A Car Service Maintenance App Is Key to Protecting Your Lot During Extreme Summer Heat

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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 …

Your Ultimate Summer Car Care Checklist

Your Ultimate Summer Car Care Checklist

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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 …

Your Guide to Car Warning Light Symbols and the Technology Ready to Help

Your Guide to Car Warning Light Symbols and the Technology Ready to Help

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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 …

The Penny Test for Tires: What It Is and Why It’s Critical for Tire Maintenance

The Penny Test for Tires: What It Is and Why It’s Critical for Tire Maintenance

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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 …

Why Did My Check Engine Light Come On? Here’s What You Need to Know

Why Did My Check Engine Light Come On? Here’s What You Need to Know

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It’s an all too familiar tale. You’re simply driving to work or the grocery store (or maybe worse, on a road trip) when suddenly the small engine icon illuminates on your dashboard. As you stare at the glowing icon you might be thinking: “Why did my check engine light come on?” While some simply choose to ignore it, the check …

How Predictive Maintenance Tools Benefit Auto Dealers and Drivers

How Predictive Maintenance Tools Benefit Drivers and Their Vehicles

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Car maintenance is an unavoidable part of being a responsible car owner. When ignored or approached half-heartedly, you’re faced with repercussions not just for your wallet but also for your safety. However, there is a lot of guessing when those dreaded service lights go on. Ultimately, these service alerts tell us something is wrong, but not what is wrong. Thankfully, …