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Debunking Common Myths About Cold Weather Car Maintenance

December 7, 2021
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Cold weather car maintenance tips often get passed on like a game of telephone. Your father teaches you to pull your wiper blades up and away from your car during freezing temperatures, or your friend tells you that turning off your heater can save gas mileage. Over time, some of these misconceptions become widely accepted as the truth.  Though taking...
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Winter Car Care: Your Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

November 16, 2021
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As we head into the frosty weather that colder months bring, icy roads and car troubles can wreak havoc for everyone. While car maintenance is necessary year-round, it is especially important in winter months when hazards run high. Neglecting winter car care can lead to accidents, roadside breakdowns, or simply a car that refuses to start when you’re already running...
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The Overlooked Value of Connected Car Data

November 4, 2021
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The conversation surrounding connected vehicles in the automotive industry sparked a frenzy in the last ten years, with manufacturers competing for the next greatest technology. In the last year alone, 91 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. were connected cars, each collecting granular car data with the potential to positively impact both drivers and dealerships at scale. With connected...
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National Check Your Transmission Day: Learning How and When to Check Transmission Fluid

October 21, 2021
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We’re shifting gears on National Check Your Transmission Day to raise awareness and educate our drivers on proper transmission maintenance. We’ll address common questions such as when to check transmission fluid, unhealthy transmission symptoms to look out for, and more. Most drivers avoid care until a maintenance light on their dashboard alerts them of a problem, but neglecting simple transmission...
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Connected Vehicles and the Features Customers Are Looking For Most

September 13, 2021
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Gone are the day’s when drivers settled for cars that got them from point A to point B. Today’s drivers want connected vehicles with features just as sophisticated as their smartphones.  They want to navigate through their Spotify playlists just as easily as they navigate the road. They want hands-free driving while they drink their coffee on their way to...
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Vehicle Maintenance Software Is Changing the Way Drivers Approach Car Service

August 16, 2021
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Many drivers are “rolling a dice” on their way to work as the average vehicle has three parts functioning below standards. While assessing vehicle health can often be a guessing game, vehicle maintenance software is transforming the way we approach car maintenance.  Humidity, temperature, ratio of night to day driving, tow weight, road quality, and any number of driving conditions...
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A Car Service Maintenance App Is Key to Protecting Your Lot During Extreme Summer Heat

July 13, 2021
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The Pacific Northwest and Western Canada experienced record-breaking heat waves in June, and they’re only going to continue as August approaches. Oregon reached an all-time high of 116 degrees Fahrenheit. Seattle also reported an all-time high of 108 degrees. This record breaking heat is especially problematic for car dealerships who invest in lots with over 1200 vehicles, all of which...
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Your Ultimate Summer Car Care Checklist

June 1, 2021
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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the highest number of fatal accidents occur from July to September. This can be attributed to a number of factors including distracted driving, driving under the influence, and even neglected car maintenance. Summer road trips, off-roading, and extreme weather conditions can wear and tear your vehicle. Before packing up for the beach or...
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Your Guide to Car Warning Light Symbols and the Technology Ready to Help

May 18, 2021
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Keeping a car running in pristine condition requires periodic repairs and the occasional scheduled maintenance appointment. More often than not, your vehicle will notify you of any service that it needs to continue performing optimally. Its dashboard contains dozens of lights. When illuminated, each will alert you of an internal mechanism that may need professional attention. While not all these...
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The Penny Test for Tires: What It Is and Why It’s Critical for Tire Maintenance

April 26, 2021
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After months of prolonged lockdowns and desolate highways, the total number of miles driven across the U.S. surged in March 2021 compared to the same time last year, according to new data from Metromile. As driving behaviors start to return to pre-pandemic levels, it’s important that drivers pay close attention to the maintenance they neglected over the last year, beginning...
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