Car Care Tips

Tips to keep your car on the road.

  1. Safety November 29, 2018

    The Winter Driving Checklist Every Driver Needs

    Tips for driving in snow, ice, and freezing rain.

  2. Safety October 17, 2018

    Car Seat Safety Tips You Need to Know

    As a parent, keeping your child safe is one of your top priorities. One of the most dangerous activities that a child does in any given day is travel in a car. In fact, for children under the age of four, auto crashes are the leading cause of death, according to the CDC. As your […]

  3. Safety August 29, 2018

    Is it Safe to Drive Your Car With the Check Engine Light On?

    The symbols and notification lights on the dashboard of your car are, for the most part, not optional. Is it safe to drive your car with the check engine light on? The short answer is, it depends. Maybe you have a story or two in your back pocket about a time when the check engine […]

  4. Safety August 9, 2018

    Everything You Need to Know About Auto Safety Recalls

    In 2017, the automotive industry recalled 74% more vehicles than it delivered to consumers. A whopping 30.7 million vehicles were recalled, while only 17.6 million new vehicles were sold. While these numbers may seem stifling, auto recalls hit a four-year low in 2017. 2016 saw 53 million recalls, although many are (and continue to be) […]

  5. Safety July 26, 2018

    Is It Against the Law to Have a Cracked Windshield?

    Driving with a cracked windshield is many things: it’s dangerous (it compromises the safety of your car in even a minor accident), it’s frustrating (how did this even happen?), and it’s embarrassing (no one likes a beat-up ride). But is a cracked windshield illegal? It depends. The crack’s severity and location play a role in […]

  6. Safety June 28, 2018

    What All the Symbols on Your Dashboard Mean

    We’ve all been there: You’re driving along the freeway, enjoying the views, and all of a sudden, you hear a beep — you look down and a symbol appears on your dashboard. You start to wonder what could be wrong. Some symbols on your dashboard are more obvious than others. However, it’s important to know […]

  7. Safety April 5, 2018

    What Should Be in an Emergency Car Kit?

    Whether you’re right in the thick of winter or the spring flowers are starting to bloom, it’s important to be prepared no matter what the weather forecast looks like. Problems that occur with your vehicle can be weather related, but that’s not always the case. Regardless of driving conditions, accidents, breakdowns, or random weather events […]

  8. Safety February 22, 2018

    How to Teach Your Teenager to Drive and Maintain a Car

    Do you remember when you started driving?  It might seem like a lifetime ago.  Perhaps your mom or dad took you to an empty parking lot to practice your parallel parking skills, or maybe you took driver’s education classes at your high school.   Now the tables are turned and you’re the proud parent of […]

  9. Safety January 11, 2018

    Why Is My Dashboard Oil Light On?

    From your speed to check engine lights, your car’s dashboard serves as the visual display for all of your car’s systems. The red oil light on your dashboard indicates that there’s a problem with your engine oil, which is an urgent concern. If you’re driving and a light that looks like an old-fashioned oil can* illuminates, you should stop […]

  10. Safety December 28, 2017

    Keeping Your Car Safe for Winter Driving

    The shorter days and below-freezing temperatures of January and February can make winter driving conditions more difficult. If you take some precautions before driving you can minimize your chances of getting stranded in the cold. Visibility Visibility is easily compromised by dark nights. With daylight savings time, nearly all of us drive home from work […]

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