Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
How to Winterize Your Car
The winter months can be absolutely brutal on drivers everywhere. Not only are you at a higher risk of a collision every time you go out on the road, but things on the road like road salt can heavily wear down the exterior vehicle over time. That is why it is totally vital that you prepare your car for the winter season, and prepare yourself for whatever life may throw at you. Here are some tips and tricks on how to winterize your car. (more…)
Does your car need washing more often during fall?
Autumn is a beloved season by many people. Just think, it means a colorful tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows in your backyard or along your commute, scary movies on TV to celebrate the arrival of Halloween, and football on many TV screens during the weekends. Of course, like just about everything in life, it has its downsides as well. Those leaves look amazing while they are on the trees, but what about when they have fallen and gathered all along the roads or on your vehicle? This can cause quite a mess. As a result, does your car need washing more often during fall? We have some suggestions. Read on! (more…)
How to control a tire blowout while driving
Driving is certainly a lot of fun, but it is not without its inherent dangers. The roads can be brutal, and your vehicle is a complex machine with loads of moving parts, and it could all go haywire at any moment. Imagine yourself driving along the highway when you suddenly hear a loud bursting sound coming from your front tires, followed by a distinct flapping of rubber. This could be accompanied by a sudden change in how your vehicle is handling, and it is vital to your safety that you act quickly to prevent an accident. Read on for tips on how to control a tire blowout while driving. (more…)
Best back-to-school Nissan models
Summer is nearing its conclusion. Doesn’t it feel like it just started about five minutes ago? At any rate, it is indeed time for students to start thinking about returning to class, and why not do so in a stylish Nissan? Kelley Blue Book just recognized the Versa Note for this, and we thought this would be a good opportunity to look at some of the best back-to-school Nissan models in preparation for the new school year. (more…)
What is the proper tire pressure of the 2017 Nissan Rogue?
How often do you check your tire pressure? It is understandable if you do not check it often, as the world is a hectic place, and you can easily get carried away with life’s many distractions and not pay too close attention to your tires until they actually become a problem. You should check your tire pressure frequently, and always before you go on a lengthy road trip (especially after you have the car all loaded up). Different vehicles require different tire sizes, and different tire sizes require different psi levels. If you drive a Rogue, for example, that will require levels that may be different from the Armada, for example. What is the proper tire pressure of the 2017 Nissan Rogue? Read on for the details. (more…)
What should you pay attention to when taking a test drive?
When you are on the lookout for your next automobile, be it new, used, or even certified pre-owned, part of the process is the test drive. In fact, some might argue this is the absolute most important aspect of researching your next ride, because it gives you a chance to truly experience the vehicle in the real world. You can look at numerous pictures and videos, read plenty of expert and customer reviews, but when it comes right to it, actually driving the car for yourself can sometimes seal the deal or break it off. What should you pay attention to when taking a test drive? We have a few suggestions. (more…)
What should you do when the street floods ahead of you?
This time of year can be a lot of fun with the warmer weather and a number of different fun activities available. One aspect of this time of the year that is not on the fun side is the threat for severe weather. Among the worst severe weather threats is the possibility of flash flooding during a particularly intense downpour. Streets can become rivers in an instant, posing a serious danger to motorists. What should you do when the street floods ahead of you while you? Read on for some safety tips. (more…)
How to stop your car battery from draining too quickly
Picture this: Today is a big day. You are giving a huge presentation, one that you have spent the last few weeks preparing. You are all dressed up for the occasion. You bring your materials out to the car and get everything loaded, then sit inside and turn the ignition. Nothing. Your heart starts to race, and you smile awkwardly. “Real funny joke there, Car,” you say, in a feeble attempt to break the tension. You turn the ignition again. Nothing. Again, again, and again. Nothing at all. Your battery is officially dead, and your presentation might be the next victim. How could your battery be dead already? It does not seem like it has been that long since you bought it. It is possible that certain bad driving habits, problems with the vehicle itself, or other factors may have contributed to your battery’s demise. Read on for a few tips on how to stop your car battery from draining too quickly. (more…)
10 things to pack for every road trip
With warmer weather, longer days, and more vacation time for many people, summer is the perfect time to set out on a road trip adventure. These are time-honored journeys with your friends or family, getting you out and exploring the world at large. If you are off to a specific destination or are just looking to visit some of the unique attractions the state has to offer, you want to be sure you all have a great time. This is made all the easier by preparing for the experience ahead of time and bringing the right items along for the ride. We have a list of 10 things to pack for every road trip that can help you out. Read on! (more…)
What are some ways to avoid distractions while driving?
People’s lives have gotten so busy in this day and age. With noses buried in smartphones and tablets, and relationships unfolding in every facet of our lives, it’s only natural that this sort of thing is going to try to work its way into other areas of your life. Driving has become an everyday task for many people, and with the “always on” mentality of modern society, it is easier than ever to get distracted while behind the wheel. This is not something to be taken lightly. Accidents that were caused by distracted drivers are too common, resulting in damaged property and lives cut tragically short. Because this has become such an important concern in the smartphone era, the National Safety Council has deemed April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While this should be a concern all throughout the year, this is still a great opportunity for some refreshers on how to prevent tragedies on the road. What are some ways to avoid distractions while driving? Read on. (more…)