Winterize Your Vehicle

Winter is coming… Before we know it, we’ll be bundled up and watching for any signs of snow and ice. Before Jack Frost comes to town, it’s best to get your car winter-ready. Here are some tips to winterize your vehicle now.

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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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What to Do If You Hit a Deer

October is a beautiful time of year – cooling temperatures, changing leaf colors, and of course, deer crossing. October through January is deer mating season, which means they will be increasingly active, especially at dawn and dusk. Animal collisions can be incredibly scary and dangerous. Here are a few tips on what to do if you encounter a deer while driving.

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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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Follow These Rules for Maximum Fun in the Mud

Whether you’re looking for some weekend fun or an experienced mudder, all off-road drivers need to be aware of best mudding practices. Most situations can be safely navigated by following these simple rules.

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Top 5 Car and Truck Maintenance Mistakes

For many of us, our car or truck is our lifeline to the outside world. Without reliable transportation, we’re stranded or stuck relying on friends and family for a ride. However, as dependent as we are on our vehicles, many of us are guilty of committing these five maintenance sins – which one is your auto repair Achilles’ heel? Continue reading “Top 5 Car and Truck Maintenance Mistakes” »

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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