Lighten up your key chain

Does your car key share a chain with a dozen or more other keys?  That’s a heavy load hanging off the car key when it’s in the ignition.  The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive, can wear out the inside of the ignition.  If your ignition key “sticks” when you try to turn on the car, it could be a warning that your ignition switch is about to fail.  You may want to replace it before you get stranded. … [Read more...]

How to make your car last…a while!

When you really consider it, our vehicles are one of the most important and powerful pieces of equipment we possess, next to our homes and other fun "toys" we may have. Whether you use your automobile for your daily transportation or you have a great luxury car you drive on occasion, there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to get 12 - 15 years of life and up to 200,000 miles of use out of your car. It all boils down to maintenance and how much care you provide during the course of … [Read more...]

5 Powerful Ways to Save Money on Gas!

With gas prices rising with almost no end in sight, the smartest thing you can do is reduce and manage the amount of fuel your vehicle consumes. Here a few tips that'll allow you to get more distance out of your fuel and save a few dollars along the way: 1. Drive Light The heavier your vehicle is, the more demands it'll make on your fuel. So a great way to drive light is to empty the trunk of all unnecessary items. Take specific action to reduce drag by keeping the windows up when driving on … [Read more...]