4 Car Questions for First-Year College Students

College is the beginning of many things: new experiences, new friends, and new challenges. Before you send your freshman off for orientation, they should be aware of their campus’ policy on bringing cars. Here are four auto questions to consider before your student goes off to college:  Continue reading “4 Car Questions for First-Year College Students” »

4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking

We discussed what to do if your engine overheats but did you know that a leaking radiator can cause major problems if your car does overheat? Your radiator is in charge of regulating your engine’s temperature, so if there’s not enough coolant, things can heat up pretty quickly. Pay close attention under your vehicle’s hood and look for these signs to make sure you catch leaks before they catch you. Continue reading “4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking” »

Top 5 Places to Go Off-Roading This Summer

It’s time to get those tires muddy! If you love off-roading adventures, we’ve found the best places to put your vehicle to the test. Explore these locations this summer to have a fantastic off-roading adventure.  Continue reading “Top 5 Places to Go Off-Roading This Summer” »

Staying Safe if You’re Stranded on the Highway

It’s the plot of horror movies and every road trip’s worst nightmare: the moment your car comes to a grinding halt on the side of the highway. Once you’ve called a tow truck to take your car to the nearest repair shop, the waiting game begins. There are many dangers when you’re waiting on the side of the highway – here’s what we recommend to keep yourself safe: Continue reading “Staying Safe if You’re Stranded on the Highway” »

5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission

Your car’s transmission is one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. Sometimes it can be hard to remember that your transmission needs regular maintenance just like your tires. If you haven’t been taking exceptional care of your transmission, there’s a chance that it could fail and cause expensive damage to your car. Take a look at these five hints that your auto transmission needs to be replaced:  Continue reading “5 Signs Your Car Needs a New Transmission” »

What Should You Do if Your Engine Overheats?

Nothing puts a stop to summer fun like car troubles. The last thing you want is to be cruising down the highway only for your engine to overheat. Performance Auto is here to help you prevent your engine from overheating and to help you find the best course of action if it does. Discover what you should do about an overheated engine: Continue reading “What Should You Do if Your Engine Overheats?” »

Better Gas Mileage in the Summer: True or False?

Have you ever heard the rumor that your car gets better gas mileage in the summer than in the winter? You may have noticed that you don’t need to fill up your car as often in June and July as you do in December and January. We’ll explain why this happens, and how you can keep getting good mileage all year! Continue reading “Better Gas Mileage in the Summer: True or False?” »

Gas Station Mis-happenings and Fuel Safety

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Refueling your vehicle is usually a simple task, but mishaps happen. From injuring your engine to starting a fire, the gas station can be a dangerous place without taking precautions.

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Vehicle Maintenance Mistakes Everyone Makes

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Not everyone can be as knowledgeable as a mechanic, but any car owner can make changes to their maintenance routine to take better care of their vehicle. A well-tuned machine needs more than gasoline to work properly. Any vehicle needs regular inspections, parts replaced or lubed, tires rotated and fluids refilled.

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Choosing The Right Child Safety Seat

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With so many options to choose from, new parents may find it daunting to find the right child safety seat. Reduce the risk of injury by making sure you check all the requirements and recommendations for the vehicle, the child safety seat and state law.

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