Safety

Don’t Wait on Brakes!

When you think vehicle safety, think brakes. This crucial system is a top priority, as brake pads, shoes, drums and rotors all work together to keep your vehicle prepared for all terrain, weather, and road conditions. Performing regular maintenance on your brakes helps your vehicle stop quickly... which can save lives. Here are four signs [...]

2017-08-25T15:47:23+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Don’t Wait on Brakes!

Stay Safe in Spring!

We think of winter being a treacherous time to drive, but did you know that spring brings road safety hazards as well? It’s true! Get ahead of the game by checking out these tips for staying safe on the road this spring. Watch out for bicyclists Who doesn’t love a good bike ride? During springtime, [...]

2017-03-13T10:30:13+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Stay Safe in Spring!

Spooky Car Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

October is a time when we get a thrill from things that go bump in the night. Haunted houses, creaky stairs, bat squeaks, and ghosts are all welcome.  But when it comes to your vehicle, there are a few noises you don’t want to hear any time of the year. Here are a few scary [...]

2017-02-19T00:43:20+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Spooky Car Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

5 Tips for Prepping the Car for College

September is here, and that means it’s time for college. If you’re the parent of a college-bound son or daughter, prepping the car is just as important as prepping the dorm room. Take a look at these five tips for getting your child’s car ready for college and beyond.   1. Tune up before you [...]

2017-02-19T00:43:21+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Prepping the Car for College

Avoid Vehicle Overheating this Summer

Summertime weather is finally here in the Pacific Northwest. The steadily climbing heat and relentless sun can cause overheating in cars—both under the hood and for the vehicle’s passengers. Here’s a list of tips to ensure both you and your car continue running at cool, optimal levels.   Under the Hood Check Your Coolant Fluid [...]

2017-02-19T00:43:21+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Avoid Vehicle Overheating this Summer

Fireworks Safety Tips for a Fun and Festive Fourth of July

As you know, we here at Rolf’s Import Auto care greatly about the safety of you and your family. As the Fourth of July nears, it’s incredibly important to stay safe as the firecrackers go off, the sparklers twinkle, and the kids want to be in the middle of it all. Take a look at [...]

2017-02-19T00:43:21+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Fireworks Safety Tips for a Fun and Festive Fourth of July

Be Prepared: Tips for driving in the snow

Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads. Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. [...]

2017-01-13T12:53:17+00:00 November 18th, 2013|0 Comments

24-Hour Roadside Assistance

24hr Roadside Assistance To earn your lifetime business, we have to do more than service your vehicle – we need to provide safety and peace of mind. We know that our customers rely on us to take care of their vehicles and ensure that they have a safe, comfortable ride. We want to make sure [...]

2017-01-13T12:53:23+00:00 May 31st, 2012|0 Comments

Texting and driving is like playing Russian Roulette

Phone Down, Eyes Up Texting and driving is like playing Russian Roulette You are 23x more likely to crash if you text while driving. According to the NHTSA, in 2009 an estimated 20 percent of 1,517,000 injury crashes were reported to have involved distracted driving. Teen drivers are more likely than other age [...]

2017-01-13T12:53:23+00:00 April 18th, 2012|0 Comments

Is Texting While Driving Really That Dangerous?

Yes. And there is an app to stop it. We've all done it. Tried to fit in a quick message while driving the car. The problem - we're very distracted and we're very dangerous. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. If [...]

2017-01-13T12:53:23+00:00 April 16th, 2012|0 Comments