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Stay Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are always a special time of year when most of us will be spending time with friends and family. However, the holidays are also peak times when it comes to crime and theft which can take away the holiday magic and leave you stressed during the season.  In order to combat holiday theft and crime, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and to take measures which can help protect you and your family both on the road and at home.  Here are some of our top holiday safety tips to combat seasonal crime and theft:  Always lock your home doors and windows while at home or when you leave. If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, ask a neighbor or friend to watch over your home for you and be sure not to leave any valuables in the view of outsiders. Also, try not to spread the word that your house will be empty.  Ensure that your vehicle is ready for any type of drive or travel this season by having it inspected by the exper ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Quality Tune-Up Auto Care!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Quality Tune-Up Auto Care! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Quality Tune-Up Auto Care before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charge ... read more

What Do I Do in a Car Emergency?

When we get in our vehicle, we assume that we will get to our destination without trouble. You never know when you might end up with a flat tire or experience a car breakdown on the road. Unfortunately, unexpected things can happen and you may find yourself in a car emergency at one point in your life. The most important thing to do is stay calm and think about how best to handle the situation you are in to avoid further issues.  Here's some advice on what to do when you're in a car emergency: Try not to panic. The worst thing you can do in an emergency situation is to panic and not act calmly. Stay calm and breathe, and try to figure out what the next best steps are.  Make sure that everyone with you is ok, as well as yourself! If you’ve been in an accident and a passenger or yourself is hurt, call for medical help right away.  Be sure to pull over to a safe place. Try to get your vehicle out of traffic’s way and to a safe place on the ... read more

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