Yearly Archives: 2022

Car Maintenance Tips For Winter

Car Maintenance Tips For Winter

Photo by Steven Van Elk on Unsplash Car Maintenance Tips For Winter Extra car care will help keep you safe on the roadways here in Lafayette as the temperature drops. You might only sometimes be able to avoid the challenges of winter driving during these months, but there are some things you can do to prevent stress. Below, we list some of our top tips for winter driving.  Tire Maintenance Is Key! Winter weather can cause problems with your tires, so it's essential to check them regularly. Ensure there isn't excessive tread wear or damage, and all four tires are the same size, brand, and construction (such as all-season).   Make sure that your tires are properly inflated. If a tire is not correctly inflated, it will wear out more quickly and can even explode under high pressure. Check the recommended PSI for your vehicle, and then check all four tires to e ... read more

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How To Know It’s Time For A New Car

How To Know It’s Time For A New Car

Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash How To Know It’s Time For A New Car The best big purchases are well thought out and prepared for. However, so many of us buy a new vehicle during a crisis–like when our primary vehicle breaks down. However, now is the right time to consider whether a new vehicle is in your future. Yes, holiday expenses are approaching, which is why right now is great for planning! Below, we’ll list the top reasons to expect a new car in the new year. Constant Breakdowns Breakdowns are a significant cause of stress. If you constantly have to take your car in for repairs, or if it's the same part breaking down repeatedly, that's a sign that your car isn't taking care of you as well as you'd like. If you had more than one breakdown per month, that could indicate that it's time for a new ride! High Expenses If you're experie ... read more

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How To Decorate Your Car For Halloween

How To Decorate Your Car For Halloween

Photo by John Benitez on Unsplash When it comes to decorating your car for Halloween, there are a lot of ways to get creative! There are so many options for choosing how you want your car to look on Halloween night! You can make your own decorations or buy them from a store.  Removable Stickers If you're looking for a way to easily decorate your car this Halloween, look no further than removable window stickers. You can make or buy some awesome window stickers that catch people's attention while driving. Make sure that whatever sticker you choose doesn't get in the way when it comes time to drive–the back passenger seats are a perfect place to put them. The bonus is that your kids may have fun playing with them as you drive! Go The Trunk-or-Treat Route Trunk or treat is the safest time to decorate your car because you'll be parked and don't have t ... read more

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How To Make The Most of Your Test Drive

How To Make The Most of Your Test Drive

Photo by Arvid Skywalker on Unsplash How To Make The Most of Your Test Drive Test drives are something to relish if you're in the market for a new car. After all, they allow you to get behind the wheel of your dream ride—but that doesn't mean they can't also be stressful experiences. Below, we list some top tips for your test drive experience.  Do your research before the test drive. Having a spur-of-the-moment urge to buy a car is okay, but you must sit with the idea for a moment. At least sit with it long enough to decide what type of vehicle, where you want to go (always check reviews), and your intentions before going in. Setting up a timeline of your desired purchase date (or need by date) will help you slow down your decisions or prioritize your needs.  Test out the car's bells and whistles After you've started the car and have had a moment t ... read more

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Best Cars For Your College Student

Best Cars For Your College Student

Best Cars For Your College Student Photo by Matt Ragland on Unsplash If you're a parent whose child is heading off to college, you've probably thought about what they'll need in terms of gear and supplies. But have you thought about the car they'll need to get around campus? Whether they’re headed to Purdue or somewhere a bit further, the vehicle they drive is an essential school supply. If your kid doesn't have a car yet or is selling their old one to find something more reliable, we have some great options for affordable vehicles that will last them through four years (and beyond). But first, let’s talk about how to look at cars for your student.  Keep these things in mind when you are selecting a vehicle. When choosing a new car for your student, you should keep a few things in mind. These include safety features, budget cars, and college stud ... read more

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How Often Should You Inspect Your Car’s Fluids and Tire Pressure?

How Often Should You Inspect Your Car’s Fluids and Tire Pressure?

   Photo by Paul Moody on Unsplash How often you should inspect your car fluids and tire pressure You must keep your vehicle’s fluids and tire pressure in good condition. Your car fluids enable different vehicle systems to run smoothly and at maximum performance. On the other hand, it is essential to keep your vehicle’s tires in perfect condition as it allows you to stop and prevent an accident on the road.    Regular vehicle maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly and running for years. Keeping your car’s fluids and tire pressure will prevent your vehicle from having a breakdown. This month’s blog will share tips on how often you should inspect your car fluids ... read more

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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Warning Lights

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Warning Lights

Photo by Claude Gabriel on Unsplash Why you shouldn't ignore your warning lights  How many of you have ignored the lights on your vehicle's dashboard? If you are one of those people, you should consider paying more attention to them. Your vehicle dashboard lights are there for a purpose. They are warning lights meant to indicate when something in your vehicle is wrong or needs to be repaired.     In this month's blog, we will share some reasons you shouldn't ignore your warning lights. As a vehicle owner, it is your responsibility to address the issues immediately, and if you ever need help, remember that our expert auto mechanics are here to help you.    Reasons why you shouldn ... read more

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The Benefits of Tire Rotation

The Benefits of Tire Rotation

Photo by Tekton on Unsplash   What are the benefits of a tire rotation?  The tire rotation ensures that they wear evenly. It can involve another positioning, too, depending on factors such as the wheel drive of the vehicle. In this month’s blog, we will share some of the benefits of a tire rotation.    As tire rotation can impact your safety, it’s important to make routine processes a part of your car’s maintenance. This will allow your vehicle to run smoother, and you will save a lot of money in the long run.    Benefits of tire rotation Regular tire rotation ensures many benefits to your vehicle:    Better ride: Having the rotation of your tires can allow you to have a smoo ... read more

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A Chipped Windshield Can Cost You More Than a Ticket

A Chipped Windshield Can Cost You More Than a Ticket

Photo by Charles Loyer on Unsplash Here is why you shouldn't be driving around with a chipped windshield.  Windshields are essential for our vehicles as they allow you to see clearly on the road and be aware of any obstacles. For this reason, you must always have them in good condition even if you don't use them often.    It can be possible that at some point, you might have noticed a crack or a chip on your windshield, and you continue driving, ignoring this chipped windshield. On this month's blog, we will explain the reasons why you shouldn't be driving around with a chipped windshield.   Crack Expansion over time.  One of the most common and primary reasons for driving with a cracked ... read more

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Tips on Getting Rid of a Bumper Dent

Tips on Getting Rid of a Bumper Dent

Photo by Scott Umstattd on Unsplash   It is overwhelming to find out that your vehicle will fall victim to a dent at one point or another. For this reason, on this month's blog, we will give you some tips on how to get rid of a bumper dent.    Most of the time, it can be costly to get these dents repaired and may not seem worth your time or money. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of tips for removing marks yourself if the damage is minor enough.    Use a plunger: This is one of the most used tricks and can be highly effective not only for unclogging toilets but also for removing minor dents!    Use boiling water: If the dent tends to be on the plastic bumper or another area of yo ... read more

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