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Yearly Archives: 2022

Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage

Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage

With the price of gas soaring, it is important to make every gallon of gas last as long as possible.  Here are some tips to help you stretch your gas dollar. 1. Drive Smart Speeding, braking, and rapid acceleration waste gas so does driving above 50 miles per hour.  Driving sensibly and not like a race car driver can significantly decrease the amount of fuel that you use. 2. Check the Tires Tires can lose about 2 pounds per square inch (psi) per month on average.  When the temperature drops outside the air pressure in your tires will drop with it.   Each tire that is underinflated by 10 psi reduces fuel economy by about 3.3%. Four tires that are underinflated by 10 psi, then, would reduce a vehicle's fuel economy by a substantial 10%.   Tires that are not aligned properly create drag instead of rolling freely. This can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 10%.  In addition, the tires will wear out more quickly.  Tires that are out of ... read more

Tires & Suspension

Tires & Suspension

Many of us have a dream car. It could be an offroad vehicle like the Jeep, or a sports car like a Mercedes or Ferrari. Of course, for most of society these cars often stay dreams. However, cars in and of themselves are each complicated, and in many ways already more luxurious than you may think.  Every car has a suspension system that’s in place to absorb all the bumps one might feel on the road, and keep your drive a lot more comfortable. Without it, driving in a car would be pretty unpleasant. While one might not think about it, the suspension system is a really important part of the car’s structure, and makes sure that your wheels stay on the ground at all times. Each little bump or hole that one might feel while on the road is reduced by the suspension system. How Does It Work? Cars need the suspension system to keep you comfortable. When driving, the only part of the car that is touching the ground is your tires, but they can’t handle all ... read more

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

  Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash.  It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your car be properly secured before every trip. Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child passenger safety seats are not installed properly. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home - so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short.   Current California Law: Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. (California Vehicle Code Section 27360.) ​Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reach ... read more

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