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Be Ready For Cold Weather

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 16:56 -- Professional Au...

Winterizing your vehicles is very important, surprisingly, only about 30% of drivers “Winterize” their vehicles. This means only 30% of you are saving money during the winter, and who doesn’t like money? In order to winterize your vehicle, you should check a few things routinely and ensure fluids are at certain heights – also, make sure you bring a back-up bag (Including a first aid kit, non-perishable food items, water, blankets, gloves, and anything else you think you might need).

The Sniff Test

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 21:07 -- Professional Au...

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that drivers should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected repair.

Strange smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs and keeping up with preventative maintenance you will save money and have more peace of mind.

Is it time for new tires?

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:35 -- Professional Au...

How do you know if you need new tires?

Tire wear depends on several factors, including your driving style and tire maintenance habits. Wrong size load and speed rating can void your warranty. But one sure way to know when to replace your tires is when treadwear indicators appear. A tire's built-in treadwear indicators are "wear bars" that look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and appear when it's time to replace the tire.

You also need a new tire if:

Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea!

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:24 -- Professional Au...

Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea, says the Car Care Council.  An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather.

“The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A vehicle check before the temperatures drop is a sensible way to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold and with the unexpected expense of emergency repairs.”

Car Insurance Tips and Tricks

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 18:27 -- Professional Au...

Purchasing car insurance is complicated enough. Between the gecko, the pile of cash with googly eyes, the caveman, and all the other mascots declaring hundreds of dollars in savings, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of misinformation and advertising. What exactly goes into determining how much it will cost to insure your vehicle? Are red cars more expensive?