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Even in a new decade, the great debate wages on. To warm or not to warm? As we head into the wintery months, much of the United States awakens to freezing temperatures, including some as low as single-digit or even negative in the Northern states. Interestingly, this is a hot topic (pun intended) that renders strong opinions on both sides. THE CASE FOR NOT WARMING … Read More


Getting in shape. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions each year is to live a healthier lifestyle, whether it be through diet, exercise or both. Making just a few simple adjustments or additions to our routines can do wonders for our well-being. The same goes for how we treat our vehicles. Last week, we provided some car care New Year’s resolutions to help … Read More

Talking trade-ins and car valuations with Kelley Blue Book

With the increasing number of resources potential customers have to help with their automobile purchases, Kelley Blue Book continues to be one of the top sites for vehicle research, trade-in information and car valuations. Trading in a previous vehicle can play a vital role in the process for many car buyers, and a little bit of research and preparation can go a long way. We … Read More

Rewards for spring cleaning your vehicle

I must confess. Spring cleaning is tough. When it comes to the little monthly or weekly disciplines of tidying up my vehicle, I tend to procrastinate quite a bit. I’ve even gotten a little behind on some New Year’s resolutions. I don’t let anything pile up, but it takes a bit of extra motivation to keep my ride squeaky clean like the day I drove … Read More

How do I know if my vehicle has a recall?

When it comes to vehicle recalls, US law requires that affected owners be notified via first class mail. However, circumstances may occur where a recall notice may not reach the right person. For example, if you move after purchasing your vehicle and do not update the address on the vehicle registration it’s quite possible you will not receive the notification.  Another common scenario is if … Read More

Does your vehicle need a recall? NADA and the National Safety Council want to help you find out

If something was wrong with your vehicle, you would want to know, right? More so, you would want to know if your vehicle had an open recall and needed to be brought in to an authorized dealership. Well, thanks to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and the National Safety Council, dealerships will try to make it easier for customers to find out if their … Read More

Hot or cold – double-check your vehicle

Mild temperatures last fall made it seem like winter was far off, but then ol’ Jack Frost came to town, sending chilly temperatures across the United States. Just recently, I was actually happy to see the thermometer reach 18 degrees. We frequently discuss how quickly temperatures can reach dangerously high levels inside a parked vehicle during the summer months and the need to take extra … Read More

It’s time to think about getting your vehicle ready for winter

It does not even seem possible. As I sit here in shorts and a T-shirt, trying to keep my hair up off my neck, winter is right around the corner. But it’s true. The days have grown significantly shorter. The leaves are starting to fall. And soon we will be trading in our tank tops for warm, wooly sweaters. At least in the northern parts … Read More

April is car-care month!

Are you planning on keeping your car a long time? Or are you thinking you might trade it soon – maybe within the next six to 12 months? Whether prolonging the life of your vehicle or protecting its value to ensure you get the best possible offer when it comes time to sell or trade, taking good care of your vehicle just makes sense. Dollars … Read More