependability and fuel efficiency and should be replaced periodically. “Spark plugs are one of the hardest working parts of a vehicle. A spark plug can fire 400 times per minute per cylinder or 1,600 times a minute

Is it time for new wiper blades?

July 30th, 2019 by

Wiper blades may not be the most exciting topic, but they are pretty important. Most of us have had an experience when a sudden snow or rain storm hits while we’re driving; then when we turn on the wipers – nothing but streaks. This can be especially disconcerting at night when the glare of on-coming

When spring cleaning, don’t forget your car!

March 20th, 2019 by

Winter in New England leaves vehicles looking worse for wear. When the warm weather returns and you start thinking about your spring cleaning list, don’t forget your car. Follow these steps to protect your investment and get ready for those summer road trips. Change your air filters. If you haven’t changed your air filter and