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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Survive the Holidays

Survive the Holidays

Helping Your Vehicle Survive the Holidays Unless you have a deserted island you can escape to during the holiday season, you and your vehicle can feel the strain. Traffic in Phoenix is heavier, more ‘occasional’ drivers are on the roads and if you are like the majority, you spend more time just sitting in traffic and through a traffic light…or two…or more if you live or work around a shopping center. We want you to enjoy the holidays and one of the ways to have less stress during this joyful time is to make sure your vehicle is up to the challenge! Here are just a few things we can do for your vehicle so you can be sure you arrive on time for the family feasts, holiday parties, community events and shopping extravaganzas: We make sure your oil and filter are clean. We check the tires for proper inflation and rotate if needed. We inspect the brakes to make sure you can stop on a dime if necessary! We top off fluids or exchange them. We ... read more

Make It A Happy Thanksgiving!

Make It A Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for Being Our Customer We always find time to be thankful for our wonderful customers! We wish each and every one of you a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving! Make It A Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you are going on an extended road trip, driving to the airport or just plan to get groceries or do some Black Friday shopping, it will probably involve your car! Here are what the road-side assistant companies suggest you have checked out before the holiday to make sure your vehicle is safe and your Thanksgiving less stressful! Tires: Make sure your tires are properly inflated. If they have bad tread wear and need to be replaced, it is better to do it before you are in a breakdown situation. Wiper Blades: Many an accident could be avoided if drivers could see where they are going! Make sure your wiper blades are up to the challenge! Battery: A dead battery can be avoided! A simple test will make sure it is up to par. The best thing you can do b ... read more

Don’t Be A Statistic This Holiday Season

Don’t Be A Statistic This Holiday Season

The phrase ‘reckless driving’ brings to mind irresponsible people out joy riding for a thrill…but more than likely it is due to fatigue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that drowsiness or fatigue is a principle factor in up to 100,000 police reported crashes annually. The result is some 71,000 injuries and 1,500 casualties. Drowsiness causes our reaction time to slow, impairs our judgment, and makes us less aware. It isn’t all that different from driving drunk except there currently isn’t a test such as a breathalyzer to prove it. These fatigue related crashes are almost always a single vehicle that leaves the highway and hits a fixed object (sign, tree, fence, or other structure) or the vehicle rolls over. It is believed that 40 – 60% of these “off the road” crashes are due to driver drowsiness. These account for one-third off all traffic deaths nationally and two-thirds of fatalities in rural areas. Who ... read more

Your Teen Driver And Safety

Your Teen Driver And Safety

I’m often asked what parents should look for in a car for their teen driver. Of course, a lot of teens dream of a fancy sports car but that certainly isn’t the safe choice for young, inexperienced drivers. Teen drivers, between the ages of 16 to 19 are far more likely to have a crash than any other group. They tend to underestimate dangerous situations and they don’t always react to them appropriately. It is hard for a mature, experienced driver to always make the right snap judgment when behind the wheel to avoid an accident. Everything happens way too fast. When you are brand new at driving it gets worse. I always advise that before you pick a car based on price or looks think reliable and safety first, then choose the safest car you can afford to buy. Air bags, stability control and excellent tires are a good start. Large to mid-size cars are safer than small cars because they are heavier. 16 models with the highest crash rates included 11 small cars. I ... read more