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  • Why You Shouldn't Wait on an Oil Change

    Tuesday 15 August 2017

    An engine oil change is a relatively simple service. It’s widely touted as the single most important part of your car’s maintenance schedule. There is a good reason for this. Nothing will shorten engine life faster than missed oil changes. But how can you tell when you should change your oil?   Advances in technology and increased consumer awareness have created some confusion to how often this needs to happen. The Easy Answer For most of us, all we need to do is follow the... read more

  • New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection Program

    Tuesday 15 August 2017

    Based on the NY DMV Guidelines, here are the New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection standards for a vehicle to pass. For Cars and Light Trucks The New York State vehicle safety inspection program helps make sure every vehicle registered in this state meets the minimum standards for safe operation on public streets and highways. In addition, most vehicles are subject to an emissions inspection to help reduce air pollution. A properly maintained vehicle is safer, performs better, use... read more

  • Automobile History - Top 10 Interesting Facts

    Friday 04 August 2017

    While you're traveling with your family this summer, impress them with some of these historical facts about the automobile! Volkswagen Beetle Adolf Hitler ordered Ferdinand Porsche to manufacture a Volkswagen, which literally means 'People's Car' in German. This car went on to become the Volkswagen Beetle. What's also interesting to know is that a surviving sketch from the 1930s - that was allegedly penciled by Hitler himself - looks similar to the production version of the... read more

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  • Help The Earth While You Drive

    Thursday 03 August 2017

    Are you looking for ways to help the planet? Check out these tips.  We as commuters understand what responsible driving means as it relates to safety: Don’t speed, do obey traffic laws, stay alert and cautious in poor conditions… we know this. BUT do you consider yourself a responsible driver in terms of earth-friendliness? We realize that the act of driving inherently poses environmental risks – in today’s fast-paced world we have to travel, so let&rsqu... read more

  • Pet Safety Vehicle Guidelines for Summer

    Thursday 03 August 2017

    Summer is here, which means your vehicle is going to be HOT. Check out these misconceptions about pets in the car.  Misconception #1: "I leave the windows cracked" The Reality: Multiple studies have shown that leaving the windows cracked has only a minimal, and overall insignificant protective benefit. One study showed that the average temperature rise of 3.4°F per 5 minutes in an enclosed car was only decreased to 3.1°F per 5 minutes by ‘cracking... read more

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