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6 Simple Spring Car Care Tips

6 Simple Spring Car Care Tips

Spring has technically sprung here in Ballston Spa, NY and despite mother nature trying to get us down with her last few rogue storms, you just can't help getting outside to enjoy the sunshine!  Why not work on sme spring car care while you make the most of the warming days of spring and get your car in top shape?!  Here is a great article that we found while we were scouring the internet looking for some resources to share with you! Wash and Wax A good, thorough wash and wax is the most important thing to do with your car once the winter is over. Winter driving can cause a huge amount of road grime, debris and -- worst of all -- salt to build up on your car. You want to make sure those items are long gone before spring starts. Allowing debris and grime to build up on your car can affect its paint and finish, while allowing salt to build up can lead to rust and other serious problems. Clean the Inside, Too Nobody wants to spend time cleaning out their car during a cold ... read more

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Testing GM’s Teen Driver System: Like a Toddler Leash, But for New Drivers

Testing GM’s Teen Driver System: Like a Toddler Leash, But for New Drivers

Ah yes, the smell of that learners permit and then the newly issued license, the feel of all 4 wheels turning on the open road and the freedom to go to the mall with out mom or dad in tow!  That's right, we are talking about teen drivers!  We all remember our first car and first time we drove that car anywhere.  But, times have changed and there are many more distractions for new drivers than ever before.  And let's face it, you may not want to be IN the car with them everytime they go somewhere.  But what to do to monitor their driving?  GM is now in the testing phase of a Teen Driver System to help you better understand their driving habits (and help you determine when it's time to take those keys away due to unsafe habits).  This week we found ourselves at caranddriver.com for this article!  And don't fret those minor dings, if you contact us, we will make sure they are ... read more

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16 Things You Can do to Survive a Car Accident

16 Things You Can do to Survive a Car Accident

Car care is not just all about the car.  It is absolutely about the driver as well.  Part of taking care of your vehicle is taking care of yourself and we think this is a very important issue.  In New York alone there is reported to be about 11.2 million licensed drivers.  That is a very large number of our population that can be driving at any one given time.  That said, we feel that it is important to know what to do in order to survive a car accident so that if you should ever find yourself in one, you know what to do and how to take care of yourself.   Car accidents can happen any time, anywhere, and even to defensive drivers with safe driving habits. When faced with an accident, you may be blindsided — or you may see it coming and have an opportunity to act. At that point, you’re shifting from crash avoidance to crash survival. What you do in those few seconds can make a difference in the severity of the accident and may even save you ... read more

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Six hot car technology trends to watch in 2017

Six hot car technology trends to watch in 2017

Are you as into watching the car technology trends as we are?  We love to watch and see the trends as they rise and see how they evolve and change the car driving experience.  It is always interesting seeing where the tech trends started and how far they have advanced since their integration into our cars.  As we were doing some reading this week we found a cool article explaining some of the up and coming tech that is being manufactured into our cars this year. And if you are currently experiencing a malfunction of some of the "old tech" in your car, contact us and we can get your car fixed and get you back on the road! Will your next car talk to traffic lights? Are diesel engines on their last gasp? Have electric vehicles charged into the mainstream? Those are some of the questions new technologies and vehicles may answer in 2017. The auto industry’s present is starting to sound a lot like scie ... read more

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How to Survive a Road Trip With Kids

How to Survive a Road Trip With Kids

At All Tech Automotive we live and breathe car maintenance.  Part of that maintenance is making sure that the people and families in those cars are safe and comfortable.  That being said, with long distance trips for vacations with children in tow, it's nice to have a little "How to Survive" type reading done before you take off on your big adventure!                 Tips for a Stress-Free Family Car Vacation. Taking a road trip this summer? If so, you're not alone. A Trip Advisor survey found that 89 percent of respondents are planning a vacation, with many driving to their destinations. And there are bound to be lots of people braving the open road with young kids in tow. Before you start envisioning hours of minivan meltdowns and being asked "Are we there yet?" know that you can have a stress-free road trip with your little ones. "My husband and I did one with three young kid ... read more

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