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How Can I Increase My Car's Fuel Efficiency?

When purchasing a vehicle, many people will strongly consider the vehicle's fuel efficiency - the better gas mileage your vehicle can get, the less you'll have to spend on gas over the years. While this is definitely a selling point, not all vehicles have the outstanding fuel efficiency that some drivers hope for. We've discovered that many people wonder if there's a way that they can increase their current vehicle's fuel efficiency, even if just by a little bit - and the answer is yes!  While there's no secret to boosting your fuel efficiency immensely, small changes here and there can actually make a difference when it comes to how often you find yourself filling up your tank. Here are some of our top tips for how you can boost your vehicle's fuel efficiency:  Always make sure that your tires have the proper air pressure. Under-inflated tires can actually decrease fuel efficiency because it takes more effort for your vehicle to move. Properly i ... read more

How Do I Know if My Car's A/C is Failing?

Driving your vehicle without a working air conditioning system can be extremely uncomfortable during certain weather conditions. If you notice that your air conditioning system isn’t working properly or at all, don’t hesitate to get your system fixed as soon as possible so that it’s working when you need it. At the first sign of an issue, bring your vehicle into our experts for honest work and friendly customer service. We will work quickly to get your air conditioning system repaired and get you back on the road.  If your vehicle’s air conditioning system is faulty, you may notice some of the following symptoms:  Air doesn’t blow out cold Air temperature doesn’t match setting No air or hot air blowing out of vents Strange noises from A/C vents Unpleasant smell Any of the symptoms listed above can indicate a problem with your vehicle’s A/C system. We recommend having your vehicle inspected if you notice any of the signs abo ... read more

Safety Tips for July 4th Celebrations

July 4th is a special day when it comes to celebrating our freedom here in the United States and gathering with loved ones for a good time. Many families will be coming together to BBQ, eat lavishly, and watch fireworks nearby. With the increase in vehicles on the road and the high amount of people out having a good time, it is important to remember a couple of ways in which we can stay safe during this holiday.  Here are some tips on how to remain safe while celebrating July 4th this year:  One important thing to remember is driving safety. With the increase of alcohol consumption on July 4th, be sure to have a safe ride to and from your destination. NEVER drink and drive, or allow an intoxicated person to drive you. Have a designated driver planned or get a ride from a rideshare app or taxi. If you can't find a way to drive without drinking, find a place nearby where you can safely walk to your destination. July 4th is one of the most dangerous days in the United Sta ... read more

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