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4 Ways to Extend Your Vehicle’s Life

4 Ways to Extend Your Vehicle’s Life

Photo by Kate Ibragimova on Unsplash   4 Ways to Extend Your Vehicle's Life As vehicle prices continue to rise, preventative maintenance becomes even more important. Neglecting to take care of your car can lead to expensive repairs down the line. By following a few simple tips, you can extend the life of your vehicle and save money in the long run.   So, what is preventative maintenance? Preventative maintenance is defined as "any action performed with the goal of reducing the likelihood of a future problem or failure." In other words, it's taking care of your car before something goes wrong!   Save money with preventative maintenance! Here are four ways you can practice preventative maint ... read more

Summertime Fun In & Around Seattle, WA

Summertime Fun In & Around Seattle, WA

Photo by anja. on Unsplash Summertime Fun In & Around Seattle, WA It feels like we spend so much of our year battling the rain and the overcast weather. Well, summer is finally here! It’s time to get out, fuel up the vehicle (or charge it, haha), and hit the road for some summertime fun.   There is nothing better than feeling the warmth of the sun’s rays as you drive down the road with family and friends at your side. Day trips & road trips are in season, so we decided to provide a couple of options for you to consider while you prepare your vehicle for the road.   Summertime In The Pacific Northwest Chihuly Garden & Glass - The ama ... read more

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Road Trips

Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Summer Heat

Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Summer Heat

Photo by Olav Tvedt on Unsplash Beat the heat in Seattle, WA. Lucky for us, we live in Seattle! That means our summertime temperatures are the envy of much of the country. However, we do experience surprise days where temperatures reach an uncomfortable level, especially when we aren’t prepared for them. Furthermore, because we live in an area where we don’t normally worry about air conditioning, when we do need it most, we might have forgotten to see if it still works!   Let’s go over some A/C system basics and things to look out for now that we are in the warmer months of the year. Keep your eyes, ears, and nose peeled for some of these A/C system clues! Should I service my A/C system? We generally ... read more

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Air Conditioning

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
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