The Evolution of the Windshield

Windshields are an essential part of every automobile. They protect us from the elements, while providing visibility of the road ahead. These windows are something we’ve learned to appreciate, but what do you really know about them? Here are some facts about windshields that may make you see them through a clearer lens.

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Tire Pressure and Cold Weather

As temperatures start to cool down, you may notice your TPMS light illuminating, meaning your tire pressure has lowered. This light doesn’t necessarily mean you have a leak, it’s actually very common to see changing tire pressure with weather changes, but why? Is low pressure a big deal? Let’s find out:

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Safety Tips for Driving In the Rain

Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of staying home just because of bad weather. We’ve all driven in less than ideal conditions, and this includes rain. Since this may be a pretty common occurrence, it’s easy to go on autopilot. However, driving in rainy conditions can be very dangerous. In fact, falling precipitation increases the risk of an accident by 34%!

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How to Jump-Start a Car Battery

A dead battery can happen any time, and usually when you are least prepared. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t jump-start a car all that often and may not remember what goes where or when. Jumping your car improperly can be dangerous and costly. So, here is a step by step refresher on how to jump-start a car in case you ever need it!

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How to Get a Higher Resale Value for Your Vehicle

We all know automobiles depreciate in value over time. In fact, your car will start losing value the moment it’s off the lot. Although your sales price may not be close to what you originally paid, there are things you can do to increase the value of your vehicle. Follow these tips throughout the life of your vehicle to maximize your resale value!

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How to Change a Flat Tire

You’re driving along, minding your own business, and suddenly you hear a pop and a bang… your tire blew out. No big deal, you might think. How hard can it be to change a tire? The answer is – not very hard. However, if you don’t know what to do, it could be a long and painful process. Here’s how to quickly and easily change a tire and get back on your way!

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Keep Your Old Car Running Forever

You may consider your older car your baby. After 100,000+ miles, you’ve clearly put a lot of tender love and care into keeping her on the road. Regular maintenance will not only help her run like a champ but can save you money by avoiding costly repairs. Keep your older car in tip-top shape with these tips.

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Which Motor Oil Is Right At An Oil Change?

It’s time for an oil change! But when you get to Performance Auto, you notice there are four motor oil types: Full synthetic, synthetic blend, conventional, and high mileage. Which does your car need? What’s the difference between them all? Here’s the skinny on each type and what they are best used for!

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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” »

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