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Top 3 Tips for Driving in the Rain

Driving in the rain is a challenge for even the moat experienced drivers. Rainy conditions are associated with higher accident rates and caution must be taken to avoid hazard to yourself and others. If you're uncomfortable driving the rain, it's best to avoid making trips until after skies have cleared. But for those of us who much drive even when it's storming, we offer some simple tips to help keep you safe…
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Top 5 Tips on How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Welp, it's officially hurricane season and for our region that means lots and lots of rain! While rain may be good for our gardens, it can be a real nuisance to travel in. Like snow and fog, rain greatly reduces visibility, especially at night. Not only that, but roadways can easily become flooded during storms, and pools of water on the road can quickly become hazards to your safety. 

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Appearance Protection: What is it and Why Should You Buy it

If you’re like most car-buyers, you take real pride in the showing off your newly purchased vehicle. If you want to keep it looking like it just left the showroom, it may be best to invest in the measures that help maintain its appearance. Though you may have never heard of it before, an Appearance Protection Plan does just that...

 

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How To Change Your Oil

We all know the regular oil change is part of the routine vehicle maintenance process. But do you know why changing your oil is so important? Here’s a brief breakdown of the oil change process and why it matters.

 

The WHY: To understand the importance of regular oil changes, it’s crucial to know how the basic components of your vehicle work. Automobile engines are made up of moving parts that rub up against each other. The friction this movement causes creates heat. Oil is used as a heat-absorbing lubricant for the engine’s parts, helping them work together…

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Tire Rotation: How & Why?

Tire Rotation is customarily offered as part of regular vehicle maintenance procedures. Most auto repair shops will rotate your tires for you during your scheduled oil change, for example.

If you’re like most people though, you probably don’t actually know why your tires should be rotated regularly and certainly couldn’t explain what that process looks like...

 

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How To Change A Tire

 

It happens to all of us. You’re cruising down the road, going about you day, until THUD! You feel that familiar bump, bump, bump and pull over to find your tire has gone flat.

 

Your next instinct here might be to panic, but if you equip yourself with the skills to change your own tire, you’ll be back on the road in no time.

 

 

Step 1: Safety

Make sure you’ve given yourself…

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What is a Vehicle Service Contract?

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For car-buyers, the two major sources of additional protection are GAP Insurance, which we’ve covered in a previous post and extended warranties, also known as vehicle service contracts.

 

Vehicle Service Contracts offer protection to the car-buyer. A service contract can cover the costs associated with vehicle repair, including things like labor, parts and sales tax or fees, for certain repairs or replacements the may be required after a manufacturer’s warranty expires.

 

Dealers often offer service contracts on all of their vehicles. And the service repairs covered,  can typically be completed…

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What is a 30-Point Vehicle Inspection


A 30-point inspection provides a “snapshot” of the current state of a vehicle and its essential systems. The many components of a motor vehicle need to work as one in order to keep you on the road, safe and sound. The various elements of a vehicle wear at different rates and a 30-point inspection can be crucial to understanding your vehicle’s current condition.

 


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City Mouse Versus Country Mouse: How to Shop for a Car that Fits Your Location

While exciting, living in a major or even minor metropolis like downtown Frederick for example requires certain considerations when you’re shopping for a new vehicle. Congested roadways, swiftly moving traffic patterns, and the scramble for limited parking are all hallmarks the downtown dweller knows all too well.

So what features are most important to have in your new vehicle if you live in the city?

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How to Save Fuel and Money


 

It’s no secret that the price of gas is always fluctuating. According to AAA, the national average price of gas today is $2.87 for Regular and $3.13 for Diesel. Although this is nowhere near the all-time high --$4.11 for Regular Unleaded, there’s always room in your life to learn how to save fuel and money.

Purchasing a vehicle…

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A Guide: The Right Time to Change Your Fluids

 

 

Responsible auto owners know developing a good auto care routine will help save you money on repairs in the short-term and help keep your car in working order for years to come.

Part of maintaining your vehicle’s health is regular maintenance of its fluids.

Krietz is here to offer a break-down of how often your fluids need to be topped off.

 


 

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Why Should I Rotate My Tires?

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Rotating your tires goes beyond what they do when you drive. Believe it or not, it has many benefits, from vehicle performance to prolonging the life of your tires.

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