Road Trip Preparations for Your Pet

Road Trip Preparations for Your Pet from Fullerton Ford.

Are you ready for your yearly summer road trip? Of course, you have to take your canine buddy along! But before you get going, there are a few pointers to remember so everyone can have a smooth and enjoyable ride!

Plan the route

Proper planning is necessary to ensure your schedule accommodates time for regular breaks. Your dog needs to relieve themselves and walk around and stretch their legs too. Take a 15 to 30 minute break every 4 hours. Check if your route passes through pet-friendly attractions, even if it is a dog park.

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Tips to Declutter Your Car

Tips to Declutter Your Car from Winner Ford of Dover.

No matter how careful you are with car interiors, it ends up with a mountain of clutter that includes paper cups, tissues, children’s toys, food packets, etc. The ultimate goal in car organization is to only carry essentials around, so the space stays as uncluttered as possible.

Here are some tips:

Trash

To keep your car clutter free, make sure there is a designated space for collecting trash. You can purchase a specially designed car trash can, use a cereal container with a plastic liner, or keep a disposable bag – whatever suits your needs best. Empty tissue boxes can be used to store small garbage bags, which come in handy for unexpected messes. It is best to empty car trash into one of the bins at the gas station each time you fill up! Continue reading →

Summer Car Maintenance Tips

carcareSummer Car Maintenance Tips from Lenstoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep.

Summer time is best for going on road trips – it gives you a chance to beat the heat where you reside and spend quality time with loved ones. If you take your own car, then scheduling a maintenance session is a must.

Get the oil and oil filter changed

This is particularly important if your last oil change was awhile ago, because intense weather conditions of any kind (wet, hot, or cold) can put extra demands on the oil and oil filter. The oil works to keep your engine parts lubricated while the filter works to capture harmful debris, dirt, and metal fragments that have finagled their way into the oil system. Cleaner oil means a healthier and more efficient engine.

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Know all about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee

Know all about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee from Thompson Chrysler Dodge Jeep.

An American classic, the Jeep Cherokee has been hauling families on summer vacations and camping expeditions for over four decades. A beacon of durability, flexibility, and go-anywhere attitude, it is one of the most well-known nameplates on the road today. With an updated appearance, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee looks to grow its reputation even further. 

Is the car suitable for you?

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Tips for Carpooling

carpoollingTips for Carpooling

Ever cursed the morning commute traffic with only your local drive-time jocks to hear your complaints? Why not commiserate with co-workers instead? How about a little quality time with your neighbor sharing resources and commute time?  Carpooling offers the win-win benefit of shared financial resources and a lightened load on your local road and highway system.

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Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On!

Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On!

The orange, engine-shaped icon that sometimes appears in your car’s instrument cluster isn’t just a nuisance – it is a clear sign that something is wrong under the hood. The check engine light warns of issues ranging from a gas cap that is not properly tightened to a more serious failure like a bad catalytic converter or a problem with one of the car’s oxygen sensors.

Here are some of the reasons why it could be on from ReedManToll Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Jenkintown:

Oxygen sensor failure

The oxygen sensor measures the amount of unburnt oxygen in a car’s exhaust system. It sends data to the vehicle’s computer, which uses it to regulate the mixture of air and fuel that enters the cylinders. A car will keep running even if an O2 sensor needs to be replaced, but it will burn more fuel than usual. In the long run, a bad O2 sensor can damage components like the spark plugs and the catalytic converter. It may also cause a car to fail an emissions test. Continue reading →

New or Used Car – Which is More Feasible?

New or Used Car – Which is More Feasible? from ReedManToll.

Should you buy a new or used automobile – this is a common dilemma faced by those who wish to fulfill their dream of getting a car. Let us help to make up your mind!

Maintenance

Even though cars manufactured these days have very high standards of quality and cars are highly unlikely to cause you too much trouble, even after thousands of kilometers and years of use, there is no doubt that a brand new car is easier on the pocket when it comes to maintenance. For starters, a brand new car will come with full warranty and maintenance package, but in the case of a used car those things would have expired. Also, years of usage does take its toll on the vehicle, no matter how careful the previous owner was. Then there are other issues such as used cars that have experienced severe damage. Continue reading →

How to Test a Car before Buying?

testHow to Test a Car before Buying?

Buying a car is a huge decision, so you can’t afford to get it wrong or else it is your hard earned money down the drain. While taking a test drive, make sure you create a checklist that helps to make up your mind.

Here are some tips from Junction Auto Chrysler Dodge Jeep– take a look:

Before you drive off, check if there is any damage such as dents, stone chips, scrapes around the lower bumper bars, or gutter scratches on the wheels. If there are, make sure they’re noted by the salesperson or you could find yourself liable for damage you didn’t do. Continue reading →