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6 Essential Travel Tips for Your Thanksgiving Road Trip

6 Essential Travel Tips for Your Thanksgiving Road Trip

6 Essential Travel Tips for Your Thanksgiving Road Trip   AAA estimates nearly 3.8 million Southern Californians will travel by car this Thanksgiving, 10% more drivers than last year, despite the record breaking gas prices. Our freeways are expected to reach peak traffic on Wednesday afternoon (the day before Thanksgiving) and overall, you can expect traffic to reach near  pre-pandemic levels. Some drivers may be taking a vehicle that is not prepared for an extended road trip and the last thing you want is for your car to breakdown on the highway when you should be at Grandma's sitting at the table having Thanksgiving dinner or relaxing by the pool at your favorite resort.  In order to reduce the chance of unexpected, costly repairs and have a stress-free road trip, here are 6 essential things you should do to make sure your car is ready for travel this Thanksgiving:  Check all fluids (engine oil, power steering and brake and transm ... read more

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5 Safe Driving Tips to Follow When Daylight Savings Ends

5 Safe Driving Tips to Follow When Daylight Savings Ends

5 Safe Driving Tips to Follow When Daylight Savings Ends   We're over a month into the fall season which can only mean its near the end of Daylight Savings time. The extra sleep is something we welcome when we turn back our clocks, however the hour difference can have negative effects on your road safety.  When sleeping schedules are interrupted it can have an effect on our body and mind and can make us more susceptible for getting into a car accident. Studies have found that car crashes increased not only at the start of DST but also with the hour time change in the fall.  So as we 'fall back' this Sunday to get ready for the winter here are a few things we recommend you do to keep yourself safe on the road when the time changes:  GET ENOUGH REST -  the change of time can impact the quality of your sleep, you do not want to drive when you are sleepy or drowsy, so stick to your regular sleep schedule so yo ... read more

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10 Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Sale and Get Top Dollar for It

10 Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Sale and Get Top Dollar for It

10 Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Sale and Get Top Dollar for It Are you thinking about selling your car to upgrade for a new car? With used vehicles still in high demand at higher prices due to the slowing production of newer vehicles, your vehicle will have more value when you put effort into taking care of repairs and regular maintenance.  By being prepared not only will you benefit from a car that performs better on the road, when it comes time to sell you'll be able to get top dollar and be rewarded for all the efforts that you put into maintaining your car.   Here are 10 steps to get your car ready for sale and get top dollar for it:    Keep the car clean, get it washed (clean the car inside thoroughly and out, consider getting it detailed) Fix any dents and dings    Get oil changed Inspect, clean and replace tires  Get your wheels aligned   Inspect your bra ... read more

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October National Car Care Month Essential Maintenance Tips

October National Car Care Month Essential Maintenance Tips

October is National Car Care Month, an important time to be proactive and stay on top of preventative maintenance. Whether your car sat in the driveway the majority of the summer or spent hundreds of miles on long road trips, we highly recommend you take care of these essential maintenance items to make sure your car can safely navigate the wet roads in the winter:  CHECK YOUR WIPER BLADES -  Inspect your blades regularly, look for discoloration and cracks. Clean them off every month with a damp cloth. Wiper blades typically last 6 months.  CHECK AND CHANGE FLUIDS - Make sure all your fluids are topped off. Including but not limited to engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid, and washer fluid. CHECK YOUR TIRES - Check tire pressure at least once a month. Under inflated tires can affect braking distances and provide less responsive steering and handling. Pay attention to tread depth and alignment ... read more

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Tips to Extend the Life of Your Older Vehicle, Older Car Care Maintenance

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Older Vehicle, Older Car Care Maintenance

With the cost of a new vehicle purchase averaging $37,000 more Americans are keeping their cars past 100,000, 150,000 and even 200,000 miles with many households delaying purchases on a new car or buying used cars. In order to improve the longevity of your older vehicle, you need to know how to take care of your older car and be proactive about routine maintenance.  Here's a few simple reminders to avoid spending thousands of dollars on costly damage and repairs and keep your older vehicle running safely and reliably for many more years to come:  CHANGE FLUIDS REGULARLY  CHECK TIRE PRESSURE FREQUENTLY  CHANGE OIL AND FILTER ROUTINELY REPLACE SPARK PLUGS  MAKE SURE BATTERY IS IN GOOD SHAPE REPLACE WORN OUT PARTS WHEN NEEDED Getting your car serviced by a trusted, professional mechanic routinely can significantly reduce the risk of breakdowns, accidents and expensive repairs.  Whether your car is older or new, our team of tale ... read more