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How to Buy Your First New or Used Car

How to Buy Your First New or Used Car

Teenagers should take these steps to drive away with a great deal Teens might love the freedom a first car can bring, but it also brings a lot of responsibility. They need to be ready for significant expenses even after figuring out how to pay for the car. There's fuel, maintenance, repairs, insurance, taxes and more. Here are some strategies for getting behind the wheel as painlessly as possible. And because an important element of driving includes sharing the road responsibly, you should read our guide to teen driving safety. What Can You Afford? It’s critical for teens and their parents to establish a reasonable budget. Money available for a down payment and for making monthly installments on a loan will determine the range of car choices.  One key consideration is whether the car is meant to see a teen through high school or college and beyond. That will determine how new and reliable it needs to be. The best way to save money is to buy used. A new car loses alm ... read more

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10 Driving Safety Tips For A Happy Halloween

10 Driving Safety Tips For A Happy Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that children and adults alike can enjoy. Who doesn't love costumes, candy, and scary stories? But Halloween can also be a very dangerous time to be a driver and a pedestrian.  If you have to drive this Halloween, follow these driving safety tips. 1. Use your headlights. Even in the daytime, trick-or-treaters are much more likely to see you if you are shining your headlights (not your brights – you don’t want to blind anyone). Especially important in residential areas. 2. Don’t drive distracted. It’s a good idea anyway to avoid distractions while driving, as distracted driving is the largest cause of motor vehicle accidents. Put your cell phone away, don’t reach for anything until you’re safely stopped, and save your snacks for your destination. 3. Turn the radio down. We all love to jam out in the car, but Halloween is a time when it’s vitally important to be able to hear what’s going on around ... read more

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October - Car Care Month

October - Car Care Month

This month is Car Care Month, and All Tech Automotive wants to share some important information with you. This article we found on AAA.com highlights the main points you should always check to prepare your car for the cooler months. October is Car Care Month, an ideal time to remind motorists as the weather cools, motorists should complete a seasonal vehicle checkup to maintain safety and maximize efficiency. Winter Car Care Checklist Battery and Charging System Have the battery and charging system tested by a trained technician. A fully charged battery in good condition is required to start an engine in cold weather. AAA members can request a visit from a AAA Mobile Battery Service technician who will test their battery and replace it on-site, if necessary. AAA Approved Auto Repair shops can also test and replace weak batteries. Battery Cables and Terminals Make sure the battery termin ... read more

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New Saturday Hours!

New Saturday Hours!

New Saturday Hours Coming Soon Starting October 7th, 2017, All Tech Automotive is pleased to announce that we will be open on Saturdays, ready to assist you and your vehicle needs. Saturday Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Call us today at (518) 885 - 0880 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing our customers soon

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10 Important Things You Should Check On Your Car Regularly

10 Important Things You Should Check On Your Car Regularly

Your car gets you safely everywhere you want to go, but it requires that you take good care of it in order to keep running right. Taking care of your car is as important for keeping you on the road and getting where you want to go as it is for your safety. Some of these simple maintenance issues can actually result in an accident or injuries.  Take the time to make sure these 10 things are checked regularly and maintained as needed and avoid a potential accident or claim. The Oil The oil in your car keeps everything running smoothly, and your car can’t run without the right level of oil. You can check your oil level by yourself easily by simply pulling out the dipstick and seeing where the oil level is. You should take your car in for an oil change on a regular basis as recommended by your vehicle manufacturer or mechanic. Oil changes are one of the most basic car maintenance procedures, and checking your oil an easy way to catch leaks. The Tire Pressure A tire pressure ... read more

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New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection Program

New York State Vehicle Safety/Emissions Inspection Program

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, uses fuel more efficiently and saves the owner money. You can help by doing your own equipment safety checks between annual inspections, and by following a program of regular vehicle maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. This publication highlights the safety and emissions inspection requirements for cars and light trucks. Other motor vehicles, including motorcycles and trailers, must meet different requirements for annual inspection. NEW YORK STATE VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS: Mot ... read more

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