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Gas Prices and Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Gas Prices and Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Photo by Dawn McDonald on Unsplash Are gas prices giving your heart a run for its money? Have heart palpitations at the gas pump? You’re not alone, and so are we. With increasing gas prices around for the foreseeable future, keeping your vehicle’s fuel economy at its highest is critical. Let’s take some time to look at how we can prepare our vehicle for the expensive road ahead, and maximize its fuel efficiency in the face of gas price increases. 3 ways to make the most of your gasoline! Here are some helpful tools for stretching out the range on your gas tank:   Speed kills: Or, in this case, the lack of it. It may feel like your gas pedal is your worst enemy at times like this. Any time the vehicle is force ... read more

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Gas Prices

Navigating Rainy Weather

Navigating Rainy Weather

Photo by Hafidh Satyanto on Unsplash What Should I Do To Prepare My Vehicle For Rainy Weather? As we all know, Seattle is a very rainy place to live! On average, we experience nearly 150 days of rain throughout the year. That means we spend nearly half of our time driving in rainy conditions, making this month's blog even more important!   Rainy conditions are dangerous for multiple reasons. Beyond simply making the road more slippery and hard for your tires to maintain traction, the rain conceals potentially dangerous issues. Rainfall makes it difficult to spot potholes and other obstructions in the road; combine that with faulty brakes and windshield wipers that don't work, and you have a recipe for disaster. There are a c ... read more

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Road Trips

How To Prepare For Road Hazards & Travel Emergencies

How To Prepare For Road Hazards & Travel Emergencies

Photo by Daniel @ bestjumpstarterreview.com on Unsplash   How Do I Prepare For A Road Trip? Road Trips are so much fun; how many of us cemented some of our favorite memories inside of a vehicle with our family and friends? Cruising down the highway, belting our favorite songs, and sharing the moments with each other. We want you to have that fun, but we want you to be prepared if you find yourself stuck with a flat tire or other inconvenience.   "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance," did anyone else hear this growing up, haha? As annoying as it might have been coming from dad, it is true. We can do some simple things to reduce the stress that comes with vehicle problems and dangerous road condition ... read more

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3 Ways To Show Your Car Some Love

3 Ways To Show Your Car Some Love

Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash The season of love is here, Seattle! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time to consider our loved ones and the vehicles that make our special time together possible? Seeing that we are firmly entrenched in winter, pouring rain and all, it is even more important to consider how we can show our vehicles a little love; to make sure we make it to the sunny months in the best shape possible. Seattle’s weather is hard on our vehicles. High precipitation rates, high humidity (ranging 60-80%, usually), and salty ocean air combine to make some rough driving conditions. Moisture is the enemy of our vehicle in so many ways; it creates opportunities for rust, mold, and debris to gather and create real problems. With Seattle’s unique conditions and driving safety in mind, now is a great time to show our vehicles some love and look after some of their more basic but critical components. Here are 3 ways to show your car so ... read more

Which Saves More Money? Maintaining Your Car Or Buying A New One?

Which Saves More Money? Maintaining Your Car Or Buying A New One?

Photo by Tekton on Unsplash To buy or not to buy, that is the question. Well, sort of, haha! More like, to buy or to maintain, that is the question! The “pandemic prices” are out of control in the used and new vehicle market, and now is a great time to consider whether we want to take the plunge and buy a new/used vehicle or invest some time into maintaining and upgrading our current one! With microchip shortages causing supply chain issues down the line, used and new vehicle prices are soaring! The problem is sequential. Microchip shortages caused a delay in new vehicle manufacturing, and we felt the sting as used vehicles took their place, with prices skyrocketing accordingly! Considering this information, maybe it is best to maintain and upgrade our current vehicles. Here are a few ways we can breathe some New Year’s life into our trusty old steeds ... read more

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