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10 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

June 28th, 2013

Who doesn’t want better gas mileage these days? Maximizing your fuel efficiency will not only save you money, it is better for your vehicle and the environment! With some proper maintenance, and simple tips and tricks, you can make fewer trips to the pump, which will be friendlier on your car, and your wallet.

  • Tires - The right tires for your driving conditions are important. For the best gas mileage choose low rolling resistance tires. These are designed to maximize fuel efficiency and performance by increasing the tire’s grip on the road. Tires for racing and oversized off-roading tires are designed only for specific uses, and shouldn’t be used as your vehicle’s primary tires.

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  Tags: tires, MPG, gas mileage
  Posted in: Tires 101

Keeping a Child Safe in your Car

June 3rd, 2013

While most safety is self-explanatory: seatbelts, air bags, anti-lock brakes- child safety is something that many drivers could use more education on. Whereas accidents can sometimes be un-avoidable, additional harm to a child passenger can be prevented in most cases. Road injuries are a leading cause of death and injury to children, and simple safety precautions can keep your little ones protected from harm.

  • Know your car seat. Car seats can reduce injuries and the risk of death to children by up to 71% when used correctly, but many are not properly installed. Car seats are rated for a child’s age, height, and weight. Car seats will also have an expiration date to ensure the safety of the parts and materials. Check your car seat to make sure y ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires 101