5 Things Every New College Student Should Know Before Taking a Car

Congratulations! Next month starts a new chapter in your life – your first semester at college. Whether you’re traveling 2,000 miles or 20 minutes down the road, there are things that every first-time college student needs to know when it comes to having a car on campus. Let Performance Auto be your guide to the ins and outs of vehicle ownership in your first semester and make an appointment with us today to iron out any problems before you leave for school. Continue reading “5 Things Every New College Student Should Know Before Taking a Car” »

Be Kind to Your Car This Summer

Summer is full of adventures – your car breaking down shouldn’t be one of them! When the weather gets hot, treat your car to a little well-earned TLC. There are a few essential things that every car or truck owner should do during the summer to ensure their vehicle runs smoothly when the heat is high. Continue reading “Be Kind to Your Car This Summer” »

Let Freedom Ring: A Guide to Buying American-Made Cars

Buying a new car is stressful enough without having to guess where the car was made. If you prefer to buy American, we’ve got you covered – our blog takes a look at all your options for buying American-made cars and how you can make the best decision for buying American in the future. Continue reading “Let Freedom Ring: A Guide to Buying American-Made Cars” »

Three Ways to Prepare for an Unexpected Car Repair

Last year, the AAA estimated that around one-third of drivers are unprepared for unexpected car repairs. Car and truck owners often forget to budget for depreciation after they buy a vehicle which can lead to trouble in the long run. Here are some things you can do to make sure that you won’t be caught out if you need unplanned repairs.

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True or False: You Get Better Gas Mileage in the Summer

Believe it or not, it’s true! You might have noticed that you don’t fill up as much during the summer as you do in the winter. While this isn’t 100 percent true for all drivers, most get a little break from the fuel pumps during the warmer months for a variety of reasons. Take a look at the top reasons why your car is getting better gas mileage in the summer versus the winter.

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4 Reasons Why Your Car’s Air Conditioner Might Be Blowing Hot Air

So, you got up this morning, drank your morning coffee, showered and got out the door – so far so good, right? It’s June and you noticed that today is a little muggier than usual. No problem! You’re only a few feet away from the sweet, sweet air-conditioned comfort of your car. You get in, buckle up, turn the key, and switch the A/C fan up to high. And in that very moment, you’ve realized your car has betrayed you and it’s blowing nothing but hot air. But why?

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3 Great Reasons to Rotate Your Tires

Tire rotation – periodically changing their position on the vehicle from front to back and/or side to side – is essential to maintain the life of your tires. Many drivers neglect tire rotation as part of regular vehicle maintenance. Regular tire rotation will help prevent irregular and premature wear. Having tires rotated regularly has many benefits including extending the lifespan of your tires and helps to maintain traction.

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How to Prep Your Vehicle for a Road Trip

The arrival of summer always starts to create a longing for adventure. After months of unpredictable weather or navigating wet, slippery roads, clear skies and warm weather are good enough reasons to pack up the car and see where the journey takes you.

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Car Cleaning Hacks to Get Your Vehicle Summer-Ready

Many of us have a spring cleaning checklist for our homes, but it’s equally as critical to not forget a place where many of us spend time throughout the day: our car. Giving the interior of your vehicle a thorough cleaning is a great way to reduce a winter’s worth of dirt and grime.

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Does Your Vehicle Need a Spring Tune-Up?

When the weather gets warmer, it’s a good time to think about getting your vehicle checked to make sure it’s not experiencing any damage caused by severe winter weather. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can take a toll on your vehicle, especially if it’s been parked outside for a majority of the time.

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