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Stay Prepared—What to do if Your Car Breaks Down

June 7, 2022
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We’ve all seen it, some of us have even experienced it first-hand—a driver parked on the side of the road, looking helpless as they stand beside their broken-down vehicle. It’s a situation no one wants to find themselves in.  But vehicle breakdowns happen. Instead of fretting about worst-case scenarios, the best thing you can do to ensure your safety and...
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4 Things To Look For In A Car Maintenance App

March 30, 2022
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New car maintenance apps are changing the way drivers approach auto service. Today’s drivers are more empowered than ever to stay on top of their car maintenance needs, with an array of car service apps at their disposal. But with so many maintenance apps on the market, how do you know which features are most critical for maintaining a safe,...
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5 Maintenance Tips for Electric Cars

January 26, 2022
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Have an electric vehicle of your own or thinking about purchasing one? Apart from being an eco-friendly alternative to gas-powered cars, electric vehicles (EVs) have some notable advantages over their combustion engine counterparts—just ask the 4 million people who bought EVs last year.  One significant difference between EVs and gas-powered cars is the amount of general vehicle maintenance required. Overall,...
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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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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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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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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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How to Save Your Lot’s Batteries with a Smart Alert System

May 10, 2021
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When a car remains stationary for days or weeks on end, the battery’s charge starts to diminish. When the battery is unable to provide the electrical power to start the vehicle, it either requires a jumpstart to recharge or is outright drained. When you’re the manager of a dealership lot (or multiple), maintaining the health of hundreds of batteries can...
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