Monthly Archives: January 2015

5 Ways To Stop Teen Texting While Driving

5 Ways To Stop Teen Texting While Driving

Parents have a lot of reasons to worry about teenagers and cars. The CDC reports that, in 2011 alone, over 2,600 teens ages 16-19 died and close to 300,000 required emergency room treatment because of motor vehicle accidents. One factor that increases the risk of crashes is when teens drive with other teens as passengers (but with no supervising adult present). As a group, they also tend towards impulsiveness. On top of that, there’s also the risk posed by distractions, especially mobile devices. Texting while driving is potentially deadly, but many people, teens included, don’t realize this. They overestimate their ability to multitask on the road and react quickly to unexpected events even when they’re looking at, handling, and thinking about the contents of a mobile device. As you consider how to stop your teen from texting while driving, the following five tips may help ... read more

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Car Tips and Tricks That Really Work

Car Tips and Tricks That Really Work

You spend a lot of time in your car, which is why you need to keep it clean, well organized, and in top running condition at all times. Doing so can be time consuming; however, these car tips and tricks can be used by anyone to make the job much easier. Use hand sanitizer to de-ice your locks Place floor mats underneath your windshield wipers during cold weather and you’ll never have to scrape ice and snow. Add sticky pads to your dashboard to keep cell phones in place. A plastic cereal container makes the ideal trash bin for your car. Plastic bags from the grocery story are perfect. Keep a box of crayons in your glove box. In an emergency, you can burn one crayon for around 30 minutes to produce heat and light. Toothpaste can be used to make your headlight plastic trans ... read more

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Winter Driving Tips That’ll Keep You Safe This Winter

Winter Driving Tips That’ll Keep You Safe This Winter

Winter is here and luckily we have not had any bad winter driving so far. Other areas of the country have already seen more than 5 feet of snow, and Mother Nature is not finished. Although many of us would prefer to stay curled up in front of the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa when the bad weather hits, for many of us, this is not an option. So, how can you stay safe while braving the winter storms? Tire Tread Gives You The Edge Good tire tread will give you an edge over tires that are bald. It won’t help much with black ice but it’ll help in light snow conditions. They are especially important when ice and snow create low friction conditions, any grip your tires can get will be extremely helpful. Don’t risk it, do the penny test. If your tires fail, we can help. Kitty Litter / Salt / Sand In The Trunk Take note of the color of this bag. You can pl ... read more

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Do You Need Synthetic or Regular Motor Oil?

Do You Need Synthetic or Regular Motor Oil?

The next time you go in for a Wilmington DE oil change, you may be asked whether your car takes regular or synthetic motor oil. The first time you are asked this, it can be confusing as you are used to just getting your oil changed without these sorts of questions. Here’s what you need to know about these two types of car oils. Regular motor oil Regular or conventional motor oil is designed to provide the right level of viscosity, fluidity, and heat tolerance to work well in the car and stand the test of time. As such, regular motor oil is formulated to work for most cars. Cars that have more than 75,000 miles on them may be better suited by a high-mileage oil, which is a regular oil formulated for cars with lots of mileage. Synthetic motor oil Developed to provide good engine lubrication in extreme temperatures, synthetic motor oil can help your car opera ... read more

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