Tips

Tips for Purchasing Your Next New or Pre-Owned Import

Last month we gave tips for taking care of your new or pre-owned vehicle. This month, let’s back up a bit and start at the beginning. Summer is a great time to purchase a new import and cruise the open road. If you’re planning on purchasing a new car, what are some must-take steps in [...]

2017-07-21T12:44:11+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Tips for Purchasing Your Next New or Pre-Owned Import

So You Just Got a New Car… Now What?

Congrats! You’ve just been handed the keys to a new (or new to you) vehicle. In between admiring the paint job, handling, speed, and interior, invest time in caring for your new ride. Doing so will help the vehicle last for the long haul… and look good while doing it. Here are a few places [...]

2017-07-03T14:36:23+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on So You Just Got a New Car… Now What?

5 Signs that Your A/C Needs to be Serviced

Imagine basking in the glory of a beautiful, 85-degree PNW day. You enjoy the warmth, but are looking forward to your vehicle’s air conditioning for your trip across town. You turn the temperature dial to blue. You turn the fan on high. And..... weak, warm air comes out. Your dreamy day has turned into a [...]

2017-06-02T14:33:41+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Signs that Your A/C Needs to be Serviced

Prepare Your Car for Summer Road Trips

Believe it or not, summer is on its way. Seriously! Don’t let the rain fool you. Soon we’ll be trading in our umbrellas for flip-flops. Even more exciting, it’s time to start planning summer vacations. Many of us will opt for one or more road trips, and that’s great! There’s no better way to enjoy [...]

2017-05-05T10:02:51+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Prepare Your Car for Summer Road Trips

Care for your car during National Car Care Month!

  Doesn’t it seem like everything has its own day or month? National Puppy Day! Pancake Day! Oral Hygiene Awareness Month! Jazz Appreciation Month! While these may be fun to celebrate, April is home to National Car Care Month—a time when you can evaluate your car and stay safe on the road. This is a [...]

2017-03-31T11:35:52+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Care for your car during National Car Care Month!

5 Tips to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Previously, we talked about setting New Year’s resolutions for your car. If you haven’t done this yet, we’ve got a great goal to get you started: save money on gas. Sure, gas isn’t $4 a gallon like it was a few years ago, but it doesn’t hurt to cut down your fuel expenditure each month! Check [...]

2017-03-13T10:37:55+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Gift and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Car Enthusiasts and New Drivers

The holidays should be a time to decompress, de-stress, and enjoy the joy and magic of the season. But if you have a friend or family member who is hard to shop for, you might find yourself running against the clock to find the perfect gift. While we may not be able to help you [...]

2017-02-19T00:43:20+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Gift and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Car Enthusiasts and New Drivers

4 Tips to Prepare for Winter Driving

It’s happening—we’re entering holiday season. As you look forward to carving the turkey and opening gifts, don’t forget to make sure your car is ready for the holiday treks ahead. Not only will you see an increase in traffic around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but weather may also play a role in altering your plans. From [...]

2017-02-19T00:43:20+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Comments Off on 4 Tips to Prepare for Winter Driving

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