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What do I do after a car accident?

Friday, August 17th, 2018
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What to do after a car accident

Getting into a car accident can be a terrifying experience. Whether it’s a minor accident or a major one, it can be jarring and might be difficult to remember what you need to do. Check out this list of steps to take after a car accident to help navigate your way through it! (more…)

5 steps to take when having engine issues

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Man standing over smoke coming from engine

What do I do when my engine overheats? 

At some point or another, we’ve all dealt with annoying car issues. Some are even much more frustrating than others, like when dealing with engine issues. While these problems can be rare, it’s smart to know how to handle the situation if it ever arises. So, what do I do when my engine overheats? 


How do I change a flat tire?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
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How to change a flat tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is an important skill to have, but many people don’t think about it until they have a flat that needs changing. Read on to learn how to change a flat tire so that you know what to do if you ever get a flat on the road! (more…)

How can I camp in my car?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
2019 Buick Envision parked in a parking lot

Tips for camping in a car

Getting all of the gear you need to go camping can get expensive. To save money, and just to be more mobile, you can camp in your car! There are a few ways you can make your experience better, check out these tips! (more…)

Beat carsickness with these tips!

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
man and child in car, how to prevent car sickness on road trips

How to avoid motion sickness on a road trip

Getting carsick is no fun. Especially if you are embarking on a lengthy road trip, feelings of motion sickness can totally derail your plans and make the trip miserable instead of exciting. Learn some tips for how to avoid getting carsick here! (more…)

How does Traction Control work?

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
How does traction control work?

How Traction Control works in your vehicle

Most vehicles today have some sort of traction control system integrated into them. But you might not be sure what traction control does or how it works, which is why we are sharing this helpful video to explain more about the benefits of a traction control system! (more…)

How does ABS work?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
What is ABS?

What is an Anti-lock Braking System?

Nearly every new vehicle comes equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), but many people aren’t sure exactly what it does or how it works. While nearly everyone understands that it is a safety feature to help keep you safe on the road, it can be more helpful to be able to recognize the signs when ABS is activated so that you know what is going on in your vehicle. Check out this video explaining how ABS works and how it helps you stay safe! (more…)

What to look for when test driving a used car

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Used car lot

How-to: Test drive a used car

When you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, it can be overwhelming trying to decide what kind of vehicle you want and how much you can afford. Once you have that narrowed down and have a possible vehicle picked out, it is important to take it for a test drive (or two) to make sure that it is in good shape. But what do you need to look and listen for to determine if the car is in good shape? Check out these tips on how to successfully test drive a used car. (more…)

What Causes An Air Conditioner to Leak?

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
leaking A/C System Fix

A leaking air conditioning system can take a morning commute and make it feel like a nightmare. With no cool air, your daily drive can be a sweaty one. If you’re worried you’ve got a leaking A/C unit, check out the symptoms here.   (more…)

How to Fix Streaking on Vehicle Windshield

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Cleaning Windshield Preventing Streaks

When the rain starts and you turn on your windshield wipers, there’s nothing worse than streaks in your line of sight, potentially causing a dangerous situation for you and your passengers. It’s important to be able to see out of all your windows, and streaks don’t need to stand in your way. Follow these instructions to get a streak-free shine with a little at-home elbow grease.   (more…)

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