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” »

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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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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Strange and Unusual Automobile Laws Across the U.S.

Sometimes strange and unusual laws remain because lawmakers forget about them. Sometimes they get forgotten and no one remembers to change them. No matter why they’re still in effect, you can still get tickets for disobeying these odd laws. We’ve put together some of these laws so that you can be prepared if you find yourself suddenly pulled over in Alabama or New Jersey.

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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” »

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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Hand-Me-Down or Upgrade For A Teen’s First Car

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Being a teen is tough. High school homework and college prep, plus any number of extracurricular activities put an immense amount of pressure on still-growing minds. Giving a teen the family car can be tempting when they just need to get from home to school and back again, but there are a few things that need to be considered before making that decision.

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Staying Safe While Driving in Torrential Spring Rain

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Rain bring those gorgeous spring and summer landscapes, however, we have to endure heavy rains first. Morning commutes to work, driving the kids to school, or getting to school can be terrifying when it’s raining so hard you can’t see 50ft in front of you. To keep you, your family, and your car safe, we have a few tips for staying safe in the extreme rain. Continue reading “Staying Safe While Driving in Torrential Spring Rain” »

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